Who are the Men of Faith Baptist Church?
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 is currently meeting via Zoom and will resume in person meetings in January 2021.
Men’s Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in Apartment 2. See below for details.
Men’s Bible Study – Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Apartment 2 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.
Men’s Reading Cohort – See details below about this once a month gathering of men and great books.
Wednesday Night Men’s Bible Study (September-December)
Dr. Starr leads this expositional study of the Word of God that equips men to understand and implement the basic principles of biblical interpretation (hermeneutics). Men in this study will need to bring their Bibles and a notebook and pen. Join us in Apartment 2 at 6:15 p.m. across from the church campus.
Wednesday Night Men’s Discipleship Study (January-May)
In Defense of the Bible gathers exceptional articles by accomplished scholars (Paul Copan, William A. Dembski, Mary Jo Sharp, Darrell L. Bock, etc.), addressing and responding to all of the major contemporary challenges to the divine inspiration and authority of Scripture. against historical skepticism and relativism. The book begins by looking at philosophical and methodological challenges to the Bible—questions about whether or not it is logically possible for God to communicate verbally with human beings; what it means to say the Bible is true in response to postmodern concerns about the nature of truth; defending the clarity of Scripture against historical skepticism and relativism. Contributors also explore textual and historical challenges, charges made by Muslims, Mormons, and skeptics, that the Bible has been corrupted beyond repair; questions about the authorship of certain biblical books; allegations that the Bible borrows from pagan myths; the historical reliability of the Old and New Testaments. The final chapters take on ethical, scientific, and theological challenges, demonstrating the Bible’s moral integrity regarding the topics of slavery and sexism; harmonizing exegetical and theological conclusions with the findings of science; addressing accusations that the Christian canon is the result of political and theological manipulation; ultimately defending the Bible as not simply historically reliable and consistent, but in fact the Word of God.
FBC Men’s Reading Cohort
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. Also, COVID has caused the temporary cancellation of this event.)
Men’s Quarterly Work Day – All men, fathers, and sons are encouraged to serve to complete tasks on our church property as they are scheduled quarterly.