for Heart of a Man
Carmel, IN // 2023
The Heart of a Man Facility.
Men need a place to be energized, discover faith, get equipped with life skills, eat outstanding local food, drink perfected coffee, push oneself physically, and build a community.
We want to build that place.
Men are escaping loneliness, depression, pornography, and anger, and moving into community, friendships, relationships, forgiveness, health and hope. men are hungry for "Better".
These results came over the first two years; we launched shortly before the pandemic began.
We believe we can reach 2,000+ men weekly through studies, training, workouts, food, coffee, large and small events, and counseling, ultimately growing the local church through giving men a new entrance point to faith in Christ.
When we physically exert ourselves alongside other men, bonds are formed. Through group fitness, personal trainers, a bouldering wall, nutritionists, a whole host of sports facilities, and a workout space designed specifically for men, we aim for this to be a sanctuary from the stresses of the world as we strengthen our bodies alongside our minds and souls.
Much of life today is happening in coffee shops. We will create a space where daily meetings can happen, families can sit together with a delicious cappuccino, food trucks are available to provide some of the best cuisine Indy has to offer, and ultimately, community grows.
As men pursue personal growth, guidance from wiser leaders, and new friendships, private yet transparent space is needed to foster those conversations. We want to create 16-20 small group meeting spaces to be used for mentoring, Bible studies, counseling, life coaching, and co-working for those who need a place mid-day to host a meeting or work session.
Our current Bible study classes are hosting between 200-250 men every Tuesday night. We envision events like this taking place constantly: Morning sessions and week-night groups, guest speakers, specialized classes to teach men life skills or provide support for men walking through various crises, and licensed counselors available for men needing even more. All this will be happening in our main teaching space as well as our college-style lecture hall, built to hold an additional 150 men.
There is power in numbers. It's in these spaces that men will realize they're not alone.
We need your help to build!
First, we are deep in prayer.
We know this will never come to life without the Lord's blessing and aligned mission.
Second, we now begin fundraising.
We've begun designing the space and programming and believe that we will need $15 Million in total for the land and the facility.
CURRENTLY: WE ARE EVALUATING a POSSIBLE EXISTING space!
We have our eyes on an existing structure in Carmel, IN that could be purchased and converted into a space designed with all of these needs in mind; it would be a perfect fit for us!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We are diligently asking the Lord to bring the right men, women, families, and businesses around us that see and believe in our mission to re-build the American family one man at a time and will join us financially in bringing to life the very first HOAM facility.
If you feel led to join us, below us the link to our giving portal (select "Building Fund"). Any dollar amount is deeply appreciateD!