WHY A MANHOOD TRACK?
This track exists to prepare men to live holy and to lead well in their homes, the church, and the world by training them in the particulars of gospel-centered masculinity.
ABOUT THE NAME
We are going to let a good name emerge for this track during the first year. Whatever it becomes, it'll reflect the truth that masculinity is carrying weight for the good of others. It is the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility. It is saying no to laziness, fear, pride, and self-interest and yes to initiative, courage, humility, and self-denial. When men live this way, everyone thrives. This track exists to help men learn to carry this weight by believing the gospel and taking up their calling as husbands, fathers, culture-builders, and churchmen to the glory of God.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS IN THE TRACK
1. Personal gospel formation
2. Theological training
• The Gospel
3. Practical training
HOW THE TRACK WORKS
The track is led in concert by our pastors.
The track meets monthly (10x) from September to June as follows:
• 2 overnight intensives in November and Spring
• 7 monthly sessions on Tuesday nights
Each night time is spent in prayer, in gospel conversation, in the Word, and in engaging a specific theological or practical topic. Readings for each month include select texts of Scripture and some short readings from an array of authors.
WHO THE TRACK IS FOR
Men who are members-in-good-standing of Seven Mile Road and have:
Strong desire to become holy men in service to Christ
Track record of humility, reliability, and service in the life of the church
Ability to attend/be fully prepared for all sessions
Willingness to insure transparency/confidentiality in all conversations