May 2015 Update from Pastor Jeff
Model, Invest & Influence
1 Timothy 3:15 states, “if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.” Lead 3:15 Men are: Men who Model, Invest, and Influence.
Lead 3:15 men look to the example of Christ and then model how men are to “conduct themselves in God’s household.” This conduct defines us in every realm of life. Christ shapes our inner-man, therefore our outer-man conducts Christ’s will accordingly. We are committed to a biblical lifestyle that models Christ to the men of Milestone, our community and the world.
Lead 3:15 men look to the example of Christ and then invest our time, talent and treasure in “God’s household.” We believe the local church is the hope of the world. Therefore, we will invest in this hope. Jesus stated in Matthew 16:18, “I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” (NLT) We are men who invest in what Christ is building inside his people and the household that gathers His people.
Lead 3:15 men look to the example of Christ and then influence others by living as a “pillar and foundation of the truth.” Jesus is the Truth; therefore we, like John, believe that Christ “must increase; but I must decrease.” (John 3:30 ESV) We seek to be men who lead by getting out of Christ’s way. Paul lived this way and stated so in Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” We are men through whom Christ can lead; we influence others as Christ works through us.
Statement of Purpose
The men who accept the call and consistently live within the five “I will” statements are the core lay leadership team of Milestone Church. This group of men meet with Pastor Jeff, provide insight into and feedback on major decisions, carry the leadership load, and help execute the vision and values of Milestone Church. This group of men are the “go to guys” the “point men” the “guys who can get it done.” Lead 3:15 men are the leadership backbone of Milestone.
“If I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.” - 1 Timothy 3:15
Lead 3:15 provides headship for the following:
Two large gathering events a year (Fall event – develop men within Milestone; Spring event -- reaching men outside Milestone)
Twice a year, personal development resources are sent to Lead 3:15 men
Tuesday Morning Men’s small groups, men’s connect groups and Men’s Development Groups.
Lead info about future and direction of Milestone Church from Pastor Jeff
Identification of needs in our community and the ability to meet them.
The following “I will” statements are clear guidelines to which men must commit as a part of Lead 3:15:
I will submit to the lordship of Christ.
I will carry the Spirit of the House, which means living in unity & embodying the vision, values and heart of Milestone Church.
I will serve in the Church, using my gifts & talents.
I will tithe 10% of my total household income to the local church as a starting point of stewardship.
I will prayerfully support any special projects that the Lead 3:15 group sets forth. (“Special Projects” include but are not limited to: building projects, special issues or needs in the community, etc.)
How do I join?
Complete the three step LEAD 3:15 Men’s Process.
1. Complete a Men's Development Group
2. Commit to the five "I will" statements listed above under "Commitment."
3. Interview with Executive Pastor Jeff Pelletier.
If you have further questions about LEAD 3:15 please click here to contact Pastor Jeff Pelletier.