Saturday, October 14, 2017

NEW DATE!!!  MOA 3rd Annual Fall Clayshoot

3rd Annual MOA FALL Clay Shoot 

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 

(Sign-In 12:00 / Shotgun Start 1:30) 

Lynbrooke Sporting Clays, 1419 SW 120th Street, Augusta, KS 67010 

(316) 775-1715  (www.lynbrooke.com)  

This is an open event and you do not need to be an experienced shooter to participate. Teams will consist of 4 shooters, and participants are free to bring a team of four, or to also feel free to show up as a solo shooter, a duo, or even a trio and then become a team of 4 as more participants sign in. Youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied / supervised by an adult. The cost of the event is only $50 per shooter which covers ALL your shells (for 20 & 12 gauges), clay-targets, and course fees.

There will be best shooters and best team prizes, along with door prizes, a gun raffle ($10 tickets) for a new Optima V2 209 50cal Muzzle Loader (ALL FFL RULES APPLY), and a “Long-Bird” shoot-off for a free Hog Hunt to Chain Ranch. Feel free to call or text Jeff (316) 650-2901, or Rob with questions (316)200-0156

To register via e-mail use MOAFound@gmail.com. To pay for registration ($50 per person), or to purchase raffle tickets ($10 each), via PayPal go to: www.paypal.me/MOAFoundation

Lunch and Concessions Provided by Water’s Edge Community Church of Haysville!

10/14 CLAYSHOOT POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN!

The MOA 3rd Annual Fall ClayShoot scheduled for today (10/14) is being postponed due to rain. We will Post the new date ASAP after confirming with Lynbrooke Sporting Clays.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

3rd Annual Pastor’s Elk Hunt

This week MOA heads out to Colorado for our 3rd Annual Pastor's Elk Hunt!  

A Huge Thanks to ALL of the Sponsors who made this year's hunt possible!!!  Prayers please for safe travels, successful hunting, and a very real experience of God's presence.  

This year we will have a pastor from Cody, WY, and a pastor from Tucson, AZ as our guests.  

Please pray that they will both be able to hear from the Lord as they get a few days off, and that they are able to fully unplug and truly enjoy the beauty of God's Creation.

(If you would like to give in support of MOA, your donation would be greatly appreciated!  Here is a link: 
paypal.me/MOAFoundation )


Thursday, July 6, 2017

So... How Do I Start A Men’s Accountability Group?

I get a lot of questions about how to start a Men's Accountability Group.  Here are a couple of great books and a basic set of accountability questions you can use.

How To Start A Men's Accountability Group: 

1) Talk to a friend/brother in Christ about the idea.
2) Set a time and a recurring date (early mornings once a month works best for me).
3) Pick a place (I'm a coffee-shop / local cafe / restaurant kind of guy). 
4) Show up and have breakfast, drink strong coffee, go through the questions, discuss a book designed to help you be a better man, and invest one hour a month in an accountability relationship/friendship that can greatly empower you and help your walk with Jesus.
(Don't just think about it, pray about it and talk about it... Do it!)

"As Iron Sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

Accountability Questions For Men

1. Have you spent daily time in Scripture and prayer?
2. Have you had any flirtatious or lustful attitudes, tempting thoughts?
3. Have you exposed yourself to any explicit materials which would not glorify God? (Sexuality, Profanity, Violence, etc.)
4. Have you been honest in all of your financial dealings?
5. Have you spent quality time with friends (brothers in Christ)?
6. Have you spent focused, phone-less, alone time with your wife?
7. Have you done your best in your job/ministry?
8. Have you told any half truths or outright lies, putting yourself in a better light to those around you?
9. Have you shared the Gospel, or personally prayed for or with an unbeliever this week?
10. Have you taken care of your body through daily physical exercise and proper/adequate eating/sleeping habits?
11. Have you allowed any person or circumstance to rob you if your joy?
12. Have you lied on any of your answers today?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MOA SUMMER CUSTOM KNIFE RAFFLE:

MOA SUMMER CUSTOM KNIFE RAFFLE:
Ministry Outdoor Adventures is raffling off A Custom Handmade Knife this Summer.  

The knife was designed and made by local artisan, BJ Parsons. It is in a "Kuhkri" style with a mirror finish, a razor sharp edge, and a walnut, full-tang handle.  It also comes with a Custom hand tooled, leather sheath, and stamped with an American Flag.  This is truly a one-of-a-kind Knife, and definitely a treasure!

HERE IS HOW THE RAFFLE WILL WORK:

The drawing will take place on Facebook Live at 12 Noon on Tuesday, August 1st at the MOA Wichita Office.

Ticket Price: $10 each

MUST BE 21 to ENTER RAFFLE!


Tickets can be purchased online or by phone up to the day of the drawing (8/1/17) if purchased by 11am.  Tickets can also be purchased by Mail as long as all ticket requests are received in the mail by Monday, July 31st.  Please note, watching the drawing on FB Live is not necessary to win, and our winner will be immediately notified after the drawing itself.  (Please make sure and include your NAME, PHONE and ADDRESS when you purchase your tickets, whether by phone, US Mail, or through PayPal online.)

Checks for tickets can be made payable to MOA (Ministry Outdoor Adventures Foundation) and mailed to 5730 Flagstaff St. in Bel Aire, KS 67220.  You can also pay for tickets via PayPal by following this link: paypal.me/MOAFoundation

Feel Free to call/text Jeff at 316-650-2901 or Rob at 316-200-0156 if you have any questions.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS POST TO ANY FRIEND WHO MAY BE INTERESTED

(The Purpose of Ministry Outdoor Adventures is to intentionally come alongside men of God serving as pastors and/or ministry staff members in order to help them stay ‘Zeroed’ on Jesus, by giving them opportunities to reconnect with God, and with other pastors and ministry staff, in the great outdoors, and away from the demands of their ministry setting and context.  It is our Mission to facilitate the reclaiming of sacred time and space in the wild and open spaces of this world, where God has always desired to reach into the hearts of those He has called, in order to empower them to fully live out the purpose, passion and plan He has for them.

All Proceeds raised through this Raffle will go to the funding of additional MOA activities, events and retreats.)

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Shotgun Evangelism?!?

Shotgun Evangelism?!?


"So, how do you get men into church?"  That really is quite the question, isn't it?  And, its also one I've heard about a "bazillion" times.  But, I believe that it is a question that in reality, widely and tragically, misses the mark.  For some reason in the American version of Christianity, getting someone into church, or even going to church in general has, for all intents and purposes, become the target, the primary objective, or the end-all goal.  And yet, I dare you to show me that in Scripture.


According to the Gospels, how many times did Jesus, or any of His disciples for that matter, go around trying to get a representative of some "target demographic" into the local synagogue?  Or, according to the Book of Acts, how many times did the Apostles make their singular focus that of trying to pester someone into some local Church down the street for a weekly worship service?  Go ahead and look, check your concordance, read every version you can find, study and parse the Greek, the reality is, whatever you do and wherever you look, you just won't find that approach.  Why?!?  Because Jesus' focus, and the focus He instilled in His followers, wasn't on getting people into an existing institution, or even any particular building, gathering place, or assembly of people.  Jesus approach, interestingly enough, was much bolder than that, it was much more manly, much more in your face, and definitely much more aggressive.  


Jesus focus, and the reason He came in the first place, according to Luke 19:10 was "...To seek and to save that which was lost."  And, in order to do that, the Scripture tells us that Jesus consistently and intentionally went to where the people he was trying to reach... were.  He then invaded their space and invited them into a relationship with himself.  And, specifically speaking, as a means of reaching men, Jesus went to where men were in their workaday worlds and everyday lives, invaded their space and their places of isolation, and then called them out and into a fellowship with himself and with a motley band of brothers that was thick with that which the heart of man needs and longs for most.  


Believe me, I'm no genius, but what I've found is this... if you can find how Jesus reached men in the Bible, and if you can see that it worked for Jesus and that it was what Jesus actually did, you can be certain that it can and will work for you.  Peter did the same thing, and so did Paul, and so did all the rest of Jesus' followers.  Why?  Because "the Jesus way" actually works, and Jesus' followers were intent on doing what they had seen Jesus do.  Why?  Because, everything Jesus did, He did for a reason.  And, who better to teach us how to reach men, than the One who first reached out His hand and formed man from the dust of the earth?  In fact, it is my personal belief that it is in part because of how we were originally made as men, that the "outside" is literally inside the heart of all men, innately.  Thus, if that is true, the reality is that if you want to get men into church, you've got to 1) Go to where men are, 2) You've got to call them out and into the place and/or the man they truly most want to be, and 3) You have to speak the language of the brotherhood that the hearts of men long for.


The first organized ClayShoot I ever attended was hosted and organized by a next door neighbor who had become a close friend of mine named Donnie Hoover.  I had first met Donnie when I had gone over to his lawn-mower shop business (which was right across the street from the parsonage) shortly after we had moved in.  I had gone over intending to just quickly introduce myself to him as his new neighbor but ended up having a pretty lengthy conversation with him.  I really began to get to know Donnie though one day after he just showed up to help me and some church guys with the roofing of the parsonage garage.  Looking back, I'm pretty sure that since he had been in the roofing business formerly, he was there to make sure we did it right.  And, from that point our friendship grew, our families got close, he and his family gave their hearts to Jesus, our families did a home group together and he really began to want to be more and more involved in the life of our church.  One day, he even came to me with an idea and asked if he could put together a church ClayShoot.  Though I loved the idea, I had never done one, and wasn't really sure how or if it would work.  Donnie said, "Just trust me, it'll be great!"  So, I did, and it was better than great, it was awesome.  I was stunned by the overall attendance, the number of non church affiliated men, and the overall outcome.  Every man there, literally not only had a blast, but they also felt the brotherhood of godly men, and the fellowship of faith in a non-church, outdoor setting.  Since then, I do ClayShoots twice a year and I am always amazed at how God uses them to speak into the lives of men.


"So, how do you get men into church?"   You don't.  You take the church to where the men are and to where they want to be, and you speak the gospel to them in the language of men.  And, what you'll find if you do this, is that through real friendship, real brotherhood, and real relationship, and real opportunities to be with other men in a godly setting where other men have chosen to be, the Holy Spirit speaks through you and into their lives, and the real Jesus that you live for, that you love, and that you exemplify will become the Jesus they also want in their lives as well.  Then, at some point in time, you look that man that has become your brother in the eye and say, "Would you like to pray a prayer with me to invite Jesus into your life?"




Thursday, March 9, 2017

MOA 2nd Annual Spring ClayShoot

Hey All!  It's almost time for the Ministry Outdoor Adventures 2nd Annual Spring ClayShoot!


Here's the scoop!


Saturday, April 22nd, 2017  

Registration & Sign-in begins at 12:30 with a "Shotgun Start" 1:30pm


The event will be at:

Lynbrooke Sporting Clays   

1419 SW 120th Street, 

Augusta, KS  67010 

(316) 775-1715 

(www.lynbrooke.com)


This is an open event and you do not need to be an experienced shooter to participate. 


Teams will consist of 4 shooters, and participants are free to bring a team of four, or to also feel free to show up as a solo shooter, a duo, or even a trio and then become a team of 4 as more participants sign in. (Youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied / supervised by an adult.) 


The cost of the event is only $50 per shooter which covers ALL your shells (for 20 & 12 gauges), clay-targets, and course fees. 

 

There will be best shooters and best team prizes, along with door prizes, a gun raffle ($10 per ticket) for a new "American Tactical" AR15 in .223/5.56 (ALL FFL RULES APPLY), and a “Long-Bird” shoot-off for a free Hog Hunt to Chain Ranch. 


Feel free to call or text Jeff (316) 650-2901, or Rob with questions (316)200-0156.


To register via e-mail use MOAFound@gmail.com. To pay for registration ($50 per person), or to purchase raffle tickets ($10 each), via PayPal go to: www.paypal.me/MOAFoundation


(ALL FFL RULES APPLY)