At St Andrew’s we want to see godly men equipped to boldly live out our faith in Jesus Christ in every sphere of life: home, church, work, and socially. We believe this happens as men grow in Christ through meeting with our church family on Sundays and during the week, and as we spend time together learning from one another’s example and putting into practise Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
Therefore, we envisage that men in our church family will:
make one of our Sunday services the priority in their weekend;
be committed to a weekly home group;
put their gifts to use among the church family and beyond.
In addition to this, we offer the following opportunities:
Our termly Men’s Breakfasts are a chance for men from our church family to get together on a Saturday morning for a cooked breakfast, fellowship and solid training in how to understand and teach the Bible.
Saturdads is our group for dads and male carers and their children and is a great opportunity to get to know men from the local community. It runs on the second Saturday of the month in the Church Hall from 9:30-11am. It is for children age 0-4 but older siblings (aged up to 7 years) are welcome to attend as well. There are toys, games, messy play, newspapers and bacon butties; the cost is £1/family. For more details please contact Jonny.
Most of us find opening up about the deepest areas of our lives a challenge in larger groups. Some find prayer triplets a brilliant way to overcome this barrier to their growth in Christian maturity. Prayer triplets are groups of 3 or 4 men who meet at their own convenience to pray, encourage, and challenge each other from God’s word. If that’s something you might be interested in please come along on a Sunday and speak to James or Jonny.
We also run occasional men's events, some to build friendships with local men through which we might share Christ, others to invite non-Christian friends to hear a message from the Bible aimed at where they're coming from.