What is Band of Brothers?

Band of Brothers (BoB) is a men’s support network based in Canberra. Our weekly meetings bring together men from churches across the city, from all walks of life and backgrounds.

We believe that every man should live the life they are meant to live. A life with purpose and direction. A life bigger than themselves. We believe that families, workplaces and society thrive when men live in their purpose.

What we believe

It is not good for a man to live a life for oneself or to be socially and emotionally isolated from those around him.

Men should be living the life they are meant to live. Men find purpose in providing and taking responsibility for their family, friends and workplaces. Provision is not simply financial support but also providing spiritual guidance, emotional support and being a man who is accessible
We believe in protecting and assisting those who cannot help themselves.

Our Creed

We believe every man has a life he is meant to live…
a life which aligns his dreams and passion with a greater purpose…
a purpose revealed to him by Jesus Christ.

We believe every man chooses whether to pursue that life…
that brotherhood empowers men to make that choice…
and that God gifts us with talents and abilities to excel in that life.

We believe honour should be extended to all men regardless of belief or background…
that honour breeds honesty…
honesty breeds humility and…
humility produces courage, respect and character.

We believe living the life you are meant to live encompasses:

  • Providing and taking responsibility for your family
  • Protecting and assisting those who cannot help themselves;
  • Inspiring others through living out your beliefs and convictions.

We choose to live the life we are meant to live.

Who we believe

The foundation of Band of Brothers is Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus Christ is the resurrected Son of God and under his kingship men can live the life they are meant to live. We believe that Jesus Christ is ‘The way and the truth and the life’ (John 14:6)

Who can attend Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers events are open for all men over 18 years of age. Being a Christian is not a pre-requisite to attend.

We believe honour should be extended to all men regardless of belief (but they will only get Jesus) or background; That honour breeds honesty; honesty breeds humility; and humility produces courage, respect and character.

The reality is that some men find it near impossible to fit into church for a variety of reasons. Some men feel they have to be ‘fake’ to fit in. While church is important, the reality is for some is that it is difficult to connect to.

BoB is a place where men can be themselves. We don’t pull men up for swearing. We don’t distance ourselves from men who have drug problems, who just got out of jail, addicted to porn, alcohol issues, or even mental issues. Hate the sin, not the man!

Band of Brothers format

7pm open doors. Official start 7:30

Host introduces what BoB is, who BoB worships, BoB activities,

Worship song

Prayer

Speaker (someone from leadership or pastor of a church)

Break

Small groups to discuss what the speaker just said (confidentiality because men share some hard stuff)

9:30 finish