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 email@example.com
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
OCTOBER 15TH TO OCTOBER 21ST
I’d like our prayer focus for the next two weeks to be about our Men’s Ministry at Bethany.
I sent out the following last week.
The Men’s steering committee is asking each of you to personally and prayerfully consider joining us for the Men’s breakfast net Saturday October 20th at 8:00 a.m. down in Carlson Hall at the Wescoesville campus.
Our speaker is Pastor Dave. His Topic: “Fishers of Men” He will be encouraging the Bethany Men to reignite our Men’s Ministry at Bethany. Some of his thoughts:
Men of Bethany, what would it look like if We were obedient to God in the midst of all our frustrations? What would it look like, that despite the fact that we’re tired, weary and worn; we would obey the call of Jesus to take our freshly cleaned nets and go out and do it all over again?
Sure, many of us are ready to throw in the towel (and many already have).
But, Jesus is calling out to each of us, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch” (Luke 5:4 NIV).
Men of Bethany, are you ready to go fishing…again?
Pastor Dave’s questions for us:
- What makes a men’s ministry successful?
- What are you willing to do to make this men’s ministry successful?
We also want to use this as an opportunity as a meet and greet for Pastor Dave.
Please sign up at the welcome desk this Saturday and Sunday or contact Kathi Franz at the church office. KFrantz@bethanyumchurch.com. Or respond back to me. We need to try and get a head count by the middle of next week.
We need some help with the steering committee and the functional teams supported by the committee. We’d like to see all of you this Saturday morning in support of Pastor Dave and Men’s ministry.
Next week, I will ask for prayer regarding what is discussed this coming Saturday at the breakfast.
Thanks so much Guys.