John Bacon

I have to confess that when I was invited to be a part of a Covenant Group my first reaction was “No Way!” The thought of having to open up with four guys that I did not know, twice a year over three years in person and every month on the phone just did not sound appealing. All that touchy feely stuff is not for me! But the invitation came to me after I had been praying about growing as a man of God serving in a church. This had to be God. Plus when I told my wife about it, honestly in my most unenthusiastic way, she said – “You need to do it!” God and my wife, I was not able to argue or say no!

Now having completed the three year journey, I am so glad I listened. Covenant Group has been such a deeply rewarding experience. To be held close. To have a place simply for soul care. To be connected to four men of faith in real “no-agenda” friendship has resulted in more blessing that I could have ever imagined. Alan’s deft and wise touch in facilitating our meetings has created a flow where the Holy Spirit has done some deep work in each of our group members. Every meeting has been enriching. I can honestly say that I am a better man today because of my experience with my Covenant Group.