Dear Men of God,
I am writing this to hold you accountable to be the men you are supposed to be.
Please hold me accountable also.
An F group is a Family group. This is mainly for the married man. The single man should apply this also to his life and be involved in a discipleship group.
The Idea came to me when I wanted to start discipleship groups with men to encourage each other to be and do what God has called us to. My wife expressed she wanted us (our family) to be in a group. I had this idea before but have not followed through. I now see how important it is for every man of the household to be a leader to His Family. To disciple His wife and kids. We know they need to see a Godly example and have the leader of their household to be a leader in spiritual matters. So before I have a menís accountability group and try to teach and encourage others, I need to do that for my Family. They are the ones God holds me accountable for and are the closest people in my life. I should be an influence on them first before I reach out to others. This is my way to do it, have an F-Group (Family Group) where we pray, learn about Godís word, worship, fellowship and grow in Christ together. The things I want to teach others I had better be teaching my family first. God holds us accountable for what kind of husbands and Dads we are.
My wife commented on how much she enjoyed it and the kids love it too. I see how important this to my family. I need to take the time to be an example for them.
So if you donít have an F- group yet, why not start this week. Sing a couple of songs, share something from Godís heart from the scriptures. Pray for each other. And donít forget to have fun together. Teach your Family to put God first, not by just talking about it, but do it in your family. Be the leader God has called you to be.
The importance of meeting together
It is so important for us to be a part of a group. If you are part of a group you have others that you know care about you. You have others that will encourage you to be all that you should be. You have people who will pray for you. You have people to learn from. You have people to teach. We learn a lot from each other. So I would encourage you to become a part of a small group if you are not.
Kevin - this is an interesting concept...Of couse we have "family groups" in Church, in the larger sense - This idea seems to be "Church" in minature - Are you hoping that as the smaller family groups come and grow together, the impact will be felt/seen on the wider `Church`? I belong to a women`s group and of coure there are the men`s groups but this is something I haven`t considered before..thank you for your courage and willingness to share this.