For it is by God's grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God's gift, so that no one can boast about it. God has made us what we are, and in our union, with Christ Jesus, he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.
(Eph 2:8-10 GNB)
We, The Men Of Grace Allegheny Region, want to encourage other men to be the men God wants them to be! As fathers in their own homes, a leader or supporter in their community, and a true body of Christ in their churches.
Who Are the Men Of Grace Allegheny Region?
On April 2016, a group of men, from the Meadville area, chartered a bus to Youngstown, Ohio to enjoy fellowship with other Christian men at the Rally in the Valley. The Rally in the Valley is an all-day men's conference based on the former "Promise-Keepers" style of worship, mixing music and motivational speakers, to encourage men to be more like Christ. On their trip home, they stopped for a meal and fellowship, it was then proposed, that they organize and do a similar event in the Meadville area. Out of that proposal, began the preparation for the Men of Grace Allegheny Region.
The Men of Grace Allegheny Region are a non-denominational organization that consists of men from over fifteen different area churches, different walks of life, and different ideas but we all come together to worship the one and only God. Being based out of the Saegertown area, we include other areas from Edinboro to Cochranton to Townville and all points in-between. We are continuing to look for more men to step up and join our organization, as all men are welcome.
Our inaugural Men's Revival in September 2017 was a resounding success, also following the "Promise-Keepers" style. This Revival consisted of two former football players, a former baseball player, and three fellow pastors. We also had musical accompaniment from both the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge praise team, and a pastor and his entourage. The Ohio Valley Teen Challenge skit guys gave testimony about their problems with addictions and how God impacted their lives to make them who they are today. The drug problem is rampant in our local society with the younger generation being hit harder, but it has effected all people.
We the Men of Grace Allegheny Region are encouraging men to come and fellowship with us, as we assist God in making better fathers in our (all) homes, better men in the community and churches, and to be the men that God has planned for us (every man) to be. The Men of Grace Allegheny Region has monthly breakfast fellowship meetings to continue contact with all men whose lives have been and will be touched by the Almighty Father, and to inform the men on updates towards the next annual Revival.
I had been invited to attend A Christian Men's Conference In Boulder Colorado and was numbered as part of the 53,000 plus that did the same. The first night 5,000 of us came forward to dedicate (or renew) our lives to Christ. Such has become a solid commitment and often times a difficult task when trying to go it alone.
God in His ways of making the seemingly impossible things, possible, introduced me to a group of men who had recently been to a local gathering of men in Youngstown, Ohio (MEN OF FAITH) that had moved them to their core. As was the case, the beginning of MEN OF GRACE. We incorporated and registered as a 501 (C) (3) Faith based men's fellowship. February 2017. - R.B.