What makes a man? A strong heart and a lot of love.
The Men's Ministry at Grace Bible Church is founded on the idea that a sound church requires strong leadership from faithful men devoted to Jesus. We aspire to impact both our church and local community by first creating a culture that encourages biblical manhood. As a ministry, here are our core values and mission:
- We will be strong on the inside, totally submitted and committed to Jesus, our Savior.
- We will fully fulfill our personal roles as godly husbands, fathers, brothers, and servants.
- We will be accountable to each other, walking sincerely in faith, shoulder to shoulder.
- We aspire for Christ to reproduce himself through us, leaving a lasting spiritual legacy.
To support these goals and encourage spiritual development, Men’s Ministry provides several quality resources and programs, broadly grouped into four categories. Take a look and decide which best fits you, then dive right in. Wherever you are in life, whatever you’re bringing to the table – good, bad, and ugly – we’re ready for you.
We regularly have gatherings, retreats, backpack trips, and other interest-based events, all designed to draw us back to the adventure of life. Let’s live it!
We focus on equipping men in their biblical calling to be godly husbands, fathers, brothers, co-workers, and leaders in the church. We all have something to learn.
- Band of Brothers
We connect with each other through men’s small groups and one-on-one accountability relationships. Friendship and the freedom to be honest – that makes a healthy pack.
We look for opportunities to give ourselves away for the sake of the Gospel. We take Christ’s great commission seriously and participate in outreach and missions.
Men’s Bible Study Fellowship (BSF): Jeff King, verse by verse study of Romans, Mondays @ 6:40pm, Oak Park Christian Church (805) 710-6191 firstname.lastname@example.org
33: The Series: Bob Hatmaker, men’s group study, Tuesdays @ 6:30pm during Awana, GBC High School Room (805) 710-3130 email@example.com
Various Studies: Dave Stout, Tuesdays @ 6:15am, GBC Chapel (805) 710-3130 firstname.lastname@example.org
Proverbs: Lance Runels, men’s verse by verse bible study, Wednesdays @ 6:00am, GBC Community Room (805) 598-8441 email@example.com
Experiencing God: Dan Thompson, Wednesdays @ 6:30pm, GBC S5/6 Room (805) 235-0560 firstname.lastname@example.org
Life of Daniel: Pastor Jason Whalen, a 10-week study, Thursdays @ 6:30am, beginning 2/15, GBC Community Room (805)489-4200 email@example.com
John 13-17: Pastor Jason Whalen, men’s verse by verse bible study, Thursdays @ noon, GBC (805)489-4200 firstname.lastname@example.org
Philippians: Richard Kier, men’s verse by verse bible study, Thursdays @ Noon, GBC S5/6 room (805) 757-3918 email@example.com
Sat 24 Discipleship Training: Lance Runels, open discussions from Man in the Mirror, 2nd & 4th Saturdays @ 7:15am, GBC Community Room (805) 598-8441 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pure Desire: Bill Hart, a recovery group for those searching for hope, freedom and healing from the pain of sexual addiction, intimacy disorders and shame, all in a confidential setting. (805) 710-5119 email@example.com
Fellowship Team: Richard Beebe, looking for men that would like to be involved with the organization and implementation of large fellowship events for guys. Scope of service to include arranging facilities, securing supplies, directing set-up and tear-down, arranging for meal preparation, greeting and serving. (805) 459-3546 firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Projects Team: Greg Bacon, looking for men that would like to be involved with design, layout and construction of exterior raised decks at God’s Country Foster Homes in Huasna Valley. We are in the planning process now. If you are breathing, you’re qualified! Looking forward to having fun with the boys! (805) 779-0240 email@example.com
Men’s Mexico Service Trip: Ben Youngkin, partnering with Spectrum Ministries in Tijuana, Mexico. Grace Bible Church has been partnering with Spectrum to build homes, show care and compassion to orphans, and to demonstrate God’s love throughout Tijuana. Our trip will be May 17-20, 2018. We will build two homes, enjoy fellowship with one another and serve however Spectrum would use us. (805)489-4200 firstname.lastname@example.org