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Reliance Men

Leading men to know, love & serve Jesus.

The Men’s Ministry functions as a vehicle to develop men as disciples of Jesus Christ. The core of our ministry is 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NASB), which exhorts, “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

We are “on the alert” when we recognize we are in a daily spiritual war zone, and thus choose to embrace a proactive, purposeful attitude. We “stand firm in the faith” when we make decisions that catalyze personal growth. We “act like men” when we fulfill our God-given roles as servant leaders like Jesus, avoiding the lures of temptation. We realize the church is only as “strong” as the men who comprise its membership, so we strive to be faithful, trustworthy, and honorable.

Our objective is to produce Godly, holy, Christ-like men who live, love, and serve like Jesus. Toward that end, we offer weekly Bible studies, various events, and discipleship groups, as well as various serving opportunities.

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Men’s Discipleship

Men’s Discipleship

It is our desire at Reliance Church that every man has an opportunity to further his growth as a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ by spending quality time with other brothers in Christ.

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Marriage Discipleship

Marriage Discipleship

It is our desire at Reliance Church that every marriage has an opportunity to further its growth as a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ by spending quality time with other married couples in Christ.

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Ministry Leader:

Assistant Pastor / Children's & Men's Ministries

DARIUS MARIANO

Darius Mariano, also known as “PD”, is an Assistant Pastor here at Reliance Church. He was born in the Philippines but raised in Southern California for most of his life. He and his wife, Emily, met in college have been married since 2000 and have two boys, Nathan and Noah and a devoted husky named Misty. Together they were instrumental in helping plant Reliance Church in May 2007.

Pastor Darius has served faithfully in many different roles throughout the years, including AWANA commander, Jr. High pastor, VBS director and has led and served on several International Missions trips. Currently, PD serves as both the Children’s Ministry Pastor and Men’s Ministry Director.

His anchor verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.

“My desire is to love others in a way that will draw them to the heart of the Father, however, I know that my love has to be more than just words and require action, just as Christ showed us. So, I also often remind myself of the exhortation found in I John 3:18; ‘let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.’”

Get to know Pastor Darius!

What is your role at Reliance Church?
Assistant Pastor. Department Head of Children’s Ministry and Men’s Ministry

Describe your job in five words?
In Christ and for Christ

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An engineer. Oh, and taller!

Coffee, Tea, or Soda?
Soda

Go-to worship song?
Right now? Ancient Gates. All-time: Draw Me Close to You

Who has had the most influence in your spiritual life?
My wife and my sons. Oh, and Pastor Jim Diaz!

Food you can’t live without?
That is correct and a statement of fact!

Which Bible character would you most likely to be best friends with?
Peter

Favorite Quote of all time?
“The Christian life can be explained only in the terms of Jesus, and if your life as a Christian can still be explained in terms of you – your personality, your will power, your gift, your talent, your money, your courage, your scholarship, your dedication, your sacrifice, or anything – then although you may have the Christian life, you are not yet living it!…True godliness leaves the world convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only explanation for you, is Jesus.” — Ian Thomas

What is your hope for Reliance Church?
My desire is for us to love others in a way that will draw them to the heart of the Father, but that love has to be more than just words and require action, just as Christ as showed us. — 1 John 3:18 (“Let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”)

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Join one of the many men's bible studies that meet in various times and locations throughout the week!

Monday Evening Study

Monday Evening Study

Temecula

Every Monday night, from 7-9pm this men’s group meets at Reliance Church in room E1. They will be a verse-by-verse study through the book of Romans.

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Wednesday Morning Study

Wednesday Morning Study

Murrieta

Every Wednesday morning, this men’s group meets at 6:30am at Panera Bread (24711 Madison Avenue, Murrieta) to start their day in the Word and in fellowship.

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Wednesday Morning Study

Wednesday Morning Study

Menifee

Every Wednesday morning, this men’s group meets at 6:30am at 30141 Antelope Rd STE G, Menifee, CA 92584, to start their day in the Word and in fellowship.

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Thursday Afternoon Study

Thursday Afternoon Study

Every Thursday afternoon this men’s group meets at 1:30pm at Reliance Church in room F3. They are currently studying through the book of Isaiah.

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Friday Morning Study

Friday Morning Study

Temecula

Every Friday morning, this men’s group at 6:30am at Panera Bread (41793 Nicole Lane, Temecula) to start their day in the Word and in fellowship.

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Monday Night Tactical Study

Monday Night Tactical Study

Every Monday night, this men’s group meets at 7pm at Reliance Church to study the Word and fellowship.

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