Good Food, Greater Fellowship, and a Lawnmower

 What does a picture of a lawnmower on a trailer have to do with Men's Ministry at Centennial ARP Church in Columbia, SC?

What does a picture of a lawnmower on a trailer have to do with Men's Ministry at Centennial ARP Church in Columbia, SC?

This last Saturday, the men of Centennial gathered for a fellowship breakfast. The food
was great and the fellowship was greater! In a roundtable discussion, the men present talked
through the strengths and weaknesses of Centennial (and other churches in the area). One of the things that came out of this discussion was the “country feel” of our urban church. Even though Centennial finds herself in downtown Columbia, in so many ways, she is a country gal at heart! With a family feel, the chance to know everybody, and a desire to be as welcoming as possible, Centennial provides a unique set of qualities to the downtown Columbia area. God has particularly blessed us for the purpose of reaching certain individuals that are his! This
discussion led into the desire that our men’s ministry would grow but not in a mechanical way
that would feel cheap. Rather, the hope was that we as men at Centennial could continue to grow the family feel of our church by continuing to welcome guests into our fellowship. Overall, it was a successful Saturday men’s fellowship. Y’all come to the next one! More details to come.

P.S.-If you’re wondering why there’s a picture of a lawnmower attached to this, it is because I
thought it was a great illustration for our men’s ministry. If a lawn mower is not used, it requires
extra maintenance. Thus, our lawn mower is getting loaded up. We as the men of Centennial
want to continue to be active enough throughout the year to need no extra maintenance. If that wasn’t an excellent corny illustration, I don’t know what is! You better believe the cheesy jokes flow when you get all the rascals of Centennial together. In all seriousness, may God be glorified in the continued and rejuvenated activeness of Centennial’s Men’s Ministry.