Email Dean William McKeachie, Vicar for Parish Ministry, Men's Ministry
The core of Men’s Ministry at St. Andrew’s is the time spent together on Tuesday mornings for prayer, study, and mutuality in Discipleship as Christian Men. We begin with prayer and continue with intensive, biblically based, often very lively discussion over coffee, fruit and pastries. Opportunity is always offered for any man to share personal witness, experiences, needs, sorrows, or joys.
Men’s Ministry at St. Andrew’s is affiliated with the international Anglican disciple-ship network of men and boys known as the Brotherhood of St. Andrew’s. The program is designed to foster Mentoring, with a focus on raising up a new generation of Christian Men; Mutuality, with a focus on fellowship and accountability one with another within the Body of Christ; and Maturity, with a focus of growing in Grace and Christ-likeness of spiritual stature, rooted in the Word Himself and in particular in His Word Written, the Holy Scriptures. Each man is encouraged and, by God’s Grace, equipped to share and spread the Faith, to the end of making disciples of others, one to one in the building up of God’s Kingdom.
At St. Andrew’s, a favorite event for the Men has been manning the barbeque grills for the annual parish-wide Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Pancake & Barbecue Supper. The Brotherhood also reaches out to the community with special projects, in coordination with other St. Andrew’s ministries, in support of TarrantNet, Iglesia San Miguel, Union Gospel Mission, Kairos, the Anglican Relief and Development Fund, and other bodies seeking to be obedient to both the Great Commandment and Great Commission of Christ. The Men’s group is active in the local expressions of “Faith in Action” -- seeking to reach thousands of Fort Worthians with the transforming love and power of Christ.
All men of the Parish, as well as from other congregations and those who may not have a congregational home, are invited to come, to be disciples, to make disciples, and to grow in Christ week in, week out, as mentored by the Master Himself. Check the slideshow below for some candids of the men serving the Lord by making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the kitchen at St. Andrew's and cooking for The Union Gospel Mission residents and serving at the Ronald McDonald House.