Promise Keepers to Host Men’s Leadership Summit This Father’s Day Weekend with World-Renowned Speakers

June 9, 2021By PK ManagerUncategorized

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Internationally renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell headlines a world-class group of speakers who will challenge and stir hearts during the one-hour online Promise Keepers Men’s Leadership Summit on Father’s Day weekend, June 19.

“Men are called to lead and be changemakers wherever God places us,” said PK Chairman Ken Harrison. “In our families, work, churches, school, and whether we’re fathers or not, we have the God-given potential to transform lives and reach the world for Christ.”

The free summit features entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham, ministry leader Nick Garza, and a question-and-answer lightning round. Special guests include Dat Nguyen, Rocky Bleier, Chad Veach, David J. Harris, Tristan Johnson, and Jedidiah Thurner.

All men are welcome and encouraged to invest in their personal growth by registering to learn how to demonstrate leadership both at home and in the workplace. Fathers especially will enjoy a lesson on leading with love and empathy. 

“Men’s families, churches, communities and workplaces need them, so it’s time they take the next step,” Harrison said. “I want to challenge men to invest in your own personal growth this Father’s Day weekend—and become the leader you were born to be.”

At the close of the Summit, every man who completed the free registration online is welcome to join a ten-day leadership challenge to build habits of leadership and transform their life.

Resources will be available nonstop following the conference which will be held at 1:00 PM Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on June 19. You may register yourself and your friends or the men of your church at https://promisekeepers.org/lead.

 

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ABOUT PROMISE KEEPERS

Founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers is one of the most significant movements of God in the history of the church. In 1997 alone, Promise Keepers packed 22 NFL stadiums and gathered 1 million men for Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men at the National Mall in the District of Columbia.

On July 16-17, 2021, men from across America and around the world will converge upon AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for PK’s annual stadium event. 

The organization’s mission is to empower men to live out their God-given identity and purpose today and destiny tomorrow by serving their homes, workplaces and communities with integrity and influence. 

 

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In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North Discusses How Veterans View Today’s America

May 27, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by best-selling author, political commentator, and TV host Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss the mental health crisis among active duty armed forces and veterans, living with post-traumatic stress, and the importance of depoliticizing our military.

Highlights of the interview include (edited for clarity):

North explains how his faith has aided his mental health journey:

“I’m post-traumatic stress enabled, not disabled. In large part, it’s because my faith tells me where I’m going and I know why I’m going there. People ask how I can be so optimistic given all that is going on and what I have endured. I tell them it’s because I know the end of the story that I have great confidence. The most important day of Jesus’ entire ministry is after he’s been crucified. It’s horrific what he endured, but resurrection is what we’re all about. I ask the Lord that I can be an example to others as to how a Christian man ought to behave, not just talk, but behave. As a marine, we love missions and my mission today is to show my eighteen grandkids how a Christian husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son is supposed to behave.”

North’s book Veterans’ Lament: Is This the America Our Heroes Fought For?

“My and David Goetsch’s book is a remarkable coverage of what veterans are thinking about what’s going on in our country. Together we interviewed over 500 veterans. We realized there are parents who are just now talking to their kids about what we consider legacy enlistments and recruitments. A legacy recruitment or enlistment means that they looked at somebody who had served before them, a dad, an uncle, a teacher, a coach, and said, ‘I want to be like him or her.’ What is threatened is the continuity from generation to generation by having a sense that what I fought for is no longer the way I thought it was then and to a certain extent, they’re absolutely right. There are things happening in our country today that are worrisome to our veterans. They look at the America they’ve fought for and wonder why we are in the concerning place that we are.”

North’s vision looking forward:

“More than ever we need to encourage the spiritual relationship with our Lord and Savior, which I believe is crucial to marriage, raising kids, and the many things that you and I do all over the country. It is necessary for us to return to the spiritual roots of this country for us to move forward and claim the America our heroes fought for.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

 

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

Jesus is the Answer to Every Marriage Crisis

May 19, 2021By PK ManagerUncategorized

By: Rick Burgess

I know from personal experience that it’s not true when people say there are some traumas that marriages do not overcome. But it’s a theory that gets kicked around a lot. My wife Sherri and I have been married for 25 years. We have five children—one daughter and four sons. Our youngest is William Brawner Burgess, who we’ve always called Brawner.

In 2008, I was speaking at a conference in Tennessee to a group of about 7,000 young people. I had been a follower of Christ for twelve years. In our pre-marriage counseling, Sherri and I had repented of our sins and become followers. At the time, I was learning how to take my faith in Christ and implement it into a daily radio show. Everything seemed to be coming together.

That day, between the fourth and fifth sessions, I saw a missed call from Sherri. I called back and she was frantic. Brawner, only two years old, somehow got out of the house, fell into our swimming pool and drowned. At that moment, doctors were trying to revive him, so she asked me to get everyone to pray.

I was a five-hour drive away from home. Even an airplane wouldn’t get me there any quicker than driving, so I just drove. I couldn’t have been more surprised that something like took place. It was unlike anything we had ever experienced. I just had to get to Sherri.

Sherri is a godly woman, a blessing to me. God has used her to make me a better man. She is not a woman who doesn’t know scripture. But in her time of despair, without her husband, watching doctors trying to revive our son, she said words just came out of her mouth, and she heard herself say, “Not my will be done Lord, but your will be done.”

As soon as she said it, the doctor looked at her and said, “We have to stop.” Our child had died, his earthly death. The Psalmist clearly said in Psalms 139 that God knows everything about us. When he weaves us together in our mother’s womb, he knows every day that we will live.

Sherri began to experience the God who is close to the brokenhearted. She said our pastor showed up, family members and friends, all tried to comfort her. But they could not replace having her husband there, the child’s father.

For me, if there was ever a woman that I would have felt would not need her husband at such a time, it would be my wife. I think and wonder about this a lot. What if I had decided not to grow in my faith? What if I had decided not to learn the word of God or be discipled? In that moment when my wife was asking, “Who is God in the middle of this?,” what if I had never taken the time to find those answers? Where would we be now?

Today, we’ve been married for 25 years and our marriage has not just survived, it has thrived. You know why? Because it really isn’t true that the death of a child destroys most marriages. It’s something psychologists came up with, but it isn’t the truth. No great trauma, even the death of an earthly child, destroys a marriage. It only reveals the weakness or the strength of that marriage, and whether or not it’s truly attached to and lives under the authority of Jesus Christ.

Why has our marriage thrived in spite of our devastating loss? Not because Sherri Burgess has some superpower or Rick Burgess has keys to something that isn’t available to you. The reason we’re here today, and thriving, serving and advancing God’s kingdom, and the reason our marriage is stronger than ever is because of Jesus.

John chapter 15 tells us to abide in him so we can produce his fruit, because apart from him, we can do nothing. I encourage you to get your marriage under the authority of Christ, at the foot of the cross. Start with your wife to pursue Jesus. Being the spiritual leader of your home is not an option. Your wife and your family will pay a price if you don’t. If you haven’t devoted yourself to present yourself spotless and blameless and at peace with God, then your marriage might pay a price.

As you pursue Jesus and meet each other at his feet and under his authority, your marriage can withstand any attack, including the earthly death of a child. If you have the answers and you really know God, then your marriage can withstand anything. What is the key to having a marriage that cannot be destroyed? Jesus.

Take the next step to a great marriage by joining me for Promise Keepers’ Men’s Marriage Challenge designed with tons of game-changing marriage content with men in mind. Any man, anywhere, at any time, can join the challenge through the free Promise Keepers app.

For more information, visit promisekeepers.org/marriage/

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Rick Burgess has been the co-host of the “Rick and Bubba Show” since 1994, a nationally syndicated radio show which airs to 1.2 million people weekly. Burgess has coauthored multiple New York Times bestselling books that are autobiographical in nature, but his latest release is a 40-day devotional designed to disciple men. How to Be a Man, the Pursuit of Christ-Centered Masculinity is coauthored by Andy Blanks and was released by Iron Hill Press in 2017. Burgess has appeared on various radio and television shows including Fox and Friends and the Sean Hannity Show as a commentator and guest. He is a frequent speaker at church services and youth and marriage conferences, but his true passion is men’s ministry.
Follow him on Twitter and BurgessMinistries.com.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Kevin Jessip Shares God’s Vision of Revival for America

May 13, 2021By PK ManagerNews

“We have to awaken the church in America. We’ve got to interject the Word of God back into our national dialogue. We owe it to the next generation to lead them into an encounter with the Holy Spirit in such a powerful way that they hunger and thirst for the things of righteousness and truth again.” – Kevin Jessip

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by Kevin Jessip on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss the success of The Return, America’s destined revival, and God’s sacred plan for those that have been tested, tried, and found true.

Highlights of Jessip’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

The Return grasped the hearts of 50 million people worldwide in 183 nations:

“On September 26th, 2020, we held The Return at the National Mall with about 250,000 people who came. I call them the remnant because they came as the remnant bride to do one thing, and that was to repent before the Lord for where this nation is asking for mercy in the midst of judgment. We broadcasted live around the world to 183 nations and 50 million people in 90 languages in real-time. It was a movement heard around the world that in fact, I was told it was the largest broadcast ever in Christendom. We had the favor of God because everybody intuitively knows that we’re at that place in time where many people who are in their prayer closets are hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit. They know the signs of the times. There are so many people around the world that were (and are) just intuitively waiting for the left shoe to drop. We believed it was time to come and have a solemn, sacred assembly before the Lord, asking him, and begging him for mercy in the midst of the judgment.”

America’s destined revival:

“I believe we are in judgment right now to a certain degree, and it may increase. It’s imperative that we prepare and know where we are in the season. I think God is doing three things right now. I think that he is cleansing his temple like he did the first time he came. We are witnessing a separation going on inside the church. Secondly, he’s allowing his bride to enter into the full measure of rest. In the days of the Israelites, to the prophets, to the judges, even into the New Testament and Hebrews it says there is yet a rest to be entered into. And God’s always wanted his people to enter into the rest. This is a time where God’s doing it. For us to be able to enter into the rest means that we are resting in the finished work of the cross in what he did, he finished it all. He won. Thirdly, he’s raising up people with a backbone of steel. They have no fear of man, no fear of death, and no fear of anything because of the faith that is being risen up with the spirit of Elijah. We’re about to see the greatest revival ever, the greatest awakening ever. I believe God, in the midst of the darkest storm, will rise above it. God is not about to let America’s days be over. We’re just getting started.”

God’s sacred plan for those who have been tested, tried, and found true:

“God is culminating the experiences of people’s lives down for the closure or what we call the consummation before his return. God is preparing his bride. Sometimes I think we failed in evangelizing the world. Right now we’re at a time where God’s going to evangelize them. He’s going to reveal himself and people are going to know this is a movement of God. The awakening that’s coming is a sovereign move of God. We can’t evangelize them like the great awakenings of all God. He is going to do it himself, but he’s going to use people that have been tested, tried, and found true. So, as we see America crashing and drowning it’s those of us who’ve been processed and refined that are going to be the anchor in the storm. We’re going to run across people who are looking for the piece that we have that God’s given us because we’ve been tested. The greatest thing you can do is surrender under the Lord and supernaturally, he’ll pull you out of that bit and he’ll lead you in the way of Christ.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

REV. KEVIN JESSIP is Co-Chair of The Return, President of “Global Strategic Alliance”, and an advisor to national and global leaders within the business, political, and faith communities. After years as an executive for one of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, Kevin was called into a deeper ministry, where he began as a youth evangelist over 40 years ago. Kevin has used his business experience as an executive and a visionary, for founding, developing, and funding ministries, and faith-based outreaches. Kevin has long carried the burden for a sacred assembly for the sake of restoration and is a dedicated leader for “National and Global Repentance”. This is a cry for our nation and the nations, to turn to God. Working closely with many faith leaders and the current administration, Kevin carries a burden for America and the nations to return to the foundation from which they were birthed. Kevin has worked to create a platform that involves governments, elected officials, community organizers, organizations, business leaders, pastors, rabbis, churches, synagogues, and other concerned citizens who are seeking like-minded transformation worldwide.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Eric Metaxas Shares the Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Man Determined to Do the Will of God Radically, Courageously, and Joyfully—Even to the Point of Death

May 6, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and radio host Eric Metaxas on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss the life story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, his commitment to justice on behalf of those who faced implacable evil, and how we can apply his courage today.

Highlights of Metaxas’ interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

Metaxas’ inspiration for his New York Times bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy:

“Bonhoeffer’s life is just so beautiful that when you tell his story people are affected. I was affected by it and I felt like God called me to write prophetically for such a time like we are currently facing. We’re living through similar things that Bonhoeffer lived through as well. Such as, I think people recognize the state is trying to take control of people’s lives and push the church around. When I wrote the book, I had a prophetic sense of that. So, to see it happening right now, I’m not happy about it, but I do see God’s hand that caused me to write that book. There’s no other way for me to see it because I know it was God’s leading in my life.”

Bonhoeffer viewed Christ as an inspiration for his commitment to justice on behalf of those who faced implacable evil:

“In Bonhoeffer, I talk about the people who opposed Hitler, but who were too fussy to get their hands dirty and really oppose him in the way they needed to. This kind of let him rise into power because they didn’t check his rise when they could have. They thought, ‘I’m too good to do that. I’m not going to dirty myself.’ But sometimes we have to do something heroic and a little crazy because the situation calls for it, just like Bonhoeffer. When you’re dealing with real evil, and you’re in the midst of a war of some kind, you have to think about that. What does God want me to do right now?”

“I think we have a lot of people in the church that have gotten a bad idea of theology. They think Christianity means head knowledge and having it is almost like you can worship an idol of perfect theology instead of Jesus. I believe that some people are in this mindset and their goal is not to get dirty. And I think, well, Jesus got real dirty. He came to this scuzzy death-ridden sin-sick planet to die for us. He got dirty. If he really wanted to be holy and untouched, he could just stay in heaven and never touch that. That’s the model. Jesus is our model.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

ERIC METAXAS is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, and Amazing Grace. He has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Radio Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Rod Dreher Sounds the Alarm on Totalitarianism Today

April 29, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by three-time New York Times bestselling author Rod Dreher on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss how the Soviets gained control over Russia and the Eastern Bloc, the Communist exploitation of people who lost their identity and were overcome with loneliness, and the parallels in America today.

Highlights of Dreher’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

The parallels in today’s America:

“Much of communism started only among the intellectuals at first and many ordinary people thought it would never amount to anything. Then, one day they woke up and crazy theories were ruling their society. It happened so quickly because many of them weren’t paying attention. We think if we elect the right people to office or get the right judges on the bench things will take care of themselves, but this isn’t necessarily true because here America stands, losing its culture.

“For example, if future legislation passes, we’re going to see the persecution of Christian businesses and Christian institutions. The reason I tell people this is not to scare them. I do want to alarm them in a positive sense, but not in the sense of go hide under your bed and hope it all goes away because it’s not going to all go away. I want to make people realize that what’s happening in America and our culture is not normal. A version of this happened a century ago and we in the church need to get ready right now to fight back. If God is, for whatever reason, allowing this stuff to rule our society for any number of years, we have to be prepared to resist it, to be resilient in our faith, and not let it crush us.”

Recognizing and learning from the past:

“I learned from talking to the Christians who experienced hard totalitarianism that, they told me, ‘You shouldn’t think that most Christians were willing to stand up because most Christians wanted to keep their head down and avoid trouble. Only the ones who were willing to suffer for their faith and to suffer for Christ stood up.’ This is something that we have to cultivate among ourselves, among Christians today, and especially among our men.

We have to root ourselves deeply in scripture and we have to relate what we know from the Bible to what’s going on in the world around us. It can’t just be an abstract thing. We have to do like what Father Jakovčić and his groups did, which is coming together in small groups not only to pray, but to study what’s happening around us in light of scripture and then deciding what exactly what we are going to do.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

Announcing 2021 Conference Speakers!

April 20, 2021By PK ManagerPromise Keepers Event

For over a year, the pandemic has isolated men in their homes, separated men behind plexiglass screens, and hidden them hidden behind masks. They are yearning for brotherhood and deep friendships. They long to lock shields and come together. They are ready to stand together and stand strong. 

In other words, they are ready to gather in person as grandfathers, fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, pastors, and men of God for the Promise Keepers 2021 Men’s Conference at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, July 16 and 17, 2021. 

Leading the event will be some of the nation’s most influential and godly Christian leaders and teachers. These men of faith will share how you can stand strong against the temptations of the world and live your life as a man of integrity.

  • Jonathan Evans is a speaker, former NFL fullback, and chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks. He serves in ministry alongside his father, Tony Evans.
  • Les Parrott is a #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and marriage expert, professor at Northwest University, and founder of BetterLove.com.
  • Sam Rodriguez is pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center and president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
  • A. R. Bernard is pastor of the Christian Cultural Center and television host of “A.R. Bernard and Faith in Practice.”
  • Nick Vujicic is founder of the nonprofit Life Without Limbs, and bestselling author of Life Without Limits.
  • Carter Conlon is pastor of Times Square Church and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, “It’s Time to Pray.”
  • Donald Burgs Jr. is pastor of Alief Baptist Church and president of the African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention of Texas.
  • Jerry Boykin is a retired American lieutenant general. He is former Delta Force and CIA, and served as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.

There’s never been a more important time to stand strong in the faith alongside our brothers in Christ. COVID has kept men struggling with isolation, addiction, and confusion, but there is hope.

Promise Keepers 2021 gives you a chance to overcome the barriers that have built up over the last 12 months. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in worship that strengthens the soul and from bonds of brotherhood that will last a lifetime.

The conference speakers will also empower you with the biblical and spiritual tools you need to become the man Christ intended you to be. You’ll hear real teaching from real men about the most pressing issues facing our world today–and return home ready to lead your family and stand strong for Christ.

It’s going to be an amazing event, and tickets are on sale now. Register now at promisekeepersevent.com!

As the Grip of Pandemic Begins to Loosen, Men Around the World Make Plans to Attend the Promise Keepers Men’s Conference at AT&T Stadium July 16-17, 2021

April 16, 2021By PK ManagerPromise Keepers Event

“Deep within the heart of Christian men there is a burning desire to be men of God, be men of integrity, be heroes in their home, and come together in person and lock shields with other Christian men.” — Ken Harrison, Chairman of Promise Keepers

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — All across our land, God is at work, writing a different story in the lives of men. For over a year, the pandemic has isolated men in their homes, separated men behind plexiglass screens, and hidden them hidden behind masksThey are yearning for brotherhood and deep friendships. They long to lock shields and come together. They are ready to stand together and stand strong. 

In other words, they are ready to gather in person as grandfathers, fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, pastors, and men of God for the Promise Keepers (PK) 2021 Men’s Conference at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, July 16 and 17, 2021. The event comes less than a year after PK’s online Global Digital Experience, which reached over 1 million men from 84 countries and all 50 states. The men participated from homes, churches, universities, military installations, Salvation Army locations, and prisons across the country and around the world. 

Ken Harrison, volunteer Chairman of PK, said this about the timeliness and urgent need for the Promise Keepers Men’s Conference: 

In the Bible, in a time of confusioncomplexity and conflict when men had to choose between following Saul or Davidthe men of the tribe of Issachar were singled for praise because they “understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (1 Chronicles 12:32) 

“Our times are hostile to biblical teaching about what it means to be a good man, a good husband and a good father. Yet despite the unprecedented onslaught of culture, deep within the heart of Christian men, there is a burning desire to be men of God, be men of integrity, be heroes in their home and come together in person and lock shields with other Christian men for encouragement, inspiration, and to take a stand. 

Our theme for the conference, ‘Stand Strong,’ is taken from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14Be on guard; stand firm in your faith. Act like men and be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. 

Recent statistics bear out the danger of isolation and the importance of men coming together and in-person for support, encouragement, inspiration and fellowship: 

But can attending an event like the yearly Promise Keepers Men’s Conference make a differenceThe research points to “Yes”—provided it’s a “crucial event.” In a fascinating article in Fast Company entitled, Here’s Scientific Proof that WAll Need to Party when COVID-19 Ends, Robert Harrington, professor, and director of the School of Hospitality Management at Washington State University, says, crucial events’ … are tied to improving quality of life perceptions when they are perceived as unique, provide memories for attendees, and allow us to feel good about our lives and experiences.” The article goes on to say, “And taking part in any sort of crucial event can give you memories that make you happier long into the future. 

This research is validated by the millions of men who have attended Promise Keepers stadium events over the years and were transformed forever. Ken Harrison said,  

“The two-day event will feature everything that men have come to expect from a Promise Keepers event — an authentic, Christ-centered experience with amazing keynote speakers, worship artists and special guests. Every element has been carefully assembled to produce a timely message of hope, unity, and transformation that will empower men to bless their families, strengthen their churches, transform their communities and reignite a new generation to rise up, stand strong, and show the world what it means to be a Man of God.” 

Yet Harrison is careful to note that just as PK is more than an organization, so the 2021 PK Men’s Conference is much more than just an event 

Promise Keepers is more than an organization; it is a movement in the hearts of men, turning them back to God in humility and repentance and toward each other in authentic relationships across generational, denominational and racial divides. Likewise, the stadium event is not just a program, but rather a platform for equipping men to function as ambassadors of reconciliation and service as a result of an authentic encounter with Jesus. 

Just as thousands will gather at AT&T Stadium to experience the PK Men’s Conference in person, millions will join from churches across the country and around the world via simulcast. Through the generosity of donors, churches can host local simulcasts of the Men’s Conference free of charge.  

In 2021, the Men’s Conference will have a greater reach than ever before. Nicole Stark, PK’s vice president of operations, said:  

Last year’s Global Digital Experience reached men in 65 countries (including Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Costa Rica, Fiji, India, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Ireland, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Uganda, U.K., and Zambia — to name a few)This was even though the Global Digital Experience was only available in English and Spanish. 

“This year, the PK Men’s Conference will be available via real-time audio translation and closed captions in English and Spanish as well as: 

 

  • Mandarin Chinese 
  • Hindi 
  • French 
  • Standard Arabic 
  • Bengali 
  • Russian 
  • Portuguese 
  • Indonesian 

 

As a result, two-thirds of the world’s population can experience the PK Men’s Conference in their most-spoken language and take the next best step in their spiritual walk through the free Promise Keepers app. 

When asked why men should round up their sons and fathers and come to the PK Men’s Conference, Ken Harrison said,   

“Come for worship that strengthens the soul and shakes the rafters. Come to connect with men from across the country and build brotherhood that lasts a lifetime. Come to gain biblical and spiritual tools that will empower you to be the man Christ intended you to be.  

The past year has been isolating for millions of men, and our culture’s brokenness has left millions more confused about what godly manhood looks like. 

That ends this summer.  

“If you’ve been struggling with isolation, confusion and a lost sense of purpose, the 2021 Men’s Conference will be your place of community, clarity, and restoration. 

“We’ll enter the gates of AT&T Stadium with a shared feeling of purpose, shields locked in a bond of brotherhood no one can break. By God’s grace, we will return home as changed men, ready to lead our families, communities and country.” 

To register for the 2021 PK Men’s Conference or for more information, visit: promisekeepersevent.com

To register your church as a host site for the 2021 PK Men’s Conference or for more information, visit: promisekeepersevent.com/simulcast

 

For press interested in covering the 2021 PK Men’s Conference at AT&T Stadium or video simulcast, contact Ashton@theKcompany.co 

 

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ABOUT PROMISE KEEPERS 

Founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers is one of the most significant movements of God in the history of the church. In 1997 alone, Promise Keepers packed 22 NFL stadiums and gathered 1 million men for Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men at the National Mall in the District of Columbia. 

 

On July 16-17, 2021, men from across America and around the world will converge upon AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for PK’s annual stadium event.  

 

The organization’s mission is to empower men to live out their God-given identity and purpose today and destiny tomorrow by serving their homes, workplaces and communities with integrity and influence.  

 

promisekeepers.org  

promisekeepersevent.com  

facebook.com/promisekeepers/ 

instagram.com/promise_keepers 

twitter.com/PromiseKeepers 

www.youtube.com/PromiseKeepers 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jeff Bramstedt Shares How His Walk with Christ Inspired Him to Donate a Portion of His Liver to Someone He Had Never Met

April 15, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by former U.S. Navy SEAL and Founder of Life of Valor, Jeff Bramstedt, on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss what it takes to become a U.S. Navy SEAL, surrounding yourself with people whose strengths are your weaknesses, and Bramstedt’s story of donating a portion of his liver out of Christian love for someone he had never met.

Highlights of Bramstedt’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

Becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL and practicing the legacy of excellence:

“I would say to anybody who wants to become a SEAL, understand that your body is ten times more capable than your brain tells it that it is. When you become tired, and your muscles and your body are saying ‘I’m exhausted. I need rest.’ know that you can still keep going. In training, you’re going to be pushed to the edge of your capabilities and who you have always known yourself to be physically.

Once you are launched off the ledge of your limitations, you will realize that you didn’t fail and you didn’t fall down. Not only are you still on your feet, but you will have a whole set of new limits—this is what the training is all about, pushing you past your limits and coming through the other side. You will be able to do more than you ever thought possible.”

“When you become a SEAL, everything is done in excellence. From what you say, to the way you treat your teammates and boat crew—don’t let anything come out of your mouth that’s discouraging and always be there for somebody. Take care of somebody else before you take care of yourself because it’s just as much a team sport as it is an individual sport.”

Leadership and surrounding yourself with people whose strengths are your weaknesses:

“I think there are two kinds of leaders that are out there, the kind that are born and the kind that are created, mentored. Take someone who is a born leader and they’re not mentored, they can be kind of the bossy guy. Take someone who learned how to be a great leader because they were a great follower, they’re going to be a really good leader. Then, take a born leader who was teachable and a great follower, he’s going to be an amazing leader.

But, how great of a leader is someone if you were to ask the people that follow them? You will get a much different answer than from the leader who has their own view of themselves. So when we look at the distorted mirror of our leadership, it can be easy to think ‘I’m awesome at this.’, but this can be dishonest because we tend not to think about our weaknesses.

I looked inward at my own weaknesses and started to focus on them because I knew what my strengths were. After a long time of focusing on my weaknesses, I started thinking ‘What if I surround myself with the people whose strengths are my weaknesses and I keep those guys close to me?’ It changed the game for me, my growth, and my leadership. I’ve been doing this for close to a decade because it is important to surround yourself with these individuals, as well as those who are not going to say yes to everything.”

Bramstedt’s story of donating a portion of his liver out of Christian love for someone he had never met:

“I always tell my boys that character is the place inside you where the things that you say, the things that you do, and the decisions you make come from—from God’s center.

When I heard about Melinda’s story, I immediately said yes because it wasn’t okay that there was a man that was going to lose his wife and there was nothing he could do about it. So, I stood up in his shoes for his wife. Early on, I thought about what would it be like if I was in the position where my wife needed something and there was nothing I could do because maybe our blood types weren’t the same, or maybe I had something that would get in the way of me having to be who I needed to be for her. It would have destroyed me and changed me as a human being, husband, and father. When I met Melinda, I said, ‘I’m not doing this for you so much. No offense, I’m just doing it for him because I can’t imagine what it would feel like as a husband with your wife in this situation.’”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.
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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

The Wait is Over: Promise Keepers 2021 Men’s Conference is Here

April 15, 2021By PK ManagerPromise Keepers Event

EDIT (4/20/21): The Promise Keepers 2021 Men’s Conference speakers have been announced! View the full lineup at promisekeepersevent.com.

The wait is over.

We’re pleased to announce that the Promise Keepers 2021 Men’s Conference will be held in person this July 16-17th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas!

Join us for worship that strengthens the soul and shakes the rafters. 

Join us to connect with men from across the country and build brotherhood that lasts a lifetime. 

Join us to gain biblical and spiritual tools that will empower you to be the man Christ intended you to be. 

The past year has been isolating for millions of men, and our culture’s brokenness has left millions more confused about what godly manhood looks like.

That ends this summer. If you’ve been struggling with isolation, confusion, and a lost sense of purpose, the 2021 Men’s Conference will be a place of community, clarity, and restoration.

We’ll enter the gates of AT&T Stadium with a shared feeling of purpose, shields locked in a bond of brotherhood no one can break. By God’s grace, we will return home as changed men, ready to lead our families, communities, and country.

Will you be there?

Click here to reserve your tickets today!

Sincerely,

The Promise Keepers Team

➡️ P.S. Space is limited! If you’re interested in attending as an individual or would like more information about group rates for your church or men’s group, don’t delay. Click here to see pricing options and check availability.