‘Something for the men’
24th March 2018
Tim Bunn reports
Did you know...
GOD LOVES MEN?
That’s all of us:
THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY
Spaghetti western references aside....the Vision Breakfast is a place where people can come to be changed, for the better. It’s not because of the venue or the people involved or even the bacon, egg, and sausage baps (although they are very tasty), it is because it is a place where we aim to meet with Jesus, whether for the first time, for the Nth time or even if it has been a long time. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past, Jesus wants to TRANSFORM us into someone STRONGER, BETTER and BRAVER. He wants to FIX us up, EQUIP US and send us out on HIS rescue mission
Reaching men with the Gospel seems to be an increasingly difficult task today. According to Evangelicals Now, men think the church is 'irrelevant, for wimps and women'. A survey by Sorted magazine even suggests that 50% of men feel comfortable in a ladies underwear shop while 33% of men feel comfortable in a church. Perhaps it’s because of reactions like these that the number of men in the church is on the decline. Dr Peter Brierley, author of 'Major UK Religious Trends' has even suggested that according to the current trend there will be no men left in the church by 2028. Of course, we know that this is NOT literally going to be the case, because we will still be here, but you get the idea that something is going on
For us, men's ministry is about men helping men, introducing the church to them and ultimately introducing them to Jesus. We are certainly not suggesting that women are not equally as important in bringing men into the church, they are, but there are just some occasions, some conversations that might only happen between men, this of course will be the same for women too
Another important aspect we look at during the Vision Breakfast is men’s mental health and with suicide being the biggest killer of men under the age of 50, it seems poignant to dedicate a whole talk to it
So, if you are feeling hungry and a normal breakfast doesn’t seem to cut it, come and join us for some good food, 2 talks, worship and ministry in the Holy Spirit. Once again, we are lucky to book our guest speaker Simon Pinchbeck, the east of England regional director for Christian Vision for Men and speaking to us this time about men’s mental health issues, we also have Dr Regi Alexander
Looking forward to seeing everybody
Event booking details:
Cost: £3 per person (just to cover costs of food and travel expenses)
Time and Date: 9am to 12.30pm on Saturday 9th June 2018
Place: St Andrew’s Church, Church Roadd, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6LS
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For additional info, please visit www.allsaintsbelton.org.uk/ministry/mens-ministry .
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