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.
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.