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

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

There is a way to experience a better life. Men, are you ready to become the person God has called you to be?  In A Life Beyond Amazing, Dr. David Jeremiah shares God’s strategy for change and challenges you to make nine important decisions that will transform your heart, your life, and your world.  This life-changing book explores the nine qualities of character that carry us forward. Three of these have to do with our relationship with ourselves, three deal with interactions with other people, and three of them focus on our relationship with God.  Spiritual principles are true in any situation. But we must make a conscious decision to employ them in our daily lives.

God has given each of us wisdom for these days.  A Life Beyond Amazing answers the questions that keep us up at night and shows that the way forward is a reminder of who we are in Christ and why it matters.

Men, if you are up for the challenge, join us each Saturday. We began the book on January 20th from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the Blue Room, but it is neverr too late.  A light breakfast is provided.

For questions on this study, please contact Tom Vetterani:  tvettera@comcast.net or 610-291-4567 Cell.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfasts

Our men’s breakfasts provide a unique opportunity to meet together with other men to develop relationships, share testimonies, sing, 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. Breakfast is served at the bargain cost of $10.00, payable at the door. Please make your reservation at the Welcome Desk.

Below are the scheduled speakers for the rest of the year:

Feb 10Ed Wentz is our speaker. Ed served 3 years in the Army before receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Kutztown Univ. and his Master’s degree from Temple Univ. Ed joined the Army Reserves in 1975, and rose to the rank of Sargent Major before retiring in 1995. In 1996, he retired from the North Penn School District, having taught for 40 years. Ed also served as a tour guide for AAA for 14 years. Ed & Kay joined C.O.D. in 2002 and he was involved on the Elder Board and developed the Spirited Saints program. Since moving to Boyertown they have found a Bible preaching church and are involved in the Senior Citizen Fellowship, a Small Group, and teaching Sunday School.

Mar 10 … Roger Wambold, Friends of Israel
Apr 14 … Rich Lewis
May 12 … Peter Bogert, former Pastor at Faith Community Church

Men’s Retreat was October 27-29
The theme was “Receiving and Extending Forgiveness: From Forgiven to Forgiving.” The theme verse is, , “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” Rev. John Gore, pastor, counselor and, a childhood friend of Pastor Glenn, was the keynote speaker. It was held at Camp Calvary, 48 New Schaefferstown Rd, Bernville, PA 19506. Talk to those who went to find out more about it — and maybe you will decide to go next year!

 

12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.