Men’s Small Group


MirrorMSGOn September 11th, John Gratto will lead the men of Northstar through a discussion of the book Man in The Mirror.

John Gratto is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Virginia Tech following a 23-year career as a superintendent of schools in New York State. When he is not working, he enjoys bicycling, playing basketball, and hiking as well as traveling throughout the U.S.

John has a passion for helping men to be devoted followers of Christ, strong fathers, and wise, loving husbands. Toward that end, he has previously led studies at NorthStar about “Disciplines of a Godly Man” and the books of I and II Peter as well as the book of James.

Word from John:

Hello and welcome,

You are invited to take part in a book study about The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face.

It is easy for men to immerse themselves in work, their families, and recreation while remaining spiritually stagnant and living as isolated islands devoid of any real friendships and accountability. Therefore, I encourage men to participate with me in the book study of “The Man in the Mirror” as a means of helping them be better husbands and fathers, find more contentment at work, handle finances better, develop stronger friendships, manage time better, and live a life of integrity, etc.

The study will be Friday mornings at 6:30 a.m. at the church offices at 200 Country Club Road in Blacksburg, starting September 11th. Coffee will be on at 6:15 a.m.

You can do it! I hope to see you there.Our schedule will be as follows to enable us to discuss all 24 chapters by the end of the fall semester:

Friday, September 11th Chapters 1 and 2

Friday, September 18th Chapters 3 and 4

Friday, September 25th Chapter 5 and 6

Friday, October 2nd Chapters 7 and 8

Friday, October 9th Chapters 9 and 10

Friday, October 16th Chapters 11 and 12

Friday, October 23rd Chapters 13 and 14

Friday, October 30th Chapters 15 and 16

Friday, November 6th Chapters 17 and 18

Friday, November 13th Chapters 19 and 20

Friday, November 20th and Friday, November 28th THANKSGIVING BREAK

Friday, December 4th Chapters 21 and 22

Friday, December 11th Chapters 23 and 24

We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, feel free to call me.

John Gratto 540-759-0197

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