2 Truths for Men from Cornelius & Peter
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2 Truths for Men from Cornelius & Peter

Do you remember the story of Cornelius in Acts 10? Cornelius, a Gentile, was a good man. He had it all as a Centurion soldier – money, success, power, respect. He even did all the right things. A devout man who feared God along with all his household, he worshipped Israel’s God even though he wasn’t a Jew. He gave generously and prayed continually.  But he...

What Are Men Looking For? [Podcast Ep. 47 with Brian Gullins]
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What Are Men Looking For? [Podcast Ep. 47 with Brian Gullins]

“The issue of manhood is not going away – it unites us.”  Brian Gullins has a passion for fatherhood that has been constantly on display throughout his life and career as an educator, youth director, pastor, and program coordinator in both the public and private sectors. And thankfully for us, he’s been a workshop presenter at our The Noble...

Moms, Are You Raising Boys or Men?
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Moms, Are You Raising Boys or Men?

About two years ago, my wife Stacy was driving home from Tennessee with our youngest son, Ben. He was 18 at the time, just going into his senior year of high school. The rest of the family was spread out all over the world – literally. They had been checking out wedding venues for Tim, our...

What Are Men Looking For? [Podcast Ep. 46 with Mike Camire]
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What Are Men Looking For? [Podcast Ep. 46 with Mike Camire]

We get to take advantage of the perspective of our own Student Ministries Pastor this week to continue discussing “What are Men Looking For?”   Mike Camire has attended Parkway Baptist Church since its second Sunday, and he has served full-time there for 13 years. He also serves as the statewide Student Ministries Strategist at the...

That They May Be One
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That They May Be One

Minute with Mike | February 2021 We are living in and through divisive times, even in the body of Christ. I’m talking about folks in the same church bickering with each other over various issues that surely don’t deserve the time or energy we give them. This is Satan is at work. Let us pray...

No More Moving Couches By Yourself
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No More Moving Couches By Yourself

What do you do when you’re in over your head?  To this day, if you visit my parents’ house, you’ll see the rope burn on the windowsill of the second story garage apartment. The divot is a result of the jerry-rigged operation my dad cooked up to heave a cast iron tub through that second-story window for an apartment he built for my grandmother. He needed help, so he assembled the troops – my mom, my five-year-old sister, and seven-year-old me –...

Building Men Must Go Beyond Fellowship
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Building Men Must Go Beyond Fellowship

Battle Briefing | February 2021 If we say we need to build men strategically and intentionally, then we need to have an idea for what that looks like – or perhaps what it doesn’t look like.  Recently, in our 1 Quick Question, we asked men if their church has a strategic plan to disciple men....

What Are Men Looking For? [Ep. 45 with Members of MOC-6]
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What Are Men Looking For? [Ep. 45 with Members of MOC-6]

“When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, ‘I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man.’” 1 Kings 2:2  What does it mean to show yourself a man? Manhood is confused and corrupted in our culture and our time. Many young men (and young women)...

Why Men? [Podcast Ep. 44 with Dr. Joe Martin]
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Why Men? [Podcast Ep. 44 with Dr. Joe Martin]

Dr. Joe Martin, Founder & Creator of  RealMenConnect.com, joins the podcast this week to talk about why we should be investing in men. Dr. Joe’s story of God working in his life is one of the most compelling that I’ve listened to personally. He overcame a challenging childhood, and on the outside, his life displayed success after success....