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Leading, Providing, Protecting – All for God’s Glory
Biblical Manhood

Men need a place to grow together as brothers in Christ.

This ministry seeks to equip and strengthen the men of Ascend through fellowship and the power of God’s Word to mold us into the leaders, providers, and protectors God wants us to be. Ascend Men’s Ministry facilitates discipleship opportunities, spreads the hope of Christ, and supports Ascend’s mission of saving the lost and maturing the saved.

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

– 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

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Men of the Word | Friday Mornings

Men –

The goal of bible study is simple: To know Christ and become more like Him.

We cannot lead, provide and protect per God’s design unless we know Christ and seek everyday to become more like Him.

We cannot become more like Him if we are not immersing ourselves in what He has to say in His revealed word to us, i.e. the bible!

His Word should be our delight and we are to meditate on His Word day and night (Psalm 1:2).

His Word is a Lamp that lights our path (Psalm 119:105).

The sum of His Word is truth (Psalm 119:160).

Join us at the church in the Multi-Purpose Room on Friday mornings during the school year from 6:15am to 7:30am as we gather to study the truth, be sanctified in the truth(John 17:17) from the one who is the truth (John 14:6).

We will spend this year going through Paul’s Letter To The Ephesians.  Please join us!

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IronMen Summit | January 2023

During the past two years, there has been a lot of mental energy spent on keeping the church together, making sense of government mandates, and trying to maintain unity. Given the time this was necessary. Now that it’s behind us God is calling us to something more. God wants us to be “Men on a Mission.”

In the words of 1 Peter 2:9:

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

God calls and commissions us to proclaim the excellencies of God who called us from darkness to light. On January 21st, 2023, we will once again gather in Emporia, KS for the Ironmen Summit. As men on a mission, our goal will be to motivate and equip you to fulfill the prime directive for His glory.

Sign up here for either the LiveStream we’ll be hosting at Ascend or if you plan on attending in-person, you will be pointed to the Flinthills Bible Church website to register there.

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Stand Firm Men's Conference | October 2023

Men – It may seem that there are ever increasing pressures in the world and in our society today, be it churches comprising, social justice issues, government issues, gender confusion, so-called ‘deconstructionism’, the destruction of the family, etc.

Yet we are reminded that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9).

Jesus reminds us that in this world we’ll have trouble, but to take heart because He’s overcome the world (John 16:33).  He is the Unchanging One (Heb 13:8).  He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power (Heb 1:3).  He is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11) and as his under-shepherds, as men of Christ, we must stand firm, guarding the flocks he’s entrusted to us in our families and various spheres of influence.

We have an enemy who prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour, so we have to be watchful and sober-minded (1 Peter 5:8).

Men – We have to lead the way.  We have to Stand Firm.

Scripture calls us over and over again to stand firm.  To stand firm for the truth.  To stand firm In Christ.  To be rooted In Christ.  To trust In Christ.  To proclaim Christ.  To serve Christ.  To do all things for the sake of Christ.  We are to stand firm in the faith (1 Cor 16:13), be steadfast/immovable (1 Cor 15:58), standing firm in The Lord (Phil 4:1), standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, striving side by side for the faith of the gospel (Phil 1:27).

Please join us for our first ever Stand Firm men’s conference at Ascend Church.

Our prayer is that this will be an opportunity for encouragement, equipping, and fellowship with other men of Christ to stand firm in contending for the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3), all for God’s glory!

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