Our Men’s ministry has a four-part process connecting men to a pathway to spiritual growth. Our men's pathway calls men in our church family to:
1. "GET IN" When a man commits to pursuing and deepening his male friendships in a safe group context, he will sustain momentum to grow spiritually and achieve personal changes faster than he ever could on his own. This process encourages him to make healthy friendships within the church, learn to open up in a safe place and begin the accountability process.
2. "GET HEALTHY" Men need to recognize issues in their own character and relationships. Through open discussion where men share who they are and what is really happening in their lives they begin to address these issues and begin making healthy changes. If the most real and relevant issues remain unaddressed and untouched, the rest of what a man may learn or accomplish through his connection with other men will be short-lived in both his life and church contexts.
3. "GET STRONG" The natural progression from personal transformation in a man's life is active leadership training. Practically, men will feel themselves going to the next level of commitment personally, spiritually, and practically in ministry. Strong spiritual formation leads to strong spiritual expression of the Great Commandment and Great Commission. With this process men will begin going deeper with God learning how to hear and obey God as well as develop spiritual disciplines in His life to help him in hearing and serving God
4. "GET GOING" Healthy, strong, trained men are deployed to serve the church and their mission in the world to aggressively share the Gospel and makes disciples. A church that empowers transformation of men helps itself by winning the loyalty, energy, and expression of its men toward the larger needs, mission, and vision of the church. The Bible requires of a man core health and strong leadership, as described in the first two stages of the pathway, prior to selection for church leadership. The spiritual pathway must be supported at each step with the right connective funnels, the right tools and resources, and the right relationships to be successful. When implemented in conjunction with these other elements, a solid leadership engine can be built in any church that will accelerate the mission and vision for the senior or lead pastor.
The Vision of EBC Men’s Ministry is to help men become connected to God and to experience Christian fellowship with other men who are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. To encourage them to follow Christ according to His truth. Being inspired by God to encourage, equip, and energize, men to become healthy and Holy for the glory of God. The Men’s Ministry accomplishes this vision through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and accountability. Our goal is to assist each man in becoming a better spiritual leader in his family and church. Men are encouraged to read The One Year Bible as their "daily bread" and participate in various Bible studies offered throughout the year.