Men's Ministries

Men's Ministries

Come take part in the exciting opportunities for connection, growth, encouragement, and service at First Pres. There are activities and groups for men of all ages. For more information, please contact Janet Sanders, Adult Ministries Coordinator, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 267 or


Saturday Men's Breakfast
Discovering our Call, Purpose, and Joy

Men of all ages are invited to join our monthly gathering where we encourage each other in the journey to (re)discover our Call, Purpose, and Joy. This year our focus is on the third of these… joy. Often catching us off-guard or simply illusive, joy can be found in having grateful hearts, in the midst of suffering, and in answering God’s call to serve and uplift others. Through our conversations and the testimonies of men in our community, we’ll explore the benefits of and challenges and obstacles to experiencing the fullness of God’s joy. A hearty breakfast and engaging conversation await!  

Dates: Saturdays, October 15, November 12, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 18, April 8, May 20, June 17 
Time: 8:30–10 am
Location: G202, Geneva Hall  
Cost: $5/$2 student 
Register: None, join us at any time
More Information: Contact Alan Koenigsberg at

Men's Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) | The Gospel of John
Are you longing to know Jesus in a deeper way? Come and spend Thursday's evenings with other East Bay men (18 years and up) for study and small group fellowship. Through small group discussions and a plenary gathering presentation, we take an in-depth look at the majesty of Jesus through the Gospel of John.

BSF is an interdenominational Bible study that helps people know God and equips them to effectively serve the Church throughout the world. Founded in 1959, First Pres was home to one of the first BSF classes. Today BSF is 1000 classes strong in 39 countries across 6 continents. Written lessons are available in both English and Chinese. To learn more about this study and BSF, click here.

Dates: Thursdays, September 15, 2016–May 11, 2017
Time: 7–9 pm
Location: G202, Geneva Hall
Cost:No charge
More Information: Contact Dave Kelley at

Men's Bible Study | The Gospel of Mark
Our study of the Gospel of Mark, which began over the summer, continues through the fall. It's not too late to join our time of study and conversations focused on applying the message of the gospel in our lives. This group is hosted by Chris Anderson, Dave Kelley, and Laurie McGaw.

Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 7:30-9 pm
Location: Room G209, Geneva Hall
More Information: Contact Chris at, Dave at, or Laurie at