Over thirty years ago, I had this thought, “Men are the untapped reservoir of useful energy for the Kingdom of God.” All these years later, not only do I still believe it, but I’ve watched it come true time and time again. The belief and passion to see men reach their God-given potential was what led me to start my first Men’s Conference thirty years ago. I’ve been extremely blessed to see the many lives changed, and the lasting impact the conference has had on so many. There’s still work to be done! It’s no secret that in those thirty years the landscape of culture has changed dramatically, and we are under attack like never before.
Men, more than ever, we have to be vigilant.
This year I’m excited to go back to where it all began. In Proverbs 5, Solomon warns us that the enemy has laid a trap, one that he was familiar with after hearing the stories of his father David. That passage inspired the first sermon I ever wrote for the Men’s Conference, “The Hunt for the Precious Life.” The enemy seeks to destroy men, their marriages, and their families. All of us are guilty of letting our guard down at one time or another. We view ourselves as the hunter and provider for our family, but in reality, we are the ones being hunted. This year I hope you will join me and many others as we talk about the traps the enemy has set and what we can do to protect ourselves and our families.