A Guide to Launching BetterMan
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A Guide to Launching BetterMan

You have a desire to see men transformed.   You want to help build a community of men who desire a better, more fulfilling life from work, family, friends, marriage, and relationship with God.   You are ready to implement a resource that weaves together the challenging realities of modern-day life with the practical wisdom of the...

Developing a New Mentoring Initiative
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Developing a New Mentoring Initiative

Battle Briefing | July 2022 Jesus sent the disciples out two by two to give them experience in what it would be like to carry on without him. He knew that his time on earth was short, and the Kingdom’s advancement would depend on these few disciples’ abilities to advance the mission and multiply disciples...

Moving Your Best Men from Church Management to Kingdom Multiplication
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Moving Your Best Men from Church Management to Kingdom Multiplication

Pastors, are you making the most of your godly men?   One of the conversations I frequently have with pastors is about leveraging their best men, their most reproducible men, as leaders for a men’s discipleship initiative.  Can you think of a guy in your church everyone recognizes as someone they would want to emulate? When...

Thanking the Pauls and Encouraging the Timothys
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Thanking the Pauls and Encouraging the Timothys

For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you then, be imitators of me. 1 Corinthians 4:15-16 ESV  To Timothy, my true son in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ...

Meet Me at the Fire!
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Meet Me at the Fire!

Have you stopped to think about how often fire is used or mentioned in the Bible?  A flaming sword blocked the entrance to the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve sinned. (Genesis 3:24) Fire consumed the sacrificial lamb on the altar once Abraham was told to spare Isaac. (Genesis 22:13) God got Moses’ attention...

Retreat Reflections
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Retreat Reflections

Know well the condition of your flocks, And give attention to your herds, Proverbs 27:23 Pastor, do you know how your men are doing? I know your days are full. Your load is heavy, and you are weary. That seems to be the standard condition of pastors these days, but many of your men are feeling...

We Never Reach the End of the Trail: 65 Years of Discipleship (& Counting)
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We Never Reach the End of the Trail: 65 Years of Discipleship (& Counting)

It was eye-opening for me to sit with a small group of pastors at lunch this week. One commented on his rich experience with personal mentors. Men had sown into his life as a man, husband, father, and pastor. Two other pastors said they had never really had anyone invest in them in meaningful ways. ...

Mentoring – An Easy Win!
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Mentoring – An Easy Win!

Every church I know of would like to see more intergenerational engagement. Whether you call it mentoring or discipleship or something else. We know that the young man needs the old man’s wisdom, and the old man needs the young man’s strength.  How do you move folks in this direction? Celebrate someone who’s already doing...

Do You Want Strawberry Pie or Apple Pie?
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Do You Want Strawberry Pie or Apple Pie?

You may remember a scene from the 2003 film, Radio (starring Cuba Gooding Jr.) where a café waitress asks Radio, “Do you want strawberry pie or apple pie?” Radio responds, “I wan’ both!” I love the movie. I love the response. And I love pie. But I also appreciate the dilemma. Some choices just can’t...

Nolan Steps Up
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Nolan Steps Up

Part 1 of THE RIGHT NEXT STEP series. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 18 hours to change your life and your legacy forever.  That’s what Nolan found when he dared to take THE RIGHT NEXT STEP.  What if THE RIGHT NEXT STEP isn’t what you planned it would...