In 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, Paul admonishes us to, “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” It is a beautiful mixture of tenderness and toughness.
This fall the Act Like Men Conference will visit three cities to encourage men to follow God with obedience, lead others with grace, wage war on their own sin, and eagerly minister to needs around them.
- Oct 4-5 :: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- Oct 18-19 :: Long Beach, California, USA
- Nov 8-9 :: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Speakers include Matt Chandler, Mark Driscoll, Greg Laurie, James MacDonald, and Eric Mason with LeCrae and Vertical Church Band leading worship. Registration is only $69 to $109, but you have to act before August 15th in order to get the early bird discount.
Powerful things can happen when a group of men get away to talk about God. As a child, I watched my own newly-saved father benefit deeply from the Walk to Emmaeus men’s retreat. His excitement for Christ set the tone in our home. And the example of him and his godly friends had a great deal of influence on my impressionable mind.
I pray that the men who are able to attend the Act Like Men Conference will have such a real encounter with God. May their hearts yield to the transformative power of God’s Word. May their hearts be reformed and their minds renewed. May their hunger for God grow insatiable. May they decrease and empty themselves to make room to be filled by more of the Holy Spirit.
If you are going by yourself or with a group of men from your church, remember that events like this are about more than just good speakers and worship music. Make sure you take the time to connect with other men. Talk about God together. Pray for one another.
To learn more about the 2013 Act Like Men Conference, visit www.ActLikeMen.com.