|Trinity Baptist Church ,
2521 Richland Street ,
Columbia S.C. 29204
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from our Lord of Jesus Christ. First, I thank God through Jesus Christ for you, and all who labor in the Pastorate with us. I am the Rev. Thurmond Bowens, Jr., Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina. In 1997, God called me to begin a ministry directed at changing the lives and hearts of men. From that call Men Unified In Christ (MUIC) was born. This ministry is divinely inspired by God.
God revealed the need for this ministry due to the shortage of godly men in the church and in leadership positions in the church where God placed me as Spiritual Leader. The modern church and the pastor have suffered greatly due to the absence of godly men working in the church. Because men do not fulfill their roles as leaders today, everyone suffers. Families are suffering, communities are suffering, cities are suffering and certainly, the church is suffering.
I have personally felt the impact of not having enough godly men to help serve the Trinity Baptist Church. Therefore, God has called me on a personal crusade to change the direction of our men and to help them return to their proper position as leaders. But this crusade goes well beyond growing men at Trinity Baptist Church. God has revealed the MUIC was created to touch the lives of every man in every church. God’s desire is for every man to get back into the rightful position God intended for him – A Godly Man.
Until we as pastors surround ourselves with godly men, we will be forever spending costly time and using precious energy engaging ourselves in a battle that God never intended for us to fight. I don’t know about you, but I have come to the conclusion that this is not the battle God called me to fight; therefore, instead of fighting ungodly men, God told me to train men to be godly men who will do battle for Him in the real war against Satan and his demons.
We can no longer stand by and ignore the problem of having ungodly men detour us in our local churches from doing the will of God. It is time to train! It is time to develop God-fearing men and God-loving men who are filled with the Holy Spirit. It is time to develop men that are willing to fight along with their pastors and not against them. The church will not reach its full potential until men are in the proper position spiritually, emotionally and mentally.
I ask that you join me in a joint effort to change the plight of men in the modern church. Will you join me in this training crusade? Your church and your ministry will be all the more blessed by training your men to be godly men. I have personally witnessed this change in the men of Trinity. The single reason why we are now having the great success our church is enjoying is due to the fact that our men are being trained to be godly men and they are strategically being placed in leadership positions throughout our various ministries. Please prayerfully consider becoming a part of this vital ministry. I ask that you inform me through written correspondence, email or by telephone to advise me of your decision.
Should you have additional questions, please fell free to contact me at 803-254-7142 (church), 803-732-5805 (home) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website address is www.MUICM.com."
For the Cause of Christ,
Thurmond Bowens, Jr., M.Div.
Men Unified In Christ (MUIC)