We see our God ordained purpose as threefold:
To Pray; to Encourage and to Reach Out
1. To meet monthly to pray - in accordance with 1 Timothy 2:1-8 “I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy” – specifically for our nation and its leaders; the county of Wiltshire; and our own town of Trowbridge. For some reason men appear to have an inhibition when it comes to prayer. Therefore we believe we are here to encourage men and to assist in removing any obstacles so that they would feel free and able to talk to our heavenly Father in a natural way. If ever there was a need for us to intercede with God on behalf of our fractured nation, surely it is now. It is worth remembering that in 1939 when our nation was on the brink of defeat in the second world war that the King called the Nation to pray and I personally remember the churches being full and we are here today, again in a mess of a slightly different kind, and we need to come together to pray.
2. To encourage and facilitate unity among the Trowbridge churches.
Psalm 133:1 “How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony ...........and there the LORD has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.”
3. To reach out to unchurched and de-churched men with the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.
1 Timothy 2 3-4 “This is good, and pleases God our Saviour who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth”
So we have our quarterly Men’s Breakfasts at Trowbridge Rugby Football Club where top flight speakers from a variety of backgrounds share their journeys of faith and its impact on their work, family relationships and life style.
The Rugby Club is a great neutral venue, ideal for men to invite friends and work colleagues who would not normally go to church to hear what it means to be a Christian today. On average 100-120 men attend. The feedback from church leaders and all who attend is that the breakfasts have been extremely successful and an ideal forum for communication.
Building on the success of the breakfasts, in 2016 we held our first Curry evening at the Rugby Club. This was geared particularly for younger men with families who find attending a Saturday morning breakfast difficult to fit in to their programme. It was a great success with over 70 men attending and we will continue putting these on twice a year.