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So many men invest all their time and energy into work and family, leaving no time and space for friendships or to hear from God. The vision for our Men's Community is to create spaces where men can experience genuine friendship through which they can be spiritually encouraged, renewed, and challenged to love God in the tasks before them.
The Men's Community gathers for men's events throughout the year, generates discipleship groups, hosts occasional Bible studies, and also has some opportunities for retreats.
About every month, all the men of the church are invited to a men's gathering that helps men connect, converse, form relationships, and have some fun. This has included cookouts, pool parties, work days, nights at a local brewery, and more. Join the "HR Acton: Men's Community" group on MyRock for upcoming opportunities.
A group of men gather for a weekly in-depth Bible study Wednesday mornings at 7am. They currently meet over zoom. In past years, these have includes studies of the story of David, the Book of Job, and the Gospel of Mark. The group is currently studying 1-2 Kings, focusing on Elijah and Elisha, and will begin a study of the Gospel of Luke in October. The study will be co-led by Pastor Will, Joel VanDixhorn, and John Richards. Contact Joel to get involved (firstname.lastname@example.org).
During our seasonal small groups, there is often a small group exclusively for men. If you're interested in starting a men's small group, contact one of our men's community leaders. Visit our Small Groups page to learn more about this way to connect.
The "Restored and Free" ministry (formerly called "For Men Only") consists of groups of men who are working together to recover from sexual and relational brokenness. Problems of sexual integrity are symptoms of an underlying problem: a disordered pattern of intimacy with God and others. Restored & Free groups are designed to be experiences of real, grace-filled relationships, equipping men to restore health to their relationships with God and the significant people in their lives. A Restored & Free group regularly meets at Highrock Acton. There are also groups connected to our sister church in Arlington. If you'd like to find out more about joining a group, email the group leaders at email@example.com.
This is a new group starting Fall 2021. This group is for men who want to build relationships that are deep and meaningful rather than superficial, and who are committed to working to transform themselves into healthier individuals who are in touch with their own feelings and able to better relate to themselves and to others. The group will run for approximately 8 to 10 weeks. If interested, contact either Kleem (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dan Minnich (email@example.com).
This is an opportunity for dads, uncles, grandfathers, or guardians to get an exclusive weekend with just one child so they can have a special one-on-one experience. This happens every year in Late August at Camp Squanto in Swanzey, NH.
Most years in the Spring, we host an All-Highrock Men's Retreat at Pilgrim Pines in Swanzey, NH. Men from across the Highrock Network will gather together for a weekend away to enjoy the beauty of creation, community, fun, food, worship, learning, and more. Join the Men's Community group on MyRock for details.