The Barn is re-opening Friday, September 18 at 6:30am with Dr. Stivason and Dr. Bickel will continue teaching on Zoom on Tuesdays at Noon. Check out all the details below. Each week we will send out a separate Newsletter, one for each Bible Study. Thanks be to God for his grace to provide teachers for us.

Greetings  & Details from our Host – Sig Tragard 

Dr. Jeff Stivason has turned a corner and is ready to teach again. As you know, earlier in June, Jeff  fell and suffered a concussion. He has now recovered and is ready to teach us.  Many things have changed since we last met in the Barn on Friday, March 13th. We must now register for each Friday Bible Study in the Barn as we can only have 30 men in the Barn on Friday mornings. Your temperature will be taken at the door and you are required to wear a mask during the entire Bible Study. We ask that you report symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste/smell to us and to your healthcare provider. We will provide contact-tracing if one of our men reports these symptoms. Hence the need to register.

Click here to go to our current study on “The Family of God.”

We are excited about coming back together in the Barn and we ask for your patience as we work out the details and get used to this “new normal.” Be sensitive, encouraging, and helpful to others and extend grace at all times. Please pray regularly for the safety and mission of our ministry and encourage others to do the same.

You can also meet “on-line.” Our Founding Teacher, Dr. Bruce Bickel will continue with his Zoom Bible Study. So now we have men and women studying together. The  Family of God is inclusive. Click here to discover Dr. Bickel’s Bible Study series and join us Tuesdays at Noon on ZOOM.

If you have any questions or need help connecting with us please contact Sig Tragard at 412-209-5702 or by email at sigtragard@comcast.net. Grace and peace to all of us through Christ our Lord and Savior

Below is the background on our Bible Study which is fast approaching our 25th year of fellowship. Thanks be to God!

“The Brave Men” follow Jesus Christ and meet on Friday mornings to study the Bible. Since 1995 God has brought over 900 men across the threshold of the “Barn” into his Embassy of Grace.  On average 75 to 95 men show up on any given Friday at 6:30 a.m. at “the Barn” Aerial view CCGF2at Christ Church at Grove Farm.  We grow from studying the living word of God under the leadership of Dr. Bruce Bickel, and we spend the other six days living out what we’ve learned.  At God’s “embassy” we are taught about the person and work of Christ.  Through this we become “ambassadors” for Christ.  That means we don’t change or add to his message, we reflect his message of reconciliation, love, mercy and grace to those God brings across our paths.

If you desire to know more about what followers of Christ believe and why they believe it, please join us on a Friday morning.  Click here to explore our website to learn more about what God is doing among these men who by the grace of God strive to be brave for his sake and his glory.

Christ Church at Grove Farm, and the Barn, are located at 249 Duff Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. Duff Road is just off of Mt. Nebo Road, accessible from Rt. 79 or Rt. 279, to Camp Horne Road to Mt. Nebo Road. Doors open around 6am; the teaching starts at 6:30am. Afterwards we talk among ourselves as to how we’re going to apply what we just learned.  Some men have breakfast together as a means of continuing the fellowship we have started. (Truth be told we’re all a bunch of cowards but with the transforming love of Christ and the grace of God he is forming us into His Brave Men.)

Listed below are our weekly Newsletters sent out to the Brave Men.  The Newsletter provides a preview of the coming Friday’s teaching with the Lesson Plan, Prayer Requests and Prayer Updates, Terms to Learn from the White Horse Inn, Upcoming Events in our Barn Yard Chatter along with other news worthy items.  Click on the Newsletter below to see what’s going on at the Barn.  You can also connect to our Bible Study Resources by clicking here and find our most recent Bible Study Series.

Contact Sig Tragard by email at sigtragard@comcast.net or by phone at 412-209-5702 if you would like to receive an advance copy of the Weekly Newsletter or with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Brave Men’s Survey Results – We conducted a survey in Nov. 2017 asking the men to tell us how we’re doing and where we can improve on our mission of educating us about the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Check out the results: Brave Men Survey Summary 2018-05-24 

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Check out the Music Video the Brave Men’s Leadership Team sent to Bruce Bickel on March 26, 2018.

Check out the audio/visual greeting the Brave Men sent to Bruce Bickel on September 15, 2017.

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS: What’s going on with the Brave Men – We now have 2 Bible Studies for us!

The Family of God – Friday, September 18, 2020 @ the Barn 6:30am with Dr. Stivason

Fearing God – Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Bruce Bickel’s Zoom @ Noon

In Preparation for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Bruce Bickel’s Zoom Bible Study @ Noon

In Preparation for Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Bruce Bickel’s Bible Study @ Noon

In Preparation for Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Bruce Bickel’s Bible Study

In Preparation for Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Bruce Bickel’s Bible Study

In Preparation for Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Bruce Bickel’s Bible Study

In Preparation for Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Bruce Bickel’s Bible Study

In Preparation for Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Bruce Bickel Returns!!!

In Preparation for Friday, July 17, 2020 NO Bible Study This Week

In Preparation for Friday, July 10, 2020 Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, July 3, 2020 Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, June 26, 2020 Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, June 19, 2020 Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, June 12, 2020 NO Bible Study This Week

In Preparation for Friday, June 5, 2020 Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, May 29, 2020 No Bible Study This Week

In Preparation for Friday, May 22, 2020 Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, May 15, 2020 Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, May 8, 2020  Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, May 1, 2020 Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, April 24, 2020 Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, April 17, 2020   Recorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friay, April 10, 2020 Good FridayRecorded Bible Study

In Preparation for Friday, April 3, 2020 – Recorded Bible Study posted to our current Study page

In Preparation for Friday, March 27. 2020 – Bible Studies suspended until further notice

In Preparation for Friday, March 20, 2020Bible Studies suspended until further notice

In Preparation for Friday, March 13, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, March 6, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, February 28, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, February 21, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, February 14, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, February 7, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, January 31, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, January 24, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, January 17, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, January 10, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, January 3, 2020

In Preparation for Friday, December 27, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, December 20, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, December 13, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, December 6, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, November 29, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, November 22, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, November 15, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, November 8, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, November 1, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, October 25, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, October 18, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, October 11, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, October 4, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, September 27, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, September 20, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, September 13, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, September 6, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, August 30, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, August 23, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, August 16, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, August 9, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, August 2, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, July 26, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, July 19, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, July 12, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, July 5, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, June 28, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, June 21, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, June 14, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, June 7, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, May 31, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, May 24, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, May 17, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, May 10, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, May 3, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, April 26, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, April 19, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, April 12, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, April 5, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, March 29, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, March 22, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, March 15, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, March 8, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, March 1, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, February 22, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, February 15, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, February 8, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, February 1, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, January 25, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, January 18, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, January 11, 2019

In Preparation for Friday, January 4, 2019

We hope to see you at the Barn on Friday morning starting at 6:30am. Until then,

“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”  (Hebrews 13: 20-21)

Grace, Truth and Peace to you.

Sig Tragard

412-209-5702

sigtragard@comcast.net

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