Most men don’t recognize their importance in the home, the church, and society. Because they underestimate the impact they can have, they often settle for counterfeit models of manhood. Two popular counterfeit models in our culture are the Macho-man and the Apathetic-man. The Macho-man (think toxic masculinity) thinks masculinity is about power and success; the Apathetic-man thinks the “I-don’t-really-care” attitude is the ideal. Both of these are perversions of authentic manhood.
The answer isn’t to try to be more macho or to care less, the answer is to be more like Jesus, who modeled perfect manhood. He was the perfect blend of strength, maturity, compassion, wisdom, will and submission. He thought clearly and loved deeply. He took initiative and sacrificially took responsibility for those God entrusted to his care. This is the kind of men we strive to be at OCF.
In order to help one another become this kind of man, the Men’s Ministry at OCF offers large group get-togethers (for making initial connections), small groups (for instruction, discussion and growth), and one-on-one discipleship (for accountability and encouragement).
OCF | Thursdays | 6am
As followers of Christ we are nothing less than men on mission, and we hope to see you at our Men’s Bible Study on Thursday mornings. We will be studying the book of Philippians, and looking at lives of Jesus and Paul to help us live fruitful lives that glorify God, and serve those around us. This group is always open so feel free to join us whenever you can!
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Next BBQ: Monday, October 29th
Every last Monday of the month we gather together to connect and get to know other guys at OCF. We meet in our parking lot and high school room at 6:30pm.
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Men's Retreat 2018
Camp Alpine | November 2nd-4th
THEME: FROM GRIT TO GREAT
PLAY HARD, MAKE FRIENDS, MEET GOD
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tim Kuhl
Sometimes you just need to get away and get with God. That’s why our men’s retreats are the ideal place to unplug from life and connect with others. This fall we're heading to Camp Alpine in Blue Jay, CA for weekend filled with worship, discussion, and recreation activities. The weekend includes:
Activities: Breakout Sessions
- The Role of Man
- Real Change for Real People
- God's Call: What Keeps You Going
- General Sessions and Worship
- 100 ft. Centurion Tree Climb
- 600' Zipline
- Airsoft and Archery
- Mountain Man Showdown
- 3:3 Basketball Tournament
- AND MORE!
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