Meeting the needs of men.

The Harbor Men's Ministry


The Harbor men's ministry is all about relational discipleship-- men helping other men grow as followers of Jesus in the context of life-on-life relationships. Our goal is for men to become who God created them to be as life-long disciples of Jesus. Being a disciple has to do with making Jesus the center of your life and seeking to become a replica of Him. This involves information about Jesus and what the Bible teaches. But it is also more than that. It's about application. Being a disciple of Jesus is more about who you are and how you live than what you know. Information is for the purpose of application.

That said, followers of Jesus need more seasoned followers to show them how to live as a follower of Jesus in the day-to-day realities of life. Jesus discipled his group of twelve men this way. He taught and modeled truth for them in the context of relationship. They learned from and imitated Him as they went about doing life. This was how those disciples understood Jesus' commission to make other disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). It is also how those disciples, in turn, made other disciples. That's what relational discipleship is and is what the men's ministry at The Harbor is all about.

Our guiding Bible passages that speak to this are:

Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Matthew 28:19-20
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

1 Timothy 2:2
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.


Saturday, September 16th

Men’s One-Day Retreat

featuring Guest Speaker

Pastor Paul Anderson

Pastor Paul spoke at the Harbor last March on Father Wounds. This time he will teach on the theme, “Hearing the Voice of God.”

As men, we bear so much responsibility over families, at work and in society in general. What a wonderful truth it is that God has promised to personally guide us in fulfilling these responsibilities by His Spirit.

This is going to be a very practical equipping event. Pastor Paul is one of the most anointed teachers I know. His balanced, biblical teaching on this subject has impacted multitudes!

Location and Time: The Harbor Church Auditorium from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Retreat cost is $25. Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Ages: Appropriate for men 14 to 114

You are encouraged to invite friends and bring younger guys you are mentoring.

What an honor to serve the Lord Jesus with men like you. Press on!

Pastor Jim


One thing we do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, we press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:13b-14 (NIV)