The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Pass It On

Last week I drove through H-O-T-L-A-N-T-A, as known as Atlanta, Georgia. I have gone through the city many times, and maybe, you have to. Though I live in a small town, I love the big city lights, cool restaurants, and booshie coffee shops. Atlanta is known for many things, and the 1996 Olympics is usually high on peoples’ list. On a drive through the city, you cannot help but be reminded of the Olympic games because of the torch monument just off interstate 75.

That year the Olympic torch went through Jacksonville, FL, and I waited by the road to watch it pass. It was a once-in-a-lifetime event. The torch-lit in Olympia, the site of the first Olympic games, had made its way all through America, and Muhammad Ali lit the last torch with an unexpected flair of American pride. The passing of the torch was and is still an incredible thing to watch. Torchbearers have a common goal, and they carry the torch and pass it off to the next person. What a picture of mentorship!

Garrett Barbush framed it this way, “Counseling takes us back, and mentorship takes us forward.”

Anyone who has been in a mentorship may wrestle with these questions.

Who should I mentor?
What should I do?

Apostle Paul instilled wise answers to these questions in 2 Timothy 2. Let’s drill down a bit.

“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:1, NIV84


Wise men steward influence like they steward finances.

Reasonably. Humbly. Diligently. Responsibly.

Influence flows with mentorships!


Here’s another way of looking for answers. Look for a man who has…

Character within himself
Competency with what was given
Chemistry with you

Be a mentor.

Become a mentor.

Be a new man.



The conversation continues on the Men of Iron Podcast –

“Reliable Men” Feat. Garret Barbush (EP. 107)