Iron Men Conference
Who: All men ages 17 and older
Where: Grace Community OJ Campus
When: October 19, 2013 Registration: 8am-9am Conference: 9am-5pm
Why: To Equip men to be Godly husbands, fathers, and leaders in their communities and work places.
Key Note Speaker:
Blake Chilton – Pastoral Resident
The Village Church
Flower Mound, Texas
Born and raised in Bryan-College Station, Texas, Blake Chilton has served at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas for over 8 years and is now preparing to return to his hometown to plant a new church in 2014. He attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where he played soccer and participated in several campus ministries. During his high school and college years several godly men came alongside him, encouraging his spiritual development and building in him a heart for men’s ministry. He loves to preach and teach GOD’s Word and has a desire to see men live out their biblical call to lead their families and their churches in a GOD honoring way. Blake is married to Sarah and they have 4 children.
Conference Seminars: Each man will have an opportunity to pick two seminars he would like to attend.
Seminar Topics and Teachers are as follows:
Work Matters – Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work Bryan Tema
By definition, every Christian is a minister. Unfortunately many of us see a great divide between our secular and spiritual life; between work and ministry. This seminar will give you what it takes to bridge the artificial and unbiblical gap that keeps us from fully realizing our calling and full potential in Christ at work. We will discuss practical, biblical perspectives on how to excel in both your career, and in your witness for Christ.
Blended Families – the yours, mine and ours family Keith Irwin
In today’s culture, many families are struggling with the complexity of a blended family. Come and hear of the hope that God brings from those who have walked this path before you. Learn practical and biblical answers to living abundantly in today’s blended families.
Your Saved…now what? — Jesus’ Marching Orders Nick Sample
What is a Disciple really? How do you “make” a disciple?? This seminar will explore why making disciples is God’s only plan for the Church and how this mission can and should be accomplished by men in the 21st century.
Adam’s Rib – Making marriage the relationship God intended Clyde Powell
Living out a Kingdom marriage partnership is a wonderful privilege and a great challenge. We will interact on discovering God’s design and principles for a Godly marriage. We will be giving ideas in this session to make your marriage everything God intended it to be, but also give you some practical things you as the leader of your marriage can do once you leave this day.
Building a Heritage for your Children Danny Leoffelholz
“Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him…Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” In this seminar you will learn how to train the arrows in your quiver to ‘hit the mark’ of God’s purpose for their lives.
The Ways of the Alongsider Shane Barnes
We’ll explore what it looks like to be a man who comes alongside another man where you live, work and play. . . to help them live for Christ in the here and now. The Alongsider is a life2life model, making disciples one relationship and one conversation at a time.
Living in Consideration with Your Wives – understanding SEX
From her perspective (and yours) for a change Chris M Legg, LPC
Wasn’t sex meant to be one of the major sources of unity and strength in our marriages? Then why is it so often the main source of conflict, miscommunication, strife, and hurt? As simple as this: we believe generations of false advertising and end up disastrously misinterpreting one another. Come learn the right vocabulary and understanding to revolutionize what sex means in your marriage!
God’s oldest and most powerful App Chris Witt
The Gospels are filled with examples of Jesus’ active prayer life. In this seminar we will learn what Jesus teaches about prayer from both His example and from His teaching. Come and share your practical ideas as we work together on deepening our relationship with Him.
Share Your Faith – Even when you’re scared spit-less! Keith Irwin
This session will provide practical helps in evangelizing others “as you go” in your every-day normal, ordinary, and even mundane activities. This seminar will be an interactive conversation of how to influence others at work, play, leisure, social events, civic activities, shopping, etc. Learn how to easily change secular conversations to spiritual conversations, and how to easily share Jesus with others in a non-threatening and effective way.
Better than Hot bread & butter! Steve Tanner
God created us to have a deep, meaningful & daily relationship with Himself. In this session you will learn from scripture practical ways to make this most vital relationship a reality in your life. You will be given the tools to live out your faith on a daily basis.
I Tried Scripture Memory—It just didn’t work for me! Stephen Wickliffe
It is so much more than committing Bible verses to memory! It is about abiding in Jesus, renewing our minds, and allowing the power of the Word to perform its work in us. Let’s examine the benefits of filling our lives with God’s thoughts and the pit falls to avoid. Learn what it means to really meditate on the written Word of God.