Hi, I’m James! I’ve been a facilitator for Men’s Fraternity for approximately 3 years. I’ve been a part of Men’s Fraternity since I first started attending, almost 10 years now. What I enjoy the most is the relationships I’ve developed over the years. The bonding with other Christian men who are struggling, just like me, through life, but learning how to place Christ at the center of things is the greatest benefit & challenge.
As a facilitator, I’m accountable to my group. Yes, I screw up, yes life gets in the way and frustration does happen. But Men’s Fraternity is a place I can be me without worrying about being judged, because more than likely, someone has gone through it, is going through it or will go through it. “It” being, pain, struggling with your faith, material problems, loss, celebrations, promotions at work or whatever life entails.
Pastor Brek says, “we are the hands and feet of our community.“ Being a part of this group has shown me I don’t have to do life alone. I am blessed more than I realize and deserve. And every once in a while, I get to be a blessing to someone else. If you’re looking to learn more about yourself, or what it means to truly follow Christ, join a small group, or better yet start one of your own! You’ll be amazed at what God will do in your life.
Micah 4:6-7 NLT says, “In that coming day, says the Lord, ‘I will gather together those who are lame, those who have been exiles, and those whom I have filled with grief. Those who are weak will survive as a remnant; those who were exiles will become a strong nation. Then I, the Lord, will rule from Jerusalem as their king forever’.”