Time to ReCharge
ALVARADO, TEX. – To say the past two and a half years have been challenging is an understatement. All of us have faced challenges, frustrations and separations. Sometimes for men, however, it is hard to articulate exactly what we are feeling. We want to be the leaders of our households or friend groups or the spiritual guide for those at church, but we are still human. We hurt and get frustrated just like everyone else.
That is why men’s small groups are important. Whether it is a regular pick-up basketball or soccer game, a Bible study or social gathering, regular time together helps us connect.
Sadly, many churches don’t have an active men’s ministries group. It is a missing, but vital evangelistic tool. Inviting a neighbor or friend to a casual social event provides an opportunity to grow the relationship and talk about beliefs and their connection with Jesus in a natural and non-threatening way.
To help reignite men’s ministries programs in our local churches, and to give men an opportunity for community and connection, the Texas Conference men’s ministries English team is coordinating ReCharge events throughout Texas during the first part of 2023.
These afternoon events are designed to help men ‘ReCharge’ their spiritual life, connect with other men in their area for fellowship and growth and learn how to have a vibrant men’s ministries program in their local church. Hearing from others may spark ideas. There are so many available resources from the beginner to advanced leader, and AdventSource.org is just one website with a variety of books and guides.
You don’t need to be the men’s ministries leader to attend these ReCharge events, but we encourage you to invite your leader(s) to join you at an event near you. ReCharge locations include Jan. 28, 2023 for the San Antonio area at San Antonio Fil-Am International Seventh-day Church at 9190 Abe Lincoln in San Antonio, Tex.; Feb. 18, 2023 for the Central Texas area at Georgetown Seventh-day Adventist Church at 5105 S Interstate 35 in Georgetown, Tex.; Feb. 25, 2023 for East Texas area at the Tyler Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2935 S Southeast Loop 323 in Tyler, Tex.; March 25, 2023 for the Dallas/Fort Worth area at Dallas First Seventh-day Adventist Church at 4009 N Central Expy in Dallas, Tex.; April 15, 2023 for the Valley Area at McAllen All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Church at 6105 N Ware Rd, McAllen, Tex.; May 6, 2023, Houston area at Houston United African Seventh-day Adventist Church at 9595 Braes Bayou Dr. in Houston, Tex. All ReCharge events will begin at 2 p.m.
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Thank you for joining me in prayer that we can ReCharge the men in the Texas Conference so that others may see the joy of Jesus in each one of us.
By Tom Grove
Ministry and Evangelism Associate Director and Men’s Ministries, English Volunteer Coordinator