Here are the answers to a few of your questions…
- What is HonorBound Motorcycle Ministry (HBMM)?
- How is HBMM different from other motorcycle ministries?
- How did HBMM start?
- Where is HBMM operating… is it national?
- What is the past and future of HBMM?
- How can I be a part of HBMM?
by going to their chaplain’s website:
What is HonorBound Motorcycle Ministry (HBMM)?
HonorBound MM is a ministry to REACH bikers and motorcyclists with the gospel, to TRAIN Christian motorcyclists in evangelism and discipleship, and to BUILD a network of churches who are enthusiastic about this unusual ministry.
With over nine million bikers in the US. there is an incredible window of opportunity for us – if we are willing to move out of our comfort zones and embrace bikers and motocyclists in our communities.
“We can make an impact in lives if we move out of our comfort zone together.”
How is HBMM different from other motorcycle ministries?
HBMM is a church based motorcycle ministry. Where most Christian motorcycle ministries and/or clubs do not require regular attendance in a local church, HBMM requires that a pastor endorse the members as faithfull attenders and supporters of the local church. The local HBMM chapter comes under the authority of the local church leadership just as any other ministry of that church.
It is our firm belief that a believer cannot mature spiritually
without a committed relationship with a local church., Eph. 4:9-16
Secondly, HBMM requires higher standards for membership than many other groups. We require that members take a course teaching them how to do evangelism and that they be drug, alchohol, and tobacco free before getting the patch and while keeping the patch. It is about honor in ministry to the culture that we are reaching.
We know that without acceptance and a nurturing church connection, new believers may not develop spiritual maturity. To combat this, AG US Missions Motorcycle Chaplains and HonorBound Motorcycle Ministries are committed to helping you take the next step in developing a ministry strategy for reaching motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere.
Where is HBMM operating…
is it national?
HBMM was introduced in February 2008 at the national men’s leadership conference as the national motorcycle ministry of the Assemblies of God. It is a partnership between AG US Missions Chaplaincy department and the HonorBound Men’s Ministries department.
Although the partnership includes the men’s ministries department, HBMM is available for men and women.
What is the past and future of HBMM?
HBMM was originally founded by Chaplain Russ and Judy Cockrum. Although it had originally a three piece patch and operating in a few states, Russ and Judy allowed it to be changed to a one piece patch and to become the NATIONAL motorcycle ministries patch of the Assemblies of God.
With over nine million bikers and HBMM full-time motorcycle chaplains serving in US Missions, the future of HBMM is wide open.
How can I be a part of HBMM?
- SUPPORT: Do you have a heart for this unusual ministry?
- If so, you can support one of the AG US missionaries that are working with HBMM. You can find their names here: CLICK HERE
- Or you can just go to the support link in the menu and download a Faith Promise Form to support us (Duane & Janet) as missionaries to bikers.
- START A GROUP IN YOUR CHURCH
- Does your church have mature believers with a love of motorcycles, riding, and the people who ride them – that also have a desire to reach out to the local biker community?
- If so then see about starting your own HonorBound Motorcycle Ministry in your church. Print out the Guidelines, Application, and ministry Recommendations from their national website and share with your riders and then contact us and have us to come and meet with your riders..
IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Chaplain R. Duane Gryder at:
R. Duane & Janet Gryder
AG US Missionaries
PO Box 475
Aubrey, Texas 76227