Men getting REAL with God, their families, and other men.

Come participate in a discipleship group that focuses on God’s will for men. As we read the Bible, it is clear that God wants to use men in the role of leadership to accomplish specific purposes. From the beginning of our existence the enemy has attempted to thwart God’s plans for mankind as a whole. He has specifically targeted men and their relationships with people and with God. God’s word is a rich and vast resource that speaks to every issue that challenges men. It is imperative that we as REAL Christian men disciple, walk, and pray with each other to ensure that we live and exemplify the men God has called us to be.

“So, naturally, we proclaim Christ! We warn every man we meet, and we teach every man we can, all that we know about Him, so that, if possible, we may bring every man up to his full maturity in Christ Jesus.” -The Apostle Paul

This ministry is only for Men and we hope that you’ll come and be REAL with us. This isn’t your average men’s group or everyday bible study. REAL is about getting tough and tackling the issues that hinder growth in your relationships with family, friends, and God. This isn’t a ministry you do alone. Within REAL there are groups to connect with. Three times a semester we gather together for a meal and worship and then listen to a speaker. All other meetings happen with your CREW; the group you’ve joined within REAL every other week.

Let us know your coming in advance by registering online.

You can also pay your other REAL fees after registering online. (Full Semester covers your book and the three meals with all REAL members in Ellis Hall)

Full Semester – $50
Half Semester – $25
Dinner Only – $5


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Building Faith, Family, & Discipleship

A Season Of Discipleship

Making disciples of Jesus Christ is at the core of what we’re about at REAL. That might look like helping a man get connected to Jesus Christ for the first time, or helping men go deeper in their relationship with Christ.

For FAT (Faithful, Available, Teachable) and hungry men wanting to take next steps, we  currently offer a discipleship format called CREWs, which emphasize one-on-one, group, and individual components. Our goal is to join God in producing 5-Finger men.


REAL's Mission

The passion of our heart is to help men to begin a dynamic relationship with Christ, grow in Christ, and be vitally connected to First Baptist Church Columbia or a healthy local church so that they may serve Him. It is also our deep desire to help men develop ministries of outreach in their own marketplace.



Our CREWs meet generally every two weeks and consist of men of all ages, backgrounds and relational levels where the only agenda is to encourage each other to meet the pressing demands of our personal, family and business lives using God’s principles of maximum manhood from the bible. Our time together is focused, fun, practical and informative, designed to help you connect with God. Experience the difference 90 to 120 minutes can make in your life!


REAL – Kick Off Dinner January 2017

REAL started off the semester with a bold and powerful message from W. Keller Kissam, Senior Vice President of SCANA.  Apart from his solid teachings from scripture Kissam shared some powerful examples of the importance of holding firm to faith in the workplace.

REAL – Mid Semester Meeting October 2016

We were blessed to hear a wonderful testimony from Byron Hinson at our Real Men’s ministry gathering on October 4th. Byron has recovered from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma through the grace and power of God. He shared his journey of faith with praise to the Lord and the support of his church family.