A Leap of Faith
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A Leap of Faith

Part 1 of #TellTheStory In April 2018, Carl Benjamin threw his hands up and said…  “Okay God, I give. Let’s do this men’s ministry thing full time.” Carl had spent the last 37 years in the corporate world as an IT database coordinator for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, but it was Promise Keepers events in...

It Started in our Garage…
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It Started in our Garage…

Minute with Mike / October 2018 It started in our garage… before Noble Warriors was even a concept. As a young dad, I wanted to keep Christ in front of Christmas for our family. So, I’d take the kids out to the garage and let them help me build a life-sized, wood manger to put...

Method Changes But Message Remains the Same
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Method Changes But Message Remains the Same

The Manger Build® debuted in 2014 as a tangible resource for churches. Since then, thousands of families in hundreds of churches across 33 states have built mangers and used them to keep Christ in front of Christmas. Now, it will be easier than ever for men in local churches to embrace the concept of The...

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...

Head to Head: The Manger Build vs. Children’s Christmas Musical
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Head to Head: The Manger Build vs. Children’s Christmas Musical

We often hear that the church calendar is too full at Christmas and “We simply can’t do The Manger Build because we already do a Christmas musical for the kids.” OK, I get it. And I’m not going to tell you not to do the musical but here’s an itemized (and admittedly biased) analysis of...

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,...

Illinois Chevy Dealership Hosts The Manger Build!
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Illinois Chevy Dealership Hosts The Manger Build!

Check out this story from a guy who is passionate about The Manger Build! A community was impacted, seeds planted, the Light shown…and God used The Manger Build and a Chevy dealership in Pekin, Illinois to do it. Dear Mike, Several years ago there was a Manger Build card on a table at our church. I asked several...