Logos is a network of inductive Bible studies. This is Bible study like you've never done it before. We approach the text in manuscript form, trying our best to leave aside all our preconceived ideas and see the Scriptures as their first readers did.
With colored pens and pencils, together we track our observations and work on asking good questions of the text. We dig into the first testament context and historical background to help us discern the context and meaning. And we invite Jesus to speak to us fresh and to speak to us new.
First Year and Upperclass Groups
Groups meet in the lounges and lobbies of the FY dorms during the week. Upperclass groups meet at various locations on campus. Join in at any time during the year--No experience necessary!
Email us to find out when there's a group meeting near you.
Logos hosts an annual Staycation during the first two days of J-Term or Spring Break when we experience Scripture study, application, and fun on a whole new level.
In May, we join local InterVarsity campus groups for a week of study, worship and fun at Lake Champion, NY. It's a life-transforming week!
MAP (Men Achieving Purity)
MAP is designed to be a safe, Christ-centered group for men that provides support against lust and sexual behaviors. Areas addressed will include sexual triggers, sexual addiction cycle, pornography, lust of the heart, biblical sexuality, healthy vs. unhealthy sexual needs, accountability, and relationships. MAP seeks men who have an authentic desire to be free from thoughts and behaviors that are not pure and God-honoring. Simply put, MAP is for men who desire to get serious about accountability and pursuing a life of purity.
Join us to discuss various topics, updates from each group member, group discussions, connecting sexuality to current culture (movies, songs, books, etc.), and prayer.
To join MAP, or if you have any questions, contact:
Dave Downey: firstname.lastname@example.org
or, Mike Blount: email@example.com
This year's retreat will occur in the fall. The theme will be a focus on the topic of dealing with sexual sin, specifically pornography. (More details to come!)
The outdoor activity that is connected to the retreat this year is caving.
Website for Men's Adventure Retreat: http://www.messiah.edu/offices/student_affairs/student_programs/adventure_programs/loft/mens_retreat.html
Contact Wendell Witter at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or interest.
Women's Ministry (The Sisterhood)
Strength- Always become stronger in our walk with Christ
Identity- In Christ we discover who He wants us to be
Service- Serve as Christ served and offer selfless love to others
Truth- Look and listen for Christ's truths in everyday life
Encouragement- Build each other up in healthy ways
Rescue- Recognize that Christ has saved us all- He is the ultimate hero in our lives and we are his daughters
John 16:33- I have told you these things so that you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble but take heart, I have overcome the world!
We live as one.We learn as one.We look to One.
Here's how we fulfill our mission on campus:
1. Gathering together at the LOFT on various Saturdays of the year to talk, pray, reflect and grow in our Lord
2. Having fun through movie nights, bonfires and more
3. Serving Christ by serving his children in the community
Why join The Sisterhood?
As beloved women of God who hunger to be filled by Him, we are here to develop and strengthen authentic relationships, learn to be accountable to each other, and offer the same selfless love that Christ offers us in an effort to become the genuine, virtuous women we were created to be.
Proverbs 29:18 - "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
What does The Sisterhood do?
During our Saturday gatherings at the Loft and fun event nights, we get together at least twice a month to fellowship, worship, pray, talk, eat, and more! Through these events we provide an environment in which relationships with each other and relationships with Christ can foster and grow. We also provide opportunities for the women on campus to make a difference by allowing them to use their God-given gifts to reach out to the surrounding community.
How does The Sisterhood do this?
By providing an open and friendly atmosphere in which the women at Messiah can unite and accomplish what Christ has set out for us to do!