This weekend is our annual men's retreat - a wonderful time of playing hard and hearing what the Word of God says to men and boys in particular. I look forward to it with great anticipation and thankfulness. The most recent PCA Christian Education magazine Equip had a brief article on the importance of a strong men's ministry in the church. Here's just a paragraph from that article:
Our sons need to grow up in churches where men have an identifiable presence as a band of brothers committed to being warriors in the spiritual battle together. They need to see in the men's ministry that the church is a place for men; and their masculine longings to compete, to be a warrior, to win, to take the hill for their commanding officer are fulfilled in their calling to follow Christ. They need to be around men in the church who remind them that we are called by God to participate in nothing less than His grand plan of redemption for the universe, following King Jesus in the conquest of this entire world, spreading His kingdom geographically to the ends of the earth and spiritually to the very gates of hell itself. Our passion as His followers is to see all of life redeemed, across the globe, for His honor and glory. Our calling is to something a little bigger than being a nice guy.