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Notes from Sunday, April 17, 2016 Men’s Huddle

Pastor E
Men's Huddle

New Solid Rock Fellowship Church

Notes from Men’s Huddle

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The meeting opened with song, prayer, and reciting of Scriptures.

Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby                                                   Deacon Levert Moore

MIT Deacon Willie “Jack”  Briscoe                     Bro. Robert Payne

Bro. Paulloyd Carter                                              Bro. W. Maurice Robinson

Deacon Alfonza Jones                                           Pastor Ernest Sewell

Bro. Kenneth Moore


Brothers discussed the April 13, 2016 entry in Our Daily Bread entitled “Heart Check” based on the Scripture from Luke 12:34:  “Where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.”  Following this, we read and discussed several Scriptures that command us to put God first in our lives.  We acknowledged that failure to do so is disobedience to God and disobedience to God is sin.  Sin separates us from being in the flow of God’s blessings.  (See Matthew 6:13, Luke 10:27, John 14:15, James 4:17 and Romans 6:23.)  We concluded by reviewing areas of our lives where we must put God first:  family, finances, relationships, schedule, home, and others.  Brothers were encouraged to do a heart check regularly.

Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call Prayer Leaders

The following brothers volunteered to serve as prayer leaders for the dates listed.  Those brothers not attending the meeting who wish to serve as Prayer Leader for the Tuesday night dates not listed should contact Pastor E.

Bro. James Ashby                           4-26, 5-24, 6-21, 7-19

MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe             4-19, 5-31

Deacon Levert Moore                   6-28, 7-12

Bro. Robert Payne                         5-10


Video – Run Hide Fight (www. Youtube.com\watch?v=1ESNae7Ooym)

 This video produced by the Alabama Department of Homeland Security provides valuable information on how to respond if we ever find ourselves in a situation where there is an active shooter present.  We recommend that this information be shared with others.

Security Guidelines

Bro. Kenneth Moore and Deacon Levert Moore will prepare a written outline of church security procedures for review.  It was suggested that the Church budget $500 for security expense.

Young Men’s Outing

Bro. James Ashby is exploring options for the young men’s outing.  It appears that a fishing trip during June or July might be the first choice, pending further investigation.

Men’s Conference at New Freedom Baptist Church – May 14, 2016 – 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Brothers agreed that we would attend this conference as a group.  The registration fee is $15 and includes continental breakfast and light-fare lunch.  Registration fees should be given to Pastor E by Sunday, April 24 who will notify New Freedom of our participation.

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Training

The Nation of Islam is sponsoring a training session on conflict resolution on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Connexions High School at 2801 N. Dukeland, 21216. Members of the faith-based community have been invited to this session that will train the trainer on how to diffuse conflict between rival parties, establish unifying dialogue and mediate conflict. This training is designed to help faith leaders engage gang members to “stop the killing.”  Bro. Robert Payne, Bro. Paulloyd Carter, Deacon Levert Moore, MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe, and Pastor E expressed interest in attending.  Pastor E will make contact to determine if seats are still available for this training.

Volunteers for Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 23 – Women With Intense Purpose Symposium

8 A.M. – 10 A.M.:              Bro. James Ashby, Bro. Paulloyd Carter, Bro. Robert Payne, MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe

3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.:     Bro. Kenneth Moore, Bro. Paulloyd Carter

Thursday, May 5 – National Day of Prayer – Outdoor Prayer Tent

Set-up – 3 P.M.:                 Bro. Kenneth Moore, Bro. Paulloyd Carter

Prayer Warriors:                MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe

Clean-up – 6 P.M.              Bro. James Ashby, Bro. Robert Payne

Other Items

Bro. Robert Payne suggested we include on our 2017 church calendar a church-wide Prayer Breakfast.

Deacon Alfonza Jones suggested that everyone periodically donate a box of tissues to the church.

MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe volunteered to prepare a proposal for a mentoring program for young men.

Our closing prayer was offered by Deacon Alfonza Jones.

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship

Notes from 2-21-2016 Men’s Huddle & 2-26-2016 Men’s Bible Study

Pastor E
Men's Huddle

New Solid Rock Fellowship Church
Notes from Men’s Huddle
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr.
MIT Deacon Willie “Jack” Briscoe Bro. Robert Payne
Deacon Alfonza Jones Pastor Ernest Sewell
Bro. Kenneth Moore Bro. Larry Williams
Deacon Levert Moore


Bro. Kenneth Moore read an inspiring prayer that he had shared with the men on the 2/16/2016 Tuesday Evening Prayer Conference Call.

MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe shared a teaching on “A Husband’s Proper Alignment” from Dr. Tony Evans’ Bible Study Guide entitled One Family Under God.

Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call Prayer Leaders

2/23 – Bro. James Ashby
3/1 – Bro. Robert Payne
3/8 – Pastor E
3/15 – Deacon Alfonza Jones
3/22 – Bro. Kenneth Moore
3/29 – Bro. Larry Williams
4/4 – Deacon Alfonza Jones
4/11 – Deacon Levert Moore

Discussion Items

1. Security Guidelines – we discussed the items that should be included in a security plan, such as security equipment, safety alarm, walkie-talkies, identifying insignia for security ministry, evacuation plan, additional means to secure/restrict access to building, and professional training. Bro. Kenneth Moore and Deacon Levert Moore will prepare a draft of the guidelines for review.

2. Men’s Retreat – we determined that the majority of the brothers preferred a 2 – 3 day retreat. Bro. Robert Payne agreed to check with Elder Kenneth Smith to find out if he had any recommendations. Pastor E will continue exploring retreat possibilities.

3. Young Men’s Outing – Bro. James Ashby reported that he would present some options at our next Men’s Huddle.

4. Worship Environment – a plan was discussed for male ushers to be sensitive and take positive action to assure a proper worship environment.

5. FPU – Pastor E encouraged all the brothers to take advantage of upcoming offering of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at our church on Wednesday’s, March 2 – May 25, at 7 P.M.

6. Men’s Bible Study – at Bro. Robert Payne’s suggestion, it was agreed that a Men’s Bible Study would be held at the church on the same evening the Sisters of Substance Women’s Ministry met for their meeting. MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe and Deacon Alfonza Jones agreed to share responsibility to lead the Bible Study and to review their plans with Pastor E. The first Men’s Bible Study will be on Friday, February 26 at 7 P.M. Brothers should arrive at church by 6:30 P.M. to provide security to the ladies as they arrive.

7. Leaf Vacuum– Deacon Alfonza Jones recommended that the Sons of Levi purchase a leaf vacuum to facilitate maintaining the church grounds. He agreed to obtain information on the cost and various types available and present his findings at the next Men’s Huddle.

8. Men’s Chorale – Bro. Larry Williams agreed to head the Men’s Chorale ministry. We will continue to have our rehearsals on the second Sunday of each month following the Vocal Praise Choir rehearsal. At times, we will be asked to rehearse along with the Vocal Praise Choir.

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall (No Men’s Huddle in March due to Palm Sunday)

Notes from 2-26-2016 Men’s Bible Study

Brothers in attendance:

Deacon Alfonza Jones – Teacher

Deacon Levert Moore

Bro. Kevin Muller

Bro. Robert Payne

Pastor E


Excellent teaching and informative discussion!  Deacon Al taught on the roles of family members with special emphasis on the responsibilities of husbands and fathers.  I encourage you to study the following Scriptures.  The closing prayer is a great model prayer for husbands and fathers to pray often.


Scriptures for Men’s Bible Study – Friday, February 26, 2016

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.


Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.


Ephesians 5:25-26 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,


Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.


Ephesians 5:28-29 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:


Colossians 3:18-19 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.


l Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.


l Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.


Closing Prayer——All together

Heavenly Father grant us with your Holy Spirit that we may come before you as humbly as we know how. We pray for guidance by the Holy Spirit that we may be good fathers and leaders to our family. We pray that we will guide our families in a way that is pleasing to you.  Forgive us of any unpleasant thoughts we may have and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. These things we pray in Jesus name. Amen.


Next Men’s Bible Study is Friday, April 22 – 7 PM – Hope you can join us.

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Men's Huddle

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Notes from Men’s Huddle

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby                                                        Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr.

MIT Deacon Willie “Jack”  Briscoe                        Bro. Robert Payne

Bro. Paulloyd Carter                                                   Bro. W. Maurice Robinson

Deacon Alfonza Jones                                                 Pastor Ernest Sewell

Bro. Kenneth Moore

Deacon Levert Moore

Signs of a Lukewarm Christian


We completed our discussion of the 22 Signs of a Lukewarm Christian.  Bothers were encouraged to keep the list handy as checklist to gauge our walk with the Lord.

22 Signs of a Lukewarm Christian:

  1. Prayer is either nonexistent or mechanical. 1 Thess. 5:17, Jer. 29:12,13

  2. You know the Word but you don’t really live it. 119:11

  3. Thoughts about ETERNAL MATTERS no longer grip your heart. 12:2

  4. You indulge in inward and outward sin without feeling devastated. James 1:6-8

  5. A longing for holiness and being set apart is no longer a passion. 5:11-16

  6. The pursuit of money, possessions and position grossly overshadow your pursuit of CHRIST. 6:19,20

  7. You can listen to worship music that glorifies GOD and carnal music that glorifies sin with reasoning and justification. 1 Cor. 10:21

  8. You can hear unbelievers mock the church and eternal matters without becoming grieved. 1 Pet. 3:15

  9. Your main concerns are your own pleasures and comfort. 6:7,8

  10. You no longer have a DEEP HUNGER for GOD. 26:9, Matt. 5:6

  11. You no longer live with a full and grateful heart. 1 Thess. 5:18

  12. You have little concern for the eternal souls of others. Jude 1:21-23

  13. You always see your level of spirituality in positive terms. 1 Cor. 10:12, Rom. 12:3

  14. You are more concerned about your pet doctrines than people’s souls. 1 Cor. 8:8-12

  15. Sports and entertainment and your toys and gadgets are to the point of idolatry in your life. 6:33, Rom. 1:22-24

  16. You are more concerned with your outward image than your inward reality. 1 Pet. 3:3,4

  17. You have a head full of biblical knowledge and a heart of stone. 3:5,6

  18. You are driven by the lust of the flesh in a major way. (VARIOUS ADDICTIONS – porn, and other sexual sin, drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. 5:19-21

  19. You admire GOD’s Word but see no need to commit to seriously follow it. John 10:27, John 14:23,24

  20. You go to church to feel something, rather than to hear and respond. 1 Cor. 2:14, Rom. 10:17

  21. You desperately pursue validation from men rather than from GOD. John:12:43, Luke 11:4,5

  22. You base your morality on comparing yourself with others, rather than on what God Says. 16:24, Eph. 5:1,2

“So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

Rev. 3:16 NIV


Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call Prayer Leaders

  1/19 – MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe                    3/8 – Pastor E

  1/26 – Bro. Larry Williams                           3/15 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

    2/2 – Bro. Robert Payne                             3/22 – Bro. Kenneth Moore

    2/9 – Deacon Alfonza Jones                      3/29 – Bro. Larry Williams

  2/16 – Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr.                      4/4 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

  2/23 – Bro. James Ashby                              4/11 – Deacon Levert Moore

    3/1 – Bro. Robert Payne


Old Business


  1. Deacon Alfonza Jones reported on last year’s Thanksgiving Basket project and made suggestions on how to refine the process this year.

  2. MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe reported on the status of the “Bless Be The Tie” fundraiser.




The brothers engaged in a very informative discussion about safety and security.  Bro. Kenneth Moore and Deacon Levert Moore agreed to draft security guidelines for review by our next Men’s Huddle.


Plans for 2016

  1. Men’s Retreat.  Pastor E agreed to research men’s overnight retreats and conferences planned by other ministries this year to find one that we could participate in as a group.

  2. Young Men’s Outing. James Ashby will investigate venues for an outing for the boys and young men, such as fishing, bowling, Oriole ballgame, etc., during June, July, or August.

  3. Men’s Fellowship . Kenneth Moore agreed to host a men’s fellowship at his home – date to be determined, probably sometime in August.

  4. Thanksgiving Baskets. Deacon Alfonza Jones will head up the Thanksgiving Basket project again this year.

  5. Church Picnic. Robert Payne is working with Sis. Char Henry to develop a proposal for a Church Picnic to present to the pastors.  The tentative picnic date is Saturday, July 16.


Men’s Chorale


The Men’s Chorale ministered at the Morning Worship Service on Sunday, January 17 along with the Vocal Praise Choir.  The men participating were MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe, Deacon Alfonza Jones, Deacon Levert Moore, Bro. Kenneth Moore, Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr. Bro. James Ashby and Pastor E.  We did not rehearse any songs at today’s Huddle.  The next rehearsal date is Sunday, January 24 at 1:30 P.M. along with the Vocal Praise Choir.

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall

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