To bring Non- Christians and un-churched men into a relationship with Jesus Christ and to encourage Christian men to “Stand up for Jesus”, and effectively serve him.
To bring every man into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to provide opportunities for men to build strong relationships with other men and grow as followers of Christ, thereby becoming leaders who serve the Lord at home, at work, at church and at play.
Encouraging men to: Be the spiritual leaders of their homes
Men’s Steering Committee
Why I am a part of the Men’s Steering Committee/Men’s Ministry
I pray continually asking God why me, but if He is going to use me then I have to give it all to him for my direction and control.
I strongly believe that a successful God fearing, bible preaching church must have God as its foundation first, but also must have a strong presence of men and men’s ministry as a foundation as well. Also, from an article online, “the purpose of men’s ministries is to strengthen, revitalize, and have men become renewed, to pursue the heart of God”.
That is why I serve and ask God to continue to use me as he pleases in his plan for growing our Men’s Ministry at Bethany Church.
Born and raised in the west suburbs of Chicago I was passionate about wrestling, my friends and video games. I was saved when I was seventeen at a local churches youth group and God is continuing to mold and call me to His service ever since. Prior to Bethany I served 14 year in the Army as a AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter Pilot. I have my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Liberty University.
I have been richly blessed with a family of seven. I have been married to my wife Aryn for over twenty years, but I have known her since the 6th grade in Illinois. I have four children. Sigourney, Gwenivere, Thorin and Sebastien, the youngest three are adopted.
I have a calling to men’s ministry to develop spiritual leaders in our families and community
I was born and raised on the East side of Allentown and lived there for 25 years. I married my wife, Melissa in 1998. We have 1 child, Aidan. We now reside in Emmaus. I am currently employed as a Journeyman at Steamfitters Local Union 420 since 1999. We joined Bethany Church in 2010. I joined the Men’s Steering committee to help grow the men of Bethany.
Participating in the Men’s Steering Committee is a blessing.
Being a Christian man is not always easy. God calls us to be the spiritual leaders. This can present itself as a huge challenge in today’s world. Where can we turn for help? You can turn to our church, our programs, events and the men’s breakfast fellowship gatherings. The support that the Men’s Steering committee offers helps men grow, helps build them up and gives them guidance and opportunity to fulfill their calling. Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another
Lake Champion Men’s Weekend
Date: September 20-23, 2018
The Lake Champion Men’s Weekend is an opportunity for you to disengage from the “busy”ness of life – to discover and reflect on meaningful priorities and true significance in your life.
We invite you to spend a few days in a beautiful wilderness setting – away from it all – an adventure for the mind, body, and soul. Your future is your greatest asset, and the choices you make every day will determine where it leads. Join us for a weekend experience that can impact the rest of your life.
Bethany will have a reserved cabin for our men to share space and get to know each other better.
If you register during the early registration period, the cost of the men’s weekend at Lake Champion is $225. After July 15th the registration fee increases to $260. For more information, please see Registration Form on the brochure. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the need for a financial scholarship, please contact Steve Fessler at 484-274-1653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Small Groups
Dare to make a difference. Make an impact on yourself, your family, your church and your community. Join a small group today!
“I’ve been a part of the Bethany Men’s Ministry for several years, I’ve come to know a lot of great men and have gained much insight from small-group Bible studies as well as conferences and one-on-one time with many of the men here. I look forward to investing more time into the Men’s Ministry at Bethany and to forming new friendships.”
– Anthony Marcante
Men’s Prayer Focus
AUGUST 13TH TO AUGUST 19TH
Straight to the point regarding Pastor Dave’s message to today: (And by the way there were a number of people today who thought the message was very much needed)
Is Bethany and other churches as well, among the “Dry Bones” in the Valley? Have the winds of change made us feel like we are in a hopeless situation and we are letting Satan rather than God dictate to us the direction in which we are headed?
John 10:10a This scripture reminds us:
“The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy;”
As Pastor Dave mentioned, Are we perhaps are in the survival mode, worried about many issues becoming lifeless and the forgetting the Gospel message?
Ezekiel 37: 4-5
“Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.”
2md Chronicles 7:14
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Not to try and shortchange what the entire verse is saying, but look at what is underlined and understand that God will hear our prayers guys and heal our church move as we decide to move forward.
The chorus of our last song today was:
“Just to know You and to make You known, We lift Your name on high. Shine like the sun, make darkness run and hide. We know we were made for so much more Than ordinary lives. It’s time for us to more than just survive, We were made to thrive.”
So guys, pray this week for us to get out the survival stage and pray that we begin to thrive and truly Love, Obey and Proclaim Jesus Christ!
Thanks for your prayers gentlemen.