The CHOG men of Jamaica are more service-oriented than ever.
By Carl Stagner
Over time, ministries that were once powerful and effective can grow stale with little or no impact. Of course, this process is usually unintentional, but cultural shifts and other external factors deal unanticipated blows to what was once healthy and of eternal consequence. Thankfully, the God that brought life to such ministries in the first place can breathe new life into dry bones. Such is the case with the national men’s ministry of the Church of God in Jamaica. A new focus and new island-wide strategy have already demonstrated the timelessness of this divine work to reach and engage men at home, at work, in church, and in society. Continue reading
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Tagged Blenheim Town Church of God, brotherhood, brothers, Caribbean and the Atlantic, Caribbean-Atlantic, Christian men, community service, dads, discipleship, fathers, godly men, Handel Smith, Jamaica, Jamaican, Manchester, manhood, masculinity, Men, men's ministry, mentoring, Neslie Wright, parish, reaching men, recalibrate, refocus, region, regional, service projects, united, unity
Photo: August 2014 graduates of Joshua House proudly dressed for ceremony and celebration.
By Carl Stagner
Crossroads Community Church of God in Yuba City, California sees an often overlooked need in our culture today—ministry to men. Specifically, they’ve recognized a void in outreach efforts to men who have hit rock-bottom, given their lives over to drugs and alcohol, and have lost all hope for recovery. After just a few years in operation, Joshua House has celebrated men who have stepped up to the plate, broken free from addiction, acquired jobs, and reunited with their families. For these men, however, the road to recovery is not without its twists and turns. Continue reading
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Tagged addiction, alcohol, California, Crossroads Community Church, drugs, families, family, freedom, Jim Clark, Men, mens, program, recovery, Teen Challenge, Yuba City