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MASCULINE VIRTUE: LEADERSHIP FOR THE HOME, CHURCH & WORLD

 

There is a critical need in this moment to rediscover masculine virtue, recapture the imaginations of men and to develop masculine leaders for their homes, the church and the world. The health of every generation hinges on masculine leadership. But, the needs of this moment are unique.

 

 Join us as we walk though Paul’s commands in 1st Corinthians and reclaim key elements of masculine formation for the blessing and benefit of others.

 

In late 2022 the leadership at Frontline Church began to feel a burden for the men of the church, for them to be reminded of who God has called them to be: free from the weights that steal their identity. In January of 2023, 600 men gathered to hear God’s word, worship, pray for each other, and turn hearts back to God.

 

These are the messages, confessions, and reflections that filled our time together.

 

Masculine Creed

I am a man. Made by God. Made for God.
I am not my own.
I belong to God, body and soul.
and fear Him above all peoples.
I reflect my Father’s goodness
to my family and the world around me as a provider and a protector.
I take responsibility for my actions
and watch over what God has given to me.
I give my life away
having a kingdom vision for the world,
zeal for the house of the Lord
and a godly ambition to advance the kingdom of God through my work.
I yield my life—
my heart’s wanderings, my mind’s imagination,
my soul’s longings, and my strength’s abilities—
to faith in Jesus.
I surrender to a fraternity
of Christian brothers who know me, fight for me, fight along side of me,
and offer me faithful wounds
that I would follow Jesus more deeply.
I am a man. Made by God. Made for God.
I will be watchful, stand firm,
act like a man, be strong,
and do everything in love.

Download a copy of the Masculine Creed HERE.

 

Biblical Vision for Manhood

Masculine Virture Session 1-Kevin Cawley Pt 1 from Frontline Church on Vimeo.

Masculine Virtue Session 1-Kevin Cawley Pt 2 from Frontline Church on Vimeo.
Listen HERE and click HERE to access the notes from session one.

 

Gravitas, Mission, & Fraternity

Masculine Virtue Session 2-Josh Kouri from Frontline Church on Vimeo.
Listen HERE.

 

Affirmations & Denials

God displays his great glory and we receive His great joy
through the profound differences between men and women
and how these differences complete and beautify each other.
Deep in every man and woman is the insignia of humanity, the image of God,
reflecting all God’s beauty as male and female.
We affirm the strength of masculinity
We affirm that strength is a good gift to the world and essential for the home, church, and society
We affirm christ-like, humble, loving, sacrificial men taking responsibility for leadership, provision, and protection
We deny strength is incompatible with gentleness
We deny masculinity as toxic
We deny and lament all forms of disrespect abuse and exploitation of women and girls
We affirm the glory of femininity.
We affirm that femininity is a good gift to the world and essential for the home, church, and society
We affirm femininity as life-giving and supports a man who leads, provides, and protects
We deny that men and women are interchangeable
We deny the deletion of gender differences
We deny that culture has power to define gender differences outside of God
We celebrate that men and women are
Equal in their personhood and honored as humans in the image of God
Equal in their calling to zealously respect and honor one another and called to live in harmonious cooperation
Equal in their calling to highlight in each other the unique qualities that make for mutual enrichment
And equal in the participation of the coming enjoyment of the revelation of the glory of God

 

 Gravitas

Masculine Virtue Session 3-Charlie Hall from Frontline Church on Vimeo.
Listen HERE and click HERE to access the notes from session three.

Take 5 minutes to quietly reflect and ask the Father the following questions:

  • Based on the five categories, reverse engineer from the man you to be 5, 10, 20 years from now.
  • "Father, what work do you want me to do now to be intentional about this area of growth?"

 

Mission

Masculine Virtue Session 4-Andrew Burkhart from Frontline Church on Vimeo.
Listen HERE and click HERE to access the notes from session four.

Take 5 minutes to quietly reflect and ask the Father the following questions:

  • "Father, what is the "garden" that you have placed me in?"
  • "Where have I neglected it and where are you calling me to repent?"
  • "How are you inviting me to sacrifice for it?"

 

Fraternity

Masculine Virtue Session 5-David Adair from Frontline Church on Vimeo.
Listen HERE and click HERE to access the notes from session five.

Take 5 minutes to quietly reflect and ask the Father the following questions:

  • "Father, how are you calling me into deeper fraternity?"
  • "Father, is my isolation related to unforgiveness? Are there any guys that I need to forgive?"