Men’s Ministry

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17

First Thursday: The Gathering

Our men gather together monthly on the first Thursday or each month for dinner and a program. We enjoy a good meal and invite speakers from around town and across our community to share with us. There is no cost to attend, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of dinner.

Wednesday Morning Fellowship Breakfast

Every Wednesday at 8 AM, we gather at a local restaurant in our community for breakfast, encouragement, prayer, and a mid-week devotion. We meet at The Roystonian (1160 E. Main Street) on the first, second, and third Wednesdays of each month. We meet at Bebop’s Bakery (980 Church Street) on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome.

Discipleship Groups (D-Groups)

A Discipleship Group (or D-Group) is a safe place to be transparent, grow spiritually, and become equipped to invest in others   Joining a D-Group is an invitation to study Jesus’ model, develop spiritual disciplines, and learn new skills for disciple-making. During the time of your group, you will be challenged to examine every area of your life in the light of the Scriptures so that you may emerge as a man or woman after God’s own heart.

Discipleship groups meet weekly through the school year and sporadically over the summer. An equipped leader facilitates Bible-based teachings with typically 4-6, same-gender believers. These closed groups meet at a variety of times and stay together for an average of 3 years. 

To learn more about Discipleship Groups at Royston First UMC, please email Matt Parker at If you already have 2-4 friends who want to start a D-Group, let us know and we can help you launch and lead a new D-Group. Our staff will provide helpful resources that will remove the intimidation of leading.

Every believer has been given certain spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit to use for the work of ministry (making disciples). Using an online spiritual gifts assessment, we would love to help you discover your spiritual gifts and determine some of the ways you can use the gifts that God has given you through the ministries of the church.

To learn more about the Men’s Ministry and how you can get involved, please contact Matt Parker at or 706-245-7402.