Men’s Ministry at Christian Church at Holbrook Announces…
MIMIC -- Men Igniting Men In Christ
Growing spiritually, in fellowship and in service
Introduction to MIMIC
MIMIC, Men Igniting Men In Christ, is both an acrostic and play on words that describes the new Men’s Ministry program at CCH. As a play on words, mimic captures the apostle Paul urge to the Corinthians to to mimic Christ with Christ-like behavior.
“Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ (1 Cor 11:1, NASB).”
As an acrostic, there are two interrelated phases: “Men Igniting Men” and “In Christ.” First, the phrase “in Christ” is used 90 times in the New Testament to describes our identify as adopted sons in God’s family. Finally, the phrase “Men Igniting Men” has to do with the power, strength and encouragement that comes with unity in fellowship.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 NIV
Biblical Purposes of Men's Ministry
There are 3 biblical purposes for having a Men’s Ministry:
1.To Follow the Calling of JesusThe purposes of Men's Ministry is to parallel the beginning of Jesus’s public ministry. He began by calling two brothers, Peter and Andrew. This process continued as He grew and developed his core of twelve disciples.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Matthew 4:19
2. To Follow the Command of Jesus
The Men's Ministry should be all about fulfilling the great commission. Our mission field is not far away but rather in our own back yard.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority inre heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-19 NIV
3. To Follow the Compassion of Jesus
Finally, the purposes of men's ministry is to follow the compassion of Christ.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36 NIV