3 Ways for Parents to Help Their Kids Own Their Own Faith

I don’t know a single Christian parent that doesn’t harbor at least a little anxiety about the spiritual development of their children. Many of us have read the statistics over the last several years about how frequently kids drop out of church once they leave the home of their parents, and have wondered if there [...]

What Got Me Out Of Prison

Just have to share with you all something that God has done in my life recently. A few years ago while at a former place of ministry, we experienced a series of changes. That’s when something started changing in my heart, and it was such a slow, subtle fade that I hardly noticed. But I [...]

Men’s ministry statewide seeing cultural shift as hundreds gather for discipleship events

It wasn’t a pep rally and they didn’t swap gravy recipes for brotherhood breakfasts. But Larry Hyche, who leads men’s spiritual development for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, said what happened recently in Limestone Baptist Association is the kind of thing that’s changing the climate of men’s ministry in the state. About 750 [...]

The Lost Prize

I made a new friend recently. His name is John. John is a CPA in Birmingham and also serves on a board for someone we were considering for a men’s conference. John and I met for dinner and immediately I felt as if I had known him for years. John said something I believe to [...]

Why Do We Settle For Making Converts When We Are Called To Make Disciples?

The phrase make disciples, not converts is popping up around the world in magazines, blogs, books, and academic journals as if it’s a great revelation even though Jesus clearly commanded us to make disciples.1 So what’s all the fuss? Is there a substantial difference between a convert and a disciple? It has been said that converts are just new believers. … they aren’t [...]

Three Reasons Why Discipling Men Should Be A Priority

With each generation, we see a widening gap between men following Christ and men following culture. Here are three reasons why discipling men should be a priority for all guys who follow Christ. 1. Jesus told us to. Let’s not gloss over the importance of the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20 and its implications [...]

LifeWay Men Recommends: 3 Studies To Do With Your Wife

As men, we’re called to lead our wives in the Word of God (Eph 5:26). Carrying the weight of that responsibility is not for the faint of heart. But men, God never calls us to something that he does not equip us for. That’s why we want to help. Here are 3 easy-to-lead Bible studies [...]

One Success Story

Discipling men can be a daunting challenge, but it is one of the most important tasks of the church. Pastor Mark Gainey shares one success story of discipling men at Deerfoot Baptist Church in Trussville. I met Cody a year and a half ago. My daughter had become friends with his stepdaughter and invited her [...]

These Four Things Took Down 246 Ministers

The more I speak with men about discipleship, the more convinced I am of the importance of personal accountability. Recently I came across these thoughts from Johnny Hunt in his book Demolishing Strongholds, which he has given permission for me to share with you. Steve told me about a study that “Prof” had done regarding 246 [...]

One Step at a Time

Recently I got to be part of a team of ministers that returned to Guatemala for a third time to provide ministry training for student pastors. These Guatemalan leaders are a true joy to be around and invest in! This year our team tried something new on our free day — hiking a volcano. Guatemala [...]