Kosmosdale Baptist Church is committed to developing men into godly husbands, fathers, and leaders in our church. With the confusion that abounds in modern society about manhood, we believe that it is vital to communicate the Bible’s message about men to men. At Kosmosdale we have dedicated two ministry activities to the cultivation of biblical manhood among our men:
Monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast
The Men’s Prayer Breakfast allows the men of the church to meet and help the church. Meetings are typically on the first Saturday of the month. The Men’s Prayer Breakfast begins at 8 AM with a cooked breakfast at the church. The breakfast is followed by a devotional challenge and prayer. As the need arises, we sometimes will do some work around the church after the meeting.
For the specific times and dates of these events, please see the events page on our website.
Annual Men’s Retreat
Each fall our church dedicates two days to a retreat for the men of the church. The retreat takes place on a Friday and Saturday at a campground near Louisville (varies from year to year). We normally invite an outside speaker to come and address topics related specifically to biblical manhood.
2014 Men’s Retreat:
This year’s men’s retreat will be held at Camp Carlson on November 7-8. The cost will be $5 per person. The men’s retreat normally begins around 5 pm Friday night and will run until around 2 pm Saturday afternoon. Supper will be provided Friday night and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
The focal point of our men’s retreat will be three sessions devoted to praising God, biblical instruction, and group discussion. Our speaker this year will be David “Gunner” Gundersen. Originally from Sand Springs, OK, David currently serves as Director of Student Life at Boyce College in Louisville, KY and shepherds the campus community and commuter students. He oversees the Resident Directors and Student Leadership consisting of Resident Advisors, Student Council, and Student Organization Leaders. Before coming to Boyce, Gunner served for eight years as a Resident Director and Associate Dean of Men at The Master’s College in Southern California.
David holds degrees from The Master’s College (B.A., Bible: Biblical Languages) and The Master’s Seminary (M.Div., Pastoral Ministry; Th.M., Systematic Theology). He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Gunner and his wife Cindi have been married for ten years and have four children: Judah, Ember, Isaiah, and Brooklyn.
2013 Men’s Retreat:
Last year’s men’s retreat was held at Camp Carlson on October 25-26.
Our speaker was Matt Damico. He is the associate pastor of worship at Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. Matt and his wife, Anna, have been members at Kenwood since 2009, where Matt has led worship since 2012. Matt became a believer through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ and Bethlehem Baptist Church while a student at the University of Minnesota. After college, he served as a worship leader in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and, in 2009, moved to Louisville to attend Southern Seminary. He graduated from Southern in 2012. Matt loves his wife, reading, watching and playing sports, the outdoors and music.
Matt spoke on issues related to biblical discipline.
The key passage for all 3 sessions was 1 Timothy 4:8: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
Matt encouraged us to develop godly discipline in a number of important areas in our lives such as our use of time, our Scripture reading, our diet, our sexuality, and our church attendance.