2019 Family Update
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2019 Family Update

Family Update / December 2019 STACY and I continue to invest in young couples at our church through the Catapult Ministry. We’re adjusting to just having one at home and delight in calls from the boys to check in. TIM met a girl, graduated from ranger school, moved to his post in Hawaii, got married and…...

Run to the Line…
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Run to the Line…

Part 7 in the #BattleLine series. STACY AND I RAN TO THE BATTLE LINE IN 2005. We responded to a clear call to go all in… launching Noble Warriors to help churches disciple men. (God has been gracious in many ways throughout the journey but Stacy’s unwavering partnership in this adventure is one of the great...

What If a Business Man Commits to Helping Churches Disciple Men?
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What If a Business Man Commits to Helping Churches Disciple Men?

Part 6 in the #BattleLine series. The event of one man investing in another man has life-changing effects. Bill Ward was 45 years old when he experienced this first hand. It’s through this investment that a CPA is now in full-time men’s ministry. Bill describes himself as a “cultural’ Christian up until the Spring of...

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 Pastor Goes Where His Men Are?
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What If a Pastor Goes Where His Men Are?

Part 4 in the #BattleLine series. Greg Beechaum knows that every man has the desire to be discipled. And he believes it has to start somewhere. And it has to start with someone. For almost 20 years, Greg has been the pastor of Little Zion Baptist Church in Powhatan, VA, where he has helped start a mentoring group...

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,...

David Ran Quickly to the Battle Line
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David Ran Quickly to the Battle Line

Part 1 in the #BattleLine series. When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 1 Samuel 17:48 My teenage daughter, Hannah, jokingly mocks me from time to time by saying in her best Mike Young voice, “Well, the real issue is that...

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...

Cooperation vs. Competition
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Cooperation vs. Competition

Minute with Mike / November 2019 Satan tries to convince churches, ministries and individuals that we’re in competition with each other, but it simply isn’t true. Paul uses the analogy of a body and its various parts to remind us that we’re all different but valuable. One of the things I love about the National...