Welcome to CONNECT.52 MEN
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About this Group
CONNECT.52 is a weekly ZOOM call administered to provide you with an opportunity connect with a group of men who desire to help you move to a better place in your life. Ours is a casual non-judgemental group of coaches and other men who understand the value of accountability and community who are ready to come alongside you to help you learn to meet your goals and overcome the influences of the world.
It is important for your to understand that we believe in spiritual formation and transformation. We want you to know that there is a way to improve your behavior, address those things that cause you anxiety and depression, and move toward becoming the person God always intend for you to become.
Our group is not an anonymous group, but to join, you will be required to register with the group. We use a registration process in an attempt to admit only those who agree to participate with respect, cooperation, and with a true desire to improve themselves as friends, husbands, sons, employees, and citizens.
We feel called to this unique ministry out of compassion for those who have lost their way and do not know exactly how to get back on track. We seek to help those who have drifted away from God, have never known Him, or just want to get closer to Him, find rest in his love, promise of peace, and commitment to joy.
We value every life and care about the souls of each person. Through service and love we hope to reach as many people as possible, helping them redirect the path of their lives toward the Kingdom of God.
We hope every member of CONNECT.52 will adopt this mission as their own as they become more and more connected with their CONNECT.52 brothers.
Always respectful to others
Respect the rights of others to believe according to their maturity in Christ.
Sober at meetings
No soliciting or sales
Absolutely no church, ministry, religion, or program bashing.
8:30 pm (est) Participants can begin logging in and meet others who are waiting for the meeting to begin.
9:00 - The meeting begins
with Opening Prayer.
9:05 - Lesson or message from facilitator or guest speaker.
9:20 - Open Discussion
9:35 - Success Stories
9:45 - Book Review
10:00 - Memory Verse and Concluding Prayer
SUPER SESSION: 10:00-10:30
Challenge, and open Discussion
USED AS NEEDED
Baymeadows Center for Hope & Healing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse or withdraw access to CONNECT.52 programming at its sole discretion.
These fundraising shirts are your way of identifying your membership and are intended as an outreach tool. The shirt to the far left is the first edition outreach shirt that commemorates the beginning of CONNECT.52 and is available for purchase by both men and women. The shirt below is available only to the ladies, but we wanted you guys to see it.
Use your shirt to start conversations and extend invitations.
Pricing and availability coming soon.
HOW TO REGISTER
I do not have a ZOOM account!
Once you reach their page, click the orange button at the top right that says, SIGN UP, IT'S FREE. Be sure to Authenticate your ZOOM account, which involves a process where ZOOM sends an email to you, which you will need to respond to.
After you have set up a ZOOM account, return to this page and follow the instructions below.
I have a ZOOM account.
Below you will find a button labeled "REGISTER". When you click on that button, you will be taken to a ZOOM Registration Page where you will be asked to provide enough information for us to know you are not a computer or bot.
After you submit your registration form, our staff will be notified and will review your submission. If everything is in order, your request will be Approved and you will receive an email providing you the information you need to join the meetings.
NOTE: You will use the link provided in the email, so do not lose the message.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
CONNECT.52 is offered as a public forum and does not promise or imply that your attendance or participation is anonymous or your comments private as it is possible for any participant to share what you say during your participation in the CONNECT.52 group to those outside of the group, and due to the fact that recordings of the session or sessions in which you participate may be made available for other people to view over Facebook, YouTube, and other social media websites and media outlets. therefore, Baymeadows Center for Hope & Healing, Inc. accepts no responsibility for privacy or breach of confidence relative to your use of the CONNECT.52 ministry offerings. Baymeadows Center for Hope & Healing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse or withdraw access to CONNECT.52 programming at its sole discretion. Baymeadows Center for Hope & Healing, Inc. offers counseling and coaching as services of its Counseling Department. As a user of CONNECT.52 you should be aware that CONNECT.52 is not a counseling or coaching program of the "Counseling Department" and is considered, according to industry standards, an entertainment outlet which is not responsible for providing the same HIPAA privacy standards, counselor oversight, or formal standards of ethics required by the "Counseling and Coaching Department". For more information about this statement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By clicking the button below "I agree to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS"
After you have registered, you can use the Join Meeting button to enter the weekly meeting.
Book Review Schedule
Bo's Café: A Novel
High-powered executive Steven Kerner is living the dream in southern California. But when his bottled pain ignites in anger one night, his wife kicks him out. Then an eccentric mystery man named Andy Monroe befriends Steven and begins unravelling his tightly wound world. Andy leads Steven through a series of frustrating and revealing encounters to repair his life through genuine friendship and the grace and love of a God who has been waiting for him to accept it. A story to challenge and encourage, Bo's Cafe is a model for all who struggle with unresolved problems and a performance-based life. Those who desire a fuller, more authentic way of living will find this journey of healing a restorative exploration of God's unbridled grace.
Kindle - 9.99
USED - 5.49
Very Good Condition
NOOK - 9.99
Paperback - 15.99
The True Measure of a Man: How Perceptions of Success, Achievement & Recognition Fail Men in Difficult Times
Men just get this book. It seems to resonate with them. Men who don't read many books read this one and want to get it into the hands of others. Why? Because Richard Simmons gets it. He understands and identifies the ultimate issue all men face regardless of age, race, or marital status. Men very often define who they are by what they have done with their lives or other external things. And when they do that, they unknowingly set a trap for failure in their personal lives. Richard Simmons Gathering support from the writings of noted authors and social commentators, Christian and secular, Simmons emphatically reminds us that every man at some point in life suffers misfortune. No one is exempt. However, the challenges of life offer men the potential for great good . . .
Kindle Unlimited - 0.00
USED - 9.98
Weekly Net-Out Challenge
Participants will complete the weekly Net-Out book report which will include the net value of the book as the reader sees it.
All Mentors. All Mentees.
Key points. Main ideas. Big picture. Life application.
Every book. Every month.
A one-page document – with a copy for each group member.
For you. For your memory, for future reference, for depth of topic, and breadth of subject. For the group. For the sharing, responsibility, and accountability you experience and expect of each other.
Summary. Significance. Bullet points. Quotes. Page numbers.
Some net-outs read like a summary of the book; others list the page number where the important point was found, along with a brief synopsis of the point. Most people record key points, quotes, and principles, along with specific scripture references, in bullet points. The net-out is for you – so do it in whatever way works best for you and will be most helpful and meaningful long-term.
Think of it as casting a wide net out over the book to catch the big ideas, main points, and applicable life lessons.
Reviewing your net-out should be like reading the book again – making it a valuable resource.
As you read each book, keep the perspective that you are allowing yourself to be mentored by the author, who is an authority on the subject.
There is a mutual commitment to mentoring. Everyone sacrifices equally and together. Everyone gains from it.
Sharing your net-out with the group helps everyone in the group to grasp all the important points. Someone else may totally miss something that you’ve discovered and vice-versa.
Optional CONNECT.52 Challenge
An important part of the CONNECT.52 program is the member challenge plan, that promotes community participation, growth, and accountability. Our challenges are excellent tools for encouraging you to use the tools you will learn of throughout your time with CONNECT.52.
The VICTORY CHALLENGE
The overall challenge is a 4 month program with each month having a scalable plan of development for each participant. If you choose to accept the challenge, you will have four months to reach a goal that you will set at the beginning of the challenge.
For example: You may set a goal that looks like this:
CHURCH - L4
STORYTELLING - L3
GROUP WORK - L3
COMMUNITY - L2
Reaching your goal in one month out of the four is a victory, providing you put out the effort each month. Reaching your goal more than one month is great work, while reaching your goal every month is an amazing victory.
The GIDEON CHALLENGE - Judges 7–8:21
This challenge is for one who wishes to achieve the the highest level in each category at least one time in the challenge period. Just in-case you think this will be easy, think again. Your goal is to have four months of Level-4 activity in each of four categories. Someone working diligently will do well to have one month at level-4 over the 4 month period.
The ABRAHAM CHALLENGE - Genesis 14
This challenge is for one who wishes to achieve the the highest level in each category each month. Just in-case you think this will be easy, think again. Your goal is to have four months of Level-4 activity in each of four categories.
Categories & Levels
L1 Attend church each week
L2 Add Sunday School X4
L3 Add acts of service X4
L4 Invite one to church X4
If you are not attending church at this time, we recommend you locate a local Bible believing church near you and start settling in by attending each week. It is always a good idea to attend Sunday school right from the start. This way, you are already at Level-2.
Don't be shy. Be sure you meet the pastor and have a conversation with your Sunday school teacher. Be consistent and Introduce yourself at appropriate times and ask people about themselves.
L1 Write my story - share 4X
L2 Tell my story 4X
L3 Tell my story and HIS 4X
L4 Tell my story publicly 1X
We do not want to overwhelm you, but it is true that the more you tell your story, the quicker you will begin to reduce your grief and stop identifying yourself by your past. As you do, you will put your efforts into becoming the person the Lord made you to be. We recommend you spend your first month writing your story, including where you plan to go from here. Share your written story with 4 people you trust, including your (new) Sunday school teacher.
L1 Attend every meeting
L2 Invite one+ each week
L3 Write reading review weekly
L4 Present 1 reading review /mo
One of the biggest obstacles to growth is a lack of discipline. We recommend you begin your quest to become a disciplined and well adjusted member of society by being diligent to attend every CONNECT.52 session.
Part of the Connect.52 plan is to read and review a book each month. We suggest you buy the book, but if this is not possible, please take notes during the book review, so you will retain the information.
L1 Servant evangelism street
L2 Volunteer at a local ministry
L3 Servant evangelism neighbor
L4 Even more of that
One of the best ways to get started serving is to pray over your community as you clean up your street. Get a trash bag and a Grabber, and walk down your street picking up trash. Pray for your neighbors, even though you do not know what they need. Say hello or wave to those who are watching you, and introduce yourself to those who speak to you. When someone asks why you are cleaning up, tell them you are using the opportunity to pray for the community and give something to the neighborhood.
Additional Benefits of CONNECT.52 Membership
HELP IS AVAILABLE
Family Coaching (relationships)
Personal Development Classes
Shared Parenting Coaching
Mental Health Coaching
CONNECT.52 is a ministry of Baymeadows Center for Hope & Healing which is a Non-Profit Christian Social Services Ministry equipped with a full-service Christian Counseling and coaching ministry. We have a wide range of citified specialties practiced by our certified and Board Certified Mental Health Coaches supervised by our Pastoral Counselor who is board certified by the International Board of Professional and Pastoral Counselors (IBPPC) as a Board Certified Christian Counselor.
As a registered member of CONNECT-52, you have available to you and your family, our counseling and coaching services at discounted rates thanks to our sliding-scale offerings. There is never a reason not to reach-out for the Christian help you need. You can request these services using the chat feature of your CONNECT.52 ZOOM session, by sending a message to email@example.com, or by visiting the home page and clicking the Counseling and Coaching button near the top of the page.
To register for CONNECT.52, return to the previous section and click NEXT under the appropriate program for you.