Legacy Men's Ministry

Legacy Men is for anyone who has completed High School or 18 years of age and older. Our legacy men have a variety of opportunities to meet, grow, and develop their spiritual legacy they are living but also planning to leave. This ministry is founded upon the principals of Titus 2, 2 Tim 2:2, Eccl 4:9-10 . This ministry also is a great way to get to know the Men in the church to do life together with.

Man Crave

Monday Night at 6:30 PM

Man Crave is a weekly meeting time for Men of God to come and learn together how to deepen their relationship with God, their spouses, their children and one another.

Man Crave's primary focus is discipleship that is based on the 5 principals Legacy Men Ministry is founded upon.

Faith

Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Legacy Men desires to be men of faith. As men of faith, we need to be in the word daily and living according to what it says. In find the Bible definition of faith. It goes beyond one's religious beliefs.The word "substance" means "confidence," or "assurance," that is, the confidence or assurance that one will receive what he hopes for. The word "evidence" means "proof," that is, the certainty or the validity that the yet unseen request is certain to come. Jesus said that if one had faith even as small as a mustard seed, it would be possible to move mountains (Matt. 17:20). Another important statement regarding faith is in Hebrews 11:6. It states: "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." The word "diligently" means "to seek out carefully," "to search," or "to inquire." Two things are emphasized in this text: (1) To please God one must believe He exists, and (2) that He will reward those who carefully seek Him. So, we must believe in God's existence, and we must believe He will do what He has promised. Faith comes by hearing; Romans 10:17 KJV
[17] So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. So legacy Men's Ministry strives to teach faith, how to keep faith, how to grow in faith, and how to live by faith. Prayer is essential to faith working and with Legacy Men we want to train our men in faith believing but also the faith and prayer asking. Prayer is essential to every mans faith growing and becoming more confident in our Heavenly Father. John 14:12-14 KJV [12] Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. [13] And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. [14] If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Fundamentals

Keep Jesus Christ the main thing and keeping the main thing the main thing! Biblical and sound doctrine is important because our faith is based on a specific message. "Jesus plus nothing equals salvation." Change that message, and the basis of faith shifts from Christ to something else. Our eternal destiny depends upon hearing "the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation" (Ephesians 1:13; see also 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14).

Sound doctrine is important because the gospel is a sacred trust, and we dare not tamper with God's communication to the world. Our duty is to deliver the message, not to change it. Jude conveys an urgency in guarding the trust: "I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints" (Jude 1:3; see also Philippians 1:27). To "contend" carries the idea of strenuously fighting for something, to give it everything you've got. The Bible includes a warning neither to add to nor subtract from God's Word (Revelation 22:18-19). Rather than alter the apostles' doctrine, we receive what has been passed down to us and keep it "as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 1:13).

Sound doctrine is important because what we believe affects what we do. Behavior is an extension of theology, and there is a direct correlation between what we think and how we act. For example, two people stand on top of a bridge; one believes he can fly, and the other believes he cannot fly. Their next actions will be quite dissimilar. In the same way, a man who believes that there is no such thing as right and wrong will naturally behave differently from a man who believes in well-defined moral standards. In one of the Bible's lists of sins, things like rebellion, murder, lying, and slave trading are mentioned. The list concludes with "whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine" (1 Timothy 1:9-10). In other words, true teaching promotes righteousness; sin flourishes where "the sound doctrine" is opposed.

Sound doctrine is important because we must ascertain truth in a world of falsehood. "Many false prophets have gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1). There are tares among the wheat and wolves among the flock (Matthew 13:25; Acts 20:29). The best way to distinguish truth from falsehood is to know what the truth is.

Sound doctrine is important because the end of sound doctrine is life. "Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers" (1 Timothy 4:16). Conversely, the end of unsound doctrine is destruction. "Certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord" (Jude 1:4). Changing God's message of grace is a "godless" thing to do, and the condemnation for such a deed is severe. Preaching another gospel ("which is really no gospel at all") carries an anathema: "let him be eternally condemned!" (see Galatians 1:6-9).

Sound doctrine is important because it encourages believers. A love of God's Word brings "great peace" (Psalm 119:165), and those "who proclaim peace . . . who proclaim salvation" are truly "beautiful" (Isaiah 52:7). A pastor "must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it" (Titus 1:9).

The word of wisdom is "Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set" (Proverbs 22:28, NKJV). If we can apply this to sound doctrine, the lesson is that we must preserve it intact. May we never stray from "the simplicity that is in Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:3).

Fellowship

The New Testament word for "fellowship," koinonia, expresses the idea of being together for mutual benefit. Hebrews 10:24-25 shares this idea, saying, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." Two reasons fellowship with other believers is important are because it helps express love to one another and it encourages good works. Fellowship is a mutual bond that Christians have with Christ that puts us in a deep, eternal relationship with one another."

1 Corinthians 1:9, "You were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." Which probably means both (1) sharing vertically in the union each of us has in Christ, and (2) sharing together with other believers the common union we have with Christ and each other.

That sharing together in the Father and the Son is certainly the case in 1 John 1:3:
That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us [that you may share in what we have seen and heard]; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

Friendship

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 KJV
[9] Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. [10] For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
A healthy relationship with God should always result in healthy relationships between and among followers of Christ. At Legacy Men we want to build a Christian brotherhood that unites men with Christ centered relationships. Every man needs a gang, a tribe, a brotherhood! Accountability is essential part of friendship and we will be intentional in placing those who choose to be part of Legacy Men into accountability groups under accountable leaders. Men want to do life together especially in a mentoring life coaching way that allows each man to pursue his spiritual legacy daily.

Food

Acts 2:42,46-47 KJV
[42] And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. [46] And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, [47] Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
You might say food has nothing to do with Christianity but I would disagree. Men like to eat and we like to eat well! Can't have a men's ministry without food especially if your tag name is CRAVE! Jesus taught some of his deepest lessons setting around a meal. A lot of his parables were taught at meal time. Who could forget the upper room and the Lords table. So food is essential to the Legacy Men's Ministry and we believe in breaking bread together often.