North Addison Baptist Church, Spokane, WA
Friday, September 21, 2018
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Men of Simplicity

Men of Simplicity (MOS) holds sessions during the school year 2018-19. Meetings will start every Monday evening at 6:45. Here's the schedule:
First Term--Sept 10 through Dec 17
Second Term--Jan 7 through Mar 25
Third Term--Apr 8 through June 17
 
Goal: Biblical manhood – men living simply and purely devoted to Christ
(2 Cor. 11:3), no longer living for themselves but for Christ who died and rose again on their behalf (2 Cor. 5:15).

Vision Impact: Psalm 78:3-8--What we have heard and learned– that which our ancestors have told us– 4 we will not hide from their descendants. We will tell the next generation about the LORD's praiseworthy acts, about his strength and the amazing things he has done. 5 He established a rule in Jacob; he set up a law in Israel. He commanded our ancestors to make his deeds known to their descendants, 6 so that the next generation, children yet to be born, might know about them. They will grow up and tell their descendants about them. 7 Then they will place their confidence in God. They will not forget the works of God, and they will obey his commands. 8 Then they will not be like their ancestors, who were a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that was not committed and faithful to God.
 
Meeting Formats: MOS meets weekly on Monday nights lead (via Zoom) by Mike Thibodeaux of Simplicity Ministries® at North Addison Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall.
 
There are two main formats for our meetings: a teaching week and a discussion week.
 
Teaching Week Format: The first 10 minutes is an informal time of fellowship and connecting with other men in the group (a light snack to be provided by a different man each week). Following this time, we move directly into our teaching time from God’s Word. After the Bible teaching, the men huddle up into groups for a 10-15 minute debriefing. Each man answers the question: “What is the most significant thing the Lord has shown you tonight?” The session ends with prayer. The teaching focus this fall: The
characteristics of men living simply and purely devoted to Christ.
 
Discussion Week Format: The first 10 minutes is an informal time of fellowship and connecting with other men in the group (a light
snack to be provided by a different man each week). Following this, we move into an accountability time in small groups (of three to four men) for15 minutes. This time focuses on three key questions: 1. Have you been with Jesus? (relationship with
God) 2. Have you been with believers? (relationship with family and the body of Christ) 3. Have you been with the lost? (relationship with the unsaved). After our accountability time, the men move into discussion groups, where they respond to questions regarding both the content and the application of the previous week’s Bible teaching. This discussion time lasts about 30 minutes. The remaining 20 minutes is spent in a unique directed prayer time.
 
Commitment: Men are asked to make a commitment to be actively involved. Active involvement allows for one to two absences per term. We understand that 100% attendance is not possible or likely for any man. Sickness, unavoidable work issues, and family matters may hinder our attendance occasionally. We ask each man to make this commitment to God, to his family, and to the MOS brothers. This commitment is intended to help foster spiritual growth, excellent group dynamics, and a true brotherhood. When a man is out, it does affect the other men in the group. At the end of each term, MOS members are asked to evaluate their experience and decide if they will make a commitment to be actively involved in the next term.

MOS is a ministry of Simplicity Ministries®
Contact: Robert Sherwood, 509-999-1738
robertsherwood2@gmail.com or
Mike Thibodeaux, 971-219-6964, mike@simplicityministries.org
if interested in participating.