"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.
Men's Life NEWSLETTER
At Chapel Hill, we believe there's no better way to grow with other guys than to seek out and join a men's LifeGroup. In a LifeGroup, men will find a place to be known and to grow closer to Jesus together. LifeGroups are so important, any other men's event you go to will be with the purpose of getting you involved with a LifeGroup. Go here to look for an open LifeGroup or feel free to reach out to Pastor Larry for ideas about who you should connect with.
Sometimes it's good for guys to just get together and have fun. Throughout the year, we'll have special events for guys to come together to reconnect or just to get to know other guys. Here's what's coming up:
Thursday, October 26th
A Night with the Guys @ Dorky's Arcade
Video Games, Food & Drinks
Meet by the Memorial Chapel at 6:30 pm
Monday, November 20th
Monday Night Football on the Big Screen
Watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the Atlanta Falcons
Meet in the Youth Arena at 5:00 pm - Kickoff is at 5:30 pm
If you have ideas for guys to connect, please contact Pastor Larry.
Every semester, we'll get together on a weekend for breakfast over a relevant topic. These breakfasts will serve as an equipping time as well as a chance to connect with other guys over a hot meal. Topics may include: spiritual formation, apologetics, and community. Keep an eye on the Men's Life Newsletter for upcoming dates and to RSVP.
For a decade now, we've taken teams of men down to Mexico to build houses for those in need and to serve the people of Mexico. More than ever, we are investing in our relationships with our Mexican brothers and sisters. In addition to our build projects, we will also do other service projects that could include hosting a mini men's retreat, visiting a rehab center or just attending a church service. It's not all work though. We'll have plenty of chances to enjoy the local cuisine and sights. We'll work with Agua Viva to not only build houses, but relationships. These trips are sometimes challenging, always fun, and often life-changing, which is why many guys return year after year.
Take a peek at this past year's trip:
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.
If you have any questions about Men's Ministry at Chapel Hill, contact Pastor Larry.