Thanks for checking out the Men's Ministry page of the Westside Christian Church website. Our mission is simple. To disciple every man into a dynamic, world changing disciple of Christ by empowering him to become God's intimate ally and freeing him to be the leader God created him to be in his home, his work, his church and the world. This is not accomplished overnight and it is through much prayer, honest conversation, tough choices and the passionate pursuit of men's hearts that we see God move in a mighty way and men are changed. So if you are a guy looking for a band of brothers and ready to take that next step...whatever that may be, we welcome you. Here are a few events you might be interested in:
Men's Quarterly Breakfast
Our Quarterly Men's Breakfast takes place at Westside Christian church from 8-10am about every 3 months or so. At these gatherings, men get to enjoy the company of other men, eat hearty man-food and be challenged in their Christian walk by dynamic speakers who are not only good communicators...but they are men; and that's the best thing we can say about them. Our current theme is "A Man And His..." and we have heard men from all walks of life talk about "A Man And His Heart," "A Man And His Life," and "A Man And His God."
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Men's Only Growth Group
The Men's Only Growth Group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 7-9pm @ Jason Collett's home (6236 Mesaview Dr., Citrus Heights) for the purpose of Bible study, encouragement and good 'ol guy time. We are currently starting a new study called "Men Walking Through Life Together" and have done such book & DVD studies as 1 & 2 Samuel, "Wild At Heart" and "Fathered By God" by John Eldredge. Looking for a place to be yourself? Wanting more from your relationship with God than you are currently experiencing? Tired of putting on a happy face and faking it through life? Than you've found the right group. No fancy talk. No posing. Just real men dealing with real life and seeking THE real God. Come check us out!
Young Men Only Growth Group:
It's hard to make your way in the world and if you are like many young men, you haven't had a good role model, if any, for what it takes to be a man. If you are a 20 something man, we encourage you to join this Growth Group meeting the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month from 7-9pm for the purpose of discovering what it takes to be a man, how to base your identity on Christ and discover your purpose in life. We will be doing a book study of 1 & 2 Samuel and look at the life of David and his Mighty Men as well as other good and bad examples of biblical manhood. There will be frank discussion, Bible study and the opportunity to be apart of a band of brothers. No judgements. No condemnation. Just real men dealing with real life and seeking THE real God. Hope you can join us!
Men's White Water Adventure
Every year they come from far and wide to be tested. To test their strength and skill against the elements. To discover who is man enough to conquer the water. Ok, so maybe it's not that crazy but it is the best event we do all year! If you are a guy and love the outdoors, than this is the event for you. May 16-17, 2015 we will tackle the North Fork of the American River for a day of white water excitement. This raft trip includes some class 3 rapids and the scenery is breathtaking. We kickoff the weekend on a Friday night with our very own champion BBQ team of David Forsberg and Jason Collett cooking up some of the best meat money can buy. After a "friendly" game of football or some time fishing, hiking or just kicking back in the great outdoors we enjoy a night of stories and testimonies around a roaring campfire. The evening speaker will challenge us with a powerful message and then its hit the sack as there is an early wake up call. After a stick to your ribs man breakfast on Saturday morning its time to gear up and hit the river where lunch will be served along the way. By dinner time we are off the river and heading back to town, physically tired but spiritually refreshed and ready for the next adventure that awaits us at home.
Not interested in the white water? No problem! Feel free to join the guys for dinner and the camp out for a nominal fee. Details and pricing to be announced. Contact Pastor Nathan Cherry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details or to sign up.
Men's Golf Classic
Whether you are a refined pro or a weekend hacker this golf tournament is just for you. Skill is not a requirement as we will help you learn the game and enjoy an afternoon on the greens in this best-ball round robin tournament, September 27th 2014.
All joking aside, this is real, heart pounding and it's a blast! Join with other men from Westside on Saturday, November 27, 2014 as we brave the outdoor arenas at Shooters All-Season Paintball for a morning of intense competition. There's nothing like shooting your brother with paint to tell him you love him. This event is for men ages 16 and older. Details to come.
R3 Men's Conference:
This off-campus, one day conference is a great way to recharge the old spiritual battery as we head into the often hectic holiday season. It's held every November (dates yet to be determined) in Rancho Cordova and feature some of the best regional Men's Ministry speakers, resources and organizations in the greater Sacramento area. Check out this promo video to learn more.
**Coming Fall 2015 Outreach**
New this year we will be offering a series of events called "The Great Man Steak-Out." It will be on Friday evenings similar to the Men's Breakfast but with exciting new speakers, powerful worship, a men's interest moment, testimonies from the WCC Men's Ministry Team and more I can't tell you about ... yet. Oh, and did I mention we're going to eat? That's right, they don't call it a "Steak-Out" for nothing! So keep your ears to the ground, invite your buddies and join us for these awesome events new to 2014. Dates and pricing TBA.