- This question has often been asked and no one can precisely answer it. One of the best answers is this: “A man becomes a man when he starts taking responsibility over his own actions.”
The lack of a godly fathering model in an average home is a bane to the leadership call in the home. A man therefore cannot be passive about what the Bible commands about his family. He must be found obedient and faithful to the high calling God has given to him as a man. He must be able to see with spiritual eyes the influence of his daily decisions for future generations. He is to live his life intentionally and leave a legacy for his children to absolutely know what a leader in their home is like so that they can pass on this baton to their children.He knows the ultimate consequence of not getting it right. Therefore our desire is to see men coming alive in Christ!
Where do we start to begin the journey to be better husbands and fathers? We start with ourselves as authentic men! We need to learn to be the kind of men that God wants us to be.
Learning to be all these do not come through a single event but a process over time. Men Alive! seeks to provide that platform through talks, small groups (MAG — Mentoring and Accountability Group) and retreats. A safe place where powerful learning opportunities are available for ALL men, single or married, young or old.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2: 4-5, 10)WHAT LADIES ARE SAYING ABOUT MEN ALIVE!
Since joining Men Alive! and the MAG, my husband has made tremendous effort to do the right things. I know he struggles at times but God is definitely working in his life. I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU and well done to you and Men Alive! It has been a source of blessing to families like ours.
We have been in a relationship for about 7 years. In the past few years of our relationship, he was a person with a quick temper. He could not accept advice from others and always had the need to be right all the time. He was like a small kid with a big ego and would certainly not say sorry even when he knew he was wrong.
Since joining Men Alive! a year ago, he shares excitedly about what he learnt. Of course I had my doubts. To my pleasant surprise he has now become a better person and boyfriend to me. He is more considerate, sensitive towards the feelings of others and completely opposite to what he was before. I believe the key to his change is because he has put God first in his daily life and is cultivating strong spiritual disciplines.
Since returning from the weekend, his spiritual disciplines are more intact than ever before. Of course, on the home front, he’s certainly more loving and patient. I shan’t go into the details here. Suffice to say, I am PLEASED AS PUNCH! Thank you for starting this wonderful and most needful movement among the men.
I have always been told to search for a man who fears God, one who really loves God from his heart, but I never had a role model to look up to. You have truly clarified and shown what a fearful man who loves God not only through your teachings, but also through your actions. I now know what to look for in my future partner and would strive to learn to be as godly for the benefit for my future partner as well.WHAT MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT MEN ALIVE!
I have been through two encounter weekends and consistent in the monthly meetings. I realised that God has His way in coaching us to be very different men from what we are before. At Men Alive!, we share things that we don’t even share with our best friend and what helps the most was the accountability that was in our MAG. It helps me to be responsible for my daily decisions.
I have never attended Fathers Club nor did I hear much about the Men’s Encounter Weekend (MEW) but when my cell member shared with the group and I decided to sign up. It was my first time attending the MEW and it completely blew me away.
I don’t use the word “wonderful” lightly. What makes the time wonderful is the transparency and authenticity of the men that allow us to confess our failures and frustrations without worrying about being judged. The break away from my spouse and children is rejuvenating. I will be there for the next MEW!
With God’s grace, my wife told me that she saw the change in me in a positive way. I know I have also become closer with and stronger in God. Why do I say so? Now, I can go around talking about God and sharing the gospel with friends (believers and non-believers) with confidence. I also try to influence my staff and business partners to share the same value in God (i.e. maintain good practice in work and personal life).
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