FBC Men’s Ministry
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”
Proverbs 27:17
 
“Men do not become men in the company of women; we become men in the company of other men.”
           -- From Every Man, God’s Man by Arterburn, Wendorf, & Luck
 
As Christian men, we were never intended to go it alone. We were designed by our Creator to connect with other Christian men – to encourage, support, and inspire each other in the adventures we live, through the battles we fight, and for the others we serve.
 
“And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him.
A cord of three strands cannot be broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12
 
With these ideas in mind, the FBC Garland Men’s Ministry will empower and equip men through…
  • Missions and outreach activities
  • Ministries to meet the physical needs of others
  • Fellowship opportunities
  • Support programs for families and youth
  • Teaching and education, focused on men’s needs
 
The FBC Men’s Ministry is led by the Men’s Ministry Council. If you have input, feedback, or other information for the Council, simply click on the Council member's name below to send an e-mail.
 
   
Bruce Hanby              Jeff Jerina         Phillip Killion     Randy King  

Kelly Leonard             Mike Poor                             

 

Men's Outdoor Fellowship

Ministry Purpose
To promote Christian outreach and fellowship through various activities for men with similar interest in the outdoors.

The FBC Garland Men's Outdoor Fellowship will involve men and boys in hunting and fishing experiences of various kinds.  Hunters and fishermen of all ages and all skill levels will be invited to participate.  You don't have to be a FBC Garland church member to participate.  Events will be varied based on required skill level and cost.  There will be something for the novice and the expert over time.

Below are some of the activities planned for 2014:
February 22 - Fishing trip @Ablon Park in South Garland
Mid Summer - Hunter's Education Course

August  -Shotgun Shooting Range Outing TBA
September - Dove Hunt TBA
Active Shooter Training - TBA
Other fishing and hunting trips are being planned

Questions?  Contact:
Phillip Killion
Randy King

David Todd

Jack English

Events & Activities

In partnership with Man in the Mirror Ministries, we have entered a long-term commitment to helping men on their "Journey Toward Biblical Manhood."  This emphasis includes many different components, including quarterly weekend seminars, weekly Tuesday night Bible studies, and small group interaction to encourage men in their walk with God.

The first step in the Journey was a weekend seminar on September 6-7, 2013.  The seminar title was "Success That Matters" and focused on the following four areas:

  • Finding the Purpose of Your Life
  • Finding Respect and Honor at Home
  • Finding a New Best Friend in Your Wife
  • Finding a Deeper Personal Relationship With God

Does it ever feel like you're never going to be "good" enough? Men often get caught in the performance trap. We can't escape our own and others' expectations. It's easy to find ourselves living a life of obligation, quiet frustration and futility.

True Christianity is not about "acting good." God offers more than behavior modification. He offers heart transformation! Our next weekend seminar will show you how God rewires men's hearts to build a passionate faith.

The "next step" in the Journey is the seminar is "Rewired: From Performance to Passion." THIS SEMINAR will be September 5 -6, 2014. The seminar will focus on the following four areas:

  • From Performance to Grace
  • From Idols to "Spirit and Truth"
  • From Self-Sufficiency to Faithful Dependence
  • Rewired for Biblical Manhood

FBC Motorcycle Ministry All riders welcome
This is a ministry for motorcycle riders - both men and women (age 18 & over).  The coed ministry is for both casual riders and those with more serious cycle commitments.  Kelly Leonard is the ministry leader.    

  • All participants in the ministry need to file an insurance waiver form with the church.  To download a copy of the waiver form, click here.  
  • About recent and upcoming rides...

    Click here to review information on 2013 motorcycle ministry rides.

    2014 Rides

    Saturday, February 1  (following the Super Bowl Breakfast at FBCG - see details below)

    Our first ride of the year is going to be to Liberty Burger in Dallas. Liberty Burger was voted best burger 2012-2013. We will meet at 10:30 am, and kickstands up at 11 am at the MAC parking lot. Stacy and I went last night and they have burgers, salad, chicken and personal (AWESOME GOOD) pies.  As always, let Kelly Leonard know by Thursday, January 30, if you plan to go (see contact information below)
           Wednesday, June 4  FAITH Riders commissioning
  • This is the date for our chapter for FAITH Riders that Pastor Greg has set aside for commissioning. Randy Newberry from TBM will do the service. This is a Wednesday night. Greg has set aside the entire service for this to take place. 

    I will be telling more about this on Saturday's, March 1, ride this week. Meeting at McDonalds in Wylie and kickstands up at 11:30.

     
    Third Thursday Ride Dates (April - October)

    These will resume in April 2014.

  • If you have any questions or concerns about the FBC Motorcycle Ministry, call Kelly Leonard at 214-834-8409 or send an e-mail to him.

Men's Breakfast

When:  8 am - 9 am on select Saturdays
           2014 Dates: Super Bowl Breakfast (February 1), April 5, June 14, & October 4

Where: McDonald Activity Center - MAC 281

Cost: $5.00 

What: a gathering of men for food, fun, and fellowship. Come and bring a friend.

Scott ColemanJune 14     Men's Breakfast
Speaker: Scott Coleman, Church Planting Specialist
                 Dallas Baptist Association

All of us could use some help in seeing our personal worlds and the community we live in more clearly.  As believers in Christ, it is helpful to view our community through the eyes of Jesus, seeing people as He sees them and responding as He leads.  Scott's experience as a church planter uniquely equips him to interpret community demographics in light of opportunities for ministry.  He has also been part of a team who provides our church with periodic (3-year) demographic reports since 2007.  Don't miss this opportunity for learning more about how God can use you in the traffic patterns of life you find yourself each week.

Men's Workdays

Spring & Fall (annually)
April 5, 2014 is our next Workday.
Workdays begin immediately following the Men's Breakfasts on scheduled dates (normally in April & October). These workdays provide men in the church with the opportunity to do various jobs to assist our widows, widowers, and single moms - jobs like yardwork, light construction and plumbing, and other "handyman" tasks.

     

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