Don’t Give Up

Are you exhausted, at a loss for words and answers? Are you just going through the motions? I guarantee you, you are not alone. My word for you today is, don’t give up! If you’ve ever watched ESPN you most likely have heard the famous speech from Jim Valvano, a former college basketball coach who […]

Confidence in Prayer

Prayer is an essential component to our faith. It is not optional. The Bible tells us over and over to pray, “pray for one another…pray without ceasing…pray that you may not enter into temptation.” If you are struggling to maintain a healthy and active prayer life, you are not alone. Just know that God deeply […]

How to be a Successful Protege – Part 2 – Be Consistent

One of the greatest opportunities I was able to experience was playing competitive golf in college. The experience is something I’ll treasure forever. The biggest blessing I pulled away from being part of Malone University’s golf program was the friendships. I come from an extremely close family, and I always tell people that my teammates […]

How to be a Successful Protege – Part 1 – Have a Plan

Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” A few years ago, I received a phone call from a pastor in Michigan. He kindly introduced himself, informed me of his church’s interest in Strong27™, and asked a lot of questions. The conversation sparked excitement inside of me when I […]

The Struggle of Mindset

Read Colossians 3:1-14 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, […]

Why Mentoring Needs a Long-Term Approach

Over the last several months, I have been working and communicating with a man who had a strong interest in his church partnering with Men of Iron to implement our Strong27™ mentoring ministry. This man was excited and loved the idea of providing a platform for men to mentor other men at his church.  He, […]

How Sweet the Smell

Read – 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 The introduction of Sunday’s sermon started out with a bang. “Every moment of our lives is a big moment.” It certainly caught my attention. I watched some of the congregation go from poor posture to backs straight and heads up. That is more than a statement. It’s more than a […]

Family Worship – It’s In You

“I am persuaded from my own ministry experience in hundreds of churches that so little family worship regularly exists in Christian homes today, that even in most of our best churches, most of our best men do not even pray with their wives (and children if they have them) much less lead them in ten […]

Hit the Shot

I love the game of golf. It has a rich tradition, and the history is fascinating. If you’ve ever played the game, then you understand how challenging it is. Many avid golfers will argue the “perfect round” can never be obtained. While a golfer may never be able to play the “perfect round,” I would […]

Kingdom > Empire

The Power of Solitude Our Director of Development, John Carpenter, was giving an update during a recent staff meeting on his Rhythm In Twenty experience in Estes Park, CO. I asked John to share how God spoke to him during his trip. “God reminded me that I need to focus more on building His kingdom […]