In 2000, a man named Kelly Talamo had a vision for a unique approach to studying God’s Word — and the first Men Step Up venue was launched in Alpharetta, GA. The premise is simple: the Word of God is made relevant to men every time a lie is unpacked with the Truth. In 2006 a group of 14 men led by Casey Sanders were challenged to bring Men Step Up to Gwinnett County…The rest is history.
Our mission is to create environments where men step up to the truth.
WE BELIEVE that every spiritual problem a man has can be traced back to a lie the World suggested, and he initially bought into.
WE ALSO BELIEVE Jesus when he said:
“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” (John 8:32).
Wouldn’t it make sense to identify the lie, apply the truth, and be set free? We think so.
If men are looking for a place where they can:
– Meet new, authentic friends
– Grow as a man
– Participate in discussion
– Build relationships
– Expand their thinking
– Have some fun
…then this is it!
Think of every men’s event you’ve ever or never attended… From pancake breakfasts to Promise Keepers and everything in between…well, Men Step Up is not that. Just describing it does not do it justice, it must be experienced!
Most guys need a place to grow that is relevant to a man in the marketplace. Men Step Up is a weekly forum where men have an opportunity to look at real issues, step up to the truth, and personally interact with the Word of God and one another.
Simply put, Men Step Up is a place where a man’s thinking collides with God’s thinking. The result is transformation!
What Friday Morning Looks Like from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m:
- 1. We gather, talk and get to know each other better over coffee and donuts
- 2. We move to any seats around the tables in groups of 3 or 4
- 3. The leader “Tee’s up the Lie” and sets the tone with a story, introducing the Truth in scripture
- 4. Everyone answers questions on their individual cards
- 5. We discuss our thoughts as we interact with Truth at the tables via the help of table leaders
- 6. We return as a “group” and share any observations or thoughts we might have had
- 7. We pray for each other at the tables
- 8. We head off into our Friday challenged, different, and hopefully better men!
Below are some videos that will provide a little more insight.
WHO LEADS THE DISCUSSION?
Casey Sanders of “Jesus Spoken Here” leads Men Step Up Gwinnett. His call to minister to Men through a “one-on-one” approach fits in very well with this forum.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Just like God’s Grace, Men Step Up is FREE. We do ask for contributions to help cover the costs for printing the cards up and for the coffee and doughnuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. But PLEASE don’t let money stand in your way of getting to know Jesus better through Men Step Up!
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
Just SHOW UP! We’ll provide the cards, the questions, the pens and the coffee and doughnut holes! We just want YOU here. Some men bring their Bibles, but that is not required.
CAN I JUST SHOW UP?
YES. It really is that easy. No need to make reservations, or let anyone know. After your first visit, we’ll make a name tag for you, and welcome you back as often as you can make it. Some men come EVERY Friday. Others come when they can.
HOW OFTEN DO WE MEET?
We’re there EVERY FRIDAY, with very few holiday exceptions.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
NOPE. Come as you are.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND?
SURE! Bring them all. We have room. And, if you don’t bring a friend, don’t worry. You WILL make one before the end of your first visit!
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Call Casey at 404-918-5343, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Men Step Up Gwinnett meets at California Dreaming, which is located right off I-85 at Old Peachtree Road
Waffle House, on the WEST side of I-85.
Go down Old Peachtree to the FIRST LIGHT.
TURN LEFT, onto Cross Pointe Way.
TURN LEFT in about 50 yards, and drive up into the parking lot.
In our almost 11 year history here at Men Step Up Gwinnett, there is one subject that we have never tackled on a Friday…DRINKING…or more specifically DRUNKENNESS. Now before you freak out and ask, when did Casey get all legalistic on us, hear me out.
Anyone ever had a problem with DRUNKENNESS or know someone close to you that has? How deep did that problem go…loss of job, loss of freedom, loss of relationships, or loss of life?
It might be worth thinking out loud together, don’t you think?
This is the catalyst for our discussion this Friday. I bumped into this verse on the JESUS SPOKEN HERE app, which is free by the way.
Wine produces mockers, alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise. [Proverbs 20:1]
Come think out loud with us — we need you in the room!
Come join us on Friday for Men Step Up at California Dreaming at 6:30am to 7:30am at I85 and Old Peachtree Rd exit 109.
Trust Him Always,
Jesus Spoken Here Ministries
963 Cambron Commons Trace
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (404) 918-5343
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