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, Starting January 31st | 6am
Guys, you're invited to join us on Thursday mornings for our study on the book of Jonah. When most of us think of Jonah, what comes to mind is the big fish that swallowed him. However, the story of Jonah is a powerful lesson that illustrates our need to know who God is and what He is really like. Without this personal understanding of God we will fail to know who we are and how we are to live. For more information, please contact Carlos Rams.
Journey of Hope (Co-Ed Group)
Leader: Pastor Mark
OCF | Sundays, Beginning February 24th | 9:30am
As a follow-up to our “Be Anxious for Nothing” sermon series and God Talk, Pastor Mark will be leading a support group called “Journey Toward Hope.” The group will meet on Sunday mornings February 24th through March 31st during our 9:30am service.
Filled with scripture, teaching, real-life illustrations, and prayers, “Journey Toward Hope” seeks to ground you in five truths about who you are: You are loved, you have a purpose, you belong, you have a choice, and you are needed. The cost is $20 in order to pay for your workbook—the workbook is absolutely necessary.
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OCF | Monday, February 25th | 6:30pm
Invite a friend and join us for a laid back evening with the guys. We're providing the food, teaching, and basketball; all you have to do is show up. We hope to see you on Monday, February 25th at 6:30pm.