Our purpose is to SPUR each other to love and good deeds, treasure Jesus Christ above everything else, grow together in love and devotion to God, and by the Spirit impact our families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and the world for good.
Our means of growing in maturity in Christlikeness includes four key elements:
- Scripture: Studying God’s word together, aiming for worship and the implications for all of life, and growing in our knowledge of God and doctrines.
- Prayer: Praying in dependence on the Holy Spirit; pleading with our Father together as Christian men, “the ones who worship by the Spirit of God, boast in Christ Jesus, and do not put confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3).
- Unite: Gathering to encourage each other on a common mission to grow and serve, to love our families, and to invite others to consider Jesus.
- Resist: Persevering in the faith, not giving into the patterns this age, and refusing to give up is how we resist the devil.
SPUR is a mix of life-to-life relationships in small discipleship teams of 3-10 men (ongoing) and large group meetings (TBA). We typically begin new studies three times a year (Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall).
SPUR studies include Bible studies, theological courses, and training topics. Different Discipleship Teams study different topics.
SPUR Summer 2020: A Biblical Theology of Work
"A Biblical Theology of Work" using the study guide Making Work Work (by Marcus Nodder) is an 8-week study starting the week of June 15 at various times and locations. This study will strengthen our faith and understanding of God’s purpose and grace in the work he called us into. COVID-19 caused an unprecedented increase in unemployment. We are going to gather men into small groups to pray for one another, build each other up with God’s word, and learn together how to manage both the joy and frustration in work, getting rest, and overall living for God’s glory in all of life.
Questions? Contact the Men’s Ministry Coordinator, Patrick Havens.