Men’s Ministry

For Men Only…

EVERY man is called to lead! EVERY MAN! Many of us have done a poor job of preparing ourselves for that calling. The good news is that it’s never too late to begin. The enemy will try to convince you that you are not worthy, that you don’t have the necessary skills or knowledge, or maybe he uses something from your past to make you believe that you cannot lead. It’s all a lie! God says that you are worthy. HE chose people throughout scripture that the world considered unworthy, and HE used those people to change the world. For men who want to answer God’s call to lead in our families, our churches, our workplaces and our communities – we have a means of helping you strengthen your skill set for that purpose.

We men of Woodburn Baptist church are honored to serve God and to provide a men’s ministry opportunity that will help to grow men in their personal relationships with Jesus Christ. We utilize an intentional structure developed by RE-UP® ( to EDUCATE, ENCOURAGE and EMPOWER men to be the kind of leaders that God calls us to be.

The answer is very simple – it’s Jesus Christ! We use “Fire Teams” to help men pursue that Flame Website Sidebar stronger relationship with Jesus Christ. Fire Teams are smaller groups of men (generally about 4-8 guys) who meet once a week for an hour to hour and a half in homes, restaurants, offices or other locations to share life experiences and provide accountability for one another. Many of us have tried to pursue that relationship with Christ in isolation, and it just doesn’t work for most. God provides a treasure chest full life experience to every man, and HE wants us to use that experience to help others. Those experiences are not for our benefit alone. When we read a scripture passage it has a meaning that God reveals to us. What HE reveals to another man may add depth to our understanding, and vice versa. We may be facing a challenge in our life that another man in our group has already faced, and that man is able to provide advice and guidance to us in dealing with the situation. Only by openly sharing our experiences and understandings with other Christian brothers, can we fully experience the kind of growth God desires for us.

Men, we hope that you’ll consider joining a Fire Team and becoming an integral part of one of these groups. Our partners at RE-UP® encourage men to “Live By His Life”. With that in mind, let’s remember – JESUS HAD A GROUP!

It is the goal of our men’s ministry team to help any man who wants to connect with a team to do so. 


Proverbs 27:17 ~ “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” NKJV

Read part of Sean Heltsley’s personal story by clicking here: Why Fire Teams Matter.