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.
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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 due to COVID restrictions in Germany.
Men’s Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in Apartment 2. See below for details. (NOTE: During current COVID restrictions, this group is meeting via Zoom on Thursday evenings. Email Dr. Garrett Starr for the link.)
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, although currently via Zoom as well.
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.
Wednesday Night Men’s Discipleship Study (September- December)
What does it mean to be a man made in the image of God? And what does it mean to be a man under God’s grace, called according to His purpose? In The Masculine Mandate, Dr. Richard D. Phillips cuts through the cultural confusion, highlights God’s mandate for men, and encourages readers to join him on a journey of repentance and renewal. Phillips begins in the Garden of Eden, drawing foundational teaching for men in the earliest chapters of God’s Word. He provides clear biblical instruction for husbands, fathers, and sons as he carefully examines important truths from Scripture.
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 together to complete tasks on our church property. These workdays will be sent church-wide via email.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast – A faithful clean up crew is needed to clean the kitchen and set the Fellowship Hall for Sunday mornings. These events will resume when the current COVID restrictions of our host nation allow us to prepare food for large a group.
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.