Our Wednesday night men’s Bible study has seen growth over the last few weeks with more men and young men faithfully attending. We finished our study on foundations and core doctrines and are about to begin a men’s DVD study called “Play the Man” by Mark Batterson.
On Sunday, January 27, one of the men in our church, Barry Gough (2nd on right) was ordained as a deacon in the church. He has faithfully attended the church here for many years and he leads the Thursday night prayer service at church each week also. He and his family also happen to be our next-door neighbors and we love them dearly too! We praise God for how He is beginning to raise up male leadership in the church and we are excited for what He has in store for the church here this year. Please continue to pray for all these men and young men as they learn, grow and become leaders of their homes, church and community.
One of the things I have been praying for is for their to be unity among the evangelical pastors and churches here in our community. On January 11, I invited the pastors from all the evangelical churches to come to a meeting at our church. The pastors came (praise God!) and we had a wonderful time of fellowship, Biblical discussions, talking about how we can work together in 2019 and spent time praying together. We committed to get together once a month and we look forward to working together to reach many people with the hope of Jesus Christ.
On January 25, these churches united for a men’s meeting and we all came together as one body of Christ (see picture above). Men from all over our area, from different walks with Christ, and from different churches came together and worshipped, prayed and fellowshipped. It was a blessing to see how God moves among us when we all come together. I was reminded of Psalm 133:1 “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”