Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

i5 Men’s Ministry is Westminster’s ministry to help the boys and men of our church know Christ personally and be committed to extending His kingdom in his life, home, school, church, community and throughout the world.

Opportunities

  • Small Group Studies
  • One-on-One Accountability
  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • Quarterly Activities
  • Yearly Retreat

Bible Studies

Fall 2022

Tuesdays beginning Sept. 13
7:00am @ Blue Plate Cafe

Broken-Down House: Living Productively in a World Gone Bad
Paul David Tripp

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Nat Causey leads this discussion and fellowship. Sin has ravaged the house that God created. This world sits slumped, disheveled, and in pain, groaning for the restoration that can only be accomplished by the hands of him who built it in the first place. The bad news is that you and I are living right in the middle of the restoration process. The good news is that the divine Builder will not relent until everything about his house is made totally new again. Emmanuel lives here with us, and he is at work returning his house to its former beauty. Someday you will live forever in a fully restored house, but right now you are called to live with peace, joy, and productivity in a place damaged by sin. How can you be an active part of the restoration at the heart of God's plan?

For more information or to order a book ($11), contact Nat at 256-975-4796 or at npcausey@gmail.com. This study begins September 13. Blue Plate Café is located at 3210 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805.

Every other Thursday beginning Sept. 15
7:00pm @ Tom Adams'

Children of the Living God
Sinclair Ferguson

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Tom Adams leads this Thursday study. Jesus Christ taught his disciples to call God 'Our Father', and to live as members of his family. Although simple enough for every Christian to understand, this is so profound that its implications take a lifetime and more to explore fully. Children of the Living God takes as its starting point the wise and thought -provoking question of an old writer: 'If the love of a father will not make a child delight in him, what will?'. It underlines that we were created for joyful fellowship with God, and explains how we enter his family by new birth and adoption. Its chapters show how the Spirit of sonship, Christian freedom, divine discipline, prayer and the sacraments all contribute to our experience of the love the Father has for his children.

For more information or to order a book, contact Tom at 256-797-5656 or at teadams102557@gmail.com. Study starts September 15.

Tuesdays beginning Sept. 13
12:00pm @ WPC

Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism
John C. Lennox

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Curtis Edewaard leads this study. Daniel's story is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out at the pinnacle of executive power. It tells of four teenage friends, born in the tiny state of Judah about twenty-six centuries ago, but captured by Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of Babylon. Daniel describes how they eventually rose to the top echelons of administration. Daniel and his friends did not simply maintain their private devotion to God; they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society antagonistic to their faith. That is why their story has such a powerful message for us. Society tolerates the practice of Christianity in private and in church services, but it increasingly deprecates public witness. If Daniel and his compatriots were with us today they would be in the vanguard of the public debate. What was it that gave that ancient foursome, Daniel and his three friends, the strength and conviction to be prepared, often at great risk, to swim against the flow?

For more information or to order a book ($11), contact Curtis at 772-233-5167 or at drdutch@comcast.net.

Fridays (ongoing study)
6:30am @ Sunny Street Cafe 

1 & 2 Timothy

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Jim Roberts facilitates this ongoing discussion of 1 & 2 Timothy. Each week participants receive an email with some recommended reading to prepare to discuss that week's passage. We will eat, discuss and pray when we gather together at Sunny Street (where we meet in the back room).

Contact Pastor Jim at 864-200-1605 or at jim.roberts@wpc-hsv.org for more information. Sunny Street Café is located at 7143 Hwy 72 W, Madison (entrance off Slaughter Rd. too). This study is ongoing.

Upcoming Events

Men's Ministry Mission

Our focus is on these 5 “I’s”:

1. Identity

Ask a man about his identity and usually he responds with what he does for a living, who his family is, what his hobbies are, etc. Our primary identity as Christians however comes from being in Christ. It comes from being a loved, redeemed, and forgiven child of God (Ephesians 1:3-14; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). We also need to consider what it means to be a Christian man in a world that is confused by what manhood really means (Genesis 2:15; Micah 6:8; Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 16:13-14).

2. Intimacy

Intimacy is a scary word for guys! However, the word simply means “close familiarity or fellowship; nearness in friendship.” In this sense it is actually what God created us for! He created us to know him not in some distant way, but personally (1 John 1:1-3; Philippians 3:7-10; Psalm 42:1-2). For those who are married, God also created us for intimacy with our wives—for a one-flesh relationship (Genesis 2:18, 24; Ephesians 5:25-28; 1 Peter 3:7). Finally, God created us for intimacy with other men—to encourage one another, to hold each other accountable and to love one another (Proverbs 17:17, 27:17; Romans 12:10).

3. Integrity

Integrity comes from a Latin word that means “soundness, wholeness, and/or completeness.” For a Christian it means that we cannot divorce what we say, do or think from what we say we believe. (1 Chronicles 29:17; Psalm 26:9-12, 101:1-5; Proverbs 19:1, 20:7; Titus 2:7). Its opposites are dishonesty and hypocrisy. For the Christian man his profession and his practice should match up—no hidden agendas, no hidden messages, no making yourself out to be something you are not. Integrity shows when our convictions and choices on Monday-Saturday match the ones we have on Sundays.

4. Influence

God has placed each of us in a sphere where we have influence over others. Sometimes this influence is just by the example we set (1 Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:7, John 13:35). Sometimes this influence is more intentional (1 Timothy 2:2; Philippians 3:17, 4:8-9; 1 Corinthians 11:1). Sometimes this influence is appointed by God in the roles he has called us to fulfill as those who are older (Psalm 71:18) or as officers in the church, leaders in our home and the like (1 Timothy 3:1; Titus 2:1-7; Ephesians 5:23). This influence extends to every area of life.

5. Intentionality

While positionally we are made “godly” as a result of Christ’s righteousness being imputed to us, learning to live godly lives takes time and effort. Indeed, there is nothing passive about becoming godly, about becoming the man God calls for us to be. Scripture calls for us to intentionally choose who we are going to serve (Joshua 24:15), to step up and act like men (1 Corinthians 16:13-14), to actively set an example for others (1 Timothy 4:12), to train ourselves to be godly (1 Timothy 4:7-8), to “flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace (2 Timothy 2:22), to stir one another up to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24-25), to work diligently as unto the Lord (Proverbs 10:4; Ephesians 6:5-8), to train up our children Deuteronomy 11:18-20; Proverbs 22:6), to use your gifts in the church (Ephesians 4:11-16) and much more! Never is there a command to coast, to stop tending to your spiritual life, to simply co-exist with your wife, to let your children “do it their way,” to just attend church, etc.

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