Iron Men

What is Iron Men?

Iron Men is not just a meeting. It’s a statement we make about the kind of men we strive to be. At Destiny Worship Center, Iron Men are men devoted to being the best husbands and fathers. Most importantly, we are devoted to being the best sons before God, and therefore, be Men of God. Sadly, our world is damaged by a broken male culture of immaturity and selfishness. The enemy of our souls (the devil) has used men to destroy women, children, and communities. Iron Men is a statement to our community, our church, and our homes that God is in the business of using His sons to destroy the works of the enemy. We have taken this proclamation to a new level by introducing the elite, Iron Men 318

UPCOMING MEETINGS :Thursday, September 27, 2012
Doors Open and Grub Served 6:30PM
Worship & Service 7:00PM

 

Iron Men includes:
1. Our Regular Monthly Meetings – These include powerful Praise and Worship, inspiring and challenging ministry and great fellowship.
2. Small Groups – These include various Bible Studies and our Tuesday Morning Prayer Groups (6:00am). For more information on the Small groups click here.
3. Our Iron Men Initiative – This is the most recent change to our men’s ministry. We believe the men of a church are an Army. Armies have causes worth fighting for.

The Iron Men Initiative

A. End of Human Traffic in Destin:

Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. There are approximately 27 million slaves in the world today. Of them, many are forced into sex slavery. Just in the United States, there are about 300,000 children and teenagers being forced into sex-slavery. The average age of these children, when initially victimized, is thirteen years old. This is an unspeakable tragedy which is gaining size, strength, and violence. Even Destin has not escaped this reality. Many women in our area, along with those across the U.S., are forced into this intentional and underground crime industry. Our role as men of God and Warriors of His Kingdom is to win this battle spiritually, promote awareness about the realities of Human Trafficking, and work together with authorities to set people free from this nightmare. Scripture says, “He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor.” (Psalm 72:4)

B. Find a Home to Every Foster Child

Creating orphans is one of the most effective ways for the enemy to destroy the lives of children. There are approximately 145 million orphans in the world today. In the United States alone there are nearly 800,000 children in the foster care system, approximately 200,000 of which are orphans. In Walton County, there are close to 200 foster children at any given point. By March of 2011, only eight homes in this county were willing to “foster” children. God is the Father to the Fatherless. He lives and moves in us. As children of God, it is our responsibility to fight for and care for orphaned and foster children. It is our goal to find a loving home to every single foster child in our community. God’s heart and desire is for His Church and His men to champion this cause and labor to give these children not only a safe place, but also experiences that can help bring back their childhood. The Scripture says, “Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.” (Psalm 82:3).

C. Care for the Homeless

It is so easy to judge people. It seems even easier to judge those who are homeless. Where we fail, sadly, is to see them at all. Homeless men do not become homeless as a result of a wonderful, happy life. If you sat and talked with them, you would discover that many have lost their will to live. They are truly broken. Some lost children or wives to tragedy. Some were stabbed in the back by people they loved. Some fought wars for our freedom and were traumatized to such a degree that they don’t know how to live. The reason we love and help these men is because God is the God that raises the poor and needy. God is about lifting people up beyond their failures. Jesus Himself said one of the reasons it is evident we are His people is because we feed those who are hungry and give water to those who are thirsty.

D. Plead the Cause of the Widows and Single Moms

As a child, no woman dreams about living life alone. Most dream of marriage and children, but never see themselves raising kids alone, working and struggling to carry the burden of all the responsibilities of their home. Unfortunately, our community is filled with single moms, and even grandmas caring for grandkids. We, the Iron Men stand by the Single Moms and Grandmas of our community because according to God, it is the only form of religion acceptable in His Sight (James 1). We provide assistance and support to them by: helping with maintenance and repairs to their homes and properties (including making sure their living conditions are acceptable); ministering to their physical needs, alongside the church, by providing food and clothing; ministering to their emotional needs of self-esteem and identity; and of course, ministering to their spiritual need of salvation.

E. Stand for the Muscogee Nation of Florida

The people of the Muscogee Nation of Florida are among the poorest people in our community at this time. The economy and unemployment has hit this community extremely hard. As a result, many of them live bound by addiction and in great need of food, clothing, and shelter. Jesus sent us to care for the needs of such people. Through charity, love, work and action we can provide for needs such as food, diapers, clothing, and construction jobs. Twice a month they open their food pantry. Volunteers are always needed to assist on these days. Alongside other churches, we are working not only to help these people with their basic needs, but also to destroy the power of poverty altogether from among their midst. Scripture says, “For God will deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also, and him who has no helper.” (Psalm 72:12)

For more information about Iron Men or the Iron Men Initiative, email Santiago Rodriguez at santiago@destinyworship.com