Church of the Open Door

Men’s Ministries

Our ministry to men focuses on the unique strengths, and opportunities that men have to influence their work, home and church environments. This ministry provides an opportunity for men to socialize, develop community with one another, and reflect on themselves and their work in regard to Biblical truths, through prayer and Bible studies, monthly men’s breakfasts, church workday activities, retreats and other special events.

Goals

  • Reaching men for Christ
  • Helping them grow spiritually
  • Build them up & mobilize them for service in God’s kingdom
  • Develop deeper relationships with other men
  • Transforming men into the image of the Master

Men’s Retreat 2018 materials by Paul Johnson

Prayer & Bible Studies

These small group studies focus on developing relationships with God and one another. Studies include; spiritual leadership development; discipleship; our role and responsibility as spiritual leaders in the home, workplace, and in the church; and accountability.

Men’s Bible Study

Started Saturday, January 26th, 8-10:00 am, in the Blue Room.

Most people are familiar with the book of Jonah: a rebellious prophet defies God and is swallowed by a whale. Less familiar is the second half of this biblical story – what happens after Jonah is released from the belly of the fish. Yet it is in this second half of the story that one of the most powerful and important lessons of the Bible is hidden.

This famous story shows how, if we would understand the mercy of God, it will always take us in directions we would rather not go, toward people we would rather not care about, and ultimately into the deepest counsels of God. In a time of growing division, The Prodigal Prophet (written by Timothy Keller) shows us God’s love among people and how Christians must listen to God’s call even when it takes them to uncomfortable places.

Men, join us each Saturday morning from 8:00 – 10:00 am in the Blue Room as we share the insights of God’s Word and learn from each other. A light breakfast is available. Sign up at the Communications Desk. Contact: Tom Vetterani Sr. tvettera@comcast.net or 610-291-4567 cell for more information. Even if you missed the first few sessions, you are welcome to join us.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfasts

Our men’s breakfasts provide a unique opportunity to meet together with other men to develop relationships, share testimonies, and hear from a variety of guest speakers who inspire, challenge, and touch the hearts of men. A great setting to invite a neighbor, friend, or co-worker to connect with other men and to hear a message of God’s love at work in and through the lives of men. Please make your reservation at the Welcome Desk.

We will be meeting at Andy’s Diner, 900 N Bethlehem Pike, Ambler/Spring House at our usual time of 8 A.M. (until 10 A.M.). The cost remains at $10.00, payable at the door, and will include their breakfast buffet with made to order omelettes.

I believe we have an interesting schedule of speakers this year and encourage you to invite others to attend. The following is the list of the remaining speakers:

March 9th – Peter Hilliard, Abington Choral Club; Peter is an accomplished pianist, composer and guest conductor, and he is the worship leader at Berachah Church.

April 13th – Doug Finkbeiner, Lancaster Bible College; Doug is a loved guest at COD. and has been the worship leader at our Men’s Retreat several times

May 11th – Rev Thomas Huckel, Hananeel Ministries; Hananeel Ministries is one of the oldest Jewish Missions in the USA, established in 1911

Men’s 11th Annual Retreat was October 5-7, 2018

Brochure2018 Mens Retreat
One of our favorite and most moving and dynamic speakers, Paul Johnson, returned for the 2018 Men’s Retreat. Paul has a great heart for the COD Men’s Retreat and has led some of our most memorable past events. Paul’s missionary work has had him working closely with the indigenous tribes of South America for many years and he has many stories that he can share from this lifetime of work. The theme for 2018 was Spiritual Leadership: Stepping Up, Not Checking Out. This is an important topic and we dug deep into Scripture to hear from God’s word. Once again it was held at Camp Calvary, 48 New Schaefferstown Rd, Bernville, PA 19506. If you have not gone in the past, talk to those who went to find out more about it — and maybe you will decide to go next year!