men's ministry


STEADFAST (men 55+):  Led by John Clemens in Room E305.  This is a men's Bible study class primarily for ages 55 and up, but it is open to men of any age.  To aid in the study of scripture, the class uses a topical study guide published quarterly by LifeWay.


THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: We meet every Thursday, doors open at 7 a.m. for coffee, breakfast and study begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  

Men's Retreat 2019



SEPT 13, 6 p.m. - SEPT 14, 3 p.m.



COST: $125 per man


Greetings Brother,  On behalf of the Men's Ministry Team, we encourage you to prayerfully consider joining us for a retreat weekend of "great reward" with our brothers in Christ. You and your guests are welcomed to participate in this weekend to remember.  Let us not overlook the opportunity to invite friends and our young men in middle, high school and college as well.  




1. Hamilton Baptist Church is more than a Sunday Worship Service crowd, we are a growing family of believers and as such the more time we spend together as brothers in Christ Jesus the stronger our bond will become. Our Church Covenant pledges we will each strive to gather together for fellowship and encouragement one another. 


2. In addition to fellowship, God's word is a deep spiritual well of knowledge, wisdom and understanding. We must continue to draw from this life giving water because our wives, children, co-workers and church are depending on us to lead, nurture and love one another.  


3. Loving one another in a Christ like manner is a powerful witness to a dark and evil world. We are blessed to have a Pastor who refuses to pull punches when it comes to the truth the Bible teaches.


4. Teaching the truth ignites our souls on to be the Christian Soldiers we are called to be. One such man is our guest speaker, Donald S. Whitney. He has been Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY since 2005.  Before that, he held a similar position at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, for ten years and was a Pastor for 25 years. He is the founder and president of The Center for Biblical Spirituality.  Don is the author of seven books: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life; How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?, Spiritual Disciplines within the ChurchTen Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual HealthSimplify Your Spiritual LifePraying the Bible, and Family Worship. We are truly blessed to have him with us for the retreat. Don will speak on two topics that have proven to be instrumental in strengthening the spiritual live of believers all over the world: Praying the Bible and Meditating on the Bible. 


5. A "retreat" is a time of reflection, fellowship, education, spiritual development and an opportunity to re-set our priorities in life. Something we all need to do periodically.  




Speaker:  Donald Whitney, of the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  

Check him out at:   


Registration Deadline: September 1st, 2019. Late registrations will be accepted on an "available" basis only.  Use the link below to register and make payment on line, or at the HBC Welcome Center registration book in the main lobby, payment is preferred upon registration, use the payment envelope provided.


Dates: September 13, 6pm -14, 3pm 2019




Friday Sept 13, 2019

Arrive between 4:30 and 6:00 pm, Corn hole, horse shoes and golf pitching practice

Dinner 6:00pm

Session #1: 7:00-8:30 Praying the Bible, Part 1, Don Whitney

Camp fire testimonials 8:45pm - 


Saturday Sept 14, 2019

Personal time 6:00-7:15: prayer and reflection

Breakfast 7:30-8:30 am

Session #2: 9:00-10:30 Praying the Bible, Part 2, Don Whitney

Break 10:30-10:45

Session #3: 10:45-12:30pm; Meditation on Scriptures, Don Whitney

Lunch: 12;30 1:30  Corn hole, horse shoes and golf pitching tourneys

Session #4: 1:45-3:00; Meditation on Scripture, continued, Don Whitney

Leave for home: 3:00


Cost per man:  $125, includes: 3 meals, 1 night lodging, conference materials


Location:  Hunting Ridge Retreat Center, 1022 Hunting Ridge Rd, Winchester, VA 

Under an hour drive from Western Loudoun, great food, wonderful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains, comfortable accommodations at a reasonable price. 


What to Bring: Bible, pen, sleeping bag or sheets & blanket, pillow, towel, flash light, DOP kit essentials. dress comfortably, rain gear


Ride sharing: If you would like to ride with others, just send me an email or text, and I'll connect you with others wanting to do the same. 


Questions? Ideas! Email, Call or text me 703-431-9157.  




Jan H. Nelson

Men's Ministry Team Leader