God is looking for men with humble hearts who will sacrifice everything for the cause of Christ and stand in the gap as servant-leaders for their families and the church of Jesus Christ. IPHC Men’s Ministries recognizes the great need for true, authentic heart-to-heart fellowship among men. Robert Coleman put it this way in his book, The Master Plan of Evangelism: “It all started by Jesus calling a few men to follow Him . . . His concern was not with programs to reach the multitudes, but with men whom the multitudes would follow . . . Men were to be His method of winning the world to God.”1
Our men’s leadership team at The Healing Place Church and The Rocky Mountain Conference has determined we must intentionally reach men. If you reach a man, you reach not only his family but extended family and friends. In turn, a changed, transformed man will impact his marriage and his family. A changed family will influence a neighborhood, a city, and a nation which will touch and reach our world.
It all begins with a changed man fellowshipping with other men and thereby impacting the men around him. We must strategically provide local church and conference-wide opportunities promoting male fellowship, training, and preparing our men to be who God desires them to be. Let us make 2 Timothy 2:2 our mantra. "The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”2 Let us become authentic men who lead by example in contrast to those who say, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
1Robert Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1993), 27.
2Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible, (La Habra, California, The Lockman Foundation, 1995).
**Joe Sanchez serves as the founding/senior pastor of The Healing Place Worship Center in Brighton, CO—a growing bi-lingual congregation, offering worship services in English and Spanish. He is the Men’s Ministries Director for the Rocky Mountain Conference. Joe serves on the General Men’s Ministries Board. He has translated several Men’s Ministries resources into Spanish and serves as a Spanish interpreter for bi-lingual events. Joe and his wife, Irene, make their home in Brighton, CO.