The Battle for Man – Part Five

The Battle for Man – Part Five by Garret Barbush | President & CEO In the journey of manhood, the enemy is constantly working to devour your faith, family, friends, fitness, and finances. He would rather lull you into a life of mediocrity than see you shine light into a dark world. He would love […]

The Battle for Man – Part Four

The Battle for Man – Part Four by Garret Barbush | President & CEO The journey of a man is a worthwhile voyage. Adventurous and worthwhile voyages are never easy. The assignment in front of us may not carry the same weight of Christ’s mission, but it still requires a man to understand that our life and lives of others hold inestimable value.   Loving God, having a […]

The Battle for Man – Part Two

The Battle for Man – Part Two by Garret Barbush | President & CEO In Genesis 1:1, God created two things—the heavens and the earth. The earth is formless, empty, and full of darkness. This sounds like confusion, worthlessness, misery, and destruction. Imagine what it would have looked like—dark, depressing, and without hope. Unfortunately, this […]

The Mentorship Gap Epidemic – Fueled By Excuses

The Mentorship Gap Epidemic – Fueled By Excuses by Garret Barbush | President & CEO Let’s take a moment to be men. Let’s take responsibility and call it what it is. The Mentorship Gap is an epidemic because of us…me and you…God’s sons. At the end of the day, it falls on our shoulders – the men called […]

The Mentorship Gap Epidemic

The Mentorship Gap Epidemic by Garret Barbush | President & CEO Recently, the Christian Business Men’s Connection shared a startling statistic – less than 1% of church-going men in America are engaged in discipleship or men’s ministry. As I read the newsletter, I thought to myself, “How can this be?” After all, isn’t mentorship and […]

Be Quick to Listen & Finish Well

It’s inevitable.  We will experience difficult times.  Over the last several months, I’ve been close to people who are experiencing extremely difficult times.  I’ve sat with these people, listened to them, tried to put myself in their shoes, etc.  More often than not, I’ve realized they just needed someone to listen. As men, I think […]

How to be a Successful Protege – Part 3 – Be Humble & Vulnerable

When I read through the New Testament I always gain a new appreciation for the apostle Paul. He’s one of my favorite men in the Bible to study. While I’m fascinated with Paul for several reasons, I’m most encouraged by his transparency, honesty, and openness. He is the complete package of humility and vulnerability. He […]

Start S.M.A.R.T. in 2017

“Do you see a man diligent in his business?  He shall stand before kings.” Proverbs 22:29   For many, a new year means new goals, new dreams and new desires. A new year gives opportunity to a fresh start. It gives opportunity to get back on the right track and to make things right. Personally, I […]

Start S.M.A.R.T. With Your Wife In 2017

“In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” – Proverbs 14:23 The saying goes, “Marriage may be the closest thing to heaven or hell any of us will know on this earth.” I don’t know about you, but my desire is to have a TRUE relationship with my wife — one that […]

Lead With Excellence – Put God First

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 I desire to love my wife well, to look at my wife as the most beautiful woman on the planet, and to see my wife as God sees her, a daughter of the Most High. These are desires […]