Men, who are created in the image of God (Gen 1:27), have a unique role to play both in the family and the family of God. Men are called to be the head of the house (Eph 5:23; 1 Cor 11:3) and to have leadership roles in the church (1 Tim 3:1-16; Titus 1:5-9). ABC will only be as healthy as the fathers, grandfathers, sons, and single men who are a part of the church.
Our men’s ministry is called “Covenanters”. The word “covenant” comes from the Old Testament. A covenant was a strong promise made between two entities which were often made in blood. Covenants were not to be taken lightly. In the Old Testament, the Lord makes a covenant with many individuals such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David, and with the nation of Israel. Though all these covenants were technically broken by men, all of God’s covenants were completed in Christ.
In the early 17th century, a group of Scottish Presbyterians made a covenant to the Lord that they would dedicate all of Scotland, both the church (kirk) and government to the gospel of Jesus. These men were known as “Covenanters” and many of them would go on to lose their lives for refusal to forsake the gospel, their government, and their God.
Why the name Covenanters? We want to engage males to be godly men who love Christ with their greatest affections, and who will stand up for truth in our dying and sinful generation. Thus, the name “Covenanters” fits well for our hopes. We want to make a covenant with the Lord and each other—that by the grace of Jesus Christ we will know His great doctrines, we will live for Christ, we will lead well, and we will be accountable to one another in prayer and killing sin.
The theme verses for Covenanters is:
“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
What to know about Covenanters
When: Every third Saturday of the month
Where: ABC Fellowship Hall
Purpose: To equip the men of ABC to learn about Christ, to lead for Christ, and to love Christ and others.
Where We Will Begin: Equip men with the Word so that they may understand it and be able to teach it. We will begin by studying teaching and preaching. Our textbook will be the Bible and the book Saving Eutychus which will be provided for no charge.
What to Bring: A willing heart to serve Christ and others, a Bible, a pen, a paper, and your book.