Promise Keepers Virtual Marriage Summit Returns Favorite Speakers Gary Rosberg, Crawford Loritts, Samuel Rodriguez, Dan Seaborn and Brad Stine to the Promise Keepers Stage

January 21, 2021By PK ManagerNews No Comments

The completely free 2-hour online Marriage Summit on Jan. 23 brings together the most trusted voices with emerging authorities to empower men to build strong marriages in stressful times.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Promise Keepers (PK) was the greatest men’s movement in modern times. In the 1990’s, seven million men stood up to be faithful to Christ. As Dr. Jack Hayford said at one stadium event, “We’ve come to stand together, hearing the call of God from the eternal Word and scriptures that there would be a man who would stand in the gap.” Those men kneeled, shoulder to shoulder, across racial and denominational barriers, praying to God in confession and brokenness, and crying out to Him for forgiveness and victory. Then they stood up, determined to be men of integrity in their marriages, their families, their churches, and their communities.

During that era, men learned the secrets of leading a thriving, God-honoring home from a host of powerful communicators — secrets that were diametrically opposed to the political correctness of the culture.

In a pandemic-shaped world of 2021, men need these secrets more than ever. Not every marriage is in distress, but every marriage could be better, and it’s the responsibility of men to be the thermostat and not the thermometer.

To empower men to build strong marriages in stressful times, Promise Keepers is launching two timely initiatives in January and February that bring back marriage experts Gary Rosberg, Crawford Loritts, Samuel Rodriguez, Brad Stine, and Dan Seaborn to impact a whole new generation of men.

Initiative 1: Promise Keepers’ First Online Marriage Summit for Men

The PK Marriage Summit, a completely free and fast-paced 2-hour experience, is designed to benefit all men, whether they are married, engaged, single, or divorced. Men can participate in

the Marriage Summit in groups at church, home, base, or dorm or as individuals online on Jan. 23.

Speakers drawn from PK alumni include:

● Dr. Gary Rosberg, co-founder of the international ministry, “America’s Family Coaches,” and bestselling author with wife Barb of multiple books and videos on marriage and family with nearly one million in print.

● Crawford Loritts, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, board member for CRU, Family Life, and Chick-fil-A Inc, and author of Your Marriage Today…And Tomorrow

● Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), author of From Survive to Thrive and Promise Keepers board member

● Dan Seaborn, founder of Winning At Home, Inc. and leader for the Marriage & Family Division of the American Association of Christian Counselors. His goal is to provide practical, biblical insight into marriage and family issues.

● Brad Stine, known as the man that revolutionized and launched the new era of Christian comedy in America. Brad’s comedy allows him to be a missionary to America, bringing the gospel in unique ways to influence the cultural narrative.

Joining the alumni for the marriage summit will be:

● Dr. Gary Chapman, counselor and author of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, which has been a New York Times bestseller for 10 years running.

● John Bevere, co-founder of Messenger International and bestselling author. Over 40 million copies of his resources have been given away worldwide.

● Jimmy Evans, founder and CEO of MarriageToday, a ministry and nationally syndicated television program devoted to helping couples thrive in strong and fulfilling marriages and families.

● Al Robertson, entrepreneur featured with father, Phil, on “Duck Dynasty.” Married for over 30 years, his is the story of rescued love in the face of an impending divorce.

● Rick Burgess, co-host of “The Rick and Bubba Show,” bestselling author, co-founder with wife Sherri of Burgess Ministries and founder of “The Man Church”

● Jerrad Lopes, pastor and the founder of DadTired.com, a non-profit ministry focused on pointing men toward Jesus. He hosts the weekly “Dad Tired Podcast.”

● Victor Marx, sexual assault survivor and high-risk humanitarian with successful missions to Iraq, Syria, North Africa and Southeast Asia helping orphans and widows

● Tim Ross, pastor of Embassy City Church and author of Upset the World, which shows how kindness and friendliness can break down barriers and build relationships.

● Jonathan Evans, serves with his father, Dr. Tony Evans, both in the local church and the national ministry. He is the chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks.

● Sen. James Lankford, United States Senator serving Oklahoma, chairman of Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee, and Promise Keepers board member.

● Ken Harrison, chairman of Promise Keepers, host of the “On the Edge” podcast and author of Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man

 

Themes include:

● How to reconnect with your partner

● How to resolve conflict

● Positive communication

● Sex and romance

● Emotional intimacy

● The power of praying for your marriage and spouse

● Sexual integrity

 

Promise Keepers’ Chairman Ken Harrison said,

“Christian men today are yearning to be, as my friend Mark Batterson says, famous in their own homes. As men, we were made to lead — and to serve. When a man steps into God’s high calling, he keeps his promises and those around him get cared for and nurtured. Real men never do anything for our own gain, but we will swim in shark-infested waters for those who are counting on us.”

“The PK Virtual Marriage Summit will inform and inspire men as never before to cherish their wives and families, to be unshakeable in their commitment to making the world around them a better place, and to keep their promises no matter what.”

Initiative 2: The Promise Keepers’ Marriage Challenge

The Virtual Men’s Marriage Summit kicks off a 3-week challenge that will place you side by side virtually with other men as you build up your marriages in a concrete way. Any man, anywhere, at any time, can join the challenge through the Promise Keepers app.

The challenge will be lead on the Promise Keepers’ app and will include:

● Daily scriptures, activities and weekly challenges including leaderboards and gamification

● Video and written content, including additional resources from marriage experts

● Small, virtual groups of fellow men based upon geographic location or stage of marriage

● 21 Day Prayer Guide

 

Register for the Promise Keepers’ 2021 Men’s Marriage Summit at https://promisekeepers.org/marriage/ To schedule interviews with Ken Harrison or any of the speakers, contact Ashton Compton at 714-457-6489.

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ABOUT PROMISE KEEPERS

Founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers is one of the biggest movements of God in the history of the Church. Focused on helping men live with integrity. Promise Keepers touched the lives of seven million men through its national conferences. On October 4, 1997, over a million of these men gathered for Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men in the National Mall in the District of Columbia to take a stand for Christ.

Today, we’re on the move again. More than ever, America needs a revival of godly men. Our nation faces problems that can only be overcome when men of integrity — promise keeping men — fulfill their destinies as godly husbands, fathers, and leaders.

On July 16-17, 2021, 80,000 men are expected to gather from across America and around the world at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for its annual stadium event. To register for the event or to learn more, visit promisekeepersevent.com.

www.promisekeepers.org

www.facebook.com/promisekeepers

www.instagram.com/promise_keepers

twitter.com/PromiseKeepers

www.youtube.com/PromiseKeepers

Promise Keepers Announces First-Ever Men’s Marriage Summit

January 6, 2021By PK ManagerNews, Promise Keepers Event

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — A recent headline in The Wall Street Journal shone a spotlight on the extreme pressures at work on marriages in the age of COVID-19: “Coronavirus stress has produced a pressure cooker inside homes, hurting even strong partnerships and, experts say, likely breaking others.”

The fourth promise of a Promise Keeper is a commitment to build strong marriages and families through love, protection, and biblical values. Building a strong marriage that will not just survive but thrive during the age of COVID-19 is far from easy, but it is possible. Profound stresses, deep strains, and even fractures can be healed. Relationships can be stronger in the broken places.

Men are the key to forging strong marriages in stressful times. As men take up their biblical responsibilities, lay down their lives for their wives and children, and lead like Jesus, relationships deepen, and pressure pushes couples closer together instead of farther apart.

To empower men to build strong marriages in stressful times, Promise Keepers is launching two timely initiatives in January and February.

Initiative 1: Promise Keepers’ First Online Marriage Summit for Men

The PK Virtual Men’s Marriage Summit, a completely free and fast-paced 2-hour experience, is designed to benefit all men, whether they are married, engaged, single, or divorced. Men can participate in the Marriage Summit in groups at church, home, base, or dorm or as individuals online on January 23.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Gary Chapman, counselor and author of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, which has been a New York Times bestseller for 10 years running.
  • John Bevere, co-founder of Messenger International and bestselling author. Over 40 million copies of his resources have been given away worldwide.
  • Jimmy Evans, founder and CEO of MarriageToday, a ministry devoted to helping couples thrive in strong and fulfilling marriages and families. He and his wife, Karen, co-host MarriageToday, a nationally syndicated television program.
  • Al Robertson, entrepreneur featured with father, Phil, on “Duck Dynasty.” Married for over 30 years, his is the story of rescued love in the face of an impending divorce.
  • Dr. Gary Rosberg, co-founder of America’s Family Coaches and bestselling author with wife Barb of multiple books on marriage and family with nearly 1 million in print.
  • Rick Burgess, co-host of “The Rick and Bubba Show,” bestselling author, co-founder with wife Sherri of Burgess Ministries and founder of “The Man Church”
  • Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), author of From Survive to Thrive and Promise Keepers board member
  • Crawford Loritts, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, board member for CRU, Family Life, and Chick-fil-A Inc, and author of Your Marriage Today…And Tomorrow
  • Jerrad Lopes, pastor and the founder of DadTired.com, a non-profit ministry focused on pointing men toward Jesus. He hosts the weekly “Dad Tired Podcast.”
  • Brad Stine, Christian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer known as “God’s Comic”
  • Victor Marx, sexual assault survivor and high risk humanitarian with successful missions to Iraq, Syria, North Africa and Southeast Asia helping orphans and widows
  • Dan Seaborn, founder of Winning At Home, Inc. and leader for the Marriage & Family Division of the American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Tim Ross, pastor of Embassy City Church and author of Upset the World, which shows how kindness and friendliness can break down barriers and build relationships.
  • Jonathan Evans, serves with his father, Dr. Tony Evans, both in the local church and the national ministry. He is the chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks.
  • Sen. James Lankford, United States Senator serving Oklahoma, chairman of Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee, and Promise Keepers board member.
  • Ken Harrison, chairman of Promise Keepers, host of the “On the Edge with Ken Harrison” podcast and author of Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man

Themes include:

  • How to reconnect with your partner
  • How to resolve conflict
  • Positive communication
  • Sex and romance
  • Emotional intimacy
  • The power of praying for your marriage and spouse
  • Sexual integrity

Ken Harrison and Pastor Tim Ross explained the significance of Promise Keepers’ Men’s Marriage Summit.

“Our culture bombards us with a vision of masculinity which is passive, soft, silent, and impotent. The result: men today don’t have a clear model of what it means to be better husbands, fathers, friends and men.

“What our world needs, what our wives deserve, and what our Savior demands–are men who are servant kings.

“Men who as kings are proactive, courageous, generous and humble. Men who embrace their identity as leaders with authority and conviction.

“Men who as servants put their wives and children ahead of themselves, who nurture them and make sure everything they do is in their best interests, and who are ready to lay down their lives for them if necessary.

“The Marriage Summit will not only provide insight into becoming a better husband and building a better marriage, it will also provide opportunities for men to take what they’ve learned and put it into action with other motivated men.” – Ken Harrison

 

“Promise Keepers continues to provide world-class content for men to grow in their relationships with God. This year our emphasis on marriage will give men practical ways to strengthen relationships with their wives and children to establish a blessing in their families for generations to come!” – Pastor Tim Ross

Initiative 2: The Promise Keepers’ Marriage Challenge

The Virtual Men’s Marriage Summit kicks off a 3-week challenge that will place you side by side virtually with other men as you build up your marriages in a concrete way. Any man, anywhere, at any time, can join the challenge through the Promise Keepers app.

The challenge will be lead on the Promise Keepers’ app and will include:

  • Daily scriptures, activities and weekly challenges including leaderboards and gamification
  • Video and written content, including additional resources from marriage experts
  • Small, virtual groups of fellow men based upon geographic location or stage of marriage
  • 21 Day Prayer Guide

Register for the Promise Keepers’ 2021 Men’s Marriage Summit at promisekeepers.org/marriage. To schedule interviews with Ken Harrison or any of the speakers, contact Ashton Compton at 714-457-6489.

ABOUT PROMISE KEEPERS

Founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers is one of the biggest movements of God in the history of the Church. Focused on helping men live with integrity. Promise Keepers touched the lives of seven million men through its national conferences. On October 4, 1997, over a million of these men gathered for Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men in the National Mall in the District of Columbia to take a stand for Christ.Today, we’re on the move again. More than ever, America needs a revival of godly men. Our nation faces problems that can only be overcome when men of integrity — promise keeping men — fulfill their destinies as godly husbands, fathers, and leaders.

On July 16-17, 2021, 80,000 men are expected to gather from across America and around the world at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for its annual stadium event. To register for the event or to learn more, visit https://promisekeepersevent.com/promise-keepers-2021/.

www.promisekeepers.org

https://www.facebook.com/promisekeepers/

https://www.instagram.com/promise_keepers

https://twitter.com/PromiseKeepers

https://www.youtube.com/PromiseKeepers

https://promisekeepers.org/app

 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Matthew Mattera Shares His Personal Testimony of Overcoming the Extreme Hardship and Adversity of Losing 6 Family Members to Suicide

December 17, 2020By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, is joined by Matthew Mattera on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together, they discuss the growing suicide rates in youth, how to recognize the signs, and finding strength in God’s plan after a loved one has taken their life. Due to the graphic nature of this episode, the host is issuing a warning for those who may be triggered by the discussion of suicide.

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

Matthew Mattera joined the Navy in 1998, where he met his wife, Erica, and has over 20 years of experience of continuing military service. His powerful and compelling story is a testimony of overcoming hardships and extreme adversity. When Mattera was only six years old, his dad, Michael, committed suicide; he found him moments after the fatal shot was fired. Since that tragic day, Mattera has endured the death of his little brother from an overdose in 2004, followed by the suicides of four other family members over a span of eight years, including the suicide of his own teenage daughter.

Mattera uses his platform, ChartedLife365, to bring awareness to suicide by sharing his story. As a public speaker, Mattera brings to life how God uses our personal testimonies to preserve, promote, and prosper us through every encounter and action drawn onto the map of our
lives.

Highlights of Mattera’s interview in the podcast include:

  • Allowing God to turn our tragedies into good
    “I told my wife, ‘I don’t know how God is going to use this tragedy, but he’s going to use it in a way. We’re going to make that enemy pay because that adversary killed our little girl by renting space in her head and lying to her. This adversary killed my father, my brother, and now my little girl. It’s personal and I’m coming after you.’ That was the moment that I decided I’m going to steward this. The Bible tells us that all things work together for good, of those that love God and are called according to his purpose.”
    “A lot of people say that I can’t carry this burden on my shoulders all the time. I tell them that this isn’t a burden — this is an opportunity to steward something, a golden opportunity to open hearts and minds and to free millions of people while changing their perspective.”

Living a life of regret is not fit for the Kingdom

  • “The Bible tells us that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. You walk out of the spirit, not after the flesh. Condemnation takes on different colors and sizes and one of those is the ‘should have, would have, could have game.’ It is something the enemy seeks to exploit. Hindsight is used for lessons learned so that I take note and don’t do that action again. But, if you’re any man holding to only this plan and looking back, it’s not fit for the Kingdom. Meaning, if you’re constantly looking through the rearview mirror through an attitude of regret, that is when you become vulnerable to staying up to 2 o’clock in the morning, drinking beers, and drowning your sorrows. That’s where arguing with your wife and having resentful conversations about nickel and dime-sized things begin because you’re wrestling with a sense of bitterness and you’re against yourself instead of pausing, and seeking God so that you can do good with your tragedy.”

Recognizing the signs and intervening

  • “My daughter, Elizabeth, started to disappear before my eyes. She started out with little, pink dresses, playing barbies, and as time slowly started to progress she started gravitating and orbiting around themes and messages that glorified and glamorized a dark narrative of death, depression, and destruction. I think for her, like many other children, social media and her smartphone became a fierce multiplier for it. She also started to gravitate toward music that exemplified depression as if it was a good thing and she chose to wear clothes that were all black. Elizabeth was cutting and everything of her outward appearance was an expression of what she was facing in her heart and mind. All the messaging that she was taking in from school, social media, music, and many other outside forces were affecting her because of what she was absorbing and ingesting constantly. At some point, it is our job as parents to step in and say ‘That’s enough’ of the negative messaging they are ingesting in their eyes and ears.”

The components of suicide and holistic healing

  • “I think there’s a biological component, there’s certainly a behavioral, mental health component, but I also think there is a component that we are missing and it’s a spiritual component. I think the faith community and the secular health community have divorced themselves from approaching it. From a holistic standpoint, we are three-part beings — mind, body, and spirit. We’re the only species on earth that wrestle with depression, self-esteem, and self-worth. We are the only ones who self-destruct.”
  • “I’m not a doctor, but I believe there are biological components. The neural network in your mind is the most complex computer in creation. Then you allow it to not just be the primary computer for your body, but it’s also the housing for your spirit as well. I think we miss the mark when we focus only on pharmaceuticals and secular talk therapy. Then, the faith community comes in and we place a generic, ‘Just believe in Jesus and it’s going to go away.’ That’s not holistic nor comprehensive. I think what needs to happen is that the grown-ups in the room, everybody that’s a leader in our communities, whether it be at the schoolhouse, at the courthouse, at city hall, or in our homes, we need to ask ourselves the uncomfortable questions and be humble enough to face some inconvenient truths about the rise in suicide in our youth today.”

NOTE: this interview not only includes Matthew’s powerful story, it also provides valuable insight for parents on contributing factors like the harm caused by social media and the need for parents to take up their authority and intervene in the lives of their children. In addition, we’ve compiled several resources from friends of Promise Keepers that also provide insights and strategies to prevent suicide and heal from loss:
Dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide: https://newlife.com/new-life-live-december-15-2020/
Help for those contemplating suicide: https://www.familylife.com/articles/topics/life-issues/challenges/mental-and-emotional-issues/help-for-the-suicidal/
Dealing with the loss of a spouse to suicide: https://newlife.com/new-life-live-april-16-2020/

If you or anyone you know is considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, available 24 hours a day, at 1-800-273-8255 for free, professional, and confidential support and resources.

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 $1 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.Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

 

Is Promise Keepers’ Comeback Coincidental or Providential in Crisis Times?

December 10, 2020By PK ManagerCulture, News

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First published by Charisma News.

In 1997, I stood with my sons and 1.4 million boys, young and older men on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the Promise Keepers’ historic “Stand in the Gap” event. It was the largest gathering in D.C. history.

When the day ended, we exited the mall, and there was no trash or litter to be found. Law enforcement officers experienced not one single incident on the grounds. Time magazine covered the massive gathering as scores of men departed with vision for godly manhood and servanthood in challenging times.

I still treasure the poster I’ve kept from the unforgettable experience.

The Washington, D.C., gathering was a cherry on the cake for a ministry that reached over 7 million men in the 1990s with 50-70,000 men gathering in NFL stadiums across America.

The founder of this God-ordained ministry, Coach Bill McCartney, previously served as head coach for the University of Colorado and its national championship football team. He later departed to attend to his ailing wife and was part of a nucleus of leaders acknowledging that somehow success had gotten the best of the ministry.

A NASA scientist once shared how in the agency’s initial ventures into space, their rockets drifted off the mark up to 90% of the time. They needed a course correction on a regular basis. Like Starbucks getting overextended a few years ago, Promise Keepers needed to seek the Lord afresh about continuing, closing or simply communing with God about a needed course correction.

Today, under the visionary leadership of new Chairman and CEO Ken Harrison, the Promise Keepers ministry is being beautifully launched for a new era with exciting new vision.

Courage to Close or Continue

Being obedient to God when He specifies it’s time to bring closure to a ministry takes courage and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. During the Jesus Movement I had the privilege of being part of a leadership team serving a gathering weekly about 10 minutes from the White House with 2,000 primarily young people.

After an extended period of seeking God, we “followed the cloud” and concluded the ministry at the end of the decade. God had a new direction for many of us, and the next step would focus on church planting and leadership development.

When Harrison was invited to participate with a core of Promise Keepers leaders attempting to discern God’s direction for the ministry, he saw incredible work that would have to be done if God were to resurrect the ministry. He confesses that initially, he wanted nothing to do with it.

“But God” (how often do we read these words in sacred Scripture?) moved upon the men’s hearts and Harrison, along with a company of the committed, eventually knew God was ready for a reset and a relaunch.

Millions Impacted in 84 Countries

In July, amidst the COVID-19 crisis, men of all ages came together for a comeback virtual rally—the first one in 20 years! Lean in and let Harrison describe on the podcasts what happened. Check out the ministry’s website (promisekeepers.org) to watch highlights of the extraordinary experience that multitudes pray will be the first of many to come.

In January of 2021, this fantastic ministry is rolling out another virtual experience to inspire and equip men on the hard-hitting issues we face at this critical time. How about no-holds- barred teaching dealing with marriage and sex; losing a child; every man’s struggle, pornography—and it’s all free?

There’s just something unique, drawing God’s empowering presence, when men come together and humble themselves to be inspired and equipped to better serve God triumphantly and authentically. These chaotic and challenging times demand we be watchful and remain steadfast, bold and strong.

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be bold like men, and be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13).

Dr. James Dobson, one of my heroes and a patriarch in the faith, exhorts us in this hour, “The Western world stands at a great crossroads in its history. It is my opinion that our very survival as a people will depend on the presence or absence of masculine leadership in millions of homes.”

Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper

Let’s humble ourselves and be honest. Isn’t it time for all of us men to recommit ourselves to practice the original seven promises of a Promise Keeper? It’s time to take a fresh look at this initiative once again.

Therefore I will not be negligent to always remind you of these things … I consider it right, as long as I live in this body, to stir you up by reminding you” (2 Pet. 1:12-13).

— A Promise Keeper is committed to honor Jesus Christ through worship, prayer and obedience to God’s Word through the power of the Holy Spirit.

— A Promise Keeper is committed to pursue vital relationships with a few other men, understanding that he needs brothers to help him keep his promises.

— A Promise Keeper is committed to practice spiritual, moral, ethical and sexual purity.

— A Promise Keeper is committed to build strong marriages and families through love, protection and biblical values.

— A Promise Keeper is committed to support the mission of his church by honoring and praying for his pastor and by actively giving his time and resources.

— A Promise Keeper is committed to reach beyond any racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of biblical unity.

— A Promise Keeper is committed to influence his world, being obedient to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

Idea Whose Time Has Come Again

Pastor and author Chuck Swindoll has written, “Masculinity is vanishing. Throughout the land, fathers have lost their way to true manhood and have thrown responsibility to the wind. Sex roles are blurring, masculine leadership is disappearing, and like dominoes, homes and marriages are collapsing.”

In Isaiah we read that the Lord looked over a nation experiencing judgment and “He saw that there was no man” (Isa.59:16a). The prophet Ezekiel paints a similar picture in which God again says, “I sought for a man … but I found no one” (Ezek. 22:30).

Here’s the Deal: Amidst America’s cultural depravity and decline, God is moving in a fresh way to equip men to rise to the occasion as examples and engage a watching world with His design for true manhood. The reemergence of Promise Keepers in our generation is His gift to all of us. Let’s take advantage of it and make a difference in our day!

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Rick Burgess Discusses How He Found Strength in God on His Darkest Day

December 10, 2020By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, is joined by Rick Burgess on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together, they talk about losing a loved one, building a strong household under Christ, and the importance of a father’s leadership in times of turbulence.

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

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.

Highlights of Burgess’ interview in the podcast include:

  •  We are never alone if we belong to Christ

“The chaplain said, ‘Mr. Burgess, are you alone?’ Uncontrollably I said, ‘I’m never alone. I’m never alone.’ You know, we’re never alone if we belong to Christ. We have God’s spirit in us, the Holy Spirit, he’s always there, the comforter, the helper, and I felt the presence of God. I felt his comfort. I felt his strength saying, ‘I’m here and I’m in control.’ And then I said something to the chaplain that was so weird that it could only have been supernatural. I said, ‘I can’t imagine what you have to do every day.’ And the chaplain replied, ‘What?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, I just feel like I need to pray for you. I can’t believe you have to tell people what you’re about to tell me. You have to do this every day.’ I just had a connection to this chaplain and then the chaplain said, ‘Mr. Burgess, your son could not be revived. Your son’s passed away.’ ”

“In my wife’s book, she asks the question, ‘Where is God in this?’ And the answer is right in the middle of it. Scripture is not silent on suffering and pain. We are told about suffering and who God is in it. At the time our son passed, she was grasping for answers. She told me, ‘I was there and I was praying for my child to be revived. They were trying to revive him. I can remember these audible words coming out of my mouth that I couldn’t pray.’ Sometimes the Holy Spirit prays, what you ought to be praying. She said, ‘I heard myself saying, not my will, but your will be done, Lord.’ She told me, ‘I couldn’t say that because I didn’t really want that, I wanted him to do what I want.’ But — it is his will be done, Jesus in the garden, Father, not my will, because there’s no other way.”

  • Building a household under the authority of Christ

“Our marriage is not based on Rick and Sherry. I’m imperfect. She’s imperfect. I don’t put pressure on her to fulfill me. She doesn’t put pressure on me to fulfill her. My wife and I built our house under the authority of Christ. And I can honestly tell you that I believe that marriages that fail in our situation are marriages that are not under the authority of Christ. I believe this reveals the state of the marriage. I knew who God was because he had prepared me for this. I wasn’t losing my mind, thinking ‘How do these things happen? What is his? Why do bad things happen to good people?’ You know why? Because I knew I wasn’t a good person. There are no good people. I wasn’t thinking ‘What was my wife doing?’ or how I should have been home at the time and not speaking at an event hour away. We never blamed each other. You know, I knew Psalms 139:13-16 that he had weaved my child together in his mother’s womb, my wife’s womb, and that he had written in his book every day of Brauner’s life before he had ever lived one. So my son’s life is not incomplete, it was completed in two and a half years because that’s what God designed. I’ve been able to see what God has done through that little boy to impact more people than those who are in their 80’s.”

  • The importance of a father’s leadership in times of turbulence

“I remember my father and I would be in our boat, out on the water and sometimes storms would be coming for us. And I remember as a little boy I would look at my dad with those big muscular legs and a pair of shorts as he would get up on the steering wheel and start looking over everything. The minute I would see him taking the lead on our boat, I was at perfect peace. I thought ‘Well there’s dad, he’s got this now.’ I never knew whether he had it or not or if there were times where he was panicked because we were in trouble. I never noticed because I never saw it. He was always calm and under control. So when I looked at him, he was a calming force.”

“In times of turbulence, our families need to see fathers acting as a calming force and the man of God in their house. ‘Hey, Dad, is everything going to be all right?’ It is our responsibility to reply, ‘Yes, let me tell you who God is.’ Let us take what the scriptures say and give these truths to our children. We need to tell them, ‘It really is going to be alright because of this biblical truth.’ When they ask us, ‘Why is this happening?’ We hit them with another Biblical truth. It is our responsibilities as fathers and men of God to set our families up for success in times of turbulence.”

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 $1 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.Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Duck Dynasty’s Phil and Al Robertson Share The Rock Bottom Moments That Brought Their Surrender To Christ

December 4, 2020By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of infidelity, overcoming sin, and finding redemption with Phil and Al Robertson on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

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

Phil Robertson is a professional hunter who invented his own duck call and founded the successful Duck Commander Company. He also starred in the popular television series on A&E, Duck Dynasty, and is now the host of the new subscription television series In the Woods with Phil on CRTV.com. He is a New York Times bestselling author of The Theft of America’s Soul, Happy, Happy, Happy, and UnPHILtered. His newest release is Jesus Politics: How to Win Back The Soul of America. He and his wife, Kay, live in West Monroe, Louisiana. He has five children, 18 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Al Robertson is the oldest son of Phil and Kay Robertson. He helped start the family business, Duck Commander and left in the late ’80s to serve as a Pastor for 22 years at the White’s Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, LA. He went back to Duck Commander in 2012 to begin appearing on Duck Dynasty with the Robertson family. Al has authored and co-authored five books and speaks around the country about the reasons behind the success of the show and the Robertson’s values of faith, family, and ducks. Al and his wife, Lisa, have been married for over 32 years and have two daughters and six grandchildren.

Highlights of Phil and Al’s interview in the podcast include:

God’s most righteous are not the greatest men, but those who suffered the most.
“When we think of the most righteous men in the Old Testament, the top three that come to mind are Moses, Elijah, and Abraham. Yet, God says the most righteous men were Noah, Daniel, and Job. Do you know what Noah, Daniel, and Job all have in common? They all suffered greatly. God tells us the three most righteous men of the Old Testament are not the greatest men, but they are the men that went through the greatest suffering.”

Men who believe they are too fallible for God to lift them up need to be met with compassion and a lack of judgment.“I was just sitting on the curb. My clothes are torn. My elbows are bloody elbows and the police officer just started talking to me. He could see I was in shock, but he had compassion. He saw me at the worst moment of my life. It was at that moment sitting there, he saw an opportunity to give me grace as all the officers left. So he just started talking to me and started asking me questions. He recognized I didn’t fit into this lifestyle, sleeping with a married woman. And I was amazed because the more he talked, the more I unfolded. All this stuff I had pent up, I started just crying uncontrollably. And so I realize now, looking back, that was my brokenness moment.”

“But you know what happened was from that day forward, my life changed. When I got into ministry, it was natural for me. I removed any sort of judgmental part because I had been broken. I realized what it was like to be broken. I felt like my role at church was to create an atmosphere where anybody could come home here and find Christ, with no one to judge you. There would be no rocks thrown. In fact, we welcome people with problems because we all have problems.”

Offer yourself to God, so sin shall no longer be your master.

“You have to decide to turn from sin and die to it. A man quits getting drunk when he’s dead, he quits using drugs when he’s dead, he quits lying when he’s dead, he quits stealing when he’s dead. God let us experience a mock death, burial, and resurrection of ourselves and once we come forth from the tomb, you’re like, well, ‘I’ve been raised from the dead. I thank you, Lord.’ And if it doesn’t change your mind about how you function, that’s why you read through all the texts of the Bible. All of them say, take the bad things away, take the bad things away, add the good, take the bad things away from drugs to immorality to all of it. It just takes human beings a while to climb out of there. It’s like old habits are hard to break. We have to train ourselves to know the difference between good and evil. It’s not rocket science. It’s really not. It’s in a person’s heart. They say, you know what, what’s riding on this? You say immortality and eternal life.”

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 $1 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.Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Steve Berger Discusses How the Depth of His Relationship with God Saved Him on His Darkest Day.

November 25, 2020By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of celebrity pastors, loss of a loved one, and how to build a foundation with Christ so that no matter what comes your way, you can can stand and trust him with Steve Berger on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

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

For nearly 30 years, Steve Berger’s ministry has been marked by purpose and passion. He is the founding Pastor of Grace Chapel, in Franklin, TN, and is known for his straight-talk in the pulpit. Additionally, Berger serves as a Board Member for Promise Keepers. Together, he and his wife, Sarah, self-published “Have Heart: Bridging the Gulf between Heaven and Earth”. This project, the most personal to date, deals with the events surrounding their 19-year-old son’s entrance into Heaven.

During the height of COVID-19 Berger’s church innovation was a role model for many. He transformed his church to an atmosphere where worshipers could remain socially distanced, while receiving the gospel together. Church goers were encouraged to attend “drive-in” worship sessions, where they could remain in their car, but tune into a communal FM channel to hear the message. Following the success of the transformation, fifteen other churches within the state of Tennessee joined Berger and his drive-in services.

Highlights of Berger’s interview in the podcast include:

Pastors who seek their platform first and the Kingdom second, bring people to their message and not to Christ’s.
“If I’m committed to Christ and his kingdom, then it doesn’t matter who comes or who doesn’t come. I’m not going to be a respecter of persons. I’m not going to pander to the crowd. I made a decision thirty years ago when I was asked to be a pastor that I was going to preach the word. I’m not here to build my own platform. I’m not here to name drop. I’m not here to cater to famous people. I’m here to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Period.”

“If pastors don’t start preaching the totality of God’s word, we are going to see more and more people fall away with the difficult times that we’re coming to because what we’ve won people to is our own personality rather than the savior of the world and that’s not going to undergird them when they’re facing trial and tribulation that’s coming on this land. It’s not going to work. It’s not sufficient because it was never meant to be sufficient. God, his word, and the power of the Holy Spirit are what is sufficient. Anything else is smoke and mirrors.”

It is important to prepare a foundation with God so that on your darkest day you can still find peace in him.

“I can honestly tell you that neither my wife nor I was upset with God when our son passed. It was because we had decades of passionately loving him, following him, and seeing his hand in our life for years and years and years and years. It might have been more difficult for someone who didn’t have that depth of relationship with the Lord to have that lack of anger when a trauma happens.”

“It can be really tough to try to prepare for your moment of suffering is not the moment of suffering. It’s the days and the weeks and the months and the years prior to it. Are you building a foundation with Christ so that no matter what comes your way, you can stand and still even trust him? You might not like it, you might not enjoy it, you might have to go through some process, but at the end of the day, the thing that is most important is you keeping your faith in Christ through it all.”

As believers in Christ, we do not die. We do not go from life to death, but rather from life to life.

“ In John 11:26, Jesus says ‘he who lives and believes in me shall never die.’ So, Jesus himself is saying for someone who loves him and follows him, someone who truly knows him, that death itself doesn’t have the final word over their life. If we see death as having the final word over our lives, as Christians, and we talk about Christians who have died and they’re dead, how hopeless is that? It’s actually contrary to what Jesus taught. You will never, ever hear my wife and I, our family, and even our church family talking about Christians being dead or having died because it’s contrary to the word of God.”

The gospel tells us how we can lead a life of biblical principles and obtain salvation.

“Believe in the gospel and repent by having a change of heart and mind that causes you to change your direction. It means ‘I start looking at my life and my sin differently than I ever have before.’ I start agreeing with God that the sinful things that I’m doing are actually sinful and that they’re not just mistakes – they are things that actively separate me from God. I decide to stop running from Christ and I start running to Christ.”

“Receive Christ through a transaction where you boldly say, ‘Jesus, I receive you. I receive you as my savior.’ Then, Christ will give you the right to become a child of God.”

“Confess that you are a follower of Jesus and live a life that speaks to people. Jesus said, “if you deny me before men, I’ll deny you before my father who is in heaven. But, if you’ll confess me before men, I’ll confess you before my father, who is in heaven.’”

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 $1 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.Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Victor Marx Discusses His Journey From Brokenness to Redemption

November 19, 2020By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of trauma, coming face to face with ISIS, and accepting God’s redemption with Victor Marx on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

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

Victor Marx is a high-risk humanitarian with successful missions to Iraq, Syria, North Africa, and Southeast Asia – many times in non-permissive and high threat environments, helping orphans and widows.

Severely abused and tortured as a child, by the time he graduated from high school, Marx’s lifestyle was filled with drugs, fights, and theft. The discipline of military life and faith in God helped him recover from his traumatic childhood and empowers him to help others. Today, Victor focuses his attention on the plights of those affected by ISIS, troubled juvenile offenders, and supporting military personnel from all branches including the special operations community.

Highlights of Marx’s interview in the podcast include:

God is the ultimate healer of our traumas.
“I’ve been abused physically and sexually. I’ve seen and experienced horrible, evil, evil things, and I want to thank God that he is the redeemer. He can put a man or a woman’s mind back together because we can have his mind and we can be transformed by the renewing of our own mind, if we’re not conformed to this world. A really huge step for me was being born again and it was the gospel, just the simple gospel.”

The negative narratives we tell ourselves have the power to stunt our growth as vessels of God.
“As a teen, I struggled with self-esteem because I was thin and tall and I wasn’t good at sports, even though I was fast and fluent in martial arts. Later in life, I was working out with a powerlifter and he told me with my body composition, I could be huge. I didn’t believe him because of the negative narrative I had in my head about myself. But, he was able to convince me to try. It was through his narrative of me, that I was able to add muscle to my frame. He broke the glass ceiling for me by speaking truth to me.”

“It was because of a brother that I was able to believe. Men, don’t make your own glass ceiling. Sometimes it takes someone else telling you the truth of what you can do and far beyond. Some men think, ‘I can never get a degree. I can never speak another language. I’m only limited to this’, but we are limited by self vows, lies of the enemy. Instead, we need to seek God and ask, ‘God, you made me. What do you want me to do?’”

The Bible tells us that we are not mere men, we’re more than men.
“The Lord has made you his child and no one can ever take that away from you. Nothing can ever stop you from being his child. He deposited a piece of himself in you called the Holy Spirit and the more you surrender to the Holy Spirit, the more he will begin to grow in you as you read God’s word, pray and seek him as a tiny mustard seed. Jesus says, ‘if you love me, keep my commandments’ and there are only two of them: love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and love your neighbor as yourself. And as you grow in those, that little tiny seed turns into the giant mustard seed tree that benefits so many people. Your life will become a song to the Lord and you won’t have to stay in bondage anymore.”

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison or any of his guests.

  • 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 $1 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.Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ The Benham Brothers Reveal the Secret of Courage

November 12, 2020By PK ManagerNews

“Always remember, your greatest blessing will only be found on

 the other side of your greatest fear — that is why God brings us to these battles.” – Jason Benham

COLORADO SPRINGS COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of religious persecution, a reality series backfire, and how to find success on God’s terms on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

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

Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and best selling authors. Their accomplishments have been recognized by dozens of publications, including Inc. Magazine, Wall St. Journal, Business Leader Media, Franchise 500, and more. Their rise to success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014 — yet the show was abruptly canceled because of their commitment to Biblical values. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC’s Nightline, and Good Morning America, the Benhams continue to stand up for what they believe and encourage others to do the same.

Highlights of David’s and Jason’s interview in the podcast include:

      • God calls us to make our theology our biography.
        “Our dad would always say, if your theology is not your biography, then your theology is worthless. In other words, you can talk and pray all things God, but if it doesn’t translate into the way that you live, act, and conduct yourself, whether it’s in the marketplace, behind a pulpit or wherever you are, then your theology is worthless.”
      • God challenged the Benham Brothers on a world stage to choose if they would deny Him in favor of platform, viewers, money, and recognition.
        “We didn’t know that God was going to put us through divine sabotage and put us in a position to stand boldly for the whole world to watch. David and I would walk into places and people would clap, stating ‘You are so heroic.’
        “Little did they know, what they really needed to see is where we stood right before that. God put us on our knees and we had to repent of a man-pleasing spirit. We were operating out of a fear of man rather than a fear of God and because of that, we had a false peace. “The secret to courage is first recognizing your inner coward, so then you can allow the Holy Spirit to unleash your inner lion.”
      • Boldness apart from brokenness makes us bullies.
        “God has called you specifically to be a bridge between heaven and earth. God doesn’t want us to just pray, ‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ — He wants us to participate. Jesus was the ultimate bridge, but now we participate in bridging that gap. As Ezekiel 22 says ‘God is looking for a man and a woman who will stand in that gap and become that bridge,’ but there are ditches on both sides because as we learned through our story: boldness apart from brokenness makes a bully.”“Boldness apart from brokenness makes you a bully. Brokenness, apart from boldness, makes you a bystander. But, what God wants is for you to stand boldly on a foundation of brokenness so that you can become a bridge.”
      • God defines success as faithfulness “It doesn’t matter if you are working for a man who owns a landscape company, the cook at Waffle House or a CEO — it doesn’t matter where you are. What God is calling for is faithfulness: for you to make your work your worship. And when you’re faithful, God promises that he is going to bless that abundantly and you’ll do things like give more in value than you take in pay wherever you are.”

    MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison or any of his guests.

  • 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 $1 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.

    Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

    Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ John Stonestreet Talks About the Growing Divide in America and the Importance of Christian Men to Remain Unwavering In Their Biblical Values

November 5, 2020By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of critical theory, the “nonessential” church and the necessity of mentoring the next generation of Christian men on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

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

John Stonestreet serves as president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He’s a sought-after author and speaker on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics. John is the daily voice of BreakPoint, the nationally syndicated commentary on the culture founded by the late Chuck Colson. He is also the voice of the Point, a daily one-minute feature on worldview, apologetics, and cultural issues.

Highlights of Stonestreet’s interview in the podcast include:

Defining critical theory
“Critical theory puts forward a story of the world based on power and balance. There are some that have power and there are some that don’t —and when you have power, you always oppress those that don’t. One of the problems with this theory is that it gives moral authority to oppress those that are identified as oppressed groups.”

“According to critical theory, your most important identity is defined by the groups that you are part of. Christianity gives us a common humanity. Every single person’s made in the image, likeness of God. Christianity doesn’t trivialize race. Christianity talks about different tongues, tribes, nations, and languages — that’s what scripture tells us. But, Christianity gives us a common humanity that goes a level deeper and that is what gives us dignity.”

The “nonessential” church
“There was a tradition of Christians who already thought of church as nonessential prior to COVID-19. That is what concerns me — it wasn’t only that the government openly called church nonessential. It was that many Christians revealed themselves as believing the church was nonessential and a nonessential part of their lives. Is that a problem with the church or is that a problem with the Christian? And I think the answer is both.”

“If we think that the entire transaction of Christianity is ‘I’m a sinner and I am now forgiven’ without any followup, then we completely decontextualize salvation from the larger story of the Bible, which is God creates this world and God raises up in Christ a new creation to help him in this process of making all things new.”

Mentoring the upcoming generation of Christian men
“As Christian men, we love our families, care for our families, disciple our kids, take care of what we can’t take care of and we mentor the boy at church who doesn’t have a dad. It is the responsibility of men to mentor these boys that are lacking father figures so we can lift them up.”

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison or any of his guests.

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 $1 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.

Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.