Men’s Ministries

MCC Men’s Ministry

Our Mission

To Create Faithful Men of God

Ecclesiastes 12:13
1 Corinthians 16:13
2 Timothy 3:17
Ephesians 6: 10, 11
Hebrews 10:24-25
James 5:16
Proverbs 27:17

Our Priorities

CONNECT with men in our church body.

GROW intentionally in relationship with Christ – by studying his word and acting on it.

IMPACT our families and community by equipping men to be better husbands and fathers and by spreading the message of Christ and His love.

SERVE Christ, the Church, and our church body by providing assistance to help meet spiritual and physical needs.

Planned Service (2019)

Food Packaging Meals for the Heartland:
Thursday, May 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Meals for the Heartland, 357 Lincoln St., West Des Moines
Package dry meal ingredients into bags to be distributed to the hungry.
Free will individual donations are accepted.
Sign up is required to participate. Please sign up by May 1st, in the church foyer.

MCC Fall Property/House Clean-up & Assistance Day:
Saturday, October 19, after the men’s breakfast, approx. 9am -Noon
Assist singles, widows, elderly, physically limited or others in our church who need assistance with raking, cleaning, window washing, repairing, etc. before winter.

Events (2019)

Men’s Breakfasts:
The men of Martensdale Community Church meet on the 3rd Saturday at 8:00am for breakfast every other month, pending other church activities. Coffee begins at 8:00am and breakfast at 8:30am.
Following each breakfast there is an activity, biblical presentation or testimonial meant to foster relationships, provide insight and encouragement for men of all ages.
Sign-up sheets will be in the church foyer a few weeks prior to each breakfast.

March 9th Breakfast and Bags Play

24 men had a great time enjoying donuts & bagels and playing bags at the men’s breakfast March 9. No age limit for this fun time as Rich Nation and Pastor Joel both were able to loft 3 point throws into the holes and kept right up with the younger players. It was a fun non-competitive format with everyone involved.

Next Men’s Breakfast: Saturday, June 15th @ MCC

See pamphlet for more details!

What is the ROMEO Club? Well, it’s Retired Old Men Eating Out, of course. Who is included? Any retired man of MCC that enjoys a good breakfast and good old fellowship and camaraderie. If you are an “old guy” over 50, not retired and want to come along anyway, feel free to do so. However, be advised that this is an informal get together of old men that nothing will probably get accomplished and there is no agenda. Just a bunch of old men that enjoy each other’s company where the truth can be stretched and all the problems of the world will be resolved. If you have a retired “old guy” friend that you want to bring along that isn’t a member of our church, feel free to do so.
When do we meet? The third Thursday of every month, at 9:00 am at the Social Station restaurant, Prole.

Ping Pong & Pizza

A very successful ping pong tournament and pizza night was held on February 1st with 18 players and 23 men in attendance. The ping pong champion was Chris Vetterick, 2nd place was Alex Palmquist & 3rd place was Mark Sullivan. There were many close matches and a fun time was had by all.

Bonfire with BBQ – DATE CHANGE:
Saturday evening, April 13th, 6:00pm at MCC
Open to guys of all ages. Great BBQ food, fellowship and fun lawn games. Please sign up in the church foyer. Remember to bring your lawn chair!

Iowa Semi-Pro Hockey or Basketball in November:
For all Church Men, sons or grandsons.
Details coming soon!


Men’s Small Groups:
Several men’s small groups are currently meeting each week. Additional men’s small groups will be formed for men interested in joining one. Men’s small groups establish meaningful relationships through sharing with each other, praying for each other, doing studies together and by keeping each other accountable. If you are interested in being in a men’s small group, see one of the men’s ministry committee members. Groups will be formed throughout the year as interest is shown. (Men’s Ministry Committee Members listed at the bottom of this page)

Men’s Bible Training:
Biblical training covering basic topics for 1 ½ to 2 hours Wednesday or Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings for 4-8 weeks instructed by Pastor Jeremy. Let Pastor Jeremy know if you are interested.

Men’s Fall Retreat – SAVE THE DATE:
We now have a date for the fall men’s retreat at Camp Appanoose. It will be Friday evening and Saturday, September 20 & 21. We are excited to announce that Drew Frazer, one of our missionaries, will be our retreat speaker. Retreat details and information will be provided later.

MCC Men’s Ministry Committee

Tom Septer – 515.249.4852
Glen Cowan – 515.664.7343
Doug Johanson – 515.208.0199
Chris Vetterick – 515.988.2308
Kevin Wenck – 515.480.3572