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    • 117 4th Avenue North, Franklin TN 37064
    • 615-794-6626
    • Sundays
      9:30 AM – Worship Assembly
      11:00 AM – Bible Classes
    • Wednesdays
    • 6:15 PM – AWANA (Sept.–April)
    • 6:30 PM – Prayer Meeting, Class
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  • Men

    Our vision for every man at Fourth is to see God build in us a life that matters and to leave a legacy that endures. 

    Every Man Matters


    NEW MEN’S COVENANT GROUP | Contact: Christopher Atkinson
    Christopher has been a part of a covenant group for 20 years and it has profoundly impacted his life. Looking to extend that gift to others, he is forming a new covenant group of men willing to commit to connect and do “real life” together in the months ahead.  Email Christopher if you are interested in joining or would like more information.

    SAMSON SOCIETY GROUP | Contact: Bradford Crowther
    Samson Society groups are informal gatherings of men committed to one goal: defeating the greatest enemy in the life of most men, isolation.  This is a simple gathering for no more than one hour each week, open to any men looking for a safe and authentic place to learn to be the best version of themselves.  Email Bradford if you have interest or for more information.

    MEN’S GOLF GROUP | Contact: In Process 
    One potential new group that is being discussed is a group of men who would play golf together at least once or twice a month to connect and simply enjoy life.  Email Dean if you are interested.


    LEGACY LUNCH Room 306 | Last Thursday of Every Odd-Numbered Month, 12-1PM
    These are simple brown-bag lunch gatherings of men, where speakers share and men discuss some practical testimony or wisdom of how to live out the mission of living lives that matter.  

    DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS Various Places & Times
    Jesus modeled for us how to change the world by banding together in groups of three to twelve men who intentionally help each other practically follow Jesus in the midst of real life.  For help in starting or opportunities to join a D-group, email Dean Barham.

    Here are three resources for creating your own discipleship group:

    Men at Fourth will gather for everything from barn gatherings, sports or other outings, or even men’s retreats together.  We will update this page for the latest information.

    Men…In Action
    Men, here is link to Mike’s Smith’s class he taught during our men’s series, In Action, where several of our men shared their own stories and gifts of what it looks like for them to by trying to live out the calling of God in everyday life.  He combined his gift of painting, prayer and meditation on the presence of God in our lives and powerful music as well.

    “Men at Work”: Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends
    Helping every man live a life that matters and leave a legacy that endures…
    “The future is now.”
    I’ve heard people say such things out of fear; but I am sending this message out of gratitude and anticipation, because I keep hearing some version of this idea at Fourth: from one of our shepherds sharing his experience of time with the children’s ministry; to several people celebrating the energy and life of our young adult ministry; or the following story I heard from Joe Whitehouse who is experiencing powerful connections with God and other men in a new men’s group that formed this year.
                  Here is Joe’s description of what God is up to: “I started meeting with the men of one of our life groups at the beginning of this year.  The life group consists of young married couples that are very engaged in this church family and have exhibited a genuine transparency with each other.  Each month, the men gather at my house for a quick breakfast and then we spend time together walking through a study on godly manhood.  We are in covenant with each other and I remind the men that I’m available 24/7 for them and/or their families.  I was not fortunate enough, nor aware enough, at their age and stage of life to recognize the value of relationships like this and thought this might be a study of interest to these guys.  Thus far, they value this time together and look forward to our gatherings and conversations.  I am so impressed by their transparency, depth of thought, and genuine care for each other.  I come away from our time together so encouraged, knowing these men are going to be leaders in our church family in the future, and hearing them say that as well.  For folks who are concerned about the future of the church, I wish they could spend time listening to these men and get a sense of their thirst for spiritual growth and authentic care for others.”
                  I join Joe in thanking God for raising up men like this in our church.  This is our men’s ministry in action: a living reminder that every man in our church is a vital part of our men’s ministry.  I pray this group inspires us all to take the next step in our participation and connection here.