Our mission is to forge and to fortify men to lead at home, in the church, and in the marketplace.
Our vision is to be a growing and connected community of transforming men committed to reshaping the culture to reflect God’s heart.
Personal holiness. Knowledge of the Word. Spiritual leadership. Interdependence.
A thoughtful exchange of opinions, and ideas amongst men on a variety of issues shaping our culture, and then illuminated through the lens of Scripture. These hosted summertime events feature a casual meal at various men’s homes and provide a great father/son setting. All guys are welcome!
If Jesus Christ came to this planet as a model of how we ought to live, then our goal should be to act like Jesus. Sadly, few people consistently demonstrate the love, obedience and priorities of Jesus. The primary reason that people do not act like Jesus is because they do not think like Jesus. A worldview is how we think. A biblical worldview is how Christ thinks. To the degree I possess the mind of Christ I am able to see the world as He sees it, and by embracing His absolute truth possess maximum opportunity for impact.
Register below, and invite a friend to attend with you. Meeting Wednesday evenings June 12, 19 & 26; July 10, 17 and 24. 6:30-8 p.m.
Since meeting locations will change from week to week, each registrant will be notified via email the week of the session(s) they plan to attend with details about the host home.
Topics – What’s your view? What Scriptural truth would you base your discussion upon?
Week 1 - Faith, Business and Tolerance. Tolerance has its limits–or does it? When should we speak out? What if my job is jeopardized when my personal moral or religious convictions collide with the marketplace? Can I be bound to not speak about the things of God? How far should tolerance stretch so as not to offend another or to remain politically correct? Are my convictions worth fighting for? Is the church-state separation a prescription to isolate believers, and quarantine religion or a provision for challenge? Should we keep faith private, at home and in the church where its safe? Which Biblical truths would serve as anchor-points for you to navigate your position?
Week 2 - The Church- Take it or leave it! - In an honest assessment 90% of men in the U.S. say they believe in God. Five out of six actually state they are “Christians”. But only one in six can be found in church on any given Sunday. Some men actually hate being there and are unafraid to say so! This speaks to the state of men in America, and to the church. Why? Why are there three women for every two men in church? Why will 9 out of 10 guys with kids at home have children who will leave the church, or 50% become captive to addiction or divorce? What is the church’s mission? What would have to change to make church more valuable to men? Is there a blueprint in the Bible for men’s role in church, family and society?
Week 3 - Illegal Immigration–Welcome or Reform? Is it our role to extend hospitality to a stranger, welcoming them with compassion, displaying forgiveness and showing human dignity? Or, should we support immigration reform because it is the government’s right to set laws and the duty of Christians to respect those laws? Is there a church and state issue here? What does the Bible say about immigration? Is the Bible to be used in societal issues such as immigration?
Week 4 - Abortion–time to relax?- Recently Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder of three babies born alive at his Philadelphia, PA abortion facility as well as aborting 21 babies after his state’s 24-week pregnancy legal limit, yet just 11 days earlier (May 2, 2013) President Obama approved the ‘morning-after’ pill for 15 year olds relaxing restrictions. What are the implications of this seeming cultural juxtaposition? What is the role of the church in this discussion? What if it was your 15 yr. old daughter? Grandchild? How would you deal with an unwanted pregnancy in your family? How would you come to that conclusion? What Scripture would inform you to deal with this issue?
Week 5 - Healthcare- Forcing human life value? Should government, insurance companies or private citizens have control over healthcare decisions? Who should manage healthcare? Who or what gets to make the decision whether or not a person receives certain medical care? Are we assigning worth to human life? When is the line drawn between “letting go” and “snuffing out”? From what philosophies or view of life are our current policies being shaped? What role do you see a Biblical view of life playing into the healthcare debate?
Week 6 – Sexual Tsunami- Perils of Porn – A Christian ethicist has been quoted to say that pornography is “the greatest danger this country faces” in the midst of a literal tsunami of sex crimes. Is there a relationship between pornography and sexual behaviors? What effect does viewing porn ‘just occasionally’ have? Repetitive viewing? How could pornography affect the church? Is it in the church? If God created me, and my sex drive, and provided me a wife to enjoy the gift of sex, why can I get so easily distracted with that which is not mine? What arguments rage in culture to make my harmful choices ’okay’? What Biblical truths cause me to pursue and be satisfied with what God has already provided?
Men’s Breakfast June 22
Men Alive! What is going on with men at Palmcroft? Hear some cool stories of our guys who are really making a difference in other’s lives–inspiring, exciting, life-changing stuff shared over an uber tasty man’s kind of breakfast Saturday, June 22. Starts promptly at 7:28 a.m. in the Community Center. Advance tickets (online and in the lobby) $5, $7 at the door.
Heat Retreat June 28-30
Just what the doctor ordered! A weekend escape from the heat for men only, filled with frivolity, great food and friends high up in the smell of the pines! We’re headed to the top of the Mogollon Rim on U.S. Highway 260 minutes away from great fishing in Woods Canyon and Willow Springs Lakes, and miles of great quad riding and hiking trails. We’re ‘dry’ camping in an RV and tent-friendly area so bring your gear, toys, weapons, and whoppers for an unforgettable time of ‘male bonding’! $45 men, $15 17 and under. Register and pay online, or sign-up at our display in the Worship Center lobby June 9 or 16.
Many sporting events provide discounted tickets to certain groups, and Palmcroft has been able to pass these discounts along either to individuals or groups. If you would like to receive email notifications about availabilities, provide your choices of teams/events you are interested in below and sign up to become a Palmcroft Sports Fan!
Why The Foundry?
The importance of being in a community of men cannot be overstated. Just like climbing a mountain alone is a difficult and even dangerous idea, so is attempting to climb the mountain of manhood alone. We need other men for safety and support and to help us stay on track. The Foundry provides a healthy community where men can naturally form deep connections with one another which becomes invaluable when we slip, struggle, or stray…or even better, to cheer, applaud, and encourage us to stay on course.
Here’s what you can expect:
- A grace-filled community
- Engaging roundtable discussions
- Guys who will be honest, encouraging, and even offer constructive criticism when necessary
- Practical insights and biblical principles leading men to pursue a life of truth, passion and purpose
The Foundry reconvenes September 4, 2013. See you in the Fall! Please join us for some fun activities this summer.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.