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...

Guys on the Grill and other Family Meals
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Guys on the Grill and other Family Meals

Guys, are you planning on doing some grilling this Labor Day weekend? I’ve got some compelling reasons why it’s a great idea – besides the obvious one that we all love burgers on the grill!  Bear with me while I throw some statistics at you.   According to the Food Industry Association, families who eat at...

Your Shame is Not Your Identity
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Your Shame is Not Your Identity

“I don’t deserve to be prayed for.”  I know many men who’ve had this thought. Perhaps you’ve been one of them.   We sin. We stray. We are ashamed. Every one of us struggles personally with shame on some level, whether it is a sin from our past or an ongoing struggle. For some, the burden...

Take Them to Jesus [Podcast Ep. 90 feat. Don Coleman
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Take Them to Jesus [Podcast Ep. 90 feat. Don Coleman

As founding Pastor of East End Fellowship Church in downtown Richmond, Don Coleman now serves as Pastor Emeritus. He has a passion for seeing people meet Jesus through the lives of other believers, as well as the witness of the Church. Mike and Don discuss what it means to meet Jesus, how the Church needs...

Great Give-Away Books: Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee
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Great Give-Away Books: Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee

I love to read books. I love to give books away. Not everyone shares my enthusiasm for reading. I get that. But I still share it, especially with my family. And it’s easiest to share when I find little books with big ideas. The latest treasure is Sit, Walk, Stand: The Process of Christian Maturity...

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...

Will You Answer the Call?
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Will You Answer the Call?

One of the challenges we face in ministry today is simply knowing how to get in touch with people.  Our email inboxes are full. We get group notifications on social media, direct messages from who knows who, texts, calls, etc. We are just trying to avoid wasting time on “spam likely” calls and being harassed...

A Cross-Cultural Friendship That is Changing Lives
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A Cross-Cultural Friendship That is Changing Lives

In the 1960s, a young Black man named Clarence Shuler stepped into the gymnasium of a White church. It was an age where segregation was outlawed but still practiced where he lived. He and his friend had endured racial slurs, bottles being hurled at them, and fearing for their safety just to walk the short...

Cross-Cultural Friendships [Podcast Ep. 85 feat. Clarence Shuler]
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Cross-Cultural Friendships [Podcast Ep. 85 feat. Clarence Shuler]

Clarence Shuler is a discipler of disciplers, “a Swiss army knife of ministry,” and it all began when he was 14. A local youth pastor named Gary Chapman took a chance on him in a place and time where cross-cultural relationships were rare and challenging.   “Segregation was outlawed but still being practiced.”   Yet he experienced...

The Church & Young Men [Podcast Ep. 81 feat. Mike Camire & Mark Young]
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The Church & Young Men [Podcast Ep. 81 feat. Mike Camire & Mark Young]

Local student pastors, Mike Camire and Mark Young, join Mike to discuss how young men are ready and willing to be discipled. In this episode, learn how the church is instrumental in connecting the generations and responding to this need for discipleship. Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:14-16 Titus 2:1-2, 6-7 1 Timothy 4:7-9 Acts 2:42-47 Resources:...