Colonel Art Athens is the former Director of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and the Academy’s first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership. He is a retired Marine, having served in significant command and staff positions in all four Marine Aircraft Wings, as a Space Operations Officer with the U.S. Space Command and as an instructor at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-1.
Colonel Athens currently invests in leaders around the United States through his speaking, writing, consulting and coaching. He is the former Executive Director of the Officers Christian Fellowship and continues to be actively involved with OCF, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and various men’s ministries.
Joe Martin, Ed.D. is an award-winning international speaker, author, educator, and certified builder of men. He’s authored or co-authored nine books, including Are You the Man: 201 Lessons I Wish My Dad Would Have Taught Me; Man Accomplished: 50 Challenges to Help You Be the Man God Made You to Be; and Gifts & Handkerchiefs: A Lesson in Servant Leadership.
Dr. Martin has spoken for more than 750 businesses, organizations, churches, colleges & universities, and K-12 schools/districts, and he was voted “College Speaker of the Year” by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. He’s also the host of “Real Men Connect,” the #1 top-rated podcast for Christian Men on Apple Podcasts that focuses on mentoring, training, and discipling men on how to be amazing husbands, awesome fathers, and extraordinary leaders.
7:30 AM – Registration and Exhibit Area Opens
8:15 AM – Sanctuary Opens
8:30 AM – Conference Begins with Morning Main Session
10:10 AM – Morning Break – Refreshments, Exhibits Open
10:40 AM – Morning Workshops – Choice of 8 Workshops
11:40 AM – Lunch Break – Exhibits Open
12:40 PM – Mid-Day Main Session
1:10 PM – Short Break – Exhibits Open, Choose Workshops
1:30 PM – Afternoon Workshops – Choice of 8 Workshops
2:30 PM – Afternoon Break – Refreshments, Exhibits Open
2:50 PM – Afternoon Main Session
4:00 PM – Conference Ends
A GAME PLAN FOR GREAT DADS!
Gary Freeman • Major League Dad
BUILDING DIVERSITY IN YOUR MINISTRY
Elmo Winters • The Kingdom Group International
GIVE ME MY LIFE BACK
Joe Martin • Real Men Connect
HOW TO BEGIN A HUNTING AND FISHING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE MINISTRY IN YOUR CHURCH
Rick Magee • Kids Outdoor Zone
IT TAKES COURAGE TO LEAD WITH GRACE
Andy Redford • Christian Counseling Training Center
MAKE INTEGRITY SEXY AGAIN
Wailer Giles • Proven Men Ministries
MEN, YOU GONNA FIGHT. FIGHT FAIR!
Dwight McDowell • The Marriage MAPP
MY JOURNEY TO FREEDOM – A MAP AND A GUIDE
Mike Lucas • The Samson Society
RESILIENCY: BUILD GODLY COURAGE FOR LIFE’S BATTLES
Jordan Northrup • Author of The War Inside: Finding Victory Over Alcohol
TACTICS: DEVELOP A PLAN FOR HARD CONVERSATIONS
Allen Crostic • Reasonable Faith
THE NOBLE TASK – CHURCH LEADERSHIP
Eric Wallace • Home in Him
USING YOUR MOST POWERFUL WEAPON, PRAYER
Don Coleman • East End Fellowship
WHAT? TAKE JESUS TO MY JOB?
Steve Chumley • Corporate Chaplains of America
WHEN YOU’RE THE FINEST, IT’S HARD TO BE HUMBLE
Art Athens • Retired Marine Officer
WHO ARE YOU? DON’T LET THE WORLD NAME YOU!
Fred Weymouth • The Fix Ministry
WISDOM AND STRENGTH – MEN NEED BOTH!
Mike Young • Noble Warriors
Workshops are subject to change.