What If a Lay Leader is Given One Job… To Make Men Ready?
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What If a Lay Leader is Given One Job… To Make Men Ready?

Part 3 in the #BattleLine series. Nathan Carr has been leading an outdoor ministry for years. He has a passion for men’s ministry at his church, Southside Baptist, both on campus and off campus. So when his pastor, Fred Gray, asked leaders to identify what they were most passionate about and charged them to run with it...

What If a Pastor is the Champion for Men?
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What If a Pastor is the Champion for Men?

Part 2 in the #BattleLine series. Fred Gray can see the big picture. He has a desire to train servant leaders, those who will then train others to lead and serve. And he understands the need to start with the men of his church. Fred became Senior Pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Suffolk, Virginia, on October 7,...

David Ran Quickly to the Battle Line
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David Ran Quickly to the Battle Line

Part 1 in the #BattleLine series. When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 1 Samuel 17:48 My teenage daughter, Hannah, jokingly mocks me from time to time by saying in her best Mike Young voice, “Well, the real issue is that...

The Quest vs. 33
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The Quest vs. 33

Minute with Mike / October 2019 Both The Quest for Authentic Manhood and 33 The Series are excellent resources to help men understand and live out biblical manhood. The Quest, Winning at Work and Home and The Great Adventure were released almost 20 years ago and feature the original teachings that Robert Lewis developed for...

NW Answers: Accountability Resources
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NW Answers: Accountability Resources

I lead a couple of men’s groups and often the topic comes up about “accountability.” I’m looking for a good resource that some men and I can use as a guide. I’m looking for general accountability that can be used for getting healthy, prayer, other goals, sexual purity, etc…  Here are some tools that I...

Pastor Luncheons Stir Up Opportunities
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Pastor Luncheons Stir Up Opportunities

In the post, How to Be in Two Places at Once, I mentioned that Regional Teams stir up other opportunities. Here’s how that works… Your support for Noble Warriors and Carl Benjamin has allowed him to meet with pastors and leaders in the western part of the state. One result of those meetings was an...

Working in a Big Field!
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Working in a Big Field!

Helping men walk with Christ and lead well is a BIG job. No one individual or ministry could accomplish the task alone. That’s why Noble Warriors is part of the National Coalition of Ministries to Men (NCMM). Some of you know the role that NCMM played in the founding of NW. I’m thankful for that...

Church Highlight: Lakeside Baptist
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Church Highlight: Lakeside Baptist

Lakeside Baptist, Salem VA It was great to be with the men of Lakeside on Father’s Day weekend! Their annual father/son campout drew over 75 fathers and sons. I was amazed by the great number of young guys there. Men are faithfully investing in their sons and Pastor Carl Goodman is committed to investing in...

Introducing Strong Links
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Introducing Strong Links

Minute with Mike / June 2019 Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… 1 Chronicles 12:32a Moral change is happening quickly in our world. Followers of Jesus should not be frightened or discouraged by this truth. This is a time of clarifying and refining. We must...

No Complaining! Practice Uncomfortability
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No Complaining! Practice Uncomfortability

Stacy and I used to lead a family camping trip at James River State Park for quite a few families in our Bible Fellowship group at church. It was always a blast. And there were always challenges. We’ve done a 7 mile stretch on the James River with over 50 folks in kayaks and canoes...