ENCOUNTER THE WORD 

Created in 2018, this ministry gives men the opportunity in a casual setting to study God's Word and explore, discuss and share perspectives on different Bible readings.  In the 2022-23 Ecclesiastical Year, Encounter the Word Men's Bible Study Ministry will explore a program called "Lionheart Sessions", a course designed by Faithtree Resources to engage men in the life of the Church.  Topics to be covered include:

Men as Servant-Leaders
Men in Relationships
Overcoming the Obstacles that Stand in the Way of Authentic Manhood
The Pursuit of God in the Community

Following Lionheart Sessions, the ministry will explore 1 Timothy and dissect lessons from Paul's Pastoral Epistle in which he guides Timothy through pastoral challenges and questions .

The ministry meets on designated Wednesdays (and some Thursdays) at 6 a.m., to accommodate participants who work.    See our September - December meeting dates below.  The Orthodox Study Bible, or Orthodox Study Bible app, is a good companion for this ministry as well as the resources provided through Faithtree's Lionheart Sessions.  For more information on the Lionheart curriculum, click HERE.  For more information on Faithtree Resources, a highly-regarded nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and vetting resources that help Orthodox Christian Churches and people thrive, click HERE.

Contact David Rutkowski (david.rutkowski55@yahoo.com) with questions.

Please join us on this journey, as it is truly a blessed and spiritually uplifting way to begin the day!


Meetings take place from 6 - 7 a.m. in Ascension's Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Wednesday, October 5
Wednesday, October 19
Wednesday, November 2
Thursday, November 17 (Following 5 a.m. Divine Liturgy during Sarantaliturgo)
Thursday, December 1 (Following 5 a.m. Divine Liturgy during Sarantaliturgo)
Thursday, December 15 (Following 5 a.m. Divine Liturgy during Sarantaliturgo)


"These things I write to you .... so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth"
(1 Timothy 3:14-15)