MEN & WOMEN
These take place most months on a Saturday morning, and involve eating (a great, cooked) breakfast as well as some Bible study on a particular topic relevant to men. Recent studies have covered topics such as marriage & singleness, work, and fatherhood. There is usually a minimal charge of a couple of pounds to cover the cost of food.
Approximately 2-3 times per year, we join with Myton, Saltisford & Kenilworth churches for a joint men's breakfast held at a local hotel. These are ideal events for bringing friends to, and always include a guest speaker, someone with an interesting story to tell. Previous speakers include men from the spheres of business, policing, the military, and sportsmen.
The men's ministry team aims to provide a programme that encourages and equips men to live in faithfulness to Christ, and honour him in our responsibilities at home, at work, in church and in the wider community. There are a number of ways we can encourage one another in this, and the program includes both formal and informal opportunities to meet and learn together. In seeking to live for Christ, we also want to create opportunities for others to hear the good news of Jesus, so the programme includes a number of activities designed to help men to reach out to our non-Christian male friends with the gospel.
Emmanuel Church is committed to encouraging and equipping women to use their gifts, for the benefit
of one another in the church and for the glory of God.
Our Women’s Ministry Team aims to serve the women
of the church - helping them grow in their love for the Lord Jesus and living for Him as 21st-century women.
We wholeheartedly embrace God's design for men and women - who are equal with one another in gifting and worth but differ in their roles and responsibilities.
We look to create opportunities for friendship and fellowship, prayer support, and honest real-life accountability relationships. This happens through
inter-church activities, one to one partnerships, or
small groups for prayer and Bible study, as well as
events such as our breakfasts or an away day.
To further develop women's gifts, we offer regular training in Bible handling, evangelism, and pastoral care.
Our breakfasts are for women of all ages and run on Saturday mornings most months during term time. Usually breakfast is followed by a short topical study and discussion in groups.
Our training is open to all women and run on the second Thursday evening in the month. Following our foundation module - which gave an overview of women's ministry, we have focussed on Bible Handling skills, pastoral care, and every day evangelism.
Book club meets each month on a Thursday evening to chat together about a few chapters of the book we have been reading. All women are welcome the meeting is very informal and we meet in someone's home.