What Is Men’s Institute?
Men’s Institute is a …
- training time,
- aimed solely at men,
- promoting practical skills for godly living, … before their families, their churches, and their world.
Men’s Institute was born out of the New Testament concept of training men. The heart of the ministry can be found in two Bible verses which were addressed to local churches.
“The things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”
2 Timothy 2:2
“… That they may adorn the teaching of God our Savior in all things.”
What Is Taught?
Here are some of the topics available from the Men’s Institute …
- How can I have a dull temptation life?
- How can I have assurance of my salvation?
- How can I meet the seven basic needs of my wife?
- How can I have a consistent moral victory in my thought life?
- How can I meditate on Scripture?
- How can I make my wife a radiant person?
- How can I help my children stand alone for Christ?
- How can I conquer destructive habits?
- How can I be an effective spiritual leader in my home?
- How can I benefit from my problems?
Who Should Attend?
Any man who knows Christ as his Savior and desires to implement disciplines that are after godliness should come. There may be men of other churches that have this same desire.
How Old Must You Be to Attend?
Any man 9th grade or older may attend. The institute is for those serious about living for Christ and will at times deal with delicate topics. Those attending need to be ready to handle mature issues.
Is There a Cost?
There may be a small fee dependent on the material being covered. Most of the time there is none. Local churches often pick up any fee that is required.
Where Does It Take Place?
The sessions will be held at local, Bible preaching churches, God’s tool for this era.
What to Expect?
Starting time: Set by the local church – always starting promptly.
Training time: Lessons are geared to last a half hour and no longer. This insures the maximum use of time and promotes a very practical approach to the training sessions.
Prayer time: Training sessions always end with a time of prayer done in small groups. Godly men must be transparent before others. This begins by being transparent before God about real issues of life.
About the Session Leader
Pastor Mark J. Smith and his wife, Nancy, have been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1975. Brother Mark has served as an assistant pastor, church planter, and senior pastor. Developing men for leadership has always been one of his passions. While pastoring, he was involved with Christian camping and helping churches find pastors and solve problems. Besides having a heart for pastors and wives, the Smiths have a deep concern for the children who grow up in preacher’s homes. Mark is a PK and they have raised three PK’s.