Men's Discipleship

A Little Book on the Christian Life

By John Calvin

Translated and Edited by

Aaron Clay Denlinger and Burk Parsons

Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing

The teaching on the Christian life in this book is extracted from John Calvin’s most famous theological work, the Institutes of the Christian Religion.  For centuries, Christians of all ages have turned to this “Little Book” to help guide them in their journey as they follow Christ. One of the great classics of the Christian faith, believers are called to pursue holiness and endure suffering as they rest in Christ alone.


In this new translation, Aaron Denlinger and Burk Parsons capture John Calvin's biblical faithfulness, theological integrity, and pastor's heart. This is a book for every Christian to pick up, read, and apply.

Men's Discipleship

Thursdays, 7:00 pm

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Winter 2024 Schedule



Jan 25     Preface and Fellowship

                  Week 1 Discussion Questions

Feb 1      Chapter One

               Scripture’s Call to Christian Living

Week 2 Discussion Questions

Feb 8      Chapter Two

               Self-Denial in the Christian Life

Week 3 Discussion Questions

Feb 15    Chapter Three

               Bearing Our Cross is a Part of Self-Denial

Week 4 Discussion Questions

Feb 22    Chapter Four

               Meditation on Our Future Life

Week 5 Discussion Questions

Feb 29    Chapter Five

               How the Present Life and Its Comforts

               Should Be Used

Week 6 Discussion Questions

Men's Discipleship

Our weekly Men’s Discipleship group is part of the discipleship ministry of Pacific Hope Church. We exist to encourage and equip men to present themselves to God as “. . . one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). The studies selected by the Elders are designed to build up men of spiritual maturity and leadership within the church and at home.

"As defined in the Bible, manhood is a functional reality, demonstrated in a man's fulfillment of responsibility and leadership. The Bible is clear about a man's responsibility to exercise spiritual maturity and spiritual leadership. Of course, this spiritual maturity takes time to develop, and it is a gift of the Holy Spirit working within the life of the believer. The disciplines of the Christian life, including prayer and serious Bible study, are among the means God uses to mold a boy into a man and to bring about spiritual maturity . . . .

"A close look at many churches will reveal that a central problem is the lack of biblical maturity among the men of the congregation and a lack of biblical knowledge that leaves men ill-equipped and completely unprepared to exercise spiritual leadership. Men must know their way around the biblical text and feel at home in the study of God's Word. They must stand ready to take their place as leaders in the local church.

"While God has appointed specific officers for his church—men who are specially gifted and publicly called—every man should fulfill some leadership responsibility within the life of the congregation. For some men, this may mean a less public role of leadership than is the case with others. In any event, a man should be able to teach someone, and to lead in some ministry, translating his personal discipleship into the fulfillment of a godly call."

     ~ Al Mohler