Making Better Men in the City of Cleveland Ohio!
Meaningful Masculinity is proud to launch its first nation chapter in the great city of Cleveland Ohio. Cleveland is a rich metropolitan city with a long history of Christian obedience and humanitarian service. Upon its establishment by the Connecticut Land Company in 1796, Cleveland has had a significant role in American history.
“The leader of the Connecticut Land Company was Oliver Phelps. Phelps and his partners sent General Moses Cleaveland to survey the territory and to establish townships in 1796. In federal land surveys such as the Seven Ranges, townships were 36 square miles. Cleaveland created townships of 25 square miles. One of the earliest towns established in this region was named Cleveland in his honor. It appears that Cleveland was originally spelled as Cleaveland, but a mistake by a mapmaker resulted in the new spelling by the 1820s. Many people moved into the Western Reserve because it was accessible from Lake Erie.
For the first several years, settlement of the land owned by the Connecticut Land Company proceeded slowly. When Connecticut sold the land to Phelps and his partners, the state gave up all rights to govern the land. The federal government did not consider the Western Reserve to be part of the Northwest Territory until 1800, and thus, the federal government provided residents with no legal or military protection. Unlike the Ohio Company and Associates, which made provisions for education and religious institutions, the Connecticut Land Company was only concerned with selling its lands and left future development of the region up to its new inhabitants. By 1800, only about one thousand people lived in the Western Reserve. Because of its lack of success in selling its land, the Connecticut Land Company was dissolved in 1809. Much of the settlement of the region did not occur until after the War of 1812.”
Weekly Bible Study
Join us for regularly scheduled Bible studies. True discipleship entails a constant revisiting of the sacred scriptures. Join us as we read, discuss, and study the Old and New Testaments revealed to us in the Holy Bible. Grow with us as we gain biblical wisdom from the inerrant word of God which instructs, sanctifies, admonishes, rebukes, and guides god-fearing men toward Jesus Christ and his divine will and purpose for each of us. “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:14-17). Everyone is welcome but please register beforehand.
Activity Based Fellowships
Healthy men are active men. It is important for godly men to fellowship together, uplift each other, and edify the Church in unison; “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). In secular society, these gatherings are normally fraught with too much booze and easy women which, inevitably, leads to troubled outcomes and broken relationships; “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals'” (1 Corinthians 15:33). Within the framework of the Meaningful Masculinity organization, we strive to foster healthy and happy outings that build character and spark new friendships. Cleveland is a great city to build up new, and Christian, friendships while partaking in entertaining activities, social functions, and sport outings; “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). Make sure to check out what we are doing, where we are going, and how you can join.
Our youth development program is a one of a kind teaching series that is offered to Churches, youth groups, parachurch organizations, schools, and camps. These unique coaching/teaching programs are custom designed to your specifications. They tackle sensitive topics that plague modern-day youth and strip them of their identity as young healthy males and potential Christian warriors. Subjects include, but are not limited to: toxic masculinity, gender dysphoria, fornication, masturbation, pornography, drugs, alcohol, individualism, pop-culture, social-media, bullying, depression, suicide, college preparedness, sin, parental honor, etc… Be sure to inquire about custom catering a program, teaching series, or mentorship plan that fits your congregational needs. Cost vary depending on size and scope of the project. “Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, ‘have no pleasure in them'” (Ecclesiastes 12:1).
Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which are externally good, but they must first have righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.