Photo credit: John Eldredge

Photo credit: John Eldredge

In our consistent efforts to provide mentoring for our young men at Grace Landing, we have begun a new program aimed at assisting our guys in becoming the kind of men God calls all of us men to be. We have partnered with a group of men from Celebration Community Church who are meeting with our guys every two weeks to provide a place for them to share their struggles, hear the stories of other men and to grow in the godly manhood. They meet and discuss things like cooking steak, how to tie a tie, how to present themselves appropriately for a job and how to respectfully talk to girls. They are using John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart as the basis for their discussion time. We have thought long and hard and spent lots of time in prayer trying to determine what would be an effective way for us to offer our guys an opportunity to grow as men and to mature into adults. We believe this approach is going to hit the mark. Matt has recruited a leader of this program from within the church and aside from providing oversight, Grace Landing has taken a hands off approach and we are letting the group run itself. Having this separation from the Grace Landing staff, who the guys see daily, will allow them a little more freedom to feel the group is safe, plus it will allow for a wider range of voices speaking into their lives. We are very excited about this program and have already begun to notice a difference in the lives of our guys. Continue to pray for our guys and the success of this program.