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Discipleship Huddles Launching

Jesus is sending all of his followers…his disciples, to make disciples of all nations and people groups (Matthew 28:18-20). Many in the church however see this “going out” to be for trained missionaries and full-time workers only. We believe the Bible is clear. Disciple making is for all Christians. And yet we must be equipped as Jesus’ disciples before we can reproduce by making disciples. Whether you are just starting out  to “come and see” what God has for you or you’ve been following Jesus for some time join us in one of our Discipleship groups or micro-groups (3-4 men).  We have groups launching in various locations around Greater Pittsburgh. See the list below.  Groups of 3-4 just like Jesus’ inner circle of disciples has been proven to be the optimal group size for transformational growth. In these groups trust and transparency aided by the word of God and the Holy Spirit’s presence help to build strong friendships and a brotherhood that can last a lifetime.

Many of our Disciple Makers (not all) will be utilizing The Discipleship Gospel Workbook which focuses on the Gospel of Mark through the lens of Jesus message and mission of disciple making. You will be trained how to share your faith and equipped to reproduce as a disciple maker. 16 lessons in 16 weeks; one chapter of Mark each week is covered.

“The Discipleship Gospel” by Bill Hull and Ben Sobels is a companion book to the workbook which is recommended to be read during your 16 week journey.  Workbooks ($5) and books ($12) will be provided. Contact us right away as micro groups are continually being launched!

Below is our Fall Huddle List with contact information of our disciple makers and their area of the city. *Contact them for huddle locations and to get on their group list. There are 7 huddles listed below but we have additional huddles currently meeting that are not open to the public. They are meeting at Washington County Jail. Please pray for our disciple makers so that 4th soil hearts (Sower & The Seed) will “hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” Mark 4:20

Fall 2022 Discipleship Huddles

Tuesday Mornings – North Side 

This group meets every Tuesday morning from 6:30am – 8:30am at Northgate Church. It is led by Leo Wisniewski, John Cullen, and George Fleming with multiple micro group leaders. Our focus is making disciples of Jesus Christ our King. To be successful at this mission we must build authentic Christian community in the Word of God where unconditional love, transparency and rigorous honesty are cultivated. 

Location: Northgate Church, 238 W. View Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15229

Park and enter the church to the far left side around back, lower level fellowship hall.

Schedule: Prayer time is from 6:30am to 7:00am led by George Fleming.

Fellowship time (7:00-7:15am) with coffee and donuts. This leads into worship (15 mins.), announcements and breakdown (45 mins.) into micro groups (3-4 men per group).

New series kicks off October 11th with a choice of the Gospel of Mark or Luke. 

We will use a workbook supplement for each of these gospels and group leaders are ready to welcome you. Also, join us in our current series, CLAP for Jesus, as the weekly lessons are stand alone messages.  

Email: leo@lockingarmsmen.org or cell (412) 445-8842 or George’s email: eldergjf8@aol.com to get on the group list. Please feel welcome to join us at any point announced or unannounced!

Tuesday NightsHomewood

We currently meet on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. The meeting places are The Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center. 7219 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Jesus taught that God’s commands from the Old Testament, i.e. all the law and the prophets, can be summarized in these two things: Love God and Love People.

Jesus also commanded us to make disciples and teach them to obey all that He commanded. Since making disciples includes teaching them all that Jesus commanded, the New Testament can be summarized in this one thing: Make Disciples.

Therefore, a disciple is a follower of Jesus who loves God, loves people and makes disciples.

We are currently using 2 sources for our group; “Learning to Live and Love like Jesus” by Brandon Cook  and an online training tool;  https://zume.training/

Contact Info: Neil Walker neilwalker7@gmail.com, cell: 678-923-6584.

Thursday Mornings – Peter’s Township 

We meet from 6:30am – 8:00am at Panera’s in Waterdam Plaza. 

We encourage and challenge men to become disciples of Christ through

ministry , fellowship and prayer . Our current Bible study is in the book of Colossians, the truth of the Gospel.  We spend time discerning and unpacking the scripture so that brothers can apply it in their lives and ministry efforts.  This platform allows us to help brothers progress through the four chairs of discipleship, and thus fulfill the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations. All are Welcome  

Eric’s email: eagregory1@yahoo.com or cell (412) 389-3064

Thursday Nights – Bridgeville

This group meets Thursday Evenings from 6:30pm – 8:45pm in Bridgeville. We get started with dinner and fellowship time followed by worship. We take about 90 minutes for teaching with discussion of God’s Word together. Our desire is to build an authentic expression of Christian community doing life together. If you want to know what God is like we must look at Jesus in the gospels! In them Jesus unveils God’s awesome love for us. We are kicking off a new series in the Gospel of Luke beginning September 29th. Come and experience Christ’s love and kingdom teaching with a humbled band of brothers. Bob Gilbert and Leo Wisniewski are co-leading this group.

Contact Leo to see if this group is right for you and for our weekly location. It varies between The Silko offices at the Abele Business Park or 6307 Oyster Bay Court, Bridgeville PA 15017.

Email: leo@lockingarmsmen.org or cell (412) 445-8842.

Thursday Nights – South Park & Eighty Four

This group meets Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:30pm. We always include breaking bread together from pizza to gourmet meals.We alternate locations between South Park and Eighty Four.

Our group has a high level of transparency which makes for deep connections as well as lively discussions. Often we will take a pause from the lesson and minister and pray for whoever might be struggling with something in their life. We start the meeting by asking: What has God done in your life this week that makes you want to Praise Him? Current group verse:  Hebrews 13:20-21

An important area we are addressing, based upon the theme of Discipleship, is mentoring. Being matched with a young man that needs a man’s love and leadership over time can result in a strong relationship that gives them glimpses of what Jesus’ disciples look like. Ultimately our goal is to be in the word of God with them. We are challenging the men to find that “Timothy”.  

Contact info: Jim Buchanan 412-841-2788, email: jim@buchananremodeling.com 

Jim Sed 412-708-8442

Friday Mornings – Oakmont

This group meets on Friday mornings 7:00am – 8:15am. It is led by Bob Roth. They meet to read and discuss God’s word, to heal, to build up, and to equip one another as disciples of Christ. Contact Bob to get on their text group thread. 

Bob’s email: rothautomotive@gmail.com or his cell (412) 225-0637.

They meet at Riverside Community Church. 

The address: 300 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139

First Fridays Monthly Huddles

Special speakers and worship by Stu Hayes and the Locking Arms band.

Location: Northgate Church, 238 W. View Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15229

Time: 6:30am – 7:45am – Doors Open at 6:00am

Upcoming Huddles: 10/7, 11/4, *12/16 Special Friday Christmas Breakfast

1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2.