UPC values, appreciates, and respects men. If you’re willing to put yourself out there and get plugged in, we believe you’ll be glad you did. Hundreds of men call UPC their church home and find it to be a place where they have been able to make friends, use their talents and abilities to serve, and experience the joy of spiritual growth. Below are some ways men are able to connect and grow spiritually at UPC.
Ways to Connect
Men's Fellowship Lunch:
If you're looking for an easy way to meet some guys that attend UPC (and other local churches, too), drop in on our weekly men's fellowship lunch. The group meets at the Waterford Lakes Gators Dockside every Friday at noon. While this lunch isn't a Bible Study, it is an opportunity to hang out with some of the men at our church who are very welcoming and excited to help new guys find genuine community at UPC. For more info email Eglin Ayson.
Forge - Weekly Bible Study:
On Tuesday mornings at 7:00 a.m., roughly 100 men from the East Orlando area gather for the Forge Men's Bible Study at RTS (1231 Reformation Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765). Each week they hear an engaging speaker teach on a topic relavent to men and then they discuss what they've learned in smaller groups. Several of UPC's men attend each week. If you come, just ask where the UPC table is. You don't need to bring anything except a Bible and a desire to learn. For more info, you can email Pastor Matt.
Ways to Grow
At UPC, one of our core values is genuine community. One of the best ways to experience this at UPC is to join one of our Community Groups. These groups are UPC’s primary means of shepherding our membership and building genuine community. Many of our groups are a mixture of singles and married couples. We've designed them to be a place for anybody to find the genuine community we all long for. To join a group, fill out an online registration form. You can also visit our Group Finder to view the map of groups or contact a Community Group leader in your part of town.
Most of today's mature Christian men have benefited greatly from the time-tested, biblical (2 Tim. 2:2), experience of one-on-one (or life-on-life) discipleship. If you've never had someone intentionally mentor you and teach you how to follow Jesus, you likely have no idea just how life-changing this kind of discipleship can be. It provides a safe environment where men can ask hard questions and get truly helpful answers. It also provides a clear path to spiritual maturity. A spiritually mature man is filled with joy, meaning, and purpose. Take a look at our TEN24 discipleship page to get more information and fill out a questionnaire to help you get started.
Adult Sunday School:
Have you ever wanted to study the book of James? One commentator writes; "James is sublime and penetrating—almost too penetrating. Its piercing assessment of our failures proves we cannot achieve holiness by our striving. James stirs us to action, but as it reveals our sins, we doubt our ability to do what the writer commands.” Come and join the Adult Sunday School group on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. in Room 14 (located in the Education Building). Snacks provided, BYOC (bring your own coffee).