Derek Osburn - Lead Pastor

Derek Osburn - Lead Pastor

Hey there,

I wanted to talk to you about something that has been on my mind for some time now. It is about men in the church. It’s seems that the majority of churches have more women and children than men within their walls.

When I look back into the Bible, I recall that Jesus called 12 men to “come follow me.” Now, there were some amazing women who where there also but God extended a challenge to these 12 men, then watched from heaven to see the plan flesh out.

In todays society, men are very hard to get engaged in the church, for them to become learners and leaders and for them to be equipped and be equippers of others. I believe it is hard for the church to engage men because men are preoccupied with so many other things. They do not see a need or a challenge in the church. Although this is true, the church needs men. The church needs men more than anything. Why? Because men reach men, men reach families and men are the spiritual heads of their families. So, they need to be engaged.

The church needs men in leadership, in children’s ministry, involved with students and in every area of the church. When a church gets men involved with every aspect of the church, families are changed from the inside out. So, church, how do we do this? Well, I am glad you asked this question.

Men respond to a challenge, to a dare, and when men feel needed, they rise up and slay giants. I believe that the church is in need of an army of men who love God more that they love themselves and their comfort. I believe that as the church we need to be reaching the men so that the men can reach their families.

As we look into fall and all of the things that are coming up, I want to challenge the men to rise up and serve, work, help, equip and lead in your home, work and church.

On Saturday October 24 at 7:30 AM, we will have a men’s breakfast at the church. Bring your sons, fathers, brothers, friends and father-in-laws, and let’s fellowship, challenge and get to know each other. See you there.

Have a great day,

Derek Osburn