This fall, we are having a newer type of men’s group using material from ‘Radical Mentoring.’ It will be a group of 10-12 men who are working toward an integrated Christian life. We believe that we can have successful careers and be learners and followers of Jesus Christ and be great husbands, fathers, church members, sons, civic leaders, disciple-makers and friends . . . all at the same time.
The program involves a monthly meeting (7:00pm to 10:00pm), a day-long Sunday together, having a coffee or lunch with a group member once a month, 8 significant reading assignments (reading and reflecting on a book a month), and memorizing about (15) Scriptures (one or two per month). It will begin in late October and end with an overnight retreat, which will be in June.
The meetings aren’t optional. A premium is placed on timeliness, preparation and respect for everyone else in the group. Participants will have to make some tough decisions in order to honour the commitment to the group and be at each meeting on time.
If you are involved in graduate studies, or already overextended in other commitments, then you probably would be well served to pass on this opportunity. Although not onerous, the requirements are consistent and they will take focused time, both to attend the sessions and to do the reading and memory work.
The cost of the materials and books is will be equally divided by participants. You’ll be expected to pay your fair share of the retreat costs (expected to be food and recreation only), although those plans are not yet final.
To apply for one of the spots in the group this year, download the application form (PDF) and email your responses to Pastor Chad (firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to contact him with any questions about the group.