Ministry is About Changed Lives
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Ministry is About Changed Lives

Minute with Mike / January 2020 Ministry is about changed lives. A transformed life is hard to measure BUT impossible to refute. One of our challenges is that when men participate in our events, we don’t always see or even hear about decisions and/or transformations that take place. We delight in the reports that do...

Countdown to Launch 2020 Season
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Countdown to Launch 2020 Season

Everything rises and falls on leadership. That’s why we start our conference season each year with our Leading Noble Men event. The original mission is still in play, To stir the hearts of pastors to prioritize men’s discipleship in the local church. Together, we can pray, invite, encourage and cheer for pastors and leaders to...

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...

Join Me for the National Training on Ministry to Men!
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Join Me for the National Training on Ministry to Men!

Click HERE to view video. “Dad, everything isn’t about men’s discipleship.” That’s what Hannah, my teenage daughter says to me when I mention the connection between something I’ve noticed and my calling to help churches disciple men. It does get a bit comical at times, but I see the world through a lens where most...