We've created a Gentle Lion Youtube Channel for you to watch, with thoughts from our team and a place to stay up to date. Check out our recent post for our Gentle Lion friends and family (see Lamont's encouraging video message entitled, "Lamont and Matt QA"), as well as the very important message that Lamont had on his heart regarding Domestic Violence in the home during the Coronavirus Quarantine. Stay safe out there and remember that our Gentle Lion team is pulling for you and your families during this time! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxQe4qHSToCFN5iZYCdtfAA/
A great time of fellowship, food, sharing worship and a powerful Gentle Lion training with 25-30 men at Holy Communion, for their first Men's Breakfast on February 16th.
In early 2018, Gentle Lion’s doors opened with the audacious goal of redefining what it means to be a man. A year of learning, growing, and challenging both ourselves as well as our community has our team inspired more than ever. We are excited to review Gentle Lion’s first year’s accomplishments. To read more, please click here or on the below Image or PDF!
Here are pictures right before we headed into the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras to launch the Gentle Lion class on November 19th. It was a powerful time together with the inmates, where we introduced ourselves, then Jacob led worship, Lamont shared his story, we broke up into smaller groups to talk and get to know each other’s story, then Scott closed with some final thoughts of encouragement and prayer. Lamont and the team will continue going back each week throughout the next 6 weeks of Manhood 33. Thanks for your prayers, as we work to break the systemic issues in our culture and equip these men who are hungry with the right answers and good tools to be better fathers, husbands and leaders in our community.
We are partnering with the Pregnancy Resource Center to offer classes to help prepare expecting moms and dad. We met to plan a 6 week class that will help moms learn basic baby care skill from the RN at the Pregnancy Resource Center and nutrition and cooking classes from our Gentle Lioness team. After the class concludes we will host a graduation dinner and offer them a safe place to come and join our Gentle Lion community.
As we continue to dig into the Manhood 33 Series on “A Man and His Work”, come break bread with us at our weekly 6:30 AM Breakfast Burrito group on Tuesdays and our 12 PM Lunch Bunch group on Wednesdays.
We had a great time at Triple F, where we watched the Ducks play UCLA (and win :), ate lots of great food, talked and got to know each other in a fun, casual setting! We will plan our next event soon and will make sure to let you know.
Don't miss a casual time of FAITH, FOOD AND FOOTBALL, THIS COMING SATURDAY November 3). The Oregon Ducks vs. UCLA Bruins Game time has been set for 4:30 pm, so come to Gentle Lion anytime from 4 PM on and we'll be there watching the game, cooking food and hanging out, with burger, dogs and drinks. Let's watch the Ducks triumph over Chip Kelly and the Bruins!
New partnership opportunities are in the works, including Victory House Enterprises, Teen Challenge and the Pregnancy Resource Center. Below is our meeting with Scott Patterson, as we plan for the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution launch on November 19th, where the Gentle Lion team will travel to Madras to meet the inmates and kick off the Gentle Lion pilot class. If this is successful, Gentle Lion classes and resources may expand into the 14 prisons in Oregon.
New Gentle Lion Gear is Here! Hats, Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Journals...come to one of our upcoming meetings and be blessed as we give some of it away!