We welcome all men, ages 18 - 90 to join us on the second
Saturday of the month from 8am - 9am. The group was started in
2011 by Gary Willis. Gary believes it is important for
men to have a a safe place to share who they are, their
spiritual journeys, and their hopes and dreams. Gary is the
current facilitator of the group.
Men’s Group usually includes an opening prayer, brief check-in
from all men, topic of the week led by Gary or another man in
the group, small group discussion and prayer. Topics discussed
have been prosperity, gratitude, love, service, prayer,
letting go, trust, meditation and others.
The Men’s Group also facilitates service projects at
CBCH. These include general repair and maintenance as
well as building enhancements and improvements.
In the group, the younger men learn from older men. Older men
learn from younger men. Men realize that they are not alone in
their personal challenges. Men come when they can, receive the
supportive nourishment they ask for, and provide love,
support, and listening for each other. CBCH men enjoy
sharing thoughts and ideas about their own spiritual journeys,
and can give each other a helping hand when asked.
Many CBCH men provide some type of service to the church and
larger community. Several teach our youth. Others help with
maintenance of the church. Others provide help in their
communities. Service is a very important component of the CBCH
Men’s Group. Each man decides for himself how he is going to
In a culture that discourages men from being whole,
vulnerable, spiritual, and connected, the CBCH Men’s Group
offers men an opportunity to share and become part of a
caring, loving circle of men. Confidentiality is important, as
well as respect for differences, and a rule to “not judge.”
“This group is the best
support group I have ever attended
,” said one man. “I have gotten to know these guys
so much better. When I see them on Sunday, I really feel
,” reports another.
We are blessed to have the space, time and energy of a
wonderful group of “Real Men” at CBCH.