Our Men's Ministry goal at Lighthouse, is similar to our church goal, that is to glorify God in all that we do; to exalt the name of Jesus Christ, while serving others and building up the body of Christ.
We will accomplish this with our monthly men's Bible study and prayer meetings. We will begin a study through the book of Colossians meeting every third Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. We will also have a couple of men's retreats throughout the year as a way to relax and enjoy fellowship with one another (Venues to be determined).
Christ is Lord over all of creation, including the invisible realm. He has secured redemption for his people, enabling them to participate with him in his death, resurrection, and fullness.
Purpose, Occasion, and Background
The church at Colossae apparently got its start during Paul’s three-year ministry in Ephesus (A.D. 52–55). During this time, a Colossian named Epaphras probably traveled to Ephesus and responded to Paul’s proclamation of the gospel (see Acts 19:10). This new believer returned to his hometown and began sharing the good news of Christ, which resulted in the birth of the Colossian church (Col. 1:7). At the time of this writing, Epaphras is with Paul in Rome and has likely shared the bad news that there was a dangerous teaching threatening the church at Colossae (4:12). Paul writes this letter to respond to this situation and to encourage these believers in their growth toward Christian maturity.
Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 2289). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.