The following list of 9 weekly huddles are all open to the public. We have 6 additional huddles that are not open (5 of these closed huddles are with men in prison). These 15 huddles are places of authentic Christian community where men are loved, encouraged, equipped and sharpened to become something greater than they ever could be on their own. Please pray for our huddle leaders and their men. Pray for the biblical teaching they provide and the Christ-like example they show to their men. We welcome all men who seek to know Jesus Christ in fellowship with other men. It doesn’t matter your church affiliation or lack of affiliation, whether you are mature in your faith, a young Christian or just curious. Your opinion and perspective will be treated with respect. We stress the essentials of the Christian faith in the Bible and avoid attention to non-essentials that often divide us as God’s family. We have one rule: No politics will be discussed.
Monday Morning Discipleship 6:00am – 7:30am at Einstein’s Bagels in Greentree
We are digging into the essentials of our Christian faith, locking arms as brothers. So often in our faith journey as men the bar is set so low: shallow relationships, church attendance and giving that costs us very little. If that has been your experience and you want to grow as a disciple of Jesus come join us! We will go through the workbook, “Set Free In Christ” developed by Locking Arms. This group meets weekly on Mondays at Einstein Bagels in Greentree and it is led by Leo Wisniewski. We have room for one or two additional men who want to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. There is a required weekly workbook assignment that takes approximately 3 hours each week. You will learn: the essential teachings of Christianity, how to study God’s word, how to pray, and how to experience God’s power in confessed weakness with the men of your huddle.
Email Leo: email@example.com
Tuesday Mornings North Side Huddle Continues- Gospel of Mark
We are in the midst of a new 4 month series in the Gospel of Mark. We meet on Tuesday mornings beginning September 5th, 2017. Huddles begin at 7:00am and run until 8:30am. We meet in the Union Building on the 3rd Floor at 801 Union Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. We welcome all men who seek to know Jesus Christ in fellowship with other men. It doesn’t matter your church affiliation whether you are mature in your faith or just curious. Your opinion and perspective will be treated with respect. We have one rule: No politics. For those of you who have been attending, please consider inviting a friend to join us. For early birds we meet to pray from 6:15am to 7:00am.From 7:00am to 7:15am we have a fellowship time over coffee and bagels. At 7:15am we get started with an opening prayer, two worship songs and then into our passage and discussion from Mark’s gospel. Our huddle is led by Leo Wisniewski, Mike Pierson and John Cullen. Leo is the founder of Locking Arms Men, a non profit organization dedicated to building up men in the Pittsburgh region. Bob McGowan co-leads as our prayer warrior for the group. Email us to get on the group email list.
Tuesday Nights with JT at The Washington City Mission
Have you ever thought that you would love to help a man in recovery living at the mission? Kicking off Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm a new huddle begins at the Washington City Mission. It is led by a huddle veteran, John Taormina (JT). The huddle will begin with the booklet, “My Heart- Christ’s Home”. They will meet every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and all are welcome. This huddle will give the opportunity (not required) to build a mentoring relationship with a male resident from the City Mission. The huddle will focus on building spiritual community and it will be strengthened by various books including the upcoming curriculum of Locking Arms Men.
For information, please contact John Taormina directly at 724-472-7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Nights in Sewickley: Men’s Huddle Continues from 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
We meet each week in the Sewickley Presbyterian Faith House (202 Beaver Street, Sewickley). We take the first 30 minutes of each meeting for a simple dinner and fellowship. At 7 pm, we pray as group, and then break up into two smaller groups; one that will study the Bible and a second that will study a book on faith development. Each meeting will end at 9:00pm. While it’s not required, we ask that you consider a $5.00 donation for the meal and a $10 donation for a book (if you decide to participate the Book Study Group). The “Book Study Group” will be reading and discussing “Hustling God: Why we work so hard for what God wants to Give” by Dr. M Craig Barnes. This book follows the life of Jacob in the book of Genesis and applies lessons to our lives today. I think “Hustling God” especially speaks to men who seek acceptance and joy from their achievement only to find emptiness after each notched victory. Barnes invites readers to know the loving God that seeks out each of us so that we might receive the blessing that Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead to give us….for free. Leo Wisniewski with Scott Phillips lead our “Scripture Study Group” in the Letter of James. We will always have a few extra bibles if you need one. We welcome all men, regardless of their denomination or where they might be on their faith journey.
Wednesday Mornings at the Murrysville Alliance Church: New Series November 15th 6:30am – 8:15am
Locking Arms Men’s Murrysville Huddle is a place where men come together to fellowship, encourage, laugh, and be challenged by God’s word. The focus of this series will be Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Denny Hyland and Chris Wagner lead this huddle. It meets weekly at the Murrysville Alliance Church at: 4130 Old William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, Pennsylvania
To contact Denny to get on the group list email him: email@example.com
Wednesday Mornings in Homewood: Series Kicks Off November 15th – 7:00am – 8:30am
Locking Arms’ Homewood Huddle is a place where a diverse group of men come together to fellowship, encourage, laugh, and be challenged by God’s word. George Fleming and Bill Krahe will lead this huddle in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians . This huddle meets every two weeks at: 7800 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh PA.
Wednesday Evening Greensburg Huddle Kicks Off November 15th
We meet at the Greengate Panera Bread on Route 30 in the Greengate Plaza from 6:00pm-7:30pm every Wednesday Night. Locking Arms Greensburg Huddle is a place where men come together to fellowship, encourage, laugh, and be challenged by God’s word. This series focus is Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Denny Hyland leads this huddle which meets weekly at the Greensburg Panera Bread: 300 Greengate Center Circle, Greensburg PA 15601.
Contact Denny to get on the group list his email: lockingarmsmen@gmail.
Thursday Mornings in McMurray at Panera Bread
Come join us for our weekly Thursday morning huddle in McMurray. We are studying the book of James. The huddle is run by John McCullough and Eric Gregory. We meet from 6:30am to 8:00am at Panera Bread. The address is: 4127 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. We have some fellowship time before the study where men can connect then we dive into the word. We leave time for prayer requests at the end to support and encourage the men who share their struggles with the group.
Contact Eric Gregory to get on the group list. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday Night Huddle Continues: Gospel of Mark in the South Hills
We are continuing in a 4 month series in the South Hills in the Gospel of Mark. We meet on Thursday Nights
Friday Morning Huddle: South Hills
We launched a new huddle in the South Hills which meets on Friday Mornings from 7:00-8:15am (come at 6:45am for some food, coffee and an opportunity to get to know each other). We are having a great time digging into the life of Jesus through the book of Mark while discovering what it means to sharpen, encourage and love each other. It doesn’t matter your church affiliation and whether you are mature in your faith or just curious. Your opinion and perspective will be treated with respect. We have one rule: No politics. This huddle is led by Mike Pierson.
Location: South Hills Bible Chapel; Room 172 (300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA 15317)