This Keeps Us Going!
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This Keeps Us Going!

Minute with Mike / November 2017 Seeds sown in one season, produce a harvest later… Early this week Matt shared with me about how he connected with a workshop presenter, Eric Wallace of Uniting Church and Home at the 2017 Richmond ISI. They have met three times since to discuss parenting teens. Matt has already read two...

Passing the Baton and Joining Forces
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Passing the Baton and Joining Forces

Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border…  1 Chronicles 4:10 For over 30 years Ike Newingham worked throughout the Tidewater, Virginia region to disciple men and help churches disciple men. Ike founded The Gathering of Men, assembled a team, planted Gospel seeds and has...

1 Question Survey Results – Who’s Responsible?
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1 Question Survey Results – Who’s Responsible?

Who’s responsible for spiritual growth of children? Here’s what over 1,000 men across the country told us in a 1 Question Survey. Does your church have a plan/strategy to help men succeed with what most believe is a primary responsibility?

Stand in the Gap: Seeds Planted 20 Years Ago
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Stand in the Gap: Seeds Planted 20 Years Ago

October 4, 1997, Washington DC – I wasn’t there. But… And I sought for a man among them that should make up the hedge and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 KJV I didn’t get actively engaged in men’s discipleship...

Standing Near As They Struggle
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Standing Near As They Struggle

I’m not typically a poetry guy but I found this poem (The Writer by Richard Wilbur), and the email from Jay Payleitner, worth my time. Read the poem a couple of times, even if you’re not a poetry guy. Can you identify with this father’s heart? He listens to his daughter struggle with an assignment and...

Boldness That Moves Forward Through Difficulties
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Boldness That Moves Forward Through Difficulties

Originally Posted by Mike Young May 2006 My sons are big fans of the Davy Crockett movies from Walt Disney. Perhaps you remember them. Early in Davy Crockett; King of the Wild Frontier, there is a scene in which Davy and his men, a group of volunteers from Tennessee, have met their obligation and decided...

Join us in Nashville!
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Join us in Nashville!

You’ve read before that I’m now serving a term as the President of the National Coalition of Ministries to Men. Our annual meeting is coming up on November 13-15 in Nashville. Reload is a unique opportunity to connect with dedicated men’s ministry leaders from across the country. I’ve been a member of NCMM since 2006...

Basketball, Navigators, ROTC & Homecoming Prince
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Basketball, Navigators, ROTC & Homecoming Prince

Young Adventures / October 2017 Hannah did what her brothers were not able to do! She made the middle school basketball team! It’s pretty cool to finally see a member of the Young family wearing a Bailey Bridge basketball jersey. Hannah has worked hard but her brothers claim the victory because of all their coaching!...

Noble Manhood
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Noble Manhood

Minute with Mike / October 2017 The word Noble in Noble Warriors caught my attention in 2005 when I was reading through Isaiah 32. In the NIV, verse 8 says, But the noble man makes noble plans and by noble deeds he stands. I was drawn to the fact noble is used 3 times in...

12 Resources for Pastor Appreciation, Support & Awareness
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12 Resources for Pastor Appreciation, Support & Awareness

I’m not a pastor. Nor have I ever played one on TV.* But, I’ve gotten to know many pastors pretty well through Noble Warriors. The truth is, too many of us don’t understand or appreciate the challenges of the pastorate. One observation is that true shepherds not only care for their sheep, they share their...