Promise Keepers Reaches 1 Million Men from 65 Countries and All 50 U.S. States through Its Free Global Digital Experience – Next Events & Initiative Announced

August 21, 2020By PK ManagerNews, Promise Keepers Event

Thousands More Participate Daily as Word Spreads and Men Watch the Event on Social Media, Partner Sites, and the Newly Launched Promise Keepers App.

 

Encore Presentation Planned for Friday, September 11, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Promise Keepers, the men’s ministry founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney and known for their massive stadium events, brought the power of that stadium experience to homes, churches, universities, military installations, Salvation Army locations, and prisons across the country and around the world through its first-ever online Global Digital Experience July 31 and Aug. 1, 2020. At that event, Promise Keepers not only announced their 2021 national event, they also announced a new nationwide imitative for October and debuted a wealth of resources for men.

The Global Digital Experience reached men in 85 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) and all 50 states. The worldwide reach of the event was accomplished through livestreaming, hundreds of simulcast locations, and partner organizations that simulcast the event through their own social media platforms.

The Global Digital Experience is available on-demand, and thousands of men are watching the sessions daily. So far, the Global Digital Experience has reached 1 million men — including over 750,000 who participated on both days. We also have the potential to reach millions more through our influential partner network.

Vance Day, president of Promise Keepers, said:

“When we announced the Global Digital Experience six weeks ago, we had a strong sense that God was calling us to more — to reach more men with more ministry in more places. As Paul says in Ephesians 3:20, ‘by his mighty power at work within us [He] is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes.’ And this is precisely what God has done — taking an event designed for 80,000 in one place and transforming it into a planetwide event that would reach millions — including nations where Christians are actively persecuted like China, Pakistan, India and Saudi Arabia. And this is just the beginning. To God be all the glory.”

The Global Digital Experience convened some of the world’s most powerful communicators and worship leaders, but with a difference.

As Ken Harrison, CEO of Promise Keepers, said at the beginning of the event as he invited the men to “buckle your chinstraps:”

“We’re going to take on issues in a real way the way real men do. This is not going to be churchy. We’re not trying to make you more moral. We’re not trying to make you more religious. We want to tell you that we found grace and joy through our Lord Jesus Christ; that the way to be a better man is to be a better disciple of Jesus. And when you become a better disciple of Jesus, then you become the man you’ve always wanted to be.”

“You won’t become the man you want to be through self-effort, through self-help, through a strong will, or by trying to obey some rules somebody somewhere told you that you need to do. The way you become the man you want to be is by knowing Jesus Christ, the grace and joy He has.”

“I know some of you out there feel like you’re not good enough for Jesus. I’m telling you that you are. You’re going to hear some authentic stories from men who have failed, but who have been brought up by the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s going to be amazing what He can do in your life.”

Other notable announcements at the Global Digital Experience include:

Post Event Follow-up: Men are already digging into the post-event follow up resources to connect them in community and with tools to help them in all areas of life. The New Believers Guide is reaching hundreds of men through an email sign up on our homepage and within the app.

Our Bible Study is a free resource for churches and individuals and available as a PDF download and as an interactive feature in the Promise Keepers’ APP with the ability for men to engage in discussion questions and provides suggested action steps. It has been requested over 2,500 times and will be released shortly.

The app and along with the private Promise Keepers’ Facebook Group are both growing in numbers of registered users and men engaging in the content and the community.

Global Digital Experience ENCORE Showing Friday, Sept. 11, 2020: This program distills the best of the two-day event into five power-packed hours. Promise Keepers is also adding translation into 20 languages for the Encore Presentation.

Promise Six Unity Sunday Oct. 25, 2020: Promise Keepers takes its name from the seven key promises of a godly man. Promise Six states: “A Promise Keeper is committed to reaching beyond any racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of biblical unity.” Because of this, Promise Keepers is mobilizing to energize men across the country to reach out in their communities to tear down the walls of racism, division, ignorance, and prejudice and be at the forefront of meaningful dialogue and meaningful change.

Promise Keepers App Launched for iOS and Android: The app is a “digital brotherhood” that will connect men across geographic, generational, and denominational lines so men can connect and grow and do life with each other. The app provides an ignition point for relationship and discipleship while providing real-time help for issues that men face.

Nicole Stark, Director of Marketing and Operations at Promise Keepers, said:

“The new era of Promise Keepers we began last year combines the best of classic Promise Keepers with the possibilities afforded by the latest technology. Think about it as the difference between analog and digital. Today, digital integration not only allows us to do stadium events, but it also allows us to provide the full spectrum of men’s ministry: a catalytic event that sparks fellowship, discipleship and change-making teams of men in communities everywhere, working together to impact the core of our culture — and we will continue to do ministry 365 days a year even after the event ends. We are meeting men where they are — in church, at a friend’s watch party, on social media or through an app.”

For more information about the resources, the app, or to register for the encore event, visit PromiseKeepersEvent.com.

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, 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.

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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Washington Post Covers PK 2020

August 13, 2020By PK ManagerNews, Promise Keepers Event

Thirty years ago, a Christian men’s movement began as a meeting of dozens of men with a prominent former football coach. Its biggest moment was a gathering of hundreds of thousands of people on the Mall in 1997. Now, Promise Keepers is attempting to make a comeback, but not in the way it had planned.

On Friday, the evangelical organization began its free, two-day event online, bringing together men from more than 65 countries to hear from former sports figures, Christian musicians and famous pastors and authors. Organizers originally hoped to draw 80,000 men to a stadium outside Dallas for their first major arena-based event in close to a decade.

“We’re showing this to a huge conglomeration of churches in India — it’s going to be translated into Hindi — and all over South America, translated into Spanish, and it’s also being translated into Polish,” said Ken Harrison, the organization’s unpaid chief executive since early 2018. “What seemed like a huge disappointment ended up being a huge blessing.”

He said about 500 churches in the United States are planning to host public simulcasts of the virtual event, with others choosing to keep their plans private in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event — prerecorded mostly in Nashville — was to feature messages from Dallas megachurch pastor Tony Evans and Indiana-based Christian counselor Steve Arterburn and the music of contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith and American Idol finalist Danny Gokey.

Harrison said he expects some women who are “curious” will watch and be able to see for themselves what Promise Keepers is about. But the official response to registrants — estimated at more than 1 million — discourages men from watching with the women in their lives, at least at first.

“We encourage men to participate in the event in a mens-only setting initially,” it said, citing the merits of women-centered events. “There is a different dynamic when men hear these messages together versus in a setting with women/wives/daughters/friends. We encourage men to invite their wives and other ladies to watch in a second session after the men have been able to watch together.”

Read the full story at the Washington Post.

 

 

Kingdom Men Taking Action

August 6, 2020By PK ManagerPromise Keepers Event

“Our nation is falling apart, our families are falling apart, our churches have become weak,” Pastor Tony Evans said. “Why? Because men have become missing in action. They’ve come to the soft definition of Christianity…rather than this radical commitment to Jesus Christ and their Christian faith.

From July 31 to August 1st, Promise Keepers 2020 Virtual Event launched via livestream. Churches participated across the world, streaming PK 2020 to socially-distanced gatherings of men.

Over 750,000 men have watched the livestream so far—but the event isn’t over yet.

Men who viewed the livestream are stepping out and taking action. Rebroadcasts of the Promise Keepers 2020 Virtual Event are being scheduled at churches across the country as more spread the word. Men are also now signing up for the Promise Keepers app, which a connection hub to Bible study resources, sermons, and connection with other PK men.

“I challenge you to not be satisfied to be a male,” Dr. Evans said in his keynote session. “It’s time for us to become Kingdom men rising.”

Next Steps:

Promise Keepers 2020 is HERE

July 31, 2020By PK ManagerPromise Keepers Event

The Promise Keepers 2020 Virtual Event is happening! Don’t miss out on this incredible, FREE virtual experience. We’re calling on men everywhere to STAND TOGETHER as the men God intended us to be. Our livestream event is designed to bring men together—even in spaces that are socially apart.

Together we will bless our families, strengthen our churches, transform our communities, and reignite a new generation. Will you join us?

Register now for instant access. It’s free. 

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Keynote speakers for 2020 Promise Keepers Global Digital Experience include:

Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. His radio broadcast, “The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans,” can be heard on over 1,200 US radio outlets daily and in more than 130 countries.

John Gray, senior pastor of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, and an associate pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston. A prolific writer, John is the author of I Am Number 8: Overlooked and Undervalued, but Not Forgotten by God and Win from Within: Finding Yourself by Facing Yourself.

Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in the District of Columbia, one of the most innovative and influential churches in America, and a New York Times bestselling author of 15 books, including WhisperChase the Lion and The Circle Maker.

Bob Goff, author of The New York Times bestselling Love Does and Everybody, Always as well as the bestselling Love Does for Kids. He is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda, an attorney, and the founder of Love Does — a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia.

Steve Arterburn, host of the #1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling radio show, “New Life Live!” He is the teaching pastor at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. He is a prolific author with over 10 million copies of his books in print. He is the author of the popular “Every Man’s” series and produced the award-winning Life Recovery Bible.

John Eldredge, author of The New York Times bestselling, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul and Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul, co-authored with his wife, Stasi. He is the president of “Ransomed Heart,” which helps people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s Kingdom.

Edgar Sandoval, Chief Operating Officer, World Vision U.S., a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Sandoval recommitted his life to Christ at a Promise Keepers’ event in Dallas in 2002.

Luis Palau, Andrew Palau & Kevin Palau, leaders of Luis Palau Association, which exists to proclaim the Good News, unite the church and impact cities worldwide. Luis Palau, along with his sons Andrew and Kevin, have shared the Gospel with hundreds of millions of people around the world through evangelistic events and media.

Ken Coleman, host of “The Ken Coleman Show” on the Ramsey Network that airs in more than 35 cities every weekday. He helps people discover what they were born to do and the practical steps to make their dream job a reality. Ken is the #1 national bestselling author of The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead to the Career You Love.

Miles McPherson, senior pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego and a former NFL football player. He founded “Do Something Church,” dedicated to equipping churches to transform the world by successfully meeting their community’s needs. His latest book, The Third Option, calls on us to see people not by the color of their skin, but as humans created in the image of God.

Bishop Joseph Garlington, senior pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh. He is the Presiding Bishop of Reconciliation! Ministries International, an international network of churches that spans the globe with nearly a thousand congregations worldwide. He is an accomplished musician, author and scholar, whose work touches millions through radio and TV.

Reggie Dabbs, one of the most sought-after public school and event speakers around the world for more than two decades. From professional athletes and stay-at-home moms to high school students, Reggie relentlessly chases his personal passion around the globe by sharing his own astonishing story of tragedy, redemption, and hope with millions of people each year.

Steve Berger, the founding pastor of Grace Chapel, in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Steve is known for his straight talk in the pulpit. With his wife, Sarah, they published Have Heart: Bridging the Gulf between Heaven and Earth about the events surrounding their 19-year-old son’s entrance into Heaven.

David J. Harris, host of the “David J. Harris Jr. Live,” a weekday program that covers current events. He is the founder of DavidHarrisJr.com, a website aimed at bringing truth to news reporting. His latest book, Why I Couldn’t Stay Silent, tells a story of one man’s pursuit to shine light in the darkness and make sense out of the gloom clouding our country’s greatness.

The Benham Brothers, Jason and David, are founders of the Benham Real Estate Group, one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and former professional baseball players. Fearless witnesses for Christ, they were fired from their popular HGTV show because of their stand for biblical morality. They are the authors of Bold and Broken.

Jonathan Evans, who serves with his pastor, friend and father, Dr. Tony Evans, both in the local church and the national ministry. He is a former NFL fullback who serves as the chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys and co-chaplain of the Dallas Mavericks. He teamed up with his father to write, Get in the Game: A Spiritual Workout for Athletes.

Greg Stier, founder and president of Dare 2 Share Ministries (D2S), a ministry that equips teenagers to share their faith relationally. Greg has trained over a million teens and adults in the last 20 years. A former pastor, church planter and youth leader, he is the author of 16 books, including Dare 2 Share: A Field Guide to Sharing Your Faith.