There is a lot that can be said about the importance of reaching men, especially in the context of the local church. When I planted Christ Community Church of Magnolia, one of my main convictions was that I would focus a percentage of my time reaching men. Over the years, the church, by-and-large has not done a great job of creating men who are “lion-hearted and lamb-like”. I believe that the Bible has a lot to say about biblical masculinity, and since early on in my ministry, I have been committed to discipling men to become more like Jesus.
Over the past 11 years I have had the privilege of traveling throughout the United States and various parts of the world speaking about the love of God shown through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. My primary audience for the bulk of that time were teenagers (12-18 years-old) with an occasional opportunity to speak to adults as well.
The last few years the Lord has taken my family and I through a lot, and in His kindness, He has used it to mature us, and deepen our faith. In striving to remain authentic to who God has made, redeemed, and called me to be, I have come to realize that my passions and calling are moving more towards men’s ministry, conferences, and the local church. This is not to say that I will not be speaking at any future youth events as my testimony will always give me something to say to teenagers, so I can see myself participating in youth events for the foreseeable future.
So, by God’s grace there have been a few recent opportunities where I have been asked to speak for some men’s events, and I pray that those invitations will continue to come in. If you have a church-wide event or a men’s ministry event that you feel that I could be a fit for, please feel free to contact me or fill out this brief form.
I am convinced of this: If we reach the men, we will reach the family. If we reach the family, we will transform the community.