What Is Men’s Ministry?
The purpose of Men’s Ministry
To encourage, support and challenge men to grow deeper in intellect, emotion, and spirit.
A Word from the FOUNDER
We have so many men hurting in our churches, homes, and communities. There was a period of time in my life that I felt ashamed, lonely, depressed and despondent while attending church on a weekly basis. I felt like no one would understand if I shared what was really going on inside my head and my body.
As a young man growing up in the church, I felt that it was taboo to share my true feelings with people. I felt that I would be judged, misunderstood and ostracize if people really knew my struggles. So the church became a place where I would put my mask on because I was truly afraid to be transparent. I realized that I had to take the mask off when I went through a dark period in my life. I had to take the risk to articulate and verbalize, especially to other men, the challenges and struggles I was facing. That was the beginning of my healing process. I knew at that moment that I had to do something to make sure no other man would have to suffer alone under my watch so I created Iron Men Ministries.
Iron Men Ministries is designed to bring all men from denominational, social-economical, and racial lines together and begin to heal from the excess emotional baggage that has held us down for so long. When the world sees Christian men dropping their differences and coming together, the world is going to want what Christians have.
Dr. Thurston L. Smith