"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
The Men's Ministry at Knox Church is "committed to building godly
men to serve Christ in their home, church, career and community." This mission statement,
adopted by the Men's Ministry in 1995, is pursued through a variety of initiatives,
events and activities. The Men's Ministry places great emphasis on developing relationships
in and among the men of Knox for furthering encouragement and support of men in
their walk with Christ.
Men's Tuesday Night Bible Study
Starting September 11 at 7:00PM
Conspiracies. Idolatry. Murder. The final days of King David are followed by King
Solomon's initial grandeur and subsequent descent into darkness. Amid widespread
spiritual collapse, the prophets demonstrate the reality and power of God to an
unbelieving world. Join us as we look at the Divided Kingdom. To learn more about the Tuesday night class, contact
Men's Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesday evenings beginning on January 16th and running for approximately 10-12 weeks.
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Knox EPC in the Harvest Room (lower level)
Cost: $20 covers cost of study materials and refreshments
Facilitator: Lewis Clark (for questions, contact
This semester we will be studying Overcoming Adversity: Insights Into the Life of Joseph is a men's Bible study in the "Men of Purpose Series" that follows the life of Joseph as he overcomes adversity to become more than he ever imagined. The Men of Purpose Series looks at men in the Bible who are poignant examples of Godly masculinity. Each of these leaders faced trials, frustration and failure, yet was inspired by God to achieve great goals. In a world where Christian male role models seem increasingly rare, this series reminds us that some of the most worthy examples of godly character can be found in the biblical figures who brought power, wisdom, and inspiration to God's people.
Abused and sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph could have lived a life filled with bitterness and hate. Instead he stood on his faith in God to save him, and eventually returned home in triumph to pardon those who wronged him. Disappointment can destroy a man, or placed in God's hands, turn him into more than he ever imagined.
PLEASE RSVP to Lewis regarding participation if possible. Study materials will be available on 1/16 and more can be ordered quickly if needed. If you cannot attend on 1/16 please join us on 1/23, no problem!
Accountability in Men's Lives
The Scriptures tell us that we are to sharpen one
another like iron sharpening iron. Many of the men of Knox have developed accountability
relationships with two or three other men. The concept is for a small group of men
(no more than three or four) to get together on a regular basis to get to know one
another, pray together and ask each other the tough questions about how their personal
life is going. The Men's Ministry seeks to assist in matching men with other Christian
men in these relationships.
The Men's Ministry has consistently provided
retreat opportunities to Knox men, historically on an annual basis. Typically, the
retreats are held in the late winter or early spring. They provide an excellent
opportunity for men to share fellowship, learn from God's word and reflect upon
their walk with Christ. Our 2013 Retreat will be held in the spring. Check back
Opportunities for the men of Knox to come together
in fellowship are planned on a periodic basis. Examples have included cookouts,
football games and movie/bonfire nights. These are excellent opportunities for men
to get to know one another better and build relationships.
Father-Son/Daughter Canoe Camping Trip
Since 1997, the Men's Ministry has sponsored an annual father son/daughter
canoe/camping trip. Camping occurs over a Friday night with the canoeing on Saturday.
This has been a very successful event with many Knox men and their children experiencing
the fun over the past several years. This event is typically held at an area metropark.
Sports and Recreation
The Men's Ministry has sponsored numerous sports teams over the past several years. Along with the Women's Ministry, the Men's Ministry sponsors the KNOX SOX summer league co-ed softball team. Informal recreational opportunities are ongoing, with Saturday morning pick-up basketball games being a staple for those looking for some exercise and fun. Evangelism is the philosophy behind the teams and recreational opportunities that are sponsored by the Men's Ministry.
Service and Home Repair Projects
Knox is blessed with many men who are gifted tradesmen, carpenters, plumbers, etc. The Men's Ministry began a partnership with the Board of Deacons in 1999 to schedule home repair and maintenance projects where men of the church will work together to provide needed support. This might be a home of a congregation member, or it might include work on a church or other buildings in our community.
For further information, contact Lewis Clark.