Who are the Men of Faith Baptist Church and where are they going?
At FBC, we believe that a man of God rejects passivity, accepts responsibility, leads courageously, and expects God’s greater reward. Therefore, the Men’s Ministry exists to equip men to be the servant leaders God created them to be in the church, in their homes, and to the world through concerted prayer, purposeful Bible studies, and opportunities for sharpening in a community of godly men.
Men’s Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) – Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Faith Baptist Church; BSF is an international study method that uses a four-fold approach to knowing the Word of God: question, discuss, listen, and learn. BSF will resume on 9/10/19.
Men’s Discipleship Studies – Wednesdays at 6:16 p.m. in Apt. 1; see below for details.
Men’s Bible Study – Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Apt.1 across the street from Faith Baptist Church; this is a discussion-driven, expositional journey through books of the Bible that also meets in the summer.
Current and Upcoming Men’s Discipleship Studies for the Fall and Winter
Men’s Discipleship Study – Level 1: God is the Gospel
This book is a plea that God Himself, as revealed most clearly and fully in Jesus’s death and resurrection, be seen and enjoyed as the final and greatest gift of the Gospel. The Gospel of Jesus and His many precious blessings are not ultimately what makes the good news good but means of seeing and savoring the Savior Himself. Forgiveness is good because it opens the way to enjoying God Himself. Justification is good because it wins access to the presence and pleasure of God Himself. Eternal life is good because it becomes the everlasting enjoyment of Jesus. All God’s good gifts are loving to the degree that they lead us to God himself. This is the love of God: doing everything necessary, most painfully in the death of his Son, to enthrall us with what is most deeply and durably satisfying – namely, Himself.
This six weeks study is complete.
Men’s Discipleship Study – Level 2: Reforming Marriage
How would you describe the spiritual aroma of your home? The source of this aroma is the relationship between husband and wife. Many can fake an attempt at keeping God’s standards in some external way. What we cannot fake is the resulting, distinctive aroma of pleasure to God. Reforming Marriage does what few books on marriage do today: it provides biblical advice. Whether it has to do with respect and love, confession of sin, sexual fidelity, or even the gnarly issues of divorce and remarriage, Douglas Wilson points to the need for obedient hearts on the part of both husbands and wives. Godly marriages proceed from obedient hearts, and the greatest desire of an obedient heart is the glory of God.
This eight weeks study is complete..
Men’s Discipleship Study – Level 3: Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes
It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the family, and that of fathers in particular. We’ve heard it said, “As the family goes, so goes the nation.” But it can also be said that “as the father goes, so goes the family.” Consequently, Voddie Baucham has set out to teach men how to faithfully shepherd their families. Derived from Baucham’s monthly meetings with men in his church, Family Shepherds calls men to accountability for their God-given responsibilities in their homes. Baucham’s clear style and practical approach will spur men to protect their marriages, raise kingdom-minded children, value the synergy between church and home, and navigate difficult family dynamics.
This fifteen weeks study is currently underway. Order your book now.
Men’s Discipleship Study – Disciplines of a Godly Man
This inspiring and best-selling book has long been speaking to the hearts of men, and its words continue to be highly relevant. Using biblical wisdom, engaging illustrations, practical suggestions for daily living, and personal study questions, Kent Hughes offers hard-hitting discussion on major areas of Christian manhood: marriage, fatherhood, friendship, purity, integrity, leadership, prayer, ministry, and more.
This eight weeks study will begin March 4, 2020. Order your book now.
FBC Men’s Reading Cohort
|January Book: Losing Our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover Its Moral Vision by David F. Wells
Losing Our Virtue offers a bold critique of the moral disintegration taking place in contemporary society and its reflection in today’s evangelical church. Continuing the series begun with David Wells’s No Place for Truth and God in the Wasteland, this acclaimed volume urges the church to regain its moral weight and become a missionary of truth once more to our relativistic postmodern world.
|February Book: Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
Men’s Service Opportunities
Children’s Ministry – Numerous roles are available to serve the young parents and children of Faith Baptist Church, especially during Sunday School.
AWANA (Children’s Discipleship Ministry) Club leaders and listeners are needed to serve the children of Faith Baptist Church and the greater Kaiserslautern community on Wednesdays.
Student Ministry – Men and women are needed to serve as small group leaders.
Quarterly Workdays at Faith Baptist Church – All men, fathers, and sons are encouraged to serve to complete tasks on our church property on the following dates: 7/20/19; 10/26/19; 1/25/20; 4/25/20; and 7/25/20.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast – A faithful clean up crew is needed to clean the kitchen and set the Fellowship Hall for Sunday morning.
Cooking Crew – A team leader and cook team are needed to prepare meals for future men’s events. Men with grown children will be the best fit in this role so that men with children still at home may participate with their children at events planned for this purpose.
Upcoming Men’s Events
Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Every 3rd Saturday at 8:00 a.m.) Our men enjoy a meal, pray together, hear teaching from the Word of God, and then serve together on the FBC campus along side the Building & Grounds Team to meet service needs at Faith Baptist Church. (Men’s Prayer Breakfast does not meet in December.)
International Baptist Convention Men’s Retreat (January 17-20, 2020) Meeting in Lenk, Switzerland, men from IBC churches gather for teaching from the Word of God, fellowship, and frostbite from January 17-20, 2020. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Smith Jr. from Beeson Divinity School. You must register for this retreat online.
Men’s Quarterly Work Day – All men, fathers, and sons are encouraged to serve to complete tasks on our church property on the following dates: 1/25/20; 4/25/20; and 7/25/20.