Sample Survey
To view a sample survey for planning a Men's Ministry, click on link below:

http://images.acswebnetworks.com/2013/2538/
PlanningforthefutureoftheMensMinistry.pdf
Words from Richard
I am excited about all the wonderful opportunities this year holds for us! We came up with some excellent ideas for forming special support groups within our churches which would minister not only to each church family but to the community as well. 
* We see a need for forming a support group for all widows and widowers.
* A support group bringing together those who have lost members of their immediate family.
* A group bringing together all those who have or have had cancer.
* A group made up of all those who have been divorced and are trying to adjust to single life again.

No one can understand what someone is going through better than one who has already been there. The Bible tells us to count our trials as blessings for they help us to learn preserverence which in turn helps us to mature in Christ. Your trials may be the very means of equipping you for a special God-called ministry. 

If you are interested in any of the above support groups or have other groups you would like to see formed, let's talk about them. Your church leadership is interested in anything that would help you grow in Christ and would help you find a place to minister to others with the skills and gifts God has given us.
How to Practice God's Presence

To live moment by moment conscious of the Lord's presence is the key to Christian living. "Fear thou not; for I am with thee. Be not dismayed; for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness" (Isaiah 41:10).
But how do you practice God's presence?

1. Begin each day conscious of the Lord. Meditating on a hymn, psalm or other portion of Scripture will help you come before Him in worship.

2. Read God's Word. Ask the Lord for spiritual insight from the portion you read.

3. Pray to the Lord. Each morning, dedicate your body, soul, and spirit to His service (Romans 12:1) Speak to the Lord throughout your day.

4. Let praise be the habit of your life. Learn to thank the Lord in every situation you face (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

5. Praise will produce joy. "The joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10). Your enemies- the world, the flesh, and the devil - have little influene when your eyes are on the Lord.

6. Learn to be quiet in the Lord's presence. "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). The Lord speaks to the quiet, attentive heart. 

7. At the close of the day, rest in the Lord's presence. Thank Him for how He has led. Meditate on His Word so that the last conscious thoughts are of His faithfulness.

A daily walk with the Lord is the blessed life. It leads to Heaven and eternal glory. "In thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore" (Psalm 16:11).
 

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