As we look at scripture, it is clear that men are to be the leaders in their homes, and in the church. How did Christ ultimately show His love for the church? He died to create it. Paul tells us this is the way we ought to love our wives; sacrificially.
"Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her." - Ephesians 5:25
Fathers are specifically to be held responsible for their children's spiritual training. This is also reiterated in the qualifications for deacons and elders in 1 Timothy 3:4,12.
"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." - Ephesians 6:4
It is our prayer that we would present all men complete in Christ (Col. 1:28-29). We realize that this is not something that just happens. It takes work and effort which comes only by the grace of God. It is our desire to help equip the men of Greenville Grace to be better fathers, husbands, employees and church leaders.
"...I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or quarreling." - 1 Timothy 2:8.
To equip the men at Grace, Men's Ministries provides various studies throughout the year. Our ongoing study courses are Men's Training and Men's Fellowship (more information below). In addition to these two courses, other training studies have been offered in the past, such as: Elder Leadership, Sermoneutics (study of the why, how and what of preaching).
Men's Training: In February of 2009, we began an indepth study of the book of Romans. If ever there was a book central to our understanding of salvation and God's extension of grace to mankind, it would be Romans. Our hope is to instill in our men a deep-rooted love for the truth of the gospel and sound doctrine so that those men will also instill this in there families, wives and co-workers. Men's Training meets every other Monday evening from 7:00 - 8:00pm.
For more information on Men's Ministries at Greenville Grace, contact Jason Bradshaw (937.547.0065 or email@example.com).