The Quest vs. 33
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The Quest vs. 33

Minute with Mike / October 2019 Both The Quest for Authentic Manhood and 33 The Series are excellent resources to help men understand and live out biblical manhood. The Quest, Winning at Work and Home and The Great Adventure were released almost 20 years ago and feature the original teachings that Robert Lewis developed for...

NW Answers: Accountability Resources
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NW Answers: Accountability Resources

I lead a couple of men’s groups and often the topic comes up about “accountability.” I’m looking for a good resource that some men and I can use as a guide. I’m looking for general accountability that can be used for getting healthy, prayer, other goals, sexual purity, etc…  Here are some tools that I...

Pastor Luncheons Stir Up Opportunities
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Pastor Luncheons Stir Up Opportunities

In the post, How to Be in Two Places at Once, I mentioned that Regional Teams stir up other opportunities. Here’s how that works… Your support for Noble Warriors and Carl Benjamin has allowed him to meet with pastors and leaders in the western part of the state. One result of those meetings was an...

Working in a Big Field!
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Working in a Big Field!

Helping men walk with Christ and lead well is a BIG job. No one individual or ministry could accomplish the task alone. That’s why Noble Warriors is part of the National Coalition of Ministries to Men (NCMM). Some of you know the role that NCMM played in the founding of NW. I’m thankful for that...

Church Highlight: Lakeside Baptist
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Church Highlight: Lakeside Baptist

Lakeside Baptist, Salem VA It was great to be with the men of Lakeside on Father’s Day weekend! Their annual father/son campout drew over 75 fathers and sons. I was amazed by the great number of young guys there. Men are faithfully investing in their sons and Pastor Carl Goodman is committed to investing in...

Introducing Strong Links
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Introducing Strong Links

Minute with Mike / June 2019 Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… 1 Chronicles 12:32a Moral change is happening quickly in our world. Followers of Jesus should not be frightened or discouraged by this truth. This is a time of clarifying and refining. We must...

No Complaining! Practice Uncomfortability
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No Complaining! Practice Uncomfortability

Stacy and I used to lead a family camping trip at James River State Park for quite a few families in our Bible Fellowship group at church. It was always a blast. And there were always challenges. We’ve done a 7 mile stretch on the James River with over 50 folks in kayaks and canoes...

Processing…
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Processing…

Minute with Mike / February 2019 Our sons often remind me (and Stacy) that lecturing is an ineffective parenting strategy. Although I think I’ve given some powerful ‘Dad Lectures’ over the years, I know there’s greater impact when I process expectations, concerns and discipline with them. This truth holds in the realm of men’s discipleship...

Effective Discipleship & What it Means to be a Man
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Effective Discipleship & What it Means to be a Man

Comments from attendees of Leading Noble Men 2019: “Spot on! Excellent topics of great interest to all with highly knowledgeable, trustworthy presenters. These men have been on the front lines of that of which they spoke!” “The conversations in the foyer between men; especially the men who had not attended before. Very positive.” “This was...