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).

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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.

The Gathering Plan 2018

The Gathering 2018 is fast approaching!

So it’s time for us to hatch a plan!  If you’re coming this year, let us know and come along to our planning meeting;

When:  Thurs 7th June, 7.30pm

Where:  The Organ Inn, Warminster

If you can’t make it, just drop us a line and let us know if you need food/tent/lift etc! Strive.Warminster@gmail.com is the easiest way to contact us.

What’s The Gathering?

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The Gathering is a men’s weekend festival like no other!

It’s fun, it’s life changing, it’s THE standout event for guys.

Taking place 22 – 24 June in a field near Swindon the Gathering features:

● Live comedy ● cool cars ● 5-a-side tournament ● bar ● live music ● walking football ● huge inflatables ● bar games ●volleyball ● axe throwing ● relevant Bible teaching ● great worship ● great speakers ● life stories ● powerful gospel ministry ● scalextric ● bonfires and loads more…

It’s the perfect event for men’s groups or individuals and tailor-made for you to be able to invite your unchurched mates to. Every year we see many guys come to faith for the first time.

We’re getting bigger and bigger each year and after numbers of 1,600 in 2014 and over 2,000 guys for 2015 & 2016’s event. We’ve sold out in the last few years, SO BOOK NOW!

Get a group of guys together, book your place early for the best rate, put the dates in your diary and we’ll see you in June #inafieldnearSwindon.

Some comments from The Gathering:

“First time at the Gathering, came on my own. Really enjoyed it, 1,500 men singing praise to our Lord and saviour, meeting other guys, learning to throw an axe, and lots more…”
David, Wiltshire

“The response to the Gospel on Saturday evening was the most powerful image I’ve seen. One after another men were walking forward to bow the knee at the cross as they were being cheered on and supported by 1500 other men.”
Paul, Rhondda

“My first time. Loved it! Already booked for next year.”
Barry, Amesbury

“I thought the weekend was brilliant. I haven’t laughed, like I did, in ages and it was such a blessing. Obviously the teaching was great as well. But hanging out with a ton of blokes and even watching some come to commit their lives to Christ was awesome.”
Tim, Ashford

So feel free to join us. Book in now, and further details can be found at https://thegatheringformen.com …and join us in a field near Swindon!

May Men’s Breakfast

Mens BreakfastJoin us Saturday 26th May 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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May 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) 20th May.

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 VI – I will keep my body fit and free of any addiction.

I can vividly remember the first time I read ‘The Code’. This was brilliant – I’d never seen anything like it before. As I read through each one I was like ‘Yes! Come on let’s do this’.
I owe everything to Him and I’ll do anything for Him …‘of course I will – let’s do it!’ I kept on going: I will unashamedly make Him known …?, ‘Well, that goes without saying’. Then I came upon this one, Code VI: I will keep my body fit and free from any addictions. ‘Oh no!’
You see I’m a bit overweight, I weigh 18 stone, I’ve a 38” waist and wear XXL shirts. Technically I’m classed as ‘obese’ and here I have an honour Code that’s challenging me to look after my body and keep it free from addictions – brilliant! Personally, this is the hardest one for me and I struggle with it. But this is the beauty of The Code – Not one of us can look at all the 12 points and think we are OK in all areas and have it covered. We mess up and take our eye of the ball – too many times. Sometimes we are so oblivious and blind to other things that it takes a value system like this to get us thinking, challenged and to open our eyes to the lives God has called us to live.

 

Sunday May 20th, 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.

Risk and adventure…. Abseiling

Fancy a bit of risk in your life?  Invite your mate and come along to try some abseiling after our April men’s breakfast!

So Saturday 28th April, you could join us at our breakfast at Wetherspoons 8-9am,then we plan to shoot off to Wells for a spot of abseiling!

If you can’t get to the breakfast we plan to meet at Split Rock Quarry – near Wells at 10:00am and go from there.

Give us a shout if you’re interested, and use this event to invite your adventurous mate!

Either phone Si Pope (01985219688), email strive.warminster@gmail.com or comment on this post and book a couple of places!