Welcome to ManUp 4 Jesus – the CCTO men’s ministry that is geared towards men becoming the spiritual leaders God calls them to be.
ManUp is a tiered approach geared toward making God at the center of your personal life, your family life, and your social and work life – basically, every facet of your life. It is centered on several key verses:
- 1 Cor 16:13-14 – Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.Do everything in love.
- Mark 12:30-31 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself
The tiered up approach looks like this:
TIER 1: Once a month, we have an easily approachable time of fellowship on a Thursday night where we have dinner, worship, a devotional and an optional time of discussion at the end over dessert. It is the easiest for all men to comfortably be a part of. We will get to know each other much more intimately with the goal of all men being familiar with each other at CCTO.
TIER 2: We start to stretch that comfort zone and encourage all of the men to get into a weekly / bi-weekly bible study. It could be couples, men only, focused on a particular book or topic, etc. The goal is for all men to be part of some regular bible study.
TIER 3: Stepping a few more paces out of the comfort zone – and to some, potentially the hardest part of this is the accountability tier. This is a ‘one on one’ time with accountability partner– some of you may already have accountability partners so you may already be there. This is designed to be a ‘no holds barred’ approach to sharing your deepest, darkest stuff to bring it to light in the spirit of John 3:19-21 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
TIER 4: Simply put – tier 4 is quiet time between you and God. This is the ultimate time of fellowship – You and God – and it is to encourage daily times with God – times of prayer, time in the word, time talking to God.
ManUp 4 Jesus intends to have every man at CCTO ‘walk the walk’ by encouraging all men to be involved in this ministry.