"… As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another…" PROVERBS 27:17
The First Presbyterian Church Men’s Ministry falls under the title "Common Thread," expressing the concept that while men's lives are very busy with family, work, and activities, we all desire one common thread: to grow in love and likeness to Jesus Christ.
The "Common Thread" that unites us is Jesus Christ and our desire to grow in our knowledge and practice of His disciplines, so that His love and His grace are most prevalent in our homes.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we desire to grow by studying Jesus Christ… to be held accountable by other Christ-like men… to be pruned so that we are becoming the men God wants us to be… so we are able to lead our families as God intends.
Our goal is to point men toward Jesus so that we are better equipped and trained to be the spiritual leaders of our families.
Common Thread offers events to stimulate growth and training including:
FATHER-CHILD CAMPING TRIPS
Watch the Events page or the GrapeVine newsletter for upcoming trips.
RAISING A MODERN-DAY KNIGHT
Raising a Modern-Day Knight leads dads to discover how they can lead their sons to become the men that society needs, while guiding them during the difficult transition from boyhood to healthy manhood. The program is oriented to dads who have sons between the ages of 5 and 16 and is offered during the Wednesday Advantage Program. Contact Ken Carter at email@example.com for information or click the link below for the Wednesday Advantage brochure.
Wednesday Advantage Brochure
Men’s Fraternity meets weekly to provide fellowship, mentoring, and context to help men improve their relationship with God and man. There is always lively discussion and acceptance of each person and their journey. Newcomers are welcome, and travel schedules that do not allow weekly attendance are expected. Come join us on Wednesdays! Contact Rich Maris (firstname.lastname@example.org, 380.6867) for information or click the link above for the Wednesday Advantage brochure.
MEN'S THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY, FELLOWSHIP, AND BREAKFAST
Thursday Morning Men of First Presbyterian invite you to join them. This lively group delves in the Bible to discern not only the contextual background of the Scriptures, but also how to use these God-breathed truths in life applications. Want to be a better husband, father, grandfather, uncle or son? You will find many answers here to life’s complex questions. Shed the busyness of daily life and concentrate on the main thing of the main thing: Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Contact Carl Evans at email@example.com for more information.
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES
Want a deeper walk in your faith? A number of men’s Small Groups meet on and off campus for Bible Study on a weekly basis. Contact Pastor Phil Hargrove 864.423.3455 to join a small group that fits your schedule.
Men in their 20s and early 30s who want to be leaders in their homes, church, and community are encouraged to be a part of JourneyMen on Monday nights. Contact Graham Gooley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CHRISTIAN MEN'S FELLOWSHIP
Formerly, "The Senior Guys," this group meets every Thursday from noon to 1:30pm in the Formal Dining Room for lunch and discussion of popular Bible topics. Enjoy an hour and a half of warm fellowship and prayer. Contact Bob Jones at email@example.com for more information.
MEN'S MONTHLY BREAKFAST
This breakfast serves as the hub of Men's Ministry events and communication. Join us at Tommy's Ham House (214 Rutherford Road) from 8:00-9:00am (held on Saturdays). Watch the Events page and the GrapeVine weekly newsletter for details.
SATURDAY MORNING MEN'S CYCLING CLUB
Join Phil’s Presbyterian Peloton for several hours on the Swamp Rabbit Trail and beyond with your road bike. All skill levels are welcome for rides from 20-40 miles. Meet for several hours beginning at 7:00am in the FPC parking lot (weather permitting). Contact Pastor Phil Hargrove for information at 864.423.3455.
For more information about Men's Ministry, please contact Autumn Clark, 672.0370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.