Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lectio Divina Training Offered To Men At Cypress Church:

Bible teacher Paul Mascarella and the Men's Ministry of Cypress Church are challenging men in the north Orange County area to make a New Year’s resolution that they can actually accomplish. Beginning on Saturday, January 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cypress Church will offer training in the ancient art of *Lectio Divina.* This is a special method of reading and studying the Bible that offers many personal benefits.

These classes will be offered on Saturday evenings by Christian author and teacher Paul Mascarella. The sessions will begin with a dinner prepared by the Cypress Church *Knights of the Holy Grill.* The study will utilize materials from the *Experience the Life* curriculum co-authored by Paul Mascarella and Bill Hull. Mascarella contends that through this process of divine reading of Scripture individuals will “become renewed and refreshed in their minds.”

This training will introduce participants to a powerful communication tool, which strictly uses the Bible to help individuals experience God's voice. All men ages 16 and up are encouraged to attend. In addition to the training, attendees will be able to share fellowship with other men while enjoying the finest Holy Grill cuisine as part of this rewarding manly experience. At the end of the 6 week course everyone will be presented with a certificate suitable for framing noting accomplishment of their 2010 New Year's resolution.

For many, this experience with *Lectio Divina* will be a *first.* But even those who are familiar with the technique are encouraged to attend, share their experiences and support fellow *brothers in Christ* as they learn to effectively apply this communication method. The Cypress Church campus is located just east of Valley View at 6143 Ball Road. There will be six classes in the series. The cost is a one time fee of $13 for materials and a weekly suggested donation of $6.00 for the Holy Grill dinner.

Cypress Church serves all of the northern Orange County area including Los Alamitos, Buena Park, Seal Beach, Cypress, La Palma and Anaheim. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. The current sermon series is *simply prayer – Talk to God.* Information is available at (714) 952-3001 or email:

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001 -

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