Effective discipleship utilizes the relational process of mentoring (1 Tim 2:12 & 2 Tim 2:2)
MENTORING MEN FOR THE HARVEST
Our mission is to glorify God by encouraging men to become First Timothy 3 disciples of Jesus Christ who:
Aim to know and to teach God's Word
Aim for Christ-likeness in their personal lives
Aim to lead a Godly family life
Aim to serve the Church
Aim for a consistent testimony to their community
The vision (MEN OF VISION) is to strengthen men's ministries in area VIM churches by providing resources and opportunities for Christian men to practice Biblical truths.
Sponsoring events that foster fellowship with men from other Vision International Ministries Churches and equip men for ministry through their local church by:
Providing resources and encouragement for local church men's ministries
Developing area outreach events to help men reach friends for Christ
Providing regional training----through seminars and retreats-----for strengthening men
Cooperating with other Bible----believing men's ministries
Active member of a Vision International Ministries church
Seeking to be a 1 Timothy 3 man
Supported by his wife in his involvement
Approved by his pastor to be involved
Develop men's ministries in the local church
AREA FELLOWSHIP VIM MEN'S COMMITTEE
Networking with other men's ministries
REGIONAL COORDINATOR OF VIM MEN
Retreats and regional training events
COOPERATION WITH OTHER DENOMINATIONS
And parachurch men's ministries
LOCAL CHURCH AND AREA MINISTRIES
Men's Bible studies and Sunday School classes
Men's Support Groups
Men's Monthly Breakfasts
Men's Outreach Events like Sportsmen's Banquets
Men's Ministry Projects
Men's Leadership Training
COMMITMENT TO COOPERATION
Cooperation with other men's ministries in so far as core Christian doctrine and practice are not compromised
Salvation is by faith alone
The Bible is this final authority
THE REASON VIM MEN'S MINISTRY EXISTS
Looking at all the challenges men are facing in the world today can be mind-boggling. Just to keep going from day to day can be a struggle for many men. No matter what his status in life, he finds himself alone or with very few other men who understand what he is going through. His masculinity is even being questioned by different groups of people. He is often told that he is wrong in the way he presents himself, all of this having an unhealthy effect on family life, not just in the world, but also in the family of God.
As we take a look at the Vision International Ministries Man and his need to glorify God, we want to encourage men to become disciples of Jesus Christ. Paul writes in 2 Timothy 2:2: "And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." As we put these inspired words of God into practice daily, we will not only become Chris-like in our personal lives, we will become better servants in our local churches, and a more consistent testimony in our community.
By mentoring relationships we will have a more effective discipleship ministry.
Through these relationships and accountability to one another, we will become more effective in our immediate area. We will also be able to strengthen men's ministries in other area VIM churches by sharing our resources and given Christian men opportunities to practice Biblical truths.
Through providing resources and sponsoring events that foster fellowship with men in the local church and area churches, we will help to equip and strengthen men to be Christ-like at home, at church, and in the community. Let us be men of INTEGRITY. Let us as Vision International Ministries' Men meet the challenge of preparing men for tomorrow, by mentoring men today, as our Lord and Savior tarries. MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS OUR EFFORTS!