Prayer at the Pole: Praying for Your Kids (or Someone Else’s)
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Prayer at the Pole: Praying for Your Kids (or Someone Else’s)

Friends, I hope you have this Wednesday morning (September 27th) marked on your calendar. It’s national See You At The Pole day. Students, parents and in some cases, school officials will gather around flag poles in front of schools across the country to pray. They’ll pray for students, teachers, friends, coaches, administrators, government officials. It’s...

3 Examples of a Leader’s Influence
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3 Examples of a Leader’s Influence

Originally Posted by Mike Young August 2006 I love to study leadership and leaders. Many of you are familiar with John Maxwell’s book, Twenty-one Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. One of the laws he addresses is The Law of Influence, stating that the true measure of leadership is influence – Nothing more, Nothing less. When I...

6 Great Reasons to Host The Manger Build this Christmas!
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6 Great Reasons to Host The Manger Build this Christmas!

1) Most families in your community celebrate Christmas but don’t know Jesus. Sad, but true. It’s hard to believe how so many could miss Christ in Christmas, but they do. Your church could help families learn why they’re celebrating! 2) Churches often struggle to engage busy young families. Everywhere I go, men’s ministry leaders ask,...

How to Unload the Baggage & Travel Light
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How to Unload the Baggage & Travel Light

Originally Posted by Mike Young October 2006 Guys, have you ever seen one of those movie scenes where some one or some group is going to make a trip and they take everything with them? In the pioneer movies, they pack the wagons full of precious things that they just have to take with them...

Another Empty Jar
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Another Empty Jar

Minute with Mike / September 2017 Some years ago, I placed 4 mason jars on a shelf in my office. Each had different numbers of glass beads representing the remaining weeks of influence that we had until our children turned 18. The beads have been a constant reminder that our time of critical influence passes...

Got 15 Minutes? Sharpen Your Ministry to Men With This New Resource.
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Got 15 Minutes? Sharpen Your Ministry to Men With This New Resource.

I have some exciting news to share with you. The NCMM (National Coalition of Ministries to Men) has released a new book, How to Disciple Men (Short and Sweet): 45 Proven Strategies from Experts on Ministry to Men. I’m privileged to serve as the president of NCMM and contributed a chapter to the effort, Chapter...

Are You Equipping Your Children? 4 Questions to Ponder
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Are You Equipping Your Children? 4 Questions to Ponder

Originally Posted by Mike Young October 2006 Guys, this week I want to challenge you to think about your role and responsibilities as a father. I know lot’s of men who say that the primary focus for their lives is to provide for their families. Many men want to be remembered as a good provider....

6 Parenting Strategies for the Transition to Middle School
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6 Parenting Strategies for the Transition to Middle School

Originally Posted by Mike Young September 2007 Our oldest son, Timothy, started middle school this year. Elementary school is one thing but middle school is a big step, especially for the oldest in the family. Tim was a bit anxious about the transition but we knew he would be fine. The challenge is this. As...

Invest in Your Marriage While Saving Some Money
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Invest in Your Marriage While Saving Some Money

Men, when you think about your most important tangible assets, you probably think about your home or maybe a car. I’m sure that you guard and protect them with regular inspections, maintenance and repair. As a matter of fact, the wise man actually invests in ‘preventative maintenance’ because it’s cheaper and more effective than crisis...

Celebrating Like-Minded Ministries: Men Of Valor International
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Celebrating Like-Minded Ministries: Men Of Valor International

We love to celebrate the impact of like-minded ministries! Men of Valor International has a similar mission to Noble Warriors but their field of ministry is international. Brad Smith and his team help churches in other countries understand the Biblical importance of strategically prioritizing men’s discipleship. Check out MOV International here and read a couple...