Men’s Ministry

Spiritual Warriors Advancing Truth (S.W.A.T.) is a mid-week men’s forum where Doug shares from God’s Word in a clear and practical way, principles that will encourage men in their spiritual battles and journey of faith. S.W.A.T. meets at different venues in the Jacksonville area on Tuesdays,Wednesdays, and Thursdays – all men are welcome.  Bring your Bible, something to take notes with, and a desire to learn and join us! SWAT teams are built around practical and relevant teaching with “Battle Buddies” from God’s Word because we can’t do it ALONE!! We are at WAR and we are supposed to be warriors, but too many men are not engaged.  

Join a SWAT team on Wednesdays at Woody’s Bar-B-Que in Ponte Vedra from 6:30-7:30 am, The Salem Centre just West of 95 and Butler Blvd at 12:00-1:00 pm, or Wednesday night at Eastside Community Church from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Thursdays we meet at Christian Family Chapel in Building D from 6:30-7:30 am and Fridays, we meet at The Village Inn in St. Augustine from 9-10:30. 

Eastside Community Church-Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 pm
13301 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Woody’s Bar-B-Que-Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 am
226 Solano Rd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

The Salem Centre (just east of 95/JTB)-Wednesday, 12:00-1:00
7235 Bonneval Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Jumping Jax House of Food, Thursday, 6:30-7:30 am
10131 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32257

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE:

As men, we live in a high risk environment and should never forget that we are in a spiritual battle everyday!  We are often bombarded with attacks from the enemy-against our family, our finances, and our personal walk with Jesus.  We need to band together and  lock arms, as we seek to follow Christ and serve our families, our churches, and our communities.

The vision of S.W.A.T. is “to train men as spiritual warriors that will transform their world.” Our values are rooted in the centrality of the Gospel as our hope and our reminder that we are merely broken instruments that God chooses to use to transform the world in which we live.

We believe strongly in fulfilling the Great Commission to make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20).

We will pursue and live out these values by engaging in large group gatherings, men’s bible studies, small groups, and discipleship/mentoring relationships.

Five elements that are essential to how we live out the mission of S.W.A.T. are:

  1. God’s Word – Our Authority, Our starting point and greatest weapon
  2. Prayer – Devotionally, Intercession – this is the battle!
  3. Discipleship – Intentional relationships, Centrality of the Gospel, Mutual Accountability
  4. Evangelism – Prayerfully, Intentionally, Naturally
  5. Community – Authentically, Regularly – band of brothers!

For more information on how you can be involved, email us or call 214-236-7488.