Restoring Hearts—Catalyzing Friendships—Initiating and Engaging in Good Works
Men, life is too hard to go it alone. You don't need to! In growing numbers, men are coming together to talk about their faith, their lives, their futures, and how they can have an impact on their spheres of influence. If you’re looking for laughter, honesty, enthusiasm, hope, or change, please come.
You will have a tremendous opportunity to build friendships, have some laughs, get at some real stuff, and connect your faith in your everyday life. Join us to go a step further in your life as a man.
Ironmen has two options - a Monday night group (7:00-8:30) and a Thursday morning group (6:15-7:45), with no child care provided for either. Both groups cover the same material each session (fall, winter, and spring) and you may jump in to any session at any time.
WEATHER & CLOSING QUESTIONS: Monday night group--If the church is closed, Ironmen will not meet. Thursday morning group-- if the schools are delayed we will still meet. We will not meet if the schools are closed. Contact Pat Goodman for more information.
Ironmen spring Session 2017
HIDE & SEEK. Of all the games we learn to play as a child Hide-N-Seek is maybe the oldest…..it all started in a Garden a long time ago. That being said it’s still a game we often still play as adults. The problem with playing this game now is that it’s no joke. The implications of hiding our “true self” from others, and in a crazy way even from ourselves can have a deadly outcome. While hiding is easy to do initially it is hard to maintain long haul. There are certain attitudes and behaviors that eventually kill a healthy sense of self-respect and undermine the relationships we value (or at least say we value). It can kill the respect we desire to receive from others and suffocate the trust it takes to make relationships work. In this session we want to put some of these “deadly killers” like anger, envy, laziness, lust, etc under the microscope so we can better understand where these things come from. And in doing so learn to face the truth about ourselves and how we can live in the light truly free. There comes a time in life when some of the games we played as a child need to be left for children to play as they were meant to be played.
We hope you will consider being with us for the Spring Session of Ironmen 2017 for a time of refreshment, challenge and connection. There is no need to sign up-simply show up ready to join in!
The MONDAY PM SESSION (7-8:30 pm) at GFC and runs from April 10-June 5 (no mtg May 29).
The THURSDAY AM SESSION (6:15-7:45 am) at GFC and runs from April 13-June 8 (no mtg April 27th)
JULY SESSION 2017
The Power of a Father's Voice
In the course of their life every person hears millions of voices. Many they recognize and many they don’t. Some don’t impact them at all, while others influence them directly and deeply leaving a mark that lasts a lifetime. But one voice that impacts our lives as powerfully as any is the voice of our Father. Not only by what is often spoken, but often by what is left unspoken. How we process these things not only impacts how we see ourselves, but how we father if and when we become one. And rightly or wrongly informs our view of what a “Heavenly Father” might be like and whether He holds any interest for us.
This summer for the month of July we want to look at “Why is a Father’s voice so impacting”, “What was great or hard about your relationship with your Father”, “Are you aware of how your relationship with your Father has impacted your relationship with others”, “How has it possibly influenced your perspective of what a relationship with God might be like”, etc. Each of the 4 weeks will be made up of a little teaching content, hearing some real life stories, honest sharing around tables and possibly a movie clip to process. One thing for sure is that all of us have Father’s so this short 4 week summer session has something for all of us to share and benefit from.
We will meet July 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6:15-7:45 AM in the Great Room at Grace Fellowship Church. This is a great opportunity to help men stayed connected over the summer, introduce some new men to Ironmen and engage around a topic that ALL of us share in common. We realize the summer is a crazy time of year with vacations. But even if you can’t make it each week come as often as you can there will be something worthwhile each week to benefit from.