Project Description

Man Up Bible Study
Saturdays via Zoom
Virtual fellowship begins at 8:45 a.m.
Bible study follows from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
No registration or cost required.

Ephesians 2:11–16 carries a unique importance regarding an issue that has plagued American churches since the conception of America itself—racism. The doubt and frustration surrounding current conversations about race and ethnicity provoke questions like, “Why do we keep bringing racism up?” “Isn’t race just a social construct?” and “Isn’t there just one race—the human race?” However, our nation has come to a turning point where many Christians can no longer ignore racial tensions or use simplistic responses to deflect from the complexity of our country’s racial problem. As those who follow Jesus, Christians have the unique opportunity to enter into—rather than shy away from—conversations about race and reconciliation in light of the hope of the gospel.

Men of all ages are invited to participate in this five-part series, where Pastors Bryan Loritts and Matt Chandler use Paul’s words in Ephesians to address race, racism, and injustice. Through teaching and honest dialogues, Bryan and Matt will unpack the hard truths about America’s racial past and present and suggest a pathway forward of healing, justice, and hope for multi-ethnic harmony in the church. For questions, contact Man Up.

The goal is not to get in to political discussions or stir up controversy, but to address from a Biblical prospective. The objective is to understand how we as Christians are directed by God to relate to those who are “different” than us.
Man Up schedule:
October 10:  Session 1—Race and the Gospel
November 14: Session 2—Gospel Unity
December 12: Session 3—Justice and the Church
January 9: Session 4—The Dividing Wall of Hostility
February 13: Session 5—A Reconciled Life
March 13: TBD
April 10: Arise With The Guys
May 15: TBD