Since everyone else seems to be encouraging men to “man up” we decided that this October Pillar Church along with several other churches in our family are going to encourage men to do the opposite. We’re holding the first of what we hope will be an annual men’s event, The ManDown Weekend. It’s cheap, close to home and an attempt to encourage each other to adopt a Biblical view of manhood, fatherhood and husbandry. We have some great sessions lined up, good music and a lot of recreation time built in. Here’s a little excerpt from the website:
In a culture where confusion about authentic manhood is at an all-time high we have the opportunity to take up a life displayed with crystal clarity in the person of Christ. Jesus Christ laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our life for our brothers (1 John 3:16). In a world that tells men to seek comfort we want to say sacrifice. In a world that tells men to flee responsibility, we want to say serve. In a world that tells men their greatest joys are found in looking out for themselves we want to point men to the enduring joy of the laid-down life.