Men’s Ministry

The Men of Granada

Because our expression is imperfect, we need friendships to fill in the imperfections.
– G. K. Chesterton –

Welcome to the Granada men’s ministry page.  Our ministry is known by some as the ministry of funny names… Eagle & Child, El Lector, Manalive!… all falling under the title of Granada Man!

We have many ministry opportunities for the men of Granada, and the men in our community!  In addition to conferences, retreats, camping and survival trips, we have many weekly and monthly activities to participate in.

The Eagle & Child Men’s Forum:

Between the 1930’s and 1960’s, a group of friends gathered at an Oxford pub, The Eagle & Child. These friends shared a love of imaginative literature, being educators and writers themselves. All were men. This was no club for the sake of formality. Each meeting was a moment shared to sharpen minds, to laugh and be themselves over a Pint and a sweetened pipe, or a good cigar. They called themselves “The Inklings.” They were friends. Join us as we meet in the spirit of this friendship. For information on date, time and location of meetings, please email Marcos Ruiz at

The El Lector Speaker Series:

Nineteenth-Century Cuba. A reader was hired to read literature and philosophy. Shakespeare and Cervantes. His audience, cigar rollers. His title, EL LECTOR. In this tradition of broadening minds through expression of thought, we invite you to join us for the El Lector Speaker Series. Events are held several times a year.  For more information, please visit

Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

With an emphasis on studying the Word we have tackled a number of books in the Bible verse by verse, sometimes, word by word. There is great care to learn the meatier and substantive issues that surround the texts, as well as every day application to our lives. Discussion is always lively. This time frame fits the schedule of men who need to be at work early. Meet in the Conference Room (located on the South side of the Fellowship Hall) from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

Monday Night BSF (7:00 – 9:30)

Men’s BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) meets every Monday Night (7:00 – 9:30). Newcomers can start each 1st Monday of each month.

The Granada Man ministry exists in light of the Granada vision by teaching men to reject passivity, accept responsibility and lead courageously at home and in our community; none of which can be achieved without an understanding of God’s furious grace.