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.  

 

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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.

Christian Men’s Ministry Promise Keepers Invites Couples to Launch Their Valentine’s Day Weekend by Joining Virtual Couples Session on Feb. 13

February 11, 2021By PK ManagerPromise Keepers Event

Promise Keepers (PK), a ministry focused on helping men live lives of integrity, is hosting a Virtual Couples Session on February 13. This free, fast-paced, practical 90-minute session will feature marital advice and encouragement from past Promise Keeper speakers as well as new faces. Including:

  • Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg
  • Brian and Melissa Chu
  • Dr. Johnny and Lezlyn Parker (Turn the Page)
  • Corwin and Kim Anthony
  • Dan Seaborn

Special appearances will be made by:

  • Dave and Ann Wilson (FamilyLife)
  • Jonathan Evans
  • Dr. Crawford Loritts
  • Addison Bevere
  • Brad Stine
  • Victor Marx

Wives are welcome and encouraged to join their husbands, as speakers provide insights and skills to build a strong marriage grounded in unity. The couples session is a perfect opportunity for those who are married and for those who intend to marry.

Ken Harrison, CEO of Promise Keepers, said, “The Promise Keepers Couples Session is the perfect way to kick off an unforgettable Valentine’s Day weekend. So buy a box of chocolates for your wife and invite her to watch with you!”

The Promise Keepers Virtual Couples Session starts on February 13 at 9 AM (Pacific) | 10 AM (Mountain) | 11 AM (Central) | 12 PM (Eastern). The Couples Session is free, and you can register at: https://promisekeepers.org/marriage/

The Couples Session will also be available on-demand after the event at Youtube.com/PromiseKeepers and Facebook.com/PromiseKeepers

For more information about PK’s Couples Session or to interview any of the speakers, contact Ashton Compton at Press@theKcompany.co

Virtual Men’s Marriage Summit Combines Expert Insights with App-Based Community to Build Strong Marriages in Stressful Times

February 4, 2021By PK ManagerNews, Promise Keepers Event

The completely free two-hour online Marriage Summit is just the beginning. Through the free Promise Keepers App, men can take daily steps to build a better marriage.

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on marriages in America—but pundits can’t agree on what that effect is. As W. Bradford Wilcox noted in “The Good and Bad News about Marriage in the Time of COVID, “The popular takes on marriage in the time of COVID-19 run all over the map. COVID-19 is straining American families. No, maybe it’s making them stronger. Divorce rates in America are soaring, says the Daily Mail, while The New York Post says, no, divorce rates are falling.”

Couples are stressed out, and while some are seeking divorce, others are experiencing, in the words of the American Family Survey, increased appreciation of their spouses and deepened commitment to their marriages. The Promise Keepers (PK) Virtual Men’s Marriage Summit is designed to provide men with the insight, encouragement, and skills they need, whether to build a stronger, more satisfying marriage, or revive a marriage that is stagnating or even in trouble.
The fourth promise of a Promise Keeper is a commitment to build strong marriages and families through love, protection, and biblical values. With this in mind, PK has created a 3-Week Marriage Challenge which uses free the Promise Keepers app to help men take practical daily steps to build the skills of a strong marriage. Any man, anywhere, at any time, can join the challenge through the app.
Ken Harrison, chairman of PK, observed:

“PK is known for assembling amazing communicators to inspire and motivate men to be godly husbands. But just as there is more to becoming a good pilot than watching an inspiring video on an F-22 Raptor, there is more to becoming a good husband than being inspired by an encouraging talk. Anything important takes will and skill. Marriage is no different.

 

“That’s why I’m excited about PK’s new 3-Week Challenge in the free Promise Keepers app. First, men are made for action, and the 3-Week Challenge gives men something to do every day to build not only knowledge, but skill through practice. Second, men are made for community, and through the app, men can encourage each other along the way.”

 

The challenge includes:

  • Daily scriptures, activities and weekly challenges including leaderboards and gamification
  • Additional resources, videos, and practical application from marriage experts
  • Small, virtual groups of fellow men with discussion-based forums
  • 21 Day Prayer Guide

Here’s what men are saying about the 3-Week Marriage Challenge:

  • “Loving Day 1 – Challenge accepted!”
  • “My wife needed me during painful times. I wasn’t there for her. Didn’t realize until today through Rick Burgess’ story how lonely and scared she must have been.”
  • “Day 3 – Wow this is a toe stepping article. So true. I need to be better about this.”
  • “This is so good. Just what I needed.”
  • “Wish I had heard this a long time ago!”
  • On Day 6: “Small things add up to big successes!”

The 3-Week Marriage Challenge was designed as a follow-up to the PK Virtual Marriage Summit, a free, fast-paced two-hour experience designed to provide information and inspiration just for men. It’s available on demand on Facebook and YouTube.

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” 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

 

To schedule interviews with Ken Harrison or any of the speakers, contact Ashton Compton at 714-457-6489.

Men’s Marriage Virtual Summit

January 23, 2021By Nicole StarkPromise Keepers Event, Uncategorized

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.

Watch on Facebook

Watch on YouTube

After the virtual event, the challenge will be led on the Promise Keepers’ app and will include:

  • Daily scripture, activities and weekly challenges including leaderboards and gamification
  •  Additional resources from marriage experts – articles, videos, bonus materials and footage from the Marriage event
  • Community Group and Small groups discussion
  • 21 Day Prayer Guide (we will post one prayer each day, but you can also download the full 21-Day Prayer Guide as a PDF).

Step 1: Watch the event on Promise Keepers Facebook or YouTube

Step 2: Download the all-new Promise Keepers App

Step 3: Engage in the App Community and 3-week Challenge

Step 4: Invite friends to join!

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/.

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As Divisions Deepen in America, Promise Keepers Calls Christian Men to Action with Two Special Events Designed to Demonstrate the Power of Biblical Unity

October 7, 2020By PK ManagerNews, Promise Keepers Event

“In conjunction with Promise 6 Sunday, Promise Keepers Introduces Its First Roundtable Discussion on Unity with a Who’s Who of Christian Leaders.”

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Founded in 1990 by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers (PK) is calling men back to courageous and bold servant leadership by sparking a movement that will mobilize millions of men to follow Christ into today’s broken world as changemakers for their families, churches and communities.

Promise Keepers is committed to unifying men in today’s broken world as America endures the burden of division. The sixth promise of a Promise Keeper is to reach beyond any racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of biblical unity.

To honor this promise, Promise Keepers is leading two vital initiatives in October.

The first initiative is a recorded roundtable discussion on unity, moderated by Promise Keepers’ chairman Ken Harrison, and featuring some of America’s foremost religious leaders:

● James Lankford, U.S. senator, and Promise Keepers’ board member.

● AR Bernard, spiritual leader of the Christian Cultural Center in New York City and Promise Keepers’ board member.

● Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and Promise Keepers’ board member.

● Donald Burgs, Jr., president of African American Fellowship of Southern Baptist Convention of Texas; director of International Relations of NBCA, International; executive board member of National American Fellowship and Promise Keepers’ board member.

● Chad Hennings, founder of Wingmen Ministries, COO/Partner at Rubicon Representation, and Promise Keepers’ board member.

Ken Harrison explained the strategic significance of the roundtable: “We convened and recorded this roundtable so that pastors and churches could review discuss, and share the roundtable

between Oct. 9 to Oct. 24 to motivate them to take tangible action toward unity in their own communities, through an event we’re calling ‘Promise 6 Sunday.’”

The second initiative is calling the men of the nation to get involved in Promise 6 Sunday on Oct. 25.

Promise Keepers is calling upon individual men, churches, small groups, and Bible studies to commit to participating in a unity-building activity, such as:

● Meeting up with members of another church for a potluck in a local park or connecting with another family over dinner.

● Committing to volunteer on a community service project with another church, crossing racial or denominational lines

● Trading pulpits for a single Sunday morning with a pastor whose congregation serves a community different from yours.

● Committing to working alongside another church or plan ways to work together in a local ministry/service project.

To learn more about Promise Keeper’s commitment to unity and their October unity events, visit PromiseKeepersEvent.com. To register to participate in Promise 6 Sunday, visit https://PromiseKeepersEvent.com/register-for-promise-6-sunday/.

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.

www.promisekeepers.org
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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.

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.