Passing the Baton and Joining Forces
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Passing the Baton and Joining Forces

Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border…  1 Chronicles 4:10 For over 30 years Ike Newingham worked throughout the Tidewater, Virginia region to disciple men and help churches disciple men. Ike founded The Gathering of Men, assembled a team, planted Gospel seeds and has...

Join us in Nashville!
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Join us in Nashville!

You’ve read before that I’m now serving a term as the President of the National Coalition of Ministries to Men. Our annual meeting is coming up on November 13-15 in Nashville. Reload is a unique opportunity to connect with dedicated men’s ministry leaders from across the country. I’ve been a member of NCMM since 2006...

Basketball, Navigators, ROTC & Homecoming Prince
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Basketball, Navigators, ROTC & Homecoming Prince

Young Adventures / October 2017 Hannah did what her brothers were not able to do! She made the middle school basketball team! It’s pretty cool to finally see a member of the Young family wearing a Bailey Bridge basketball jersey. Hannah has worked hard but her brothers claim the victory because of all their coaching!...

Noble Manhood
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Noble Manhood

Minute with Mike / October 2017 The word Noble in Noble Warriors caught my attention in 2005 when I was reading through Isaiah 32. In the NIV, verse 8 says, But the noble man makes noble plans and by noble deeds he stands. I was drawn to the fact noble is used 3 times in...

The Manger Build® Across the Country
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The Manger Build® Across the Country

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger… Luke 2:7a ESV A growing number of families across the US celebrate Christmas but miss the point of Jesus. The Manger Build provides a strategy to help churches encourage men in their congregations and communities...

Ring Weekend, Corps of Cadets, Basketball, Bathroom Renovation & Camping
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Ring Weekend, Corps of Cadets, Basketball, Bathroom Renovation & Camping

Young Adventures / September 2017 We traveled to West Point to celebrate ring weekend with Tim and his friends. The ceremony, banquet and ‘hop’ were great fun and an exciting way to celebrate this milestone. We said goodbye to Zach as he began his journey with the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech. He’s learning...

Your Partnership Impacts…Individuals, Small Groups, Churches & Beyond
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Your Partnership Impacts…Individuals, Small Groups, Churches & Beyond

Because of your partnership with Noble Warriors A YOUNG HUSBAND and father is currently being discipled on Biblical manhood, marriage and fathering. Both he and his wife have seen their parents divorce and are praying and working hard to write a new family story. Your partnership recently provided new resources for a guy that leads...

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...

Summer Jobs, Internships, Camps, & Softball
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Summer Jobs, Internships, Camps, & Softball

Young Adventures / August 2017 Tim is finishing up a 4-week internship in Maryland and is headed back to West Point for his last year later this month. Zach is enjoying his last few weeks at home. He’s had a great summer working construction with his grandfather but he’ll be headed off to join the...

Near & Far: A Sampling of Questions Received This Month
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Near & Far: A Sampling of Questions Received This Month

Minute with Mike / August 2017 Here’s a sampling of questions we received just this month… A father in Illinois reached out to me asking for recommendations about resources to use in discipling young men. A husband in Central Virginia reached out asking where he and his wife might connect with mentors who would walk...