Men's ministry

Who We Are

Men's Ministry at FCBC exists to glorfiy God by pointing the affections of all peoples to the all-satisfying person of Jesus Christ.

What We Do

We work to disciple men to love Jesus, worship Jesus, and live on mission for Jesus. We do this through building relationships, providing resources, and hosting regular events and gatherings. We desire to see men at FCBC connected relationally, cultivated in their spiritual growth, and confidently pursuing their calling to serve others in and through the gospel.

How to Get Involved

We work to disciple men to love Jesus, worship Jesus, and live on mission for Jesus. We do this through building relationships, providing resources, and hosting regular events and gatherings. We desire to see men at FCBC connected relationally, cultivated in their spiritual growth, and confidently pursuing their calling to serve others in and through the gospel.

Michael Seals

Director of Men's Ministry

Bible Studies and Groups

Men's 12 week Bible Study
We are planning on launching a new 12 week study in the fall! If you are interested, please contact Ken Murphy.

Tuesday Morning Study

Hebrews

Romans

Tony Laidlaw is leading a Men’s study through a book called Communication Key to Your Marriage, by H. Norman Wright. The group meets on Tuesdays at 7:10am. Contact Tony for more information as well as the location.
Roger Logan is leading a Men’s Bible Study through the book of Hebrews, using the  NavPress Life Change Series study guide. The group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30am. This study runs all year, so anyone can join at any time! Contact Roger for more information as well as the location, and purchase the study guide here.
Chis Crabtree is leading a Men’s Bible study through the book of Romans on Fridays at 7:00am. Contact Chris for more information as well as the location.

Events

Check back for upcoming events!

Service & Gifting


God has blessed us men with a variety of gifts including time, physical strength, wealth, intelligence, and experience. Since we are a part of the body of Christ, it is our joy and duty to be like Jesus and use those gifts that we have received to bless others and glorify our Father. The Men's Service Ministry connects those in need with men who want to glorify God and bless others through acts of service. There are a lot of needs out there. We want all followers of Jesus to know the joy and feeling of purpose in being part of the body of Christ in serving and being served.

Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
 
Titus 2:11-14
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
 
Also see Titus 3:8 and Matthew 5:14

Toby Palin

Service & Gifting Lead

I feel like I am a normal guy in the church. I'm not musically talented. I don't feel called to leadership. I'm fairly introverted. But I love Jesus. I am so grateful for what the Lord has done for me in making me (his enemy) a friend, paying the penalty for my sins, blessing me both spiritually and physically, and calling me His son. It is my joy and honor to follow and serve Him. I feel like the Lord has given me a heart for glorifying Him in serving others. I am pleased to be currently leading the men's service ministry, and have a whole team of men waiting to serve the Lord. Please contact me if you would like to serve.  If you are in need of help you can either fill out the on line form, call the office (208-375-8172), or contact me.

Discipleship

What is a Disciple?

A disciple is a student or a leaner… and as believers we seek to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus had 12 main disciples that He poured into, taught, and guided. When Christ ascended into heaven, he left these disciples (with the power of the Holy Spirit) to go into ALL THE WORLD. Those disciples then went out and made disciples who also made more.

1 Corinthians 10:31 – 11:1 gives us a clue to what this looks like: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” and “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.”

The goal of discipleship at FCBC is to make more disciples just like the original 12 were faithful to do. We want to encourage the men in our church to find someone to disciple them (a Paul), someone to lock arms with (a Barnabas), and someone to disciple (a Timothy). If these terms don’t make sense yet, don’t worry! They soon will.

The goal of discipleship is that we might become more like Christ. We are made new by Him, grown by Him, and lovingly serve Him. If you would like to be a part of discipleship at FCBC, please reach out! We would love to have you join us.

Danny Shaffer

Men's Discipleship Lead

My name is Danny Shaffer, and I am privileged to be able to serve in FCBC’s men’s ministry as the leader of the discipleship ministry. I was raised in the church and while I didn’t always follow Christ as Lord, He has been faithful to deliver me in spite of myself. The Lord has rescued me from many sins, some of which are drunkenness, fornication and rebellion. One of the main ways He brought me to Himself was through the ministry of discipleship through a godly man named Rick. Christ, in Rick, was patient to walk with me through so much and reach a hand down to pick me up when all else was lost. From that point, I have been dedicated to Jesus as Lord and have been chasing Him. I am passionate about one-on-one or small group discipleship because scripture talks about it and God used it to save my life. I would love to share with the men in the church body as much as I can! I am praying for our church as we move to pursue the Lord in this area!

Sexual Integrity

Matt Willis

Sexual Integrity Lead

After over a decade trapped in a secret addiction, the Lord brought Matt healing through exposure, recovery groups and the steadfast love of his wife, Sarah. This healing has led Matt from a life of shame, fear and deliberately shallow relationships with God and others to a deep, passionate love for God, His people, and their healing. This ministry strives to help men become the leaders God has called and created them to be.

Retreats

2024

The 2024 Men's Retreat took place at Quaker Hill Camp and Conference Center in McCall on March 1st-3rd. Patrick Carmichael spoke with us on the topic of Leading in Love where men explored what it means to have a servant heart in the context of leading their families and wives. 

2023

The 2023 Men’s Retreat took place at Quaker Hill Camp and Conference Center in McCall on March 3rd-5th. Matt Whitehead spoke with us on the topic of Remember & Return. View content highlights and pictures here.

Retreat Resources: View the PDF Booklet here.