How Do We Train to Follow Jesus?

Our Mission

Our mission follows Philippians 4:9…

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—PRACTICE these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (ESV)

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Give, Serve, Love, Share

During our 90-minute sessions (Saturdays, 7-8:30 AM), we challenge each other and support each other. The Bible is our playbook, and we focus heavily on God’s guidance through His Word. We are quick to share in each other’s victories while also sharing in one another’s challenges and trials.

Why We Meet

We meet for spiritual growth in Jesus Christ. We open the Bible to learn what was written in the first century and how to apply it in the 21st century. We memorize scripture as this is one of the most powerful tools to fight off Satan and his demons. We meet to encourage one another as there are many lost and hurting men. Sometimes we need encouragement and sometimes God uses us to be the encourager.

Our Beliefs

Practice meets men where they are and feeds them and leads them spiritually.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 TIM 3:16-17)

  • We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His bloodshed, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. (1 COR 15)

  • We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for the salvation of the lost and sinful man. (EPH 2:5) We believe in the Holy Spirit’s present ministry, indwelling in the Christian, enables them to live a Godly life. (1 COR 6: 19-20)

  • Men’s Practice is not a church. Men of Practice should be engaged and serving in their local bible church with their time, talents, and treasures. Practice is an auxiliary workout to your spiritual growth not intended to replace the core training through your local church.

  • The vision of Men’s Practice is to inspire, equip, educate, and motivate men to know God intimately and be transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Men’s Practice

Board Members

Bobby Bandara

CEO & Head Trainer

Bobby is the founder of Practice and spiritual leader. He loves seeing the spiritual growth of men and watching life change take place in the lives of men. Bobby attends Christ Church Gilbert.

Chris Watson

President

“There was no growth when I presented a fake version of myself.” The first time Chris walked into Practice, men were sharing things that he didn’t think were ever supposed to be said out loud …and he knew that he belonged. Chris attends Sun Valley Community Church.

Terrance Wilson

Vice President

Terrance loves Men’s Practice because of the fellowship of men, sharpening one another as they go through the Word of God and are being sanctified together. Terrance attends Calvary Chapel.

Bobby Ufer

Secretary

What Bobby loves most about Men’s Practice is the platform for Christ-centered teaching fellowship that it provides. Witnessing the positive impact on the lives, relationships, and attitudes of men through Practice is an amazing experience. Bobby attends Sun Valley Community Church in Gilbert.

Marshall King

Treasurer

Marshall loves Men’s Practice because men are authentic, engage in biblical relationships, bear one another’s burdens, and celebrate spiritual victories. Seeing God continually transforming men’s lives by the power of His grace is a source of great joy. Marshall attends Christ Church Gilbert.

Gene Swierstra

Executive Advisor

Gene loves the fellowship of men, engaging in biblical teachings focused specifically on the challenges men face, and watching the spiritual growth of men as the Holy Spirit transforms us into, not just believers in Christ, but followers of Christ. Gene attends Redeemer Bible Church in Gilbert.

Bud Rago

Executive Advisor

Bud loves how men can come to Practice and belong without any judgement and grow spiritually alongside other real men -becoming a committed follower of Jesus where men sharpen men. Bud attends Sun Valley Community Church.

Aaron LeBeau

Executive Advisor

Aaron loves Men’s Practice because it emphasizes that Jesus loves the real you, not the man you’re pretending to be; it’s for men willing to let go of just trying harder and instead surrender to God’s plan for their lives. Aaron attends Sun Valley Gilbert.

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