I got involved with Men’s Ministries at Trinity a few years ago after a boating accident brought a young man to the Lord. I invited this young man to a Men’s Breakfast and we subsequently began attending a Men’s Small Group on Wednesday mornings.
Spending time with men on a weekly basis may appear to be daunting for some, but for me it began with my dad. If dad was going to the ball game, hiking, fishing, camping or even playing his trumpet, I wanted to go too. I passed this right along to my children as well. But what I found was that I wanted to spend time with my kids, the same way my dad spent time with me. It’s the same way with our Heavenly Father – He just wants to spend time with us.
Now I spend time with about eight men on a weekly basis as we face life’s challenges together. The list of challenges may appear to be fairly long, but PRIDE seems to top the list. We men think we can do it on our own by pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps, but “Lone Ranger” Christianity really doesn’t work. It takes teamwork, faithfulness and availability to become vulnerable and allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.
Being involved with a Men’s Small Group gives me the opportunity to spend more time in prayer, study the Bible and grow spiritually. I certainly couldn’t do this alone. I rely on the Holy Spirit and the accountability from the men in my group to make the most of every opportunity to spend time with my Heavenly Father.
~ Steve Milleer