Jesus is our motivation and our pursuit in all that we do. We’re encouraging each other to live for Jesus in every aspect and stage—home, work, married, single, retired, healthy, young, old. We’re about growing in our relationship with Jesus and walking through life together.

Men’s Groups

We attend Bible study and pray together. We volunteer and serve and work.
We meet for Sunday Classes and Home Groups. We have fun on the basketball court and baseball field. We spend time with our family and friends.

Men’s Retreat

Friday, May 17 | 6 pm
Saturday, May 18 | 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

On May 17-18, we will gather as men at the church to spend time with one another, open God’s Word, eat great meals, and consider how we should live in light of Jesus’ return.

This retreat is a great opportunity for inviting other men to come learn about the Lord and enjoy time together. Each session will focus on how the return of Christ should affect how we live. There will also be several practical breakout sessions to choose from.

Bring your Bible, an appetite, and a friend.

Cost: $30 includes three meals

The Men’s Study

1 & 2 Thessalonians

The letters to the Thessalonians give us a grand view of redemptive history, stretching from the Old Testament, through Christ’s first and second comings, and the end of world history as we know it. We will learn of how God’s sovereign grace rescues believers in Christ and enables them to endure suffering in these last days. All men are invited to join us as we study these two letters to the Thessalonians and are encouraged to be prepared for Christ’s return.

  • Tuesdays, February 6 – April 30
    (No study on March 26)
  • 6:00 to 7:00 am
  • Meet in the Upper Auditorium Just show up on Tuesday morning! You can join us at any time during the men’s study season. Click Men’s Study Schedule below for the chapter and verse we will be discussing each week.
Men’s Monday Morning Bible Study

We meet together weekly for interactive study of the Bible and for prayer each Monday morning. We are currently studying the book of Ephesians. Join us for a great time of encouragement and growth!

  • Monday mornings year round
  • 7:30 to 8:30 am
  • Meeting in-person in Room 121

For Questions contact: Pastor Tom Aylward at tom.aylward@swbible.org

Men’s Prayer
When we meet
  • Tuesdays (We meet Thursdays during The Men’s Study)
  • 6:00 to 6:30 am
  • Main Level Conference Room in SWKIDS wing

Men’s Activities

Men’s Breakfast
  • Yes, the food’s on at 5:30 am. We hear from a guest speaker, who helps us think through making an impact for the Gospel in our spheres of influence.
  • Enjoy breakfast and encouragement before you head to work.
  • Watch for the next event.

Men need a venue to build camaraderie, and sports create natural opportunities for us guys to build friendships in a familiar arena. These friendships often extend beyond the court or playing field, allowing us to share in each other’s lives and point each other to Jesus. Those attending Southwest Bible and friends are welcome to take part.

Care Team

Both men and women provide practical support for members of the church family. The volunteers of the Men’s Care Team especially have a heart to serve those who find themselves without supportive connections and/or the ability to address physical needs, such as home maintenance. Like James 1:27 says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

Hear Why the Guys Meet for Study

Check out this Q&A with two guys who have participated in this early-morning study. Please read on, and receive encouragement from brothers in Christ and learn about this growing ministry at SWBIBLE.

Tell us about the study … especially for the guys who will attend for the first time.

Robert: “The study meets weekly and takes one book of the Bible … we studied the entire book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. We were asked to write out short passages each week and study each passage for meaning and application. In small groups, we would discuss our observations of the passage, discuss the meaning of what we read, and identify how we could apply it in our own lives. We would end in a time of prayer.”

Aaron: “This is your opportunity to form relationships with fellow men in the Body of Christ … take advantage of it. The brothers you will surround yourself with are really amazing teachers and really know God’s word. You will hear new ways to think about even a single word in Scripture and love camping on the meaning and application in your life. Step outside of your comfort zone and be bold.”

Why should a guy attend?

Robert: “It is a rich time of study as well as a great time of fellowship with other Christian men. It was great to study with existing friends and meet new friends. It was also good to dive deep into Ephesians with other men and look for meaningful application in our lives, helping each other find ways to be more dependent on God and be more deliberate on our walk with Him.”

Aaron: “See above.”

Did you find the early meeting time difficult? What helped you get to study?

Robert: “I am not a morning person, so it was difficult to make it to study some mornings. Knowing that I had a group of friends who were expecting me, praying for me, and were looking forward to fellowship and study each week helped greatly!”

Aaron: “Well, I have an unfair advantage, as I am a morning person … no coffee required. I also love Lamentations 3:22-23, ‘The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.’ If God pours out His mercies anew each day, I want to dive into His Word as soon as possible to give back in praise.”

What did you enjoy most about last year’s study?

Robert: “I really enjoyed the format of the study, taking small passages and diving deep into each was beneficial to my study and understanding of Ephesians. I also found great benefit from writing out each passage before study, bringing those pieces of scripture into my mind and heart each week.”

Aaron: “It is encouraging to see fellow believers take time out of a busy work week to halt and listen to God’s voice with brothers in Christ. This is an opportunity to stand up and be that Godly leader in your home, with your family, and in the world that God commanded us to reach for Him.”