Stronger Men is the ministry for the men of BCC!
We get together once a month for food, fellowship, testimonies, worship, prayer and teaching on the first Thursday evening of each month from 8-9.30pm in the Life Café at BCC.
'BAGS OF HELP PROJECT' Harvest 2017
Gents, we need some help getting prepared for the Harvest Service on 8th October 2017 which is going to be MASSIVE this year!
There are THREE ways you can help us!
ONE: Staple 2,000 Foodbank leaflets to 2,000 Tesco bags.
Well, to be fair, it's now only 1,500 left to go, as a Chinese lady Foodbank volunteer came in to the office the other day, and stapled 500 leaflets to 500 bags really quickly. Like disturbingly quickly!!
HOW TO HELP: If you have any time in the day between 9am and 5pm Mon to Thu that you could give us to help us do the remainder BEFORE Fri 22nd Sep, we would be delighted! Call the office on 0121 236 2997 to arrange to help.
TWO: DRAPE BAGS & LEAFLETS OVER CHAIRS IN THE AUDITORIUM (4 teams needed)
This second piece of help we need is divided up into four separate teams. You can help us four times and be in all four teams if you like, of course! Or you can serve in just one team.
The idea is to give the whole congregation bags to take away and fill with food for the Foodbank. We are going to do this over both services, for the 2 Sundays BEFORE the Harvest Service on 8th October i.e. Sun 24th Sep and Sun 1st Oct.
To achieve this we need 24 men, in 4 teams of 6 (one team leader, 5 helpers) as follows:
Team A (team leader and 5 men):
Carefully place bags and leaflets over EVERY chair in the auditorium before the FIRST service, Sunday 24th September, 08:25am to 08:55am
Team B (team leader and 5 men):
Tidy up from the first service, and carefully replace bags and leaflets over EVERY chair in the auditorium before the SECOND service, Sunday 24th September, 10:40am to 11:10am
Team C (team leader and 5 men):
Carefully place bags and leaflets over EVERY chair in the auditorium before the FIRST service, Sunday 1st October, 08:25am to 08:55am
Team D (team leader and 5 men):
Tidy up from the first service, and carefully replace bags and leaflets over EVERY chair in the auditorium before the SECOND service, Sunday 1st October, 10:40am to 11:10am
How to Lay Out The 'Bags of Help'
The bags say 'Bags of Help' on one side. (Very helpful of Tesco to happen to print that on their strong bags at the moment, isn't it?! Coincidence? Maybe not!) On the other side of the bag will be the stapled leaflet. They are to be hung over the back of chairs, so that the bag faces forwards on the seat, and the leaflet faces backwards on the seat - see the pictures below.
HOW TO HELP: Contact Pastor Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0121 236 2997 or text in on the BCCTexts number 07481 338470 to confirm which team(s) you would like to be in, or which team(s) you would like to lead.
THREE: TRANSFER THE HARVEST FOODBANK MOUNTAIN UP TO THE FOODBANK IN YOUR CAR
We also need some gents who can ferry all the donated food in car loads using their car between church and the Foodbank after the second service on Sunday 8th October.
Map from BCC to Foodbank
HOW TO HELP: Contact Pastor Nick at email@example.com or call the office on 0121 236 2997 or text in on the BCCTexts number 07481 338470 to confirm that you can transfer food up to the Foodbank on Sunday 8th October after the second service with your car.
We are on WhatsApp at https://goo.gl/o5TK3w - please do join the conversation!
2017 All Other Dates and Events
Each of our times together is organised around words from STRONGER. This is interspersed with events and socials throughout the year. Check out our 2017 diary below.
'Six of the Best' - 6 great resources for the men of BCC...
1. ESV STUDY BIBLE
One of the best study bibles out there: ESV Study Bible, currently (June 21st 2017) on offer on Amazon at £23.99 instead of £39.99 - includes access to some on-line tools which are great.
2. book: 'PURE DESIRE'
This is one of the best books on sexual purity ever written: "Pure Desire" by Ted Roberts
3. SERMON ON PRAYER - JAMES ALADIRAN
This has to be one of the best messages on prayer I have heard, by James Aladiran (who is coming to BCC to speak on July 23). Watch from 45:35
4. CONVERSION TESTIMONY
This is one of the best personal conversion testimonies I have seen: Shane Taylor at HTB
5. BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR PROGRAMME
One of the best bible-in-one-year devotionals I have read: Bible in One Year
6. WORSHIP ALBUM
One of the best worship albums from the last couple of years, as recommended by our worship director, Natalie:
Spotify - https://goo.gl/aAvrG4
iTunes - https://goo.gl/9pY4Q9
YouTube - https://goo.gl/xqVcVR
Stronger Men 2017 Foodbank Challenge
Stronger Men organised 3 challenge events to run concurrently on Saturday 20th May: a 4 mile walk; an 8-mile walk and a 50-mile cycle ride. Over £900 was raised for our Foodbank!