Ministries of Church of the Messiah

Our ministry programs are driven by our mission, vision and values which can be found under the "About" and "Mission Statement" pages.

The following are the ministries of Church of the Messiah:

Bible Studies:

Saturday Morning Men's Bible Study -- This Bible study meets at 7:30am on Saturday mornings from September through May/June.  It is currently being led by the team of John Beeman and Matt Small.  A typical study consists of listening or watching a short lesson from a noted theologian on a portion of Scripture or a Scripture-related topic.  Following the lesson, the men engage in a time of discussion around the presentation.  Each meeting concludes with time for prayer as a group.  For more info contact Matt Small (

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study -- Each Thursday morning from September through June, a group of ladies meet to read and discuss God's Word in Fellowship Hall (the church basement) starting at 9:45am.  Each session of this Bible study includes a time for study, a time for sharing, and a time for prayer.

Rector's Bible Study -- Every other Tuesday at 12pm, join us for the Rector’s Bible study! For more info contact Fr. Kyle at or 540-786-3100.

Adult Education Hour -- Each Sunday morning from September through June, Fr. Kyle leads a time of adult education at 9:45am.  Each week we are studying the book of Genesis.   Past topics have included a study of our Old Testament Lesson of the day, St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, The Gospel of John, and a series titled, "Ask Fr. Kyle," in which parishioners could ask of Fr. Kyle any questions that they might have had regarding the Scriptures, the Liturgy, or Church History.  For more info contact Fr. Kyle at or 540-786-3100.

Home Groups: 

We have several groups that meet once a month or every other week.  Home groups are an opportunity to get better acquainted with your fellow church members and dig deeper into the Scriptures through Bible study.  Call the church office at 540-786-3100 for more details.

Prayer Ministries:

Prayer is at the core of our ministry at Church of the Messiah.

Prayer corner -- During our Sunday services we have a prayer team who will pray for you at the prayer corner during communion time. 

Prayer for one another --  Over the year we publish a list each month showing who we ask you to pray for each day.  These lists are published week by week in our service bulletins as well as on a monthly print out available in the Fellowship Hall.

Prayer & Praise Time --  Join us in the sanctuary each Wednesday evening from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for Prayer and Praise.  Praise music plays as we share with one another how the week has gone. We go to the altar to lift up prayer requests to the LORD for family, friends, COTM, the community and the world. You will be amazed at how the Lord makes His presence known during this time.  This one hour session will make a tremendous difference in your life and your spiritual growth.  Now is the perfect time to join us!

Prayer for Our Partners --  Each month we publish a list  of people and ministries we support through our prayers and our tithes and offerings.  We call these our first fruits because they come off the top of our giving, the first portion, given to bless those outside our own congregation.

Prayer Intercessors --  You can always drop a request in the prayer box near the prayer corner.  These are compiled weekly and given to intercessors who prayer over these concerns daily.

Daughters of the King -- Please contact the church for more information.

Outreach Ministries:

Teen Tuesday -- This ministry serves the students who walk through our parking lot from Riverbend High School on Tuesday afternoons from approximately 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Donations of individually packaged snacks and drinks are appreciated.