Men’s Ministry
 

The ministry to men at Esther Baptist Church is focused on

challenging and equipping men in four ways:
 

1) By learning how to love each other unconditionally.

2) To grow and learn the duties and responsibilities of being a godly man.

3) To have confidence and courage to reach out to another brother in times of need.

4) To establish our witness in the community and take an active role in our church and our community. We are sons of a King.

Love unconditionally

What’s at the heart of Christian love? Jesus said, “By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). John, inspired bu the Holy Spirit, once wrote, “We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death” (1 John 3:15. And “by this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the Love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:2-3).

Grow and Learn

Grow and learn the duties of being a godly man. We truly believe that it is the responsibility of a godly man to lead. We believe that it is not only important to lead at our jobs but also within our marriages and relationships, within our worship and within our parenting. We strive to follow our model Jesus Christ while we become the leaders that God desires us to be.

Confidence and Courage

Confidence and Courage to reach out to another brother in times of need as a group of men. It is critical that we stand with each other in life. We have found that it is very beneficial to a man to have a group of brothers to rally around them during a “battle” or a “storm.”

Establish a Witness

Establish our witness in the community and within the church. We will mainly do this through spreading the message of Jesus Christ. Whether we are at a neighborhood barbecue, a church service or a softball game, sharing the message with our friends and family, neighbors and coworkers here in Park Hills is an important part of our walk with Christ.

Love Each Other

One the ways that we love each other is by hanging out with each other. We host a variety of events and bible studies that develop a sense of community and accountability. Here is what is happening within the men’s ministry at EBC.
 
Grow Together
 
One of the ways that we are growing together is by studying God’s word together. His word is such a powerful tool for our lives. Every man’s life tells a “story.” In the pursuit of Authentic Manhood, every man must understand and come to grips with the defining moments and key relationships that have shaped his unique “story.” This volume of 33 The Series provides men with a biblical perspective of their “story.” It equips them to embrace how their past has affected their present and prepares them to deal with whatever the future may hold. In A Man and His Story, both experts and regular guys will help men learn from their past, come alive in their present and enjoy God’s best in the future. – See more at: http://www.authenticmanhood.com
Leaning on the Father and Each other

Time is a monster that cannot be reasoned with. It responds like a snail to our impatience, then it races like a gazelle when you can’t catch a breath.”

– From the movie Simon Birch

Time rules our days.  Fitting in our lists of to-do’s, spending time with people, completing our jobs, housework, parenting, enjoying our hobbies, church, eating meals, volunteering, sleep, studying, exercising, being entertained – it all cuts into the 24 hours we are given each day.
 
Time is a more valued commodity
than money in our culture.

When our days get too full, we tend to cut out what seems less important to take on the urgent.  Sleep, family time, and exercising are a few of the most common to cut out.  Even more likely to make the “cut list” is our time with Jesus.

It’s ironic actually; we often cut out time with the one who created time so that we have more time.  Deep dependence on the Father will require intentional time with him where we learn to trust, listen, prioritize, and rest.

We all have responsibilities that require time but what does your schedule say about the priorities in your life?  Does God get the first fruits of your time? Or only what is left over after you have taken care of everything and everyone else?

1440 minutes in a day, 7 days in a week, 52 weeks in a year. Time is a level playing field; you cannot buy or barter for more.  The choices you make each day with your time can draw you closer to true dependency on God or toward true dependency on yourself. 
 
We want to equip men at EBC with the people and resources they need so that they can learn how to lean on the Father and each other.