Cedar Springs is a community seeking to respond to God’s love by loving God, loving others, and serving the world. In the context of Men’s Ministry, this is accomplished through cultivating authentic gospel-centered community with God and one another.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEN
Monthly Prayer Gathering
We gather as men on the 1st Monday of every month from 7-8 a.m. at the church to pray for ourselves, each other, our marriages, our kids, the church, our nation, and many other things. No sign-up is needed, but Andrew would love to know if you are interested or planning to try to come. email@example.com
This spring small groups are going through an 8-week study on the book of Joshua called "Conquering My Jericho."
SATURDAY, MARCH 27
We are having a one-day retreat on our church campus for our men and are excited to announce that James Forsyth will be our speaker.
The gospel tells us that through Christ we have been reconciled to God and adopted by him as our loving Father (Gal 4:4-7). No longer orphans having to make life work in their own power, men are free for the first time to live authentically. Jesus came to save sinners, those freely acknowledging their need of a Savior (Mark 2:17). First John 1:9 tells us if we confess our sins, he is faithful to heal us! A man who is growing in Christ is necessarily becoming more child-like in his dependence on his heavenly Father, more honest about his need for a Savior, more excited about the transforming work of the Spirit of God in his everyday life, and more humbled by God’s great love for him.
The more secure a man is in God’s love for him, the more able he is to actually love his family, his friends, his neighbors, his community, and the world as God intended. As church planter and seminary professor Jack Miller says, he used to try and disciple people from above, but “as God’s grace infiltrated my life, I grasped something of the essential nature of discipling: finding grace from God yourself and then show others how it happened… [Leading others] begins with humility, honesty, and a willingness to acknowledge your own weaknesses.” This is a core tenant in every component of men’s ministry at Cedar Springs.
We intentionally keep the amount of men’s ministry events and activities low to help men remain faithful to the callings God has placed on their lives as husbands, fathers, friends, professionals, coworkers, neighbors, and community members. Each of these offerings are places for men to bring their non-believing friends, neighbors, and coworkers to be introduced to Jesus and authentic gospel-centered community.