On January 24, 2015, our church will host the Stepping Up Men’s Conference from Family Life. We invite the men from our church and from other Green Bay churches. Read what Dennis Rainey writes about the conference below.
WHAT IS STEPPING UP?
Dennis Rainey, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of FamilyLife
In my own journey through manhood, I’ve discovered three progressive truths:
- I have to be intentional.
- I must rely on God.
- I need other men.
I have to be intentional. There’s just too much turbulence out there to rely on autopilot. I can’t afford to drift from one day to the next, one decision to the next, one assignment to the next, and expect to be successful. I will fail, or at the very least under-deliver—as a husband, dad, and friend—if I’m always in reactive mode. If my life is to have a purpose, then I must live it purposefully.
I must rely on God. Though second on my list, this is the most important truth. I must never treat God as an add-on. With Him at the center, at the core, I have constant access to His grace, mercy, help, and wisdom. Without Him, I have nothing and I am nothing.
I need other men. This is really an extension of relying on God. I need the encouragement, training, and even the correction that God sends my way through other men. This is the great truth of Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Other men sharpen me; they make me a better man.
Learn more about the conference here: http://mensteppingup.com/about/
If you’d like to register for the conference, please call the office at Bay City Baptist Church: 920-499-5561