What a whirlwind! We were able to gather with men at seven tailgate events in three weekends (April 16 – May 2) at churches across the central Virginia region.
Many men were blessed as our keynote speakers poured out powerful messages like…
- Stan Grant talked about David, a man after God’s own heart, with an overview of his victories and failures.
- Josh Franklin preached from Philippians 1 and reminded us of “the fellowship of the gospel.” We need other men in our lives.
- Don Coleman talked about Jesus as our model of manhood. In John 19:5, Pilate said, “Behold the man!”
- Greg Beechaum talked about the Prodigal father welcoming home a wayward son.
- Joe Tanner shared Jesus’ “Follow me!” commands and challenged men to engage fully.
- Ed Gomes challenged men through the example of Joseph to let God use them where they are.
- Daniel Palmer taught that Haman wanted to be recognized as nobility but was not a noble man.
- Gary Freeman reminded men that Adam failed to step in when Satan tempted and lied to Eve.
- Josh Turner reminded men that Jesus healed the demon-possessed man – no one is out of his reach.
There was a message for every man with ears to hear!
Praise God for the testimonies we are hearing coming out of the Tailgate series.
Some churches had the largest gathering of men that they have ever had at a Noble Warriors event.
Many brought friends, family, and neighbors who have not been attending church.
One man brought his father and his son with him – 3 generations worshipping together!
A group from Grove Church in Richmond set the tailgate food bar high with street tacos, bacon-wrapped shrimp and scallops, and homemade onion rings – made to order. But more importantly than that, they’ve been inspired to form more tailgate groups on their own and take them to the streets of their own neighborhoods in their own city.
Folks, that’s what it’s all about. It’s not about one event, it’s about continually gathering with men to spur one another on in love and good works.
Men aren’t just hungry for food, they’re hungry for fellowship.
“Everyone who was there left fired up and ready to spread the Gospel message and address the issues that are facing the world today,” says our brother Eric Hammond who attended the Mechanicsville Tailgate. He summed up the heart of it. “This is exactly what men need… a time of fellowship, worship, and challenges to become the men of God that we have been called to be… we need to be able to hold each other up, stand in unison together and brave the challenges before us!”
Thank you for standing in unison with Noble Warriors when we faced the challenge of pivoting to a new plan. It wouldn’t be possible without your prayers and support.
God has truly blessed us with some amazing church partners who have been willing to host The Noble Man Tailgate.
Pastor Carl Goodman of Lakeside Baptist Church in the Roanoke Valley opened up the parking lot for guys to roll in to hear Ed Gomes and Daniel Palmer.
As a pastor, Carl loves to see the men of his church come together and fellowship around a meal, and he sees Noble Warriors as a tool to bridge the gap and provide an avenue to do that. It’s a great reminder “to be the community of believers, brothers in Christ, that we want to have.”
Our church and individual partners pave the way for men to hear these powerful messages and respond to the challenge to make each of our lives available for God to use in the lives of others.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-15