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 January 2023, Encounter the Word Men's Bible Study Ministry will continue to explore 1 Timothy and dissect lessons from Paul's Pastoral Epistle in which he guides Timothy through pastoral challenges and questions.  Meetings take place from 6 - 7 a.m. in Ascension's Conference Room,  to accommodate participants who work.    See our winter/spring 2023 meeting dates below.  The Orthodox Study Bible, or Orthodox Study Bible app, is a good companion for this ministry. 

Wednesday, Feb. 1
Wednesday, Feb. 15
*TUESDAY, Feb. 28th
*TUESDAY, March 14
*TUESDAY, March 28
Wednesday, April 26th
Wednesday, May 10th
Wednesday, May 31st

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!


In the Fall session of the 2022-23 Ecclesiastical Year, the Men's Bible Study Ministry explored a program called "Lionheart Sessions", a course designed by Faithtree Resources to engage men in the life of the Church.  Topics covered included: 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.  For more information on the Lionheart curriculum, click HERE.  For more information on Faithtree Resources, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and vetting resources that help Orthodox Christian Churches and people thrive, click HERE.

FALL 2022 SCHEDULE

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)