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.
Men’s Ministry Vision
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. Bible Studies
Bible Study: We would like to invite all CPC men to our Fall Bible study series!
Title – Knowing the Times: A Look at Contemporary Works on Race, Social Justice, Wokeness and Christianity
Description – The church has always grappled with competing worldviews, issues of race, and alternate systems of morality. In modern society, we acutely feel the shifts in our society with our increased accessibility to information at our fingertips at all hours of the day. We would like to invite our men to our Fall study on issues of CRT, wokeness, and the response of the evangelical church. Led and taught by Dr. Mike Calvert, we will take several contemporary Christian works as starting points for our study and discussion. Among these works include Voddie Baucham’s Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe and Owen Strachan’s Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel.
Time – Friday from 11:30 to 12:30. Please bring a bag lunch to enjoy while we study and discuss.
Locale – Church fellowship hall (to attend via Zoom, contact Senior Fellows at email@example.com )
Schedule – We will meet a total of 10 sessions with our first meeting on Friday, September 24th. Our final meeting will be on Friday, December 10th. skipping Friday, October 8th for Fall break.
Please make plans to join us for this important study! If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Elliott at matthew@christpreshamptoncove.
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.
VI. Senior Fellows
Senior Fellows is primarily for, but not limited to, men no longer working professionally. 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 first Tuesday of each month in the Fellowship Hall. Meetings consist of a breakfast and a devotional. In addition we generally have an activity every month like fishing, target practice, star gazing, nature walks, day trips to regional attractions, etc.
Equally important, we continually seek and undertake help projects in support of Church Leadership, Church Members, and the Community. Examples of the help projects include:
- helping the Care Center in New Hope provide weekend food support to school children
- conducting Home/Auto Safety Checks for Church Members
- working on the food serving line at the Downtown Rescue Mission
- painting/carpentry work in support of Redeemer PCA Church in Scottsboro
- building playground games for Church Youth
In short, we want to support our Church Family and others in need and have fun and fellowship as we do it.
We encourage all men including visitors to become active members of Senior Fellows. Most of our outings will be during the week, but we will try to accommodate all. For more information, contact Joe Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org.