Thank you for your faithful ministry to the flock of your local church. We esteem all Gospel efforts and long to partner with you until every man, woman, and child has had the opportunity to respond to the Good News.
As a para-church ministry in Columbia, Focused Living has been called by God to slide alongside the One Church in Columbia to stimulate both outreach and discipleship, especially among men. Our desire with each man we engage is to have him vitally connected to a healthy local bible-based congregation. To that end, we continue to foster relationships with a growing number of congregations in the city.
As a church leader who cares for his flock, it is right for you to question the true agenda of Focused Living Ministries. As a ministry we hold the conviction that the local church is God's primary vehicle for ministry and advancement of His Kingdom. We understand that FLM is not a church and will NOT recruit men away from the local church. In fact, as men come to Christ and grow in Him we want to lead them back to your local church. You also need to know that we do not ask for funds from men through support letters or verbal solicitation. (Our Donor Info button describes our funding philosophy.)
Many men from various churches take advantage of our weekly Men’s Forums as a tool to expose their seeking friends, neighbors, and colleagues to Christ and His Word. As these friends come to Christ, we point them toward the local church. These Bible-based daily gatherings around the city are safe places to explore what walking with God means.
Another way you might use Focused Living is in evangelism training. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss ways to help your members more effectively reach their spheres of influence. Our Each One Reach One tool has been used by over 10,000 Christians since its inception, helping them to develop a plan to walk their unbelieving friends through the process of coming to Christ.
In a nutshell, God has called us to do minister to men, both inside and outside the Church, and help them take next steps toward God. If you ever have any questions about us personally or about the ministry of Focused Living, please feel free to contact us.
Dr. Perry Bowers
Rev. David Andes