What If a Pastor Invests In His Men?
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What If a Pastor Invests In His Men?

Part 5 in the #BattleLine series. Dr. Jamie McClanahan is growing a forest of Redwoods in the church he pastors in Waynesboro, Virginia. His motto is “start small and grow deep.” It is a priority for Jamie to invest in men at Wayne Hills Baptist, and his goal for the men’s ministry is to grow...

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,...

Leading Your Family on Giving Thanks Day
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Leading Your Family on Giving Thanks Day

Noble Notes Throwback Men, I challenge all of us to work on being proactive about how we offer thanks to the Creator of the Universe next week and celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world next month. Stacy and I worked through some of our holiday planning last week and came up with...

Workshop Highlight 2019 – James Taylor, Blueprint Church
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Workshop Highlight 2019 – James Taylor, Blueprint Church

The best advice that James Taylor has ever received is to “live the life God assigns you to or you’re going to be miserable.“ That is advice he strives to live by in his role as Pastoral Resident at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, GA. He previously served as Pastor of The Village Church of Portsmouth....

Who Am I?
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Who Am I?

It’s a question that haunts everyone at some point. I just filled a box with goodies to mail to a college student, the daughter of some missionaries we know. These kids are often called ‘third culture’ kids. Many were born in the US to American parents. They have one foot in American culture, but they...

Pulling Back the Bow String
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Pulling Back the Bow String

Originally Posted by Mike Young May 2011 Over the years I’ve made much noise about the symbolism of our arrow logo and the Warriors part of our ministry name. I often remind folks that our children are to be arrows that we as warrior dads craft, together with God, to be straight, sharp and true....

Workshop Highlight 2019: Brad Huddleston, Brad Huddleston Ministries
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Workshop Highlight 2019: Brad Huddleston, Brad Huddleston Ministries

“Everything is permissible for me”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV) “I am committed to do my part to see the body of Christ experience revival. My part is dealing with digital addiction. We are seeing mass-addiction around the world, and...

Workshop Highlight 2019: Keith Tully, FamilyLife
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Workshop Highlight 2019: Keith Tully, FamilyLife

When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God, he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth. 2 Samuel 23:4 Keith Tully takes this verse seriously. As the FamilyLife representative for our area,...

Workshop Highlight 2019: Dave Johnson, Equipped.Life
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Workshop Highlight 2019: Dave Johnson, Equipped.Life

When we asked Dave Johnson of Equipped.Life which man in the Bible he most identified with, he said Paul. “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus–the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts...