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Find new ways of meeting

By Jim Boesch

 “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”

––Hebrews 10:24-25

Our purposeful God created each man to be in an ongoing, on-growing relationship with other men.

While all men are built to engage with other men on a regular basis we are now living in uncertain times.

Just a few weeks ago we celebrated men’s ministry as brothers in Christ with leaders of the General Commission on UM Men and the National Association of Conference Presidents.

Now, with a mandated nationwide social distancing policy in effect, we need to find new ways to sustain our transformational relationships with other men.

While we once served side by side with other men on Sundays in local churches, we are now (at least temporarily) relegated to participate in worship services via Facebook Live or podcasts.

 Where we previously gathered weekly to share of our awareness of Jesus’s activity and influence in our lives, we are now prohibited from meeting with 10 or more men.

These transformational relationships must take new forms, but they must not cease if we are to continue to coach and be coached by other men to thrive through Christ so others will know Him.

Zoom video conferencing is one way for your men to continue meeting with each other.

Download software at Zoom.us.com and hold 40-minute meetings free of charge while we are prohibited from sharing physical space for our equipping for God’s glory.

Jim Boesch, a certified men’s ministry specialist and deployed staff member

General Commission on UM Men

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