Head to Head: The Manger Build vs. Children’s Christmas Musical
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Head to Head: The Manger Build vs. Children’s Christmas Musical

We often hear that the church calendar is too full at Christmas and “We simply can’t do The Manger Build because we already do a Christmas musical for the kids.” OK, I get it. And I’m not going to tell you not to do the musical but here’s an itemized (and admittedly biased) analysis of...

Prayer at the Pole & Beyond: Resources for the Praying Dad
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Prayer at the Pole & Beyond: Resources for the Praying Dad

Don’t let praying for your children or the children of others be a one-day or one-time event. Men, I hope you’ll cultivate a habit of praying with and for your kids (or someone else’s). We’ve searched for some blog posts and resources that may help or encourage you to this end. Check them out below....

Prayer at the Pole: Praying for Your Kids (or Someone Else’s)
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Prayer at the Pole: Praying for Your Kids (or Someone Else’s)

Friends, I hope you have this Wednesday morning (September 27th) marked on your calendar. It’s national See You At The Pole day. Students, parents and in some cases, school officials will gather around flag poles in front of schools across the country to pray. They’ll pray for students, teachers, friends, coaches, administrators, government officials. It’s...

3 Examples of a Leader’s Influence
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3 Examples of a Leader’s Influence

Originally Posted by Mike Young August 2006 I love to study leadership and leaders. Many of you are familiar with John Maxwell’s book, Twenty-one Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. One of the laws he addresses is The Law of Influence, stating that the true measure of leadership is influence – Nothing more, Nothing less. When I...

6 Great Reasons to Host The Manger Build this Christmas!
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6 Great Reasons to Host The Manger Build this Christmas!

1) Most families in your community celebrate Christmas but don’t know Jesus. Sad, but true. It’s hard to believe how so many could miss Christ in Christmas, but they do. Your church could help families learn why they’re celebrating! 2) Churches often struggle to engage busy young families. Everywhere I go, men’s ministry leaders ask,...

How to Unload the Baggage & Travel Light
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How to Unload the Baggage & Travel Light

Originally Posted by Mike Young October 2006 Guys, have you ever seen one of those movie scenes where some one or some group is going to make a trip and they take everything with them? In the pioneer movies, they pack the wagons full of precious things that they just have to take with them...

Ring Weekend, Corps of Cadets, Basketball, Bathroom Renovation & Camping
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Ring Weekend, Corps of Cadets, Basketball, Bathroom Renovation & Camping

Young Adventures / September 2017 We traveled to West Point to celebrate ring weekend with Tim and his friends. The ceremony, banquet and ‘hop’ were great fun and an exciting way to celebrate this milestone. We said goodbye to Zach as he began his journey with the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech. He’s learning...

Your Partnership Impacts…Individuals, Small Groups, Churches & Beyond
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Your Partnership Impacts…Individuals, Small Groups, Churches & Beyond

Because of your partnership with Noble Warriors A YOUNG HUSBAND and father is currently being discipled on Biblical manhood, marriage and fathering. Both he and his wife have seen their parents divorce and are praying and working hard to write a new family story. Your partnership recently provided new resources for a guy that leads...

Another Empty Jar
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Another Empty Jar

Minute with Mike / September 2017 Some years ago, I placed 4 mason jars on a shelf in my office. Each had different numbers of glass beads representing the remaining weeks of influence that we had until our children turned 18. The beads have been a constant reminder that our time of critical influence passes...

Got 15 Minutes? Sharpen Your Ministry to Men With This New Resource.
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Got 15 Minutes? Sharpen Your Ministry to Men With This New Resource.

I have some exciting news to share with you. The NCMM (National Coalition of Ministries to Men) has released a new book, How to Disciple Men (Short and Sweet): 45 Proven Strategies from Experts on Ministry to Men. I’m privileged to serve as the president of NCMM and contributed a chapter to the effort, Chapter...