ManUP Okanagan is an initiative that was created out of desire from men throughout the Okanagan looking for more – Our Lord says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (NIV John 10:10) We are called to take the nectar out of life, to dig in, to get dirty, sweaty and be inspired! DON’T SETTLE, DON’T BE SATISFIED! Join us on this adventure and let’s see all that the Lord has planned for us!
ManUP Okanagan organizes what we call an ADVANCE each month in the Okanagan. They happen on the last Wednesday of each month and will include, worship, teaching, prayer, conversation and food. Each month’s ADVANCE will be hosted by a different local church.
These are a great opportunity for men from across the Okanagan to gather together and experience more.
For details on each month’s ADVANCE including guest speaker and host, either check out our Facebook page or go to imanup.ca.
What does it mean to be a man? Moreover, how does a father instill these qualities in his son? By Raising a Modern-Day Knight. Beginning with a biblical perspective of manhood, author-pastor Robert Lewis shares a unique approach to shaping a boy into a man by equipping him with three essential elements: a vision, a code of conduct, and a transcendent cause (Christianity) in which to invest his life. Complete with ceremony ideas to celebrate accomplishments and ingrain them in his mind, this video resource is as insightful as it is practical in raising a boy to be a chivalrous, godly man. The series, hosted by RMDK author, Robert Lewis and FamilyLife founder, Dennis Rainey, is a 6-part study for men based on the best-selling Focus on the Family book, Raising a Modern Day Knight.
RMDK is for Dads
The Raising a Modern-Day Knight Training Series is produced for fathers to go through with other fathers. We do not recommend that fathers and sons go through this together. While the information is certainly excellent for everyone to hear, having sons participate creates a challenge for some of the dads who may be struggling as a father. If a man is experiencing some difficulties or has questions, he may not be as willing to share with the other men if his son is sitting at the round table with him. That said, each week RMDK has created a ‘Dad Challenge’ that fathers and sons do together. These fun activities are great connecting points between father and son and can build an incredible bond to last a lifetime.
Cost of this series is $20.00. Please bring payment to the first session. If you have questions please email Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting once a month on Wednesday at 7:15 PM for a time to spend in worship and fellowship with authentic men, stepping into their faith and leading each other to and extraordinary life. For location or more information, and how to connect to one of the GWG groups contact Trent at 250.869.7897.
Note: Wednesday June 27 was the last meeting until September.
Have a great summer!
“Man-Up Early-Bird Morning Bible Study reveres the Word of God and tackles the entire scope of Scripture. We believe the Old and New Testament scriptures to be God’s primary means of communication to His church. Verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter, in depth study can never be supplanted. Context and point-of- view are critical. We feed at His banquet table, and the Holy Spirit uses this sumptuous meal – as we slowly digest it – to nourish us, enlighten us, and guide us in the way we should walk. Top, gifted and anointed Christian teachers and preachers, are sourced and carefully selected to assist us in our understanding of scripture. Video, audio, transcripts and more, are tools we use to facilitate our learning and discussions. Doctrine, prophesy, heaven and hell, end times, apologetics, creation and evolution and other hard – even “controversial issues” – are not avoided. Our Bible is an amazing 66-book package, so we do not shy away from, or dance around topics which to some may be considered “politically incorrect”. Christ’s mandate to us is to study the complete body of scripture – yes, even the very tough issues – like election and predestination, the authenticity and inerrancy of scripture, where we go when we die etc. – are honestly presented and carefully evaluated. We also do topical studies and Q & A sessions on a vast array biblical content. We also have fun! We laugh, cry, and pray for and with each other. Come and join us – you will not be disappointed!
We meet at 6:00 AM and enjoy Tim Horton’s healthy-happy-cardiac-friendly-cuisine – with tea and coffee thrown in!”