Men's Ministry

Men of CGS connect with each other in a variety of ways.

* Over meals or coffee one-on-one,
* Via CGS small groups (what we call “Shepherding Groups"),
* During our Sunday Morning Communities
* Occasional special events for men
* Plus more

Friday Morning Men's Bible Study (FBMS)

Our weekly Friday Morning Bible Study (FMBS) meets in the Commons (next to the Kitchen) from 6:30-7:30am around tables, our Bibles, and fresh coffee. The first eight weeks of this winter we are studying 1 Kings Chapters 1-11. We’ll see how the rise and fall of King Solomon can be an encouragement, and a warning to us as us men seek to live and lead in our own realms. In addition, we'll see how King Solomon’s reign leads us to look forward to the righteous, good, flourishing reign of Jesus in our lives now and in the new world to come. This group is always open to newcomers! For more information on this study, contact Pastor Bill James.

Seven Pillars of Freedom Study

The Seven Pillars of Freedom Study meets one weekday morning at 7:00am. Come join men at CGS who want to grow in sexual integrity and wholeness. This study is designed to help those who struggle with lust and any form of compulsive sexual behavior, including the use of online pornography. This group will be beneficial for a wide spectrum of men, and the only requirement is a desire to find freedom and growth in Christ. This group uses a workbook giving tools for overcoming unwanted behavior written by a top expert in the field. This is a confidential group and your involvement will remain confidential. Contact Chris Garrett to find out how to join.

Upcoming Men's Retreat

CGS Men- please consider joining other CGS men for this upcoming retreat:
Marked Men for Christ, March 17-19, 2017
Camp Caraway, Sophia, NC

This will be an intensive weekend where we will consider what it takes to build stronger men for Jesus Christ. The weekend seeks to help men identify wounds in their lives as well as provide tools for healing these wounds through the power of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Specifically, we will look at the wounds of deceit, fear, anger, sadness/loss, and shame. For more information and to register go to and scroll down to “March 2017 Phase 1 Weekend; (N. Carolina) Camp Caraway– 3/17/2017.” If you have any trouble registering online, please contact James Heinrich at 919-451-8006 or He is glad to help you. Suggested cost for the weekend is $225 (pay what you can). Join us!

For a taste of what to expect….

Here are some men who celebrate their involvement with Marked Men for Christ:

Here are some pastors also celebrating and endorsing their involvement with Marked Men for Christ. The 3 pastors interviewed are each senior pastors of PCA churches in North Carolina:

For more information on ways to connect with men at Church of the Good Shepherd, reach out to Pastor Bill James at or 919-490-1634.