The Noble Man Invests in Faithful Men [Podcast Ep. 30 with Carey Bates]
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The Noble Man Invests in Faithful Men [Podcast Ep. 30 with Carey Bates]

As we carry on our theme this month, I am joined by Carey Bates, my former pastor and a man who faithfully invested in me. We met Carey when we first moved to Richmond over 20 years ago.  Before Carey even knew what discipleship really was, he started a group of men studying the Bible in his dorm room. Through the mentorship...

5 Keys to Finding Faithful Men
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5 Keys to Finding Faithful Men

2 Timothy 2:2 is a verse I come back to over and over.   “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”  As men serving the Kingdom, we are entrusted with the mission to spread the Gospel. We are also entrusted with...

The Noble Man Invests in Faithful Men [Ep. 29 with Dr. Ed Gomes]
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The Noble Man Invests in Faithful Men [Ep. 29 with Dr. Ed Gomes]

Dr. Ed Gomes, Director of Spiritual Development for the Flames, Liberty University’s football team, is a man who lives out our theme this month. You may know Dr. Gomes from The Noble Man / ISI workshops, but if this is the first time you are hearing from him, you’re going to love this guy!  He begins with his own story of...

The Noble Man Serves in the Kingdom [Podcast Ep. 23]
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The Noble Man Serves in the Kingdom [Podcast Ep. 23]

This week Mike has the privilege of introducing the Noble Warriors Board of Directors to you in Episode 23, The Noble Man Serves in the Kingdom. You’ll learn a little background on each of the men and how they became connected to the ministry. Just like in our 1 Quick Question survey this week, we asked these men how they have served...

Honest at All Times
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Honest at All Times

Originally Posted August 2005 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Honesty is something that I personally value....

Filling the Gap: How Women Can Help Their Men Thrive
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Filling the Gap: How Women Can Help Their Men Thrive

There’s a gap in church according to David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church and How Women Help Men Find God. Murrow, who now operates Church for Men, says, “Women comprise more than 60% of the adults in the typical worship service in America. Some overseas congregations report ten women for every man in attendance.”   So why...

The Noble Man is Encouraged by His Wife [Podcast Ep. 18]
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The Noble Man is Encouraged by His Wife [Podcast Ep. 18]

Ok, ladies – this one’s just for you! Mike is noticeably absent in our “Ladies Only” podcast, The Noble Man is Encouraged by His Wife. Join the wives of Mike’s “Wise Guys” men’s group (from Episode 15) as they discuss the power of their husbands’ small group and the positive ripple effect it has on their family. ...

Mentorship and Elephants
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Mentorship and Elephants

Man in the Mirror is a resource we often point to since we share the same vision for men’s ministry. They released a fascinating article in 2012 about mentoring younger men . . . and elephants.   What can elephants teach us about the importance of mentorship? Turns out it’s more than you might think.  A CBS news story from 2000 revealed a problem that arose...

The Noble Man Invests in Other Men [Podcast Ep. 17]
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The Noble Man Invests in Other Men [Podcast Ep. 17]

Mike Young is joined by a group of younger guys as they discuss the impact of men who have invested in their lives in this week’s podcast, The Noble Man Invests in Other Men.   As fathers, we are to be the primary disciplers in our children’s lives. As men, we need to seek to invest in younger men, come alongside them, and encourage them in their faith.  A broader perspective of discipleship includes modeling ideals and...

Mentor: Have One, Be One
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Mentor: Have One, Be One

Mentorship is an aspect of ministry we are all called to, whether it is having one, being one, or both. It can sound intimidating, but Dr. Chuck Lawless has laid out a simple yet thorough guide in his book Mentor: How Along-the-Way Discipleship Will Change Your Life.  What is Mentorship?  According to Dr. Lawless, “Mentorship is...