What are Men's Groups and Why are they important?
BANDS OF BROTHERS
Reaching the Goal Together
|At Promise Keepers we constantly talk about Men’s Small Groups – “Bands of Brothers” - building relationships that hold fast through thick and thin so that we are not isolated and alone. A lone soldier cannot win a war. Others can encourage and challenge us to build our life on integrity, righteousness and holiness. These are the characteristics of God.
Promise Keepers promotes 4-Wheel Drive groups. These are ideally 4-5 men, meeting weekly in a closed group (not open to visitors), building relationships and accountability. This is the Rolls Royce gold-plated version. It may not be suitable or attainable to everyone. So what are the other options?
Open groups - These are usually church-based and larger, meeting on a weekly basis. A committed core group
|is always there and others come and go.
Casual meetings - Lunch or coffee with one other guy once a month or so may be a starting point, or a maintenance option. Three men works okay, but the dynamic is different from a larger group. If one guy can’t make a meeting, the dynamics are different again.
Our life as Christians means that we should be growing more Christlike – more like Christ. That growth reflects
In today’s busy climate, face-to-face meetings can be supplemented with other communication like phone calls, email, texting and messaging.
Because of the importance of standing strong together in the spiritual battle for souls, Promise Keepers is committed to supporting groups by publishing study books for small groups and providing other resources and information here on this site.
Decide to get involved, if you are not already, and to make it work. Be a friend to others and look for ways to meet some of their needs - not just your own needs. Together we can achieve more than we can alone!
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