“Men are the portal to all other ministry… We must see men walk faithfully with Jesus and lead well to have healthy society, marriages, churches and communities..”
Mike Young is our fearless leader at Noble Warriors and is he is presenting a workshop titled Raising Masculine Sons & Feminine Daughters at the 2019 Noble Man Conference in Roanoke.
**Mike will also lead a workshop at The Noble Man Richmond Conference on March 23.**
Since 2005, Mike has been at the helm of the Noble Warriors mission and has lead out in multiple capacities including Iron Sharpens Iron, The Noble Man, Leading Noble Men, The Manger Build Experience, and ultimately working with those in the local church with resources to equip men to disciple other men.
As for his own journey of discipleship, Mike credits Pastor Carey Bates.
“He invited me to join him and a small group of men who were going through a discipleship tool called Master Life. Carey’s investment in my spiritual development was a turning point in my life.”
Along with Pastor Carey Bates, Mike has a handful of heroes in his life. Another one of those heroes just happens to be veteran Noble Man conference speaker and FamilyLife Today co-founder, Dennis Rainey.
“As I lead the ministry of Noble Warriors and wrestle with questions and challenges, I often wonder to myself and sometimes ask aloud… What would Dennis do in this situation?”
It’s also no secret that Mike is an avid reader. One of his favorite books to give to people is Seasons of a Leader’s Life by Jeff Iorg. He’s currently reading The Marriage Challenge: A Finance Guide for Married Couples by Art Rainer.
“I need to do a better job of affirming the financial perspective that my wife brings to our marriage.”
When we asked Mike who he most identified with in Scripture he said Gideon.
“He was called by the Lord to lead but was clearly surprised and felt he was not ready or worthy. He had to learn to trust and rely on God.”
As for his favorite Bible verse, that would have to be Joshua 1:9.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Mike and the team look forward to what God is going to do at this year’s conference. Until then, here are a few fun facts about Mike…
- As a VeggieTales fan he often dreams of what it would be like to own his own water buffalo.
- Mr. Snuffleupagus is his favorite Sesame Street Character.
- Mr. T is his favorite member of the A-Team.
And last but not least, he’s a coffee drinker! If you sign up soon you may even be able to talk with him over a cup of coffee!
“I really enjoy dark roast coffee. I drink it black. No sugar or creamer. I also don’t play Starbucks’ silly little game of renaming cup sizes. Tall, really? That’s just silly. They do small, medium and large cups. Simple.”
Register for The Noble Man Roanoke Conference TODAY!