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This is the page for Strive – Men striving to do what is good.

You will find 5 categories along the top;

Home – this page.

Events – to keep up to date with our upcoming events.

Calendar – the events listed in an easy to read calendar format,

Blog – here we share thoughts on a wide range of subjects, with the aim to encourage men in striving to do what is good.  Guest bloggers are welcome.

FAQ – A little about who we are & what we do.

If you have ideas for events, bible study topics you’d like to see, or a guest blog you want to write, please do let us know by commenting, or emailing us on;
Strive.Warminster@gmail.com

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November Coffee And Bible

BibleStudyCoffee And Bible Is This Weekend!

This Sunday 18th November is our evening spot for some coffee & bible.

Come and join us in the Rose Room (upstairs) at Christ Church, Warminster. We’ll start from 7.30pm (to 8:30ish).

These catch-ups consist of a relaxed chat through a chapter or two from a book of the bible, of course with a coffee. (other drinks are available if necessary!)

Currently we’re looking at our partner organisation CVM’s Codelife study.  Don’t worry if you’ve not been before – these are easy dip in/dip out stand alone sessions (as well as a great series!).  You can read more here www.codelife.org.  This month we will look at;

Codelife – CODE XI –  I will protect the world God has made.

In this study we are looking at the world we live on and how we care for it and demonstrate a positive Christian attitude.
These studies are asking questions about relationships, resources and challenging that consumer mentality that we can so quickly nurture.

Sunday Nov 18th, from 7:30pm in the Rose Room (upstairs), Christ Church, Warminster.  We plan to make these meetings fit in everyday life, so we promise to finish at 8:30pm.  

What is it like?  We take a chapter or two, read it through together & chat about what we find. Absolutely no experience of the bible is necessary, all you need is a thirst to find out more & a willingness to share in a safe environment.

Where is it? We will meet in the Rose Room (upstairs in the main church), Christ Church, Warminster; see map below.

What shall I bring?  Yourself!  We will supply coffee/tea and a bible if you like.

Is there any cost?  No, not a bean!

Look forward to seeing you there.

October Men’s Breakfast

Mens BreakfastJoin us Saturday 27th October for our next men’s breakfast!

Fancy a full English with a band of brothers? Come and join us at 8:00am, the Bath Arms on the high street (41, Market Place, Warminster BA12 9AZ).

BathArms

Meeting from 8am, we plan to eat about 8:15am, and be finished up by about 9:00, set up perfectly for the rest of the  weekend.

This is a great opportunity to invite your friends along to another Strive event, share a great time together and enjoy a big breakfast. So invite your mates!

The price is likely to be about £3-5 each depending on what you chose from their amazing menu!

This is a totally relaxed, roll-up-if-you-can event.  However if you’re planning on coming please let us know if at all possible, so we can warn ‘spoons to get more bacon on!  Either phone Si Pope (01985219688), email strive.warminster@gmail.com or comment on this post.

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October Coffee and Bible

BibleStudyCoffee And Bible Is This Weekend!

This Sunday 21st October is our evening spot for some coffee & bible.

Come and join us in the Rose Room (upstairs) at Christ Church, Warminster. We’ll start from 7.30pm (to 8:30ish).

These catch-ups consist of a relaxed chat through a chapter or two from a book of the bible, of course with a coffee. (other drinks are available if necessary!)

Currently we’re looking at our partner organisation CVM’s Codelife study.  Don’t worry if you’ve not been before – these are easy dip in/dip out stand alone sessions (as well as a great series!).  You can read more here www.codelife.org.  This month we will look at;

Codelife – CODE X – I will use my strength to protect the weak and
stand against the abuse of power.

What does it mean to use our strength to protect the weak?
Who are the weak and why should we protect them?
What does it mean to not abuse power in our daily lives and how do we
make a stand against the abuse of power we see in our communities,
country and world?

Sunday Oct 21st, from 7:30pm in the Rose Room (upstairs) , Christ Church, Warminster.  We plan to make these meetings fit in everyday life, so we promise to finish at 8:30pm.  

What is it like?  We take a chapter or two, read it through together & chat about what we find. Absolutely no experience of the bible is necessary, all you need is a thirst to find out more & a willingness to share in a safe environment.

Where is it? We will meet in the Rose Room (upstairs in the main church), Christ Church, Warminster; see map below.

What shall I bring?  Yourself!  We will supply coffee/tea and a bible if you like.

Is there any cost?  No, not a bean!

Look forward to seeing you there.

Connect – CVM Wessex

Upcoming in November is this fantastic local event from our friends over at CVM Wessex, asking the question – What makes men come alive?

Have a read, grab yourself a ticket (here on Eventbrite), and let us know so we can share lifts, likely leaving Warminster about 8:30am.  Note the early bird rate is available only until October 31st!

Note this will replace our planned breakfast – we will have our science & faith speaker at the January breakfast.

Come and join us for a fantastic day!

 

Connect – a day conference for men who want to feel more alive.

It’s great to welcome Rev’d Les Isaac as the main speaker. Les spoke amazingly at the Yeovil Street Pastor commissioning service in the last spring.

Southville Music based at Southville Elim, Yeovil will be leading the worship for our Connect Event on 24th November. Southville launched their first album, ‘Freedoms Tree’ last year and have recently released their new single. We are very excited that they will be leading us in worship throughout the day!

Other speakers include Tim KingsburyBen Wightman and Mark Frajbis (CVM Regional Director: South West). Mark will be sharing CVM’s vision for connecting men to church and the resources available to churches. There will also be testimonies and a short film clip with discussion in small groups afterwards.

It promises to be a very exciting day, so come and connect to other like-minded men who want to find more from life.

Connect – What makes men come alive?

* Saturday 24 November – Elim Church, Yeovil BA21 4JA
9.30am – 4pm
Cost: £7 (£10 from 31 Oct)

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September Men’s Breakfast

Mens BreakfastJoin us Saturday 22nd September for our next men’s breakfast.

From 8:15am, Baptist Church, North Row, Warminster (directions below).

We plan to eat about 8:30am, and be finished up by about 9:30, set up perfectly for the rest of the weekend!

This month we’re planning a Table Talk.  It’s a great chance to take a subject, and put the world to right!

Add to that a chance to chat with friends in a relaxed environment, the only world definitive Strive-Top-Five, and also a big full English breakfast.  Don’t miss this!

If you are planning to come along, please let us know so we can get enough sausages; either phone Si Pope (01985219688), email strive.warminster@gmail.com or comment on this post.

PS we don’t charge for our breakfast, but a donation of £2 is suggested.  If you can’t afford it, that is absolutely fine, please join us anyway & share a great breakfast.

See you there!

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September Coffee And Bible

BibleStudyCoffee And Bible Is This Weekend!

Back from our summer break, time to get back into the swing of things!  So this Sunday 16th September is our evening spot for some coffee & bible.

Come and join us in the Rose Room (upstairs) at Christ Church, Warminster. We’ll start from 7.30pm (to 8:30ish).

These catch-ups consist of a relaxed chat through a chapter or two from a book of the bible, of course with a coffee. (other drinks are available if necessary!)

Currently we’re looking at our partner organisation CVM’s Codelife study.  Don’t worry if you’ve not been before – these are easy dip in/dip out stand alone sessions (as well as a great series!).  You can read more here www.codelife.org.  This month we will look at;

Codelife – CODE IX –  I will lead as He would lead. I will honour my leaders provided this also honours Him. I will follow Him in company with my sisters and brothers.

What does it mean to be a leader who is following Jesus and serving others?
How do we show honour and respect to our leaders?
This code will help you to begin to explore the challenges facing men in leadership in its variety of forms!

Sunday Sept 16th, from 7:30pm in the Rose Room (upstairs) , Christ Church, Warminster.  We plan to make these meetings fit in everyday life, so we promise to finish at 8:30pm.  

What is it like?  We take a chapter or two, read it through together & chat about what we find. Absolutely no experience of the bible is necessary, all you need is a thirst to find out more & a willingness to share in a safe environment.

Where is it? We will meet in the Rose Room (upstairs in the main church), Christ Church, Warminster; see map below.

What shall I bring?  Yourself!  We will supply coffee/tea and a bible if you like.

Is there any cost?  No, not a bean!

Look forward to seeing you there.

July Men’s Breakfast

Mens BreakfastJoin us Saturday 28th July for our next men’s breakfast!

Fancy a full English with a band of brothers? Come and join us at 8:00am, the Bath Arms on the high street (41, Market Place, Warminster BA12 9AZ).

BathArms

Meeting at 8am, we plan to eat about 8:15am, and be finished up by about 9:00, set up perfectly for the rest of the  weekend.

This is a great opportunity to invite your friends along to another Strive event, share a great time together and enjoy a big breakfast. So invite your mates!

The price is likely to be about £3-5 each depending on what you chose from their amazing menu!

This is a totally relaxed, roll-up-if-you-can event.  However if you’re planning on coming please let us know if at all possible, so we can warn ‘spoons to get more bacon on!  Either phone Si Pope (01985219688), email strive.warminster@gmail.com or comment on this post.

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July Coffee And Bible

BibleStudyCoffee And Bible is Next Weekend!

Just in case… we’re slipping this month’s coffee & bible back one week (come on England!).

So next Sunday 22nd July is our evening spot for some coffee & bible.

Come and join us in the Rose Room (upstairs) at Christ Church, Warminster. We’ll start from 7.30pm (to 8:30ish) 22nd July.

These catch-ups consist of a relaxed chat through a chapter or two from a book of the bible, of course with a coffee. (other drinks are available if necessary!)

Currently we’re looking at our partner organisation CVM’s Codelife study.  Don’t worry if you’ve not been before – these are easy dip in/dip out stand alone sessions (as well as a great series!).  You can read more here www.codelife.org.  This month we will look at;

Codelife – CODE VIII – I will treat all men and women as brothers and sisters.

What does it mean to part of a family of Christians?
How does this change the way we view each other, or speak and treat each other?
What does your own family look like?
We’ll take a look…

Sunday July 22nd, from 7:30pm in the Rose Room (upstairs) , Christ Church, Warminster.  We plan to make these meetings fit in everyday life, so we promise to finish at 8:30pm.  

What is it like?  We take a chapter or two, read it through together & chat about what we find. Absolutely no experience of the bible is necessary, all you need is a thirst to find out more & a willingness to share in a safe environment.

Where is it? We will meet in the Rose Room (upstairs in the main church), Christ Church, Warminster; see map below.

What shall I bring?  Yourself!  We will supply coffee/tea and a bible if you like.

Is there any cost?  No, not a bean!

Look forward to seeing you there.

The Gathering 2018

All good to go?  If your name isn’t on the list & you are coming – you need to let us know ASAP!

Here are the Gathering 2018 band of brothers; Andy J*, Carl F*, Chris W, Darren O*, David B, David H, James C, Jonathan B-M*, Mike B*, Nick D, Phil R, Simon P*, Simon R*.  (Plus Darren’s significant others!*)

So what’s the plan?  We’ve organised some shared lifts, arriving from 1pm (through 7pm-ish).

The Friday evening events start at 7pm – so be there by then if you can.  We will have pasties on arrival – so grab one to stave off the hunger!

Guys with a star after your name above are bringing tents – thank you!

There will be a central ‘hub’ too where we’ll meet to chill and do food.

We will provide 3 main meals (breakfast – lunch – dinner) covering Friday night (pasties) Saturday and Sunday (inc lunch).  Shout if you have particular dietary requirements.

We have also come up with an ‘out of this world’ themed t-shirt for us each to wear Saturday evening.

All together the food and t-shirt will cost between £10 and £15.  Please settle that with Si P some point over the weekend (he’ll confirm the final cost then).

So what else do you need?

Standard stuff;

  • sleeping bag
  • sleep mat/camp bed
  • clothes (bearing in mind this is a men’s weekend, in a field!)
  • wash bag & towel (there are showers!)
  • Sun cream… it’s supposed to be sunny!
  • Torch… it’s a field in the middle of nowhere (near Swindon)
  • Something to eat on & with (it’s easier if you look after your own)
  • Bible & notepad
  • A little cash – there is a bar and usually book stalls etc

Optionally;

  • If there is something that would make your weekend better… bring it!! That could be snacks, beer, cider, juice or like me – great coffee

The event is due to finish about 1pm Sunday

Any other queries drop us a line – strive.warminster@gmail.com

See you in a field near Swindon!

June Coffee And Bible

BibleStudyCOFFEE & BIBLE IS THIS WEEKEND!

This Sunday is our evening spot for some coffee & bible.

So come and join us in the Rose Room (upstairs) at Christ Church, Warminster. We’ll start from 7.30pm (to 8:30ish) 17th June.

These catch-ups consist of a relaxed chat through a chapter or two from a book of the bible, of course with a coffee. (other drinks are available if necessary!)

Currently we’re looking at our partner organisation CVM’s Codelife study.  Don’t worry if you’ve not been before – these are easy dip in/dip out stand alone sessions (as well as a great series!).  You can read more here www.codelife.org.  This month we will look at;

Codelife – CODE VII – I will put the welfare of those closest to me before
my own welfare.

A few days ago I was chatting to one of my mates who doesn’t know Jesus
(yet!) and he asked me this question: ‘Why doesn’t God do all the huge
demonstrations of His power like you read in the Old Testament? You
know… like parting the Red Sea or sending down a fire ball from heaven. If
He did – I’d believe Him!’
My response was to smile and invite him to my church and more specifically
my men’s group. You see I’m of a belief that the greatest demonstration of
God’s unlimited power is to transform a human heart. It’s to change a
hateful man into a loving man. It’s to take a greedy guy and make him
generous. It’s to take a prejudiced person and make them all inclusive. It’s to
take a bitter person and fll them with peace. It’s to take the alcoholic and
make him clean, addiction free with a new start in life. Our churches and
men’s groups are full of people like this and they are the people I wanted him
to meet.
From the day and hour we surrender our lives to Jesus, that transformation
process begins and as we journey through life with Him day by day, reading
His Word and in relationship with Him, He continues to change us.
But perhaps, like me, one of the first things we realise when we give our life
to Jesus is that life isn’t just about me anymore – then the transformation
really begins!

Sunday June 17th, from 7:30pm in the Rose Room (upstairs) , Christ Church, Warminster.  We plan to make these meetings fit in everyday life, so we promise to finish at 8:30pm.  

What is it like?  We take a chapter or two, read it through together & chat about what we find. Absolutely no experience of the bible is necessary, all you need is a thirst to find out more & a willingness to share in a safe environment.

Where is it? We will meet in the Rose Room (upstairs in the main church), Christ Church, Warminster; see map below.

What shall I bring?  Yourself!  We will supply coffee/tea and a bible if you like.

Is there any cost?  No, not a bean!

Look forward to seeing you there.