I have had the pleasure of being part of the Outer Bank Men’s Fellowship for a decade now. I was later joined by Brother Mark and Brother Brian in these sometimes monthly gatherings, and we seldom miss one. Interestingly enough, though we call it the Men’s Fellowship dinner, in actuality it doesn’t have an official name. The gathering doesn’t have a logo, bylaws, a president or official meeting place. In fact the only thing official about the gathering is that it’s homeless. Just as Jesus Christ traveled from place to place, so does this gathering (Philippians 3:17). If you were to draw a map of all the places this group meets, it would be no where near as clean as the path traveled by Paul (see 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Romans, Ephesians, Philemon, Colossians, and Philippians, 1 Timothy and Titus, and 2 Timothy.)
In the time span the men of Moyock Christian Fellowship (MCF), have been traveling from our home in Moyock, (north and west by a few miles from the OBX), this gathering has met in churches, in parking lots, in fire stations, a pancake restaurant, warehouses, an in-door skate park, and the list goes on. These gatherings are not regularly scheduled, but rather occur as God calls us together. Sometimes monthly, and sometimes spread out by several months.
Being at one of these gatherings that include a simple meal, fellowship, testimony, prayer and on occasion a mini sermon or two, places everyone in attendance in a space full of strong Christian men (that’s powerful). There are no denominational lines here, and usually over 20 churches of every flavor in attendance. Men from every trade, every element of business, a Sheriff and even a Superior Court Judge are in attendance. All are linked by their faith in one God, one Son of Man, and the Holy Spirit.
Last night was special because we joined with the Outer Banks Sportsman’s Fellowship (OBSF), who also meet regularly on the Outer Banks. The OBSF has men as young as 13 years old (maybe younger) in their group. The presence of young men committed in faith is powerful, motivating, and proof we have hope for the future. If you want to learn more about either of these groups, let us know and we’ll get you touch with either or both. I’ll put a contact form at the bottom of this post. Lastly, Brother Mark shared a short message about last night’s dinner gathering in Manteo, NC on our Facebook Page early this morning (and I mean really early):
Last night the men of Moyock Christian Fellowship were blessed to be able to attend a combination dinner formed by a meeting of the Outer Banks Men’s Fellowship and the Outer Banks Hunting and Fishing Fellowship. Approximately 90 men from the two groups gathered in Manteo for an evening of great food, powerful prayer, and testimony to the deeds of and presence in our lives of our Lord and God. Wet weather did nothing to dampen the fire in our souls. May God continue to guide us and bless us.– Brother Mark, MoyockChristian.org
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