Our men’s ministry focuses on prayer and fellowship. Each Tuesday morning, the men meet in the church office for a time of prayer before heading out to work. On the last Saturday of each month, the men of the church meet for prayer and then enjoy breakfast together. Afterward, the men do the project of the month, such as raking leaves, replacing light bulbs, painting, or cleaning.
Our ladies’ ministry focuses on enriching women’s lives through the Word of God and fellowship. The ladies have a secret prayer sister ministry through which the ladies of the church pray for teen girls in the church. The ladies are assigned a secret prayer partner who they commit to pray for and encourage throughout the year with anonymous gifts. After a year’s time, the prayer partners are revealed. Other events throughout the year focus on prayer and fellowship, including Ladies’ Prayer Breakfasts, a Ladies’ Luncheon, and a monthly small group.
Adult Bible Classes (ABC)
We are presently in a new cycle of Adult Bible Classes. Two classes are offered. One class is based on Jeremiah Burrough's book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. The other class is based on A. W. Tozer's book The Knowledge of the Holy. The books for these classes are available for purchase in the bookstore.
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment:
Jeremiah Burroughs is worthily reckoned as belonging to the front rank of English puritan preachers. As such, he played a prominent part in the Westminster Assembly of divines, but died prematurely before the Assembly's work was concluded.
Burrough's writings, some published before and others after his death, were numerous, but The Rare-Jewel of Christian Contentment is one of the most valuable of them all. Its author was much concerned to promote (1) peace among believers of various persuasions (2) peace and contentment in the hearts of individual believers during what he describes as sad and sinking times. The Rare Jewel concentrates upon this second aim. It is marked by sanity, clarity, aptness of illustration, and warmth of appeal to the heart. “There is an ark that you may come into, and no men in the world may live such comfortable, cheerful and contented lives as the saints of God.” Burroughs presses his lesson home with all the fervor and cogency of a true and faithful minister of God.
The Knowledge of the Holy:
What is the nature of God? How can we recapture a real sense of God's majesty and truly live in the Spirit. Tozer's The Knowledge of the Holy, a modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, addresses these and other vital questions, showing us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God's presence in our daily lives. Informative and inspiring, The Knowledge of the Holy illuminates God's attributes---from wisdom, to grace, to mercy---and shows through prayerful and insightful discussion, how we can more fully recognize and appreciate each of these divine aspects. This book will be treasured by anyone committed to the Christian faith. It bears eloquent witness to God's majesty and shows us new ways to experience and understand the wonder and power of God's spirit in our daily lives.
Some Examples of Past Books:
The Battle for the Beginning by John MacArthur
Premillennialism by Michael Vlach
The Doctrines of Grace by James Montgomery Boice and Philip Graham Ryken
The Gospel at Work by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert
Sound Worship by Scott Aniol
12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke
The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel
Desiring God by John Piper
Trusting God by Jerry Bridges
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer
Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
Our Sufficiency in Christ by John MacArthur
Love in Hard Places by D.A. Carson
Small Groups Overview
Once a month, on Sunday evening we meet in home small groups in CT and MA for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Time is spent reviewing and discussing a recent sermon. As we personalize and apply the sermon together, we not only grow in our walk with the Lord but also in our love for one another.