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 leaders God created them to be in their homes, in the church, and to the world through concerted prayer, purposeful Bible studies, and opportunities for sharpening in a community of godly men.

Recommended Reading for Men

The men of FBC recognize the importance of being well-read in the areas of biblical manhhood, godly husbandry, Christian parenting, worldview, ethics, apologetics, and in the Christian classics. Therefore, we encourage the men of Faith be diligent to throw off the trappings of childhood that define too many professing Christian men today in favor of growing in their faith through time invested in their own spiritual maturation. This list of recommended reading is a good starting place.

Men’s Discipleship Study – This group meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. and studies various topics on a three year cycle. Email Dr. Garrett Starr with any questions.

Men’s Study Cohort – It is a common refrain in our Men’s Ministry that every husband and father must be the preeminent theologian in his home for the sake of his wife and children. Thus, in order to equip the men of Faith in sound doctrine as they lead their families, we focus our Thursday night Men’s Study Cohort on the primary doctrines of the Christian faith. If you are interested in growing in your knowledge of the Word of God in this regard, please email Garrett.

Men interested in starting or teaching a Men’s Study must affirm that they have repented of their sin and placed saving faith in Jesus Christ, that they have a call upon their lives from the Spirit of God to a teaching ministry in the church, that they have the spiritual gift of teaching, that they affirm and are in agreement with the five doctrinal statements of Faith Baptist Church, that they are members of Faith Baptist Church in good standing, and they must be affirmed into this role by the Lead Pastor and elders.

Men’s Study Cohort – Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. (resuming in September after Labor Day)

We are currently studying John Calvin’s magnum opus Institutes of the Christian Religion. Written as an introduction to the Christian life, the Institutes remains the best articulation of Reformation principles and is a marvelous introduction to biblical Christianity. Newly retypeset for clarity, this volume translated by Henry Beveridge offers a more affordable edition of one of the last millennium’s must-have works. This book will appeal to libraries, seminarians, pastors, and laypeople.

Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin is an introduction to the Bible and a vindication of Reformation principles by one of the Reformation’s finest scholars. At the age of twenty-six, Calvin published several revisions of his Institutes of the Christian Religion, a seminal work in Christian theology that altered the course of Western history and that is still read by theological students today. It was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone. It vigorously attacked the teachings of those Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism, to which Calvin says he had been “strongly devoted” before his conversion to Protestantism. The overarching theme of the book – and Calvin’s greatest theological legacy – is the idea of God’s total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election.

John Calvin (1509-1564), a French theologian and Reformer, was persecuted as a Protestant. As a result, he traveled from place to place. In 1534 at Angouleme he began the work of systematizing Protestant thought in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, one of the most influential theological works of all time.

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Men’s Discipleship Study – Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (Starting in September after Labor Day)

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.

This book is part of the Canon Press series of books on the family, which has helped many people trying to deal with the on the ground messes that come with sinners living under the same roof. Godly marriages proceed from obedient hearts, and the greatest desire of an obedient heart is the glory of God.

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Men’s Discipleship Study – Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (Starting in January, 2025)

No man will get anywhere in life without discipline―and growth in godliness is no exception.

Seasoned pastor R. Kent Hughes’s inspiring and bestselling book Disciplines of a Godly Man―now updated with fresh references and suggested resources―is filled with godly advice aimed at helping men grow in the disciplines of prayer, integrity, marriage, leadership, worship, purity, and more.

With biblical wisdom, memorable illustrations, and engaging study questions, this practical guide will empower men to take seriously the call to godliness and direct their energy toward the things that matter most.

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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. 

Men & Sons’ Breakfast – A faithful clean up crew is needed to clean the kitchen and set up the Fellowship Hall for Sunday mornings.

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 & Sons’ Breakfast (Every 3rd Saturday at 8:00 a.m.) Our men and sons enjoy a meal, pray together, and hear teaching from the Word of God. Men, come hungry and bring your Bibles! (This event does not meet in June, July, August, and December.)

Men’s Ministry

Contact Dr. Garrett Starr

Contact / Location

Lichtenbrucherstrasse 17 67661, Kaiserslautern DE


Weekly Services

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday  09:00 - 3:00 p.m.

*** closed on US Federal holidays ***

Events / Calendar