Men's ministry

Connect & Grow with Other Men

Our men's ministry team, known as the "Guy Squad," meets every-other month to plan movie nights, fun trips, book studies, and service projects. We intentionally try to engage men in their 20's, 30's, and 40's who traditionally haven't had a strong interest in church and meet them on their level.

The Men We need

Socialize & Study

Men, join us for a casual conversation over a cold drink Thursday nights on the outdoor patio of the new Big Grove & Brewery in downtown Cedar Rapids. We'll discuss the book "The Men We Need" that covers the six decisions that will set you apart in your life including forsake the fake, protect the vulnerable, make others feel safe, and take responsibility for your own spiritual life. The cost of the book is $12. We know you're busy this summer. Just come the weeks you can! We'll meet June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18.

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Mixed Pickleball Night

August 1

Men & Women, join us for America's hottest game 7-9 p.m. August 1 at the Pickle Palace for some fun together. Cost is $10 per person. We'll provide the paddles. You just stretch and get ready for fun with other church members! Text Pr. Craig at 319.310.6888 with any questions.  

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what people are saying...

about Men's Ministry

“We get to know each other on a level other than just a passing hello at Sunday Service. I look forward to events and the opportunities they provide to foster those new friendships & grow as a man of faith at First Lutheran Church.” – Dan Wolfe

meet the guy squad

our planning group

The current Guy Squad: L-R Logan Flexsenhar, Jordan Gross, Dan Wolfe, Josh Hetrick, Keith Abkes, Dustin Mallie, guest Tyler LaBarge, and Jeremy Ziemer. Not pictured are: Bubba Sinnott, Mark Aiels, Andy Osterkamp, Jason Shire, and Pr. Craig Brown. If you'd like to help us out contact Pr. Craig @

Men's Minsitry

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