Real Life Men

Real Life Men exists to encourage, engage and equip men for vital, passionate, Christ-centered living. Real Life Men are committed to providing discipleship opportunities for men to become more Christ-like by experiencing God’s transforming power through Bible study, prayer, and personal interaction with other men.

We long to see more and more of our guys move from being men of the world to being men of the Word, in such a way that would have a spiritual impact in their families, communities, and beyond, as they take the Gospel into their world, making disciples, who also make disciples.

Men's Retreat May 3rd - 5th

Men's Retreat

From May 3rd to the 5th Watermarks Camp will be hosting the Abba’s Pride Men’s Retreat. It will be a weekend of fellowship, guns, good food, great worship and conversations! Guest Speaker for the weekend is Andrew Smith – a former infantry soldier who was wounded in Fallujah, Iraq in 2003. Andrew’s passion is serving others and encouraging others to do the same. Andrew currently serves as Executive Director of Rooftop Missions.

Watermarks Camp is located at 1145 James River Road, Scottsvile, VA 24590. Transportation is not provided.

The cost of the trip is $100. Register online or at the info center. Contact Adam Webster for more information.

Men's Bible Study

The Last Arrow

When you come to the end of your days, you will not measure your life based on success and failures. All of those will eventually blur together into a single memory called “life.”

What will give you solace is a life with nothing left undone – one that’s been lived with relentless ambition, a heart on fire, and with no regrets.

On the other hand, what will haunt you until your final breath is who you could have been but never became and what you could have done but never did.

The Last Arrow is your road map to a life that defies odds and alters destinies. Discover the attributes of those who break the gravitational pull of mediocrity as cultural pioneer and thought leader Erwin McManus examines the characteristics of individuals who risked everything for a life they could only imagine. Imagine living the life you were convinced was only a dream.

We all begin this life with a quiver full of arrows. Now the choice is yours. Will you cling to your arrows or risk them all, opting to live until you have nothing left to give?

Join the RL Men’s Study on Monday nights, April 29 to June 10, from 6:30-8pm at the church building as we journey through The Last Arrow. Cost of the study book is $17. Please read the first 2 chapters in preparation.

Register online or at the info center. Contact Adam Webster for more information.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday morning of each month at 7am @ Pop’s Diner, 1432 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320. The group participates in Bible studies, Scripture reading and discussions, group topic discussions, prayer and fellowship. Men of all ages are welcome.

Real Life Women

"Those who look to Him are Radiant and their faces shall never be ashamed." - Psalm 34:5

The vision and hope for RL Women's Ministry is for women to actively pursue and know God while building deep bonds of friendship within and outside of our community.

Women's Bible Study - James

The book of James, often compared to the wisdom literature that is found in Proverbs, is compact in length but overflows with powerful lessons on godly living. Join us for this 6-week Bible study, taking a deeper look into God’s wisdom when it comes to suffering, the power of prayer, the importance of controlling the tongue, and the danger of wealth. James challenges us to not only talk the talk, but walk the walk: to live out our faith in a bold pursuit of holiness. But because not one of us is perfect, the proper way to read James is through the lens of the gospel. As you study this book, look for opportunities to be confronted with your shortcomings and repent, encouraged by Christ’s abundant grace, and motivated to live a godly life through His power and for His glory. The cost of the study book is $10. Invite a friend!

We are offering both morning and evening options for this study: either Friday mornings (10:15-noon) or Monday nights (6:30-8pm), beginning April 26 or 29, respectively. Childcare is available for both times. Choose the one that best fits your schedule and join a community of women who desire a deeper relationships with God and with one another.

Register here.

Contact Kim Bloecher or Heather Traylor for more information about Real Life Women.


The Women’s Ministry Team is very excited about what God is doing and how He is leading us. Our prayer team is committed to praying for the women of Real Life and the work of our ministry.

If you would like to submit a prayer request, please click here. Your individual prayer needs will only be shared with the prayer team. We are committed to serving you and adhering to the highest level of confidentiality.

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