The purpose of the men’s ministry is to foster growth in godliness among men as they strengthen relationships with one another through meetings and special events. Growth is founded upon strengthening each man spiritually; stressing accountability and encouragement to demonstrate Christ’s love more effectively in all relationships. Ultimately, we desire to see each man accept and fulfill his God given responsibility as a leader, not only for his family but also in the church and community, seeking to meet the needs of those around him.
Men’s Retreat -This annual event is held at Spruce Lake in September or October. Normally a group of men leave early Friday morning for a pre-retreat breakfast/golf outing. On Friday evening the official retreat is kicked off with a dinner at Bailey’s Steakhouse in Mt. Pocono. Highlights on Saturday include the formal Men’s retreat presentation. The afternoon hours and late evening provide opportunities for informal times of prayer, fellowship, a hike up the mountain, testing one’s skill on the confidence course, ping pong, board games and the annual camp fire extravaganza. On Sunday morning we gather for our last session and the retreat officially concludes after lunch. The annual retreat has proven to be a great time of relaxation and spiritual growth for the men of CPC.
Saturday Men’s Breakfast - Breakfasts are held on the second Saturday of the month at Henning’s Market Community Room in Harleysville with an average of 20 men in attendance. The buffet breakfast begins at 7:30 A.M. and the program includes a great devotional message from Scripture followed by announcements and prayer. We normally finish by 9:00 A.M. so everyone can get started on the weekend chores. All men are encouraged to join us and first time attendees will be treated to a free breakfast.
Thursday Morning Fellowship - This informal fellowship is for all men as they share breakfast at the Franconia Café from 6:30 - 7:30 A.M. It’s a time for early risers to begin their day with Christian brothers engaged in discussions about work, church, sports, home life and personal encouragement.