"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!" (Psalm 133:1, ESV)
There's nothing quite like a bunch of guys getting together and having a good time. There's also nothing quite as challenging. More than ever, it's tough to find time to be with other men. Even then, it can be tough to go deep with other guys. For whatever reason, guys being guys, together, has become a challenge.
If you're a guy, here are some ways you can overcome that challenge.
There's no better way to grow with other guys than to seek out and join a men's LifeGroup. LifeGroups are small groups focused around discipleship, a place where you will find brotherhood and meaningful spiritual growth. Go here to look for an open LifeGroup.
From October to May, men get together on the second Saturday morning of the month at 7:00am to have a little breakfast and get jazzed for their day. Each breakfast is accompanied by a short talk and a table discussion. These breakfasts can be a great way to find new friends or build community. Cost is $6. RSVP for the breakfast by emailing Carole Hughes.
Being a dad can be challenging. Sometimes, all you need is some other guys to get you through. POPS is a gathering for dads with young kids, for guys as young as 49 and as younger as 20. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month at Main & Vine (on the balcony). We'll use books about fatherhood and parenting (beginning with Do Fathers Matter? by Paul Raeburn) as a jumping off place to talk about life as dads. Expect down time with other dads and relevant discussions, along with guidance from mentor dads. If you're interested, email Pastor Larry.
[APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 HAVE CLOSED] This Spring, our Men's Mexico trip will be getting a makeover. For years, we've sent dozens of men down south to build homes for families in need. As we change gears to work with Agua Viva, we'll continue to do build projects but we'll also incorporate other kinds of ministry. The possibilities include visiting a rehab center for men, hosting a mini-men's retreat, or repairing bicycles in a neighborhood. The opportunities are many, especially because we'll be working closer with the Mexican churches we serve than ever before. These trips are sometimes challenging, always fun, and often life-changing, which is why many guys return year after year.
- Click HERE to download the "Trip at a glance" information sheet from the February 12th interest meeting.
- Click HERE to make a donation for your trip or for someone else.
Sometimes guys need to work through stuff together. Whether it's an addiction or anger, Celebrate Recovery has been a place of growth and healing for many men at Chapel Hill. There are also support groups for men dealing with grief, cancer or other situations.
Men's Quarterly Service Project
Every quarter, we will gather some men together to help people do work they simply can't do on their own. As followers of Jesus, we give of our selves, even the work of our hands, just as Christ has given himself to us. This is a simple way to do that. Projects will be for church partners or members and could range from yard work to paperwork, whatever the need may be. Expect to spend from 8am to noon on a Saturday, and an optional lunch out afterwards. Details will be posted in our events.
Take a moment to watch highlights from one of our service projects below.
If you have any questions about Men's Ministry at Chapel Hill, contact Pastor Larry.