Saturday, in addition, other Roundtable fellowships have
been started in Port Orchard and East Bremerton,
Washington (Sylvan Way Baptist); Yuma, Arizona
(approximately 30-50 men meet each Saturday morning there);
Idaho, and Australia.
Who are we?
A: Men's Roundtable invites men of all ages to a weekly
90-minute lively session with a wide range of topics
impacting men's lives.
Q: What does it cost?
A: No-cost discussion, no formal membership, no-cost snacks
(optional: some guys toss in a buck or two to cover the food
spread). Periodic larger, special breakfasts and golf blasts
have a nominal fee.
Q: What denomination?
A: Although Gateway Fellowship (Assemblies of God) hosts the
Roundtables in Poulsbo, the meetings are interdenominational
and evangelical in nature. We've had men attend from Baptist
to Anglican and most everything in between.
Q: Is it a Bible study or what is the format?
A: It's not a Bible study per se. We open with prayer,
introduce ourselves, and a volunteer launches a 5-minute
Bible passage and asks a question. Men can volunteer to
respond or just listen. The discussions are casual, often
serious, but punctuated with laughter.
the discussion diverts to a particular issue faced by one or
more of the men. Others may offer solutions from their own
experience or from scripture. The last 20 minutes or so
addresses praise reports or prayer requests, and we support
our brothers by calling out to God in prayer for specific
needs. We've seen miracles of healing and recovery.
Q: When did Men's Roundtable start?
A: In the 1990s, the late Doug Walton felt a burden to
address needs unique to men. From a handful of men,
Roundtable has grown to 50-60 regular attendees in two
weekly sessions in the Poulsbo location alone.
Q: What are the rules?
A: We have just one cardinal rule: "What's said here
stays here," so that men can share in a safe
Q: Do you skip meetings on holidays?
A: No. We always meet every week.
Q: How can I learn more?
A: Email your questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org