Strong churches are built by having committed men who lead their families and their church. Christ Presbyterian’s Men’s Ministry is for all men to come and grow in their Christian faith. We seek to challenge one another with the word of God, bonding together as servant leaders in our families and communities. We accomplish this through bible studies, men’s retreats, and through other opportunities for service.
The Men’s Thursday Morning Bible Study and Reading Club meets at the church every other Thursday at 6:30 AM. This fall they are studying the Epistle of First Thessalonians and using the commentary by Dr. John Stott, The Message of 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
Men’s Ministry Vision and Five Year
Blueprint for Equipping and Encouraging
I. Our Vision
To become men that glorify God and fully enjoy Him forever.
II. Our Blueprint Summary
To become men that live to glorify God and fully enjoy Him forever we must earnestly seek to know Him. To know Him requires the thoughtful study of His Word (His will for our lives), its application in our lives and the unity and accountability of our brotherhood. In addition to personal commitment to this end, a five year blueprint has been developed to foster the equipping and encouragement of the men of our church.
The foundation of our blueprint is our faithful attendance in corporate worship, being equipped through Bible Study on the Lord’s Day, and our diligent study of God’s Word. In addition to this firm foundation, we will set out to have bi-yearly studies focused on equipping us to grow in the knowledge and emulation of Jesus Christ, foster one-on-one interactions and support, and enjoy rich fellowship opportunities, thereby becoming men that glorify God and fully enjoy Him forever.
III. Iron Sharpening Iron
As men we tend to work alone and are often reluctant to express our needs and weaknesses. We will endeavor to foster a safe and open environment so men can meet with men, one-on-one, to support, encourage, and mentor each other. Men are encouraged to reach out to each other or, if desired, seek assistance from the men’s ministry coordinator or a member of the session to facilitate connections.
IV. Five (5) Year Study Plan
The following studies will alternate between doctrinal/theological understanding and the practical issues that affect us as men.
Spring 2015 – Spiritual Disciples
Using the book Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life Revised and Updated 2014, by Dr. Donald S Whitney.
Fall 2015 – Man’s Chief and Highest End
Using Man’s Chief End is to Glorify God by Thomas Watson and other resources, lay a foundation for what it means to have a defined chief end, how we glorify God, and what does fully enjoying Him forever look like in our daily lives.
Spring 2016 – Men as Prophet, Priest, and King
As our Lord Jesus is the perfect model, we will examine the roles of prophet, priest and our responsibilities as we lead of our families; men as students, teachers, and models of the Word, intercessory prayer warriors, servant leaders, and shepherds of our families.
Fall 2016 – The Attributes of God
Using A. W. Tozer’s book The Knowledge of the Holy to gain a deeper understanding of the God we worship and serve.
Spring 2017 – Focus, Qualities and Patterns of a man of God
Survey Paul’s instructions to Timothy and Titus to glean the focus, qualities and patterns we should cultivate and exhibit as men of God.
Fall 2017 – Reflection on The Psalms
Plunge into the richness of the Psalms using C.S. Lewis’ Reflections on the Psalms.
Spring 2018 – The Peace and Purity of the Church
As men we are called upon to be instruments of the peace and purity of the church. We will unpack the necessity of the pursuit of purity in our own lives and how, with a Christ centered focus and compassion for our brethren, we promote healing and peace in the church with a focus on how to avoid and resolve conflict.
Fall 2018 – God’s Rule and Providence
Understanding, accepting, and resting in God’s rule and providence brings Him glory and us peace and joy.
Spring 2019 – God’s Authority Structure
God has set out clear lines of authority. We will examine His design and structure for authority, our own sphere of authority, and how we honor Him by honoring those in authority.
Fall 2019 – The Doctrine of God
Our five year cycle will end on a study of the doctrine of God and how it provides the underpinning of bringing Him glory and fully enjoying Him forever.
Our blueprint also includes encouraging and fostering various fellowship opportunities for men to get to know each other and strengthen brotherly bonds. Whereas the church leadership will organize certain events, men are encouraged to seek various ways to fellowship and get to know each other better. Please share ideas with the men’s ministry coordinator.
If you have any questions please contact Mark Cooper.
VI. Senior Fellows
Senior Fellows is primarily for, but not limited to, men no longer working. The goal is to grow men spiritually, build and strengthen relationships between guys and unify and strengthen the group to support the Church and Community.
We meet the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings consist of a devotional and an activity (like golfing, hiking, fishing, target practice, continued learning, etc). We also seek and undertake help projects in support of Church Leadership, Church Members and Community. In short we want to support each other and others in need and enjoy doing it.
All men including visitors are welcome and encouraged to become active members. Most of our outings will be during the week, but we will try to accommodate all. For more information, contact Joe Sims at email@example.com.
The purpose of Christ Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Ministry is to help foster an environment for women of the church to gather and grow. We pray that through bible study and fellowship, our women would gain tools to help them “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God, by His power” (Colossians 1:10). We carry this out through quarterly socials, daytime and evening bible studies, an annual retreat, a yearly Christmas dinner, and through various opportunities to serve our congregation. Please check the church calendar for the latest event or announcement as we try and schedule quarterly fellowship dinners and women’s activities.
Currently there are two bible studies for women being offered. The Wednesday morning Women’s Bible study group meets at 9:00 AM at the Church each week. A nursery is provided. For more information contact Kathy Cooper or Dona Sims. The Tuesday evening Women’s Bible study group meets at 6 PM each week at the Church. For more information contact Gretchen Mckee.
Contact Emails for other areas of involvement:
Hospitality & Food: Erica McNease
Evening Bible Study: Gretchen McKee
Missions: Chairman of the Deacons
Christmas Dinner: Denise Brown
Our youth, sixth grade through high school, are the next generation of Christ followers. The youth ministry at Christ Presbyterian is designed to equip our youth to know what they believe and why they believe it, and to live that truth as they become adults. This is partially accomplished by encouraging the youth to participate in many of the same activities as the adults, so that they might learn the disciplines of the Christian life by observing their elders. We also have age-specific opportunities for fellowship and study. We are blessed that the FCA director for our area, Ken Burnett, is leading a biweekly study for our youth. They meet every other week at the church house. Please check the calendar for meeting times and events. Contact Ken for more information about the Christ Pres Youth.
Nursery (Infant to 3 years)
It is our goal at Christ Presbyterian to provide a safe and loving environment for infants through 3 years old in our nursery and pre-school ministry. With God’s help, we hope to plant the seeds of the gospel by loving the little ones who are the next generation to come.
For our preschoolers (2s and 3s), we teach a class during the Sunday school hour. We hope that they will learn and grow, in a safe and loving atmosphere, in order to establish an active faith in God and His Word. We first and foremost want to teach the Gospel in a simple, effective manner; through stories, crafts, and songs. During worship service, they are allowed to play together, with both nursery staff and member volunteers, in a safe and loving environment.
We are always looking for volunteers in the nurseries, and we welcome members to sign-up to serve in this area. Contact Ashley Turnbull for more information about the Nursery and Preschool Ministry.
Children’s Ministry (Pre-K to 5th Grade)
We desire to equip our children with knowledge of God’s Word that will form a solid foundation for them as they grow into their early teen years. Biblical lessons from the Old and New Testament are presented to display the glory of God, and through this, we pray our children will see their need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is imperative that we equip them with foundational truths about God and help them grow in their knowledge of God’s Word. Through time spent in Sunday school class and worship, we will teach them about God’s redemptive story, their sin, and their need for a Savior.
Sunday school Classes are broken down as follows:
– 1st/2nd Grade
– 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
At Christ Presbyterian, children 4 yrs and up attend worship service after the Sunday school hour. We desire for families to worship together and believe it is of utmost importance for them to be in the service.
Throughout the year, we host Parents’ Night Out (quarterly), family swim & summer playdates, Vacation Bible School, and a Christmas celebration in an effort to foster relationships among our flock. You can see some of the photos from events by clicking on these links:
Our worship is primarily acoustic guitar with piano and bass accompaniment. Our instrumentalists are volunteers from the congregation who enjoy using their talents and gifts in facilitating worship for God’s people. We believe in songs that praise the full nature of God, and so we sing both hymns and contemporary music. Many of the hymns and songs we use in worship can be found at the RUF Hymnbook and Sovereign Grace websites. We also use the Trinity Hymnal for many of our hymns and responsive readings. For questions about the music, please see Scott Schnorrenberg.
Christ Presbyterian supports several local and international missionaries and missions organizations. Please consider supporting these ministries with your prayers and/or your financial contributions. To get involved in misssions projects and community service, please contact Norman Dean or any of our deacons.
Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Reid and Kelli Jones (RUF UAH); Franky Garcia (seminary student); Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); PCA Mission to the World; The CARE Center
Christ Presbyterian provides flowers for beautification of the sanctuary as well as for bereaving members. If you have need for flowers, please contact Donna Henry or Virdia Jastrebski.