In chapter 27 Paul is finally on his way to Rome. 2 years earlier Jesus had stood beside him and promised him that he would testify about Him in Rome. Paul probably had no idea it would involve 2 years in prison. He probably thought it might be smooth sailing from here on out, but instead Paul is about to be shipwrecked for the 3rd time in his missionary career. God’s time is not always our time and His ways are not always our ways, but one thing is for certain is that there is no obstacle, no shipwreck that can thwart His will and His desire. We observe in this chapter a man who has been greatly matured in Christ, we see a man that God has further shaped into His image through the very adversities and trials and tribulations he has faced. Paul is always a man of encouragement and wise counsel. He continues to radiate joy. He continues to radiate Christ.
To join with other men from the North Shore of Milwaukee and beyond who choose to follow Jesus Christ in obedience to His call to serve Him, honor Him, learn of Him and share His message of grace with other men. FaithWalkers seeks to shape and hone men into men of spiritual influence.
A formal bible study is conducted each week that focuses on Biblical truth and how these truths may be applied to daily living in the market place. Men gather in large and small groups to interact around the studies that are presented by a lay member-leader.
Men from Faithwalkers volunteer to respond to specific prayer needs communicated through internet systems. A team of more than seventy men is committed to being able to receive electronic messages that seek prayer support around a specific request.
Faithwalkers is led by a board of laymen chaired by Greg Bennett. Their role is to determine the ministry goals, teaching topics and schedules, plan special events, and oversee all programs activities.
The Board is made up of the following members:
- Greg Bennett
- Michael Casey
- Richard Cobb
- Chris Decker
- Dan Fischer
- Stan Lind
- Sandy Swartzberg
- Tadd Trier
- Bruce Brunner
- Dennis Dern*
- Henry van Oudenaren *
*Advisory Members at Large