VIDEO: “Passing the Baton”-Discipleship doesn’t just happen. Reload’14
Every year, hundreds of the nation’s leading men’s ministry leaders from around the nation gather together to engage, reconnect, get equipped and become “reloaded” to go back to their towns and lead men through their respective ministries. Some men’s ministries are solo efforts. Others are a part of a large denomination. Many are lacking the encouragement and resources needed to adequately address the needs of reaching men in today’s noisy, disconnected, and confusing world when it comes to the role men play in their homes, churches and communities. Too many men are content living day to day with no plan to lead the men in their lives or even their own families. Discipleship doesn’t just happen. It’s an intentional effort of a man who realizes that he was put here to glorify God and leave behind a legacy that points the next generation to that same God.
NCMM puts on the Reload Leadership Summit because we believe in the power of manhood. Not to abuse, rule over or dominate, but rather to learn, love and lead their families, churches and communities well. And, those ministries that are trying to help each man in that battle are the focus of Reload Leadership Summits. This year is no different.
Kicking off this years’ Reload event is a Monday Night special event, “Passing the Baton” with a keynote address by Robert Lewis (creator of Men’s Fraternity, author, pastor, and mens ministry visionary) entitled, “Igniting a Revolution of Men for the Next Generation”. Robert’s keynote address will be followed with a panel discussion with men’s ministry dignitaries Dennis Rainey (President of FamilyLife) and Bryan Carter (pastor of a large church in Dallas, TX). All three will have Keynote presentations during the Leadership Summit. Additionally, we will be doing something new this year. We will have 8 or 9 ED Talks (similar to TED Talks). These will be short presentations by NCMM members addressing some of the key societal and cultural issues men are facing today.
In addition to the equipping, some of the most powerful moments will be the times guys get together outside of the program to share, connect and encourage one another. That’s why we will be in Little Rock, AR November 10-12 — to lock arms together. Many men are lonely in their ministries out on the fringes doing what they do because they are passionate about helping men get rid of the entanglements and to put on the “righteousness” that comes from knowing and embracing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Others feel woefully inadequate (that’s most of us, actually) to be a leader of other men. We aren’t sure we can lead from a position of weakness and past failures. But, we are all in that same boat. We all feel like Moses when asked to do something we do not feel equipped to do. But, that’s exactly what leading men’s ministries is all about…leading from our weaknesses and making Christ the center of whatever we do.
If you are involved in men’s ministry in any capacity, I want to challenge you to consider making Little Rock your destination for 2+ days in November. You will learn so much just by talking to some of the leaders of men who will be there and have been doing it for years. You will also run into others who are in the exact same place that you are. You can be mutually encouraging to another man in his adventure. Whether you are involved in church or para-church men’s ministry efforts, Reload’14 is where you need to be, November 10-12. Find out more by CLICKING HERE. REGISTER TODAY because the price will go up November 1. See you in Little Rock.