This is the first time in our history that I did not send our regular newsletter out. Last month, because of the historic Supreme Court decision on Gay marriage, I decided to forgo our regular letter in order to write an important article addressing the state of our culture. If you missed the TargetPoint titled God…No God, you can find it on our blog or read it here. The follow up article, Turning Wrongs Into Rights can be found here.
If you missed the TargetPoint titled God…No God, you can find it on our blog or read it here
As many of you know, last month Cindy and I celebrated our 50th anniversary. Our kids in California treated us to ten days at a beautiful condo in Hawaii on Poi Pou Point earlier in June. We had a wonderful time and the Lord blessed us with some much needed down time and rest. During the last part of June and through July I was able to complete about a dozen in-studio teaching sessions and 6 TV programs for our show now airing on the NRB Network.
Last month I had the honor of speaking at the Men With A Purpose luncheon here in Colorado Springs for my friend Dwight Johnson. We had a prestigious group of local business and ministry leaders in attendance. The Lord gave me an important message dealing with the recent Supreme Court decision and helping us to better understand where we have been, how we arrived at where we are and what we need to consider as an appropriate response as Christian men in the marketplace.
I also had the opportunity to meet with the Pastor and men’s leadership team at Ridgeline Community Church in Castle Rock, Colorado for a session on how to develop an effective ministry to men within the local church. I will be the speaker for their men’s retreat in October.
My friend we are living in some exciting times. The changes occurring in our world are happening faster than anyone could anticipate. It is a reminder to me of the critical nature of our call to raise up men who will become all that God intended. I am deeply humbled that God is using OTM to reach out and make a difference in this important season.
The changes occurring in our world are happening faster than anyone could anticipate
In keeping with this theme and understanding the urgency of our time, I want to share an important link with you to a message given by our pastor last Sunday. You can watch the video here or visit Woodmen Valley Chapel’s website. Pastor Josh did an amazing job of calling all of us—as a church body—to take seriously our responsibility to live out an authentic Christian life before our kids and grandkids. What we do now has tremendous generational implications.
His message is also right in line with what we are doing with the development of our OTI curriculum. I have never felt a stronger sense of urgency regarding preparing the people of God as I do today. There is a sense in which Christians across our nation almost seem like they are walking in a cloud. We are stuck in a business-as-usual mode and God is calling us out. We can ill afford to miss His call. He is looking for people who are going to get serious about their relationship with Him.
Dear ones we desperately need a fresh sense of God’s perspective. But, I am reminded of the word He gave to me many years ago—you will never have a better understanding of My perspective until you first experience a greater awareness of My presence. The call for us today is best summed up in James 4:8, Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
You will never have a better understanding of My perspective until you first experience a greater awareness of My presence
As we move forward let us recommit to God’s call on each of our lives. Ask Him where you fit in His overall plan to reach our dying world and dedicate yourself to whatever it takes to engage with His vision for your life.
In closing please consider praying for us this month as we have an important board meeting and our annual Golf Tournament event coming up. Thanks to the dedicated and skillful help of our producer, Pat McGuire, we are closing in on the completion of the Men On Target curriculum production. When this is done we will start our next series on The Five C’s Of Biblical Manhood. I am excited but also mindful that we cannot do this without your prayers and financial support.
So please bring these points of prayer to the Lord on our behalf:
- Pray that our Golf fundraiser will produce the necessary resources to help us through the rest of our summer season.
- Pray for the 20-30 thousand dollars necessary to complete the Men On Target curriculum—this series is already launched in many churches and producing some amazing results.
- Pray that our NRB TV program blesses many and leads to more invitations to minister.
- Although our Fall season is beginning to fill up we still need more bookings for events—pray for our Fall and Winter season to fill in.
We love and appreciate all you do for our ministry.
Helping men become Fully Alive—the man God intended,