Mike talks with Noble Warriors board member and longtime friend, Rich Babbitt, on The Noble Man Podcast Episode 48. Before we met Rich, he was already investing in men. But the studies he did and breakfasts he attended lacked resources, tools, and direction. There were activities on the calendar but no advancement in discipleship. Rich saw a gap, and asked his pastor if he could help lead. He started with just three guys, and it grew from there.
Mike encourages listers to take the lead just like Rich did.
“Lots of guys say they won’t do it with just a few. You are a fool! Be willing to start with whoever God brings . . . those may be the ones who need the wisdom you have right now. Prayerfully ask God, ‘Who should I invest in? Give me one or two I can invest in.’”
Rich began with Authentic Manhood, and it changed his life. It was biblically based with practical application specifically for men. He changed his fathering because of what he learned, and what he never received from his father, he was able to provide for his son. Until then he had been “just winging it as a husband, dad, and young adult because I didn’t have any of it.”
Listen this week to how God has redeemed Rich’s story. He can now look back and say – if I had only known then what I know now.
He found what he was looking for through Christ and with the help of men’s discipleship.
From Paperboy to Boomer by Rich Babbitt
Point Man by Steve Farrar
I Corinthians 15:45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”, the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life.