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October 5, 2022By PK ManagerUncategorized No Comments

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Men often struggle with mental health issues on their own because they’re afraid of looking weak. Even when they’re dealing with serious depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts, they often don’t tell anyone because they’re afraid of how they’ll be perceived by their friends, spouses, and colleagues.

But true strength isn’t always about gritting your teeth. Sometimes, true strength – the kind that demonstrates love and self-sacrifice – is asking for help.

That’s what “Carried: Real Support for Mental Health” is all about. We’ve gathered some of the nation’s top pastors and mental health experts for a one-hour summit on October 25th at 8PM ET. You’ll be given information about the most common mental health struggles men face: not just serious issues like depression but also everyday stresses and anxieties. You’ll hear real stories from real guys, and you’ll see that you’re not alone and there’s no shame in asking for help. We’re here to carry each other.

That one-hour online event will be followed by a 21-day challenge to get in community with other men as we dig into practical resources and discussion. You’ll be given tools that truly help and, more importantly, you’ll have access to the global community of Promise Keeping men. You’ll be able to connect with other men who also struggle with their mental health, and together, you’ll walk the road to renewal.

Your family and community are counting on you to be strong enough to ask for help. Carried is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Click here to register.

Important Tulsa Update

July 21, 2022By PK ManagerUncategorized

After last year’s amazing Promise Keepers event at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, we were excited to hold a bigger event this year in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We couldn’t wait to once again gather together to worship the Lord in a city that has always welcomed Promise Keepers with open arms.

Unfortunately, we’ve decided to call off the Tulsa event. (Scroll down for the good news, though!) At this time, our team has come to believe that the Lord wants us to focus our attention on another project. Our team is disappointed that we will not get to see you in Tulsa this year.

From Promise Keepers Chairman, Ken Harrison:

In my zeal for a follow-up to our successful event in July 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, I made a decision to have a Promise Keepers event in Tulsa in October 2022. This was done without enough prayer for God’s leading, without enough collaboration with the Promise Keepers board, and without first going to the pastors in Tulsa.

Tulsa has always been one of Promise Keepers favorite cities, filled with great churches, godly leadership and wonderful people. All tickets sold thus far will be refunded immediately.

Here’s the good news—we’re working on a new project with the potential to reach thousands more men. 

We’re talking about the upcoming Stand in the Gap 25th anniversary documentary. 

On October 4, 1997, 1.4 million men gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to pray for their families, confess their sins, and intercede for their nation. If our country ever needed more prayer, more confession, and more intercession, that time is now.

So, we’re producing a documentary that will offer a glimpse into what can happen when the men of our nation stand up and commit to following God’s plan for their lives.

The Stand in the Gap 25th Anniversary Documentary will air worldwide on October 4, and you’ll be able to watch it online–for free. 

If you attended Stand in the Gap, you know that God moved powerfully at that larger-than-life event. It was front-page national news, and the movement it sparked changed the lives of thousands of men.

We believe this documentary will be the same kind of spark. Our goal has always been to challenge each generation to stand up for Christ. Young men need to know what’s possible when they join with their brothers, commit to the 7 Promises, and Stand in the Gap. This documentary can show them.

But you don’t have to wait for the documentary to air! We offer powerful online resources that allow you to connect with your brothers in Christ no matter where you are. You can find devotionals, testimonials, and classic Promise Keepers content on the PK app. We also host regular online events covering topics like fatherhood, marriage and relationships, sexual purity, and mental health that you can attend from anywhere in the world.

As we work to reschedule the Tulsa event, you have the resources to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with your brothers to find fellowship and sharpen your faith:

As Ken said, if you’ve already purchased tickets for the Tulsa event, the purchase price will be refunded immediately. You’ll also receive a signed book as our thanks to you for your support and patience.

Thanks for being a Promise Keeper. Be on the lookout for more updates in the coming weeks!

A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World

June 28, 2022By Nicole StarkUncategorized

It’s time to cure our culture’s cowardice.

Are you ready to stop wasting time and start turning your mundane life into one of adventure and blessing? Ken Harrison, Chairman and CEO of Promise Keepers, masterfully weaves together powerful stories and deep truths from Scripture to point you to the life for which God has called you.

Ask Christians what they expect to happen to them after they die, and most will say they will go to heaven. And they’ll probably say that they will meet Jesus and hope to hear Him say, “Well done good and faithful servant.” But many believers know they are not living up to God’s calling on their lives. In fact, many might even admit their lives don’t honor God at all—at least Mondays through Saturdays.

In A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World, Ken Harrison masterfully uses his stories as a Los Angeles police officer, businessman, and leader of the largest Christian men’s movement Promise Keepers to explain and illustrate deep truths from God’s Word. This isn’t your typical inspirational book—it’s a hard-hitting work that packs a lot of truth into an easy-to-read page-turner. Each chapter starts and ends with a gripping story that has a twist, a “rest of the story” at the end of the chapter, and packs intense biblical truth and wisdom in the middle. You will:

  • Have a clear picture of what being a true follower of Christ looks like and how to become one
  • Gain insightful truths that lead to genuine “Aha!” moments in your life
  • Experience stories you won’t forget and that create a lasting change to your faith
  • Learn what the Bible says about the myriad of issues in today’s culture

Are you ready to take the first step towards a more courageous and bold life lived in Jesus? In A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World, find the motivation you’ve been longing for.

Hot off the press! The book is ranked #1 in Christian Leadership on Amazon.com.

Buy the book through Promise Keepers

Ken Harrison, Chairman and CEO of Promise Keepers, recently spoke with The Stream’s Nancy Flory about his new book, A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World.

He explains how men are leaving the church because of what he calls “cheap grace,” and that many Christians will stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ and regret how they lived their lives because they could’ve received a much greater reward. Ken wants Christians to be daring in their faith and stand up for biblical values and be strong and courageous, even when society hates them and persecutes them.

Excerpts below:

Nancy: Why did you write the book [A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World]?

Ken: Well, in running Promise Keepers, I’ve seen that men are leaving the church in droves. You ask yourself why and there’s a lot of reasons … people give, but as I really talked to men, ‘Why are you leaving the church? What, what’s the point?,’ what I began to come up with is this idea of cheap grace, that it seemed inherently unjust to them and untrue, that if Jesus died for the sins of everybody, all they had to do was say a [prayer] and then everybody just went to the same heaven and that was it. And therefore life didn’t seem to have any make any difference or matter.

The idea was, ‘Well, if I said the magic prayer, then why should I go through the effort of going to church and tithing and doing all that stuff? What’s the point?’ And I thought, ‘I need to answer that question for them.’

Nancy: You also [wrote] that being certain of God’s will produces daring faith. How can we be certain of God’s will?

Ken: It says in Isaiah ‘whether you turn to the left or to the right, you’ll hear a voice behind you saying this is the way. Walk in it.’ And that’s a promise to people who have been completely abandoned in him. And I find that when I’m truly close to the Lord, there’s nothing inhibiting. There’s no sin or even preconceived notions, anger, bitterness, anything. His will is so clear, his voice is so clear. And then when it becomes cloudy, I realize [that] God doesn’t move. I move. And so if I’ve lost sight or his voice has become less clear, it means there’s something not right in my life. And so, at least for me, the clarity of his voice is a really good temperature gauge for how I’m doing spiritually.

Nancy: Is there something that I haven’t asked you that you think our readers would need to know or benefit from knowing about your book?

Ken: I think that courage comes from humility and a full grasp of the truth. When we’re not positive about what is true, then it’s hard for us to act boldly because we’re not positive that we’re right. And I think that this is what we see today. If we were to look back 10 years ago … it would be horrifying and shocking for us to think that Disney would be angry about a law about telling a five-year-old girl that maybe she’s a boy behind her parents’ back. That would be unfathomable only 10 years ago. In fact, John Stonestreet has a great quote. He says, ‘What was unthinkable 10 years ago is unquestionable today.’ I love that quote.

Why has such perversion of the truth advanced so fast and so quickly? I think it’s because Christians are not prepared with solid truth so that when Satan comes out with these awful evil lies, too many Christians just really don’t know how to respond. They just kind of stand there with their mouth gaping going, ‘I know that’s terrible, but I can’t explain why.’ And it’s because we have such a lack of knowledge of Scripture. And I think if we can call men and women back to God’s Word, back to understanding that what you do in this life very much matters for your entire eternity, I think that we’ll start to get men and women motivated to get back into Scripture, start standing up for truth and start risking a little bit of unpopularity. As I said [in] the book, the Sermon on the Mount is basically like this recipe that it starts off with ‘poor in spirit.’ That’s when you really start on the road to holiness, once you are poor in spirit. And the end of it, once we get all the way to holy, Jesus says blessed are you [when] you’re persecuted and people say all kinds of evil things about you.

Read the full article

Buy A Daring Faith Through a Cowardly World through Promise Keepers.

NEW 7 Promises of a Promise Keeper Course

February 2, 2022By Nicole StarkUncategorized

It’s time to get back to the basics.

Millions of men around the world have changed their lives, saved their marriages, and walked more deeply with the Lord by committing to the 7 Promises. These seven simple promises are a rock in turbulent times, and that’s truer now than ever:

  1. Honor
  2. Brotherhood
  3. Integrity
  4. Family
  5. Serving
  6. Unity
  7. Obedience

Now, we’re pleased to announce a new, eight-week course on the 7 Promises that we’re offering to Promise Keepers worldwide absolutely free.

Starting this week on the Promise Keepers App, we’ll be covering one promise each week until we’ve reviewed all seven promises.

We’ll be rolling out exclusive access to legacy Promise Keepers materials featuring pastors and leaders like Coach Bill McCartney, Dr. Jack Hayford, Rev. Wellington Boone, Dr. Gary Chapman, Dr. Howard Hendricks, Dr. Steve Farrar, John C. Maxwell.

This eight-week course is absolutely free – all you have to do is download the official Promise Keepers App.

As the new year kicks off, take this opportunity to recommit to the 7 Promises by following along as we seek to honor God, love our brothers, and serve our families with integrity – together.

 

Support PK Projects in 2022

November 24, 2021By Nicole StarkUncategorized

We Inspire Men to Reach HIGHER!

What an amazing event the Promise Keepers 2021 Men’s Conference was — all to GLORIFY our Lord and commit to a life of integrity along with thousands of other men. The events of the past several years have highlighted our world’s brokenness and desperate need for truth, hope, and redemption. We at Promise Keepers recognize that we as a nation are indeed at a crossroad.

Senator James Lankford summed up the crisis men are facing—and why Promise Keepers can be part of God’s solution.

Never in world history have men had so many distractions. Our nation, our families and our communities desperately need men to engage in what matters. I am committed to Promise Keepers because it puts a God-sized challenge in front of this generation of men and boys and it calls them to love, lead and listen in Christ’s name. It is time for men to seek forgiveness, take responsibility and set the example for others to follow. If we want our families and our world to be different, we must show men a better way.

As we come out of the pandemic, men have been left distracted, confused and looking for hope. Something certain and a clear role to play in their families, communities and workplaces. This is the heart of Promise Keepers; to equip men to stand during difficult times, to lead with integrity, with honor, with grace and with a humble heart. Now, maybe more than ever, we need the heart of our Father to be seen, to be heard, to be experienced so that all people will know He is The Great Promise Keeper. When we as humans fail, He does not. We saw four generations of men come together and experience a great move of God in Arlington, Texas this July. We witnessed hearts renewed, relationships restored. It was NOT ONLY those in attendance who experienced this renewal. But generations of men around the world who joined the event in churches and homes virtually across the U.S. and from 22 countries.

Tens of thousands of men will continue to be activated to lead and serve through the Promise Keepers event of today that goes beyond the impact in a single location. Moving forward we will continue to multiply the impact of our events through technology that allows us to both reach bigger audiences while connecting them in smaller local groups like never before.

The real hearts of men were changed, and the stories continue to pour in from grandfathers, fathers, and women who have seen the men in their lives living for God like never before. You may have missed the event live. But it’s not too late to join the movement. With your gift of any amount, you’ll receive digital access to videos of all of the messages from the Dallas weekend. You can engage in the sessions as much as you desire. Even share them with your family, friends or small group. We want you with us as we move forward.

We’re trusting God to move in your heart and the hearts of thousands of other men to answer the call and provide the financial support we need to expand and ignite the movement of men. A much needed movement today to impact our neighborhoods, churches and our nation. In addition to the Dallas messages, with your gift you’ll receive access to our top 4 Promise Keepers legacy messages.

The need is great. In fact, your support is more important today than at any time since our founding. Every day the next generation of men is bombarded with messages contrary to our beliefs and our God. Will you help us strengthen men across this nation and raise up the next generation of Promise Keepers in His image?

All I ask is that you prayerfully ask God what He would have you do to support this movement. Then, in that and all things, do as He leads.

Make your gift online today and we will send you a link for immediate access to both the Dallas event messages and our Top 4 Promise Keepers legacy messages.

PK2021 Recap – Reaching Men Worldwide

September 8, 2021By web expertsUncategorized

What an amazing event the Promise Keepers 2021 Men’s Conference was — all to GLORIFY our Lord and commit to a life of integrity along with thousands of other men.

Thousands joined us in AT&T Stadium and around the world at hundreds of church host sites in 22 countries – Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Liberia, Guatemala, Belize and more. Over 500 churches around the world simulcast the event into churches of all sizes. If you’d like to bring the PK Conference to your church, visit www.promisekeepersevent.com/simulcast. Churches are still hosting this event!

What’s Next?

Men are connecting after the event at host churches and on the Promise Keepers community discipleship app. Men are taking the challenge to serve their communities through our all-new Volunteer Hub. We are releasing the “Video on Demand” (online access to watch the conference) and launching a Bible Study / Discussion Guide. Pre-order the PK2021 Men’s Conference online and we’ll send it to you once available with language translation next week.

Additional Resources

Our 7 Promises Guide is always available on our website and an engaging version within the App (under EQUIP, then eCourses).

Our plans for 2022 will be announced in the coming weeks.

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PK2021: Leaders for Their Church and Community

July 8, 2021By Nicole StarkUncategorized

‘Leaders for Their Church and Community’: Promise Keepers’ 2021 Men’s Conference Coming to Texas’ AT&T Stadium

Promise Keepers, a Christ-centered organization dedicated to helping men grow in their Christian faith, is gearing up for its 2021 men’s conference at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas from July 16 – 17.

Founded in 1990 by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers (PK) is a movement that encourages men to be Christ-like leaders for their church and community.

The two-day event held at the home field of the Dallas Cowboys will feature a special panel of prominent speakers including Pastor AR Bernard; Jonathan Evans, chaplain for Dallas Cowboys; and Nick Vujicic, founder of Life Without Limbs; plus, many more.

Christian music artists Tauren Wells and Cody Carnes are also scheduled to perform at the July 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,” said PK Chairman Ken Harrison. “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.”

For those who are unable to attend in person, the event will be simulcast around the globe.  It will be available via real-time audio translation with closed captions in multiple languages. The conference’s simulcast will be available to homes, small groups, churches, military bases, and colleges.

The event aims to bring a positive message that will inspire transformation and empower men so they can return home equipped to lead their families, communities, and country.

On another positive note for conference attendees, AT&T Stadium officials have lifted all COVID-19 seating restrictions for the event.

PK’s 2021 Men’s Conference is scheduled for Friday, July 16, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, July 17, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Click here to buy tickets: https://promisekeepers.brushfire.com/2021/454122

Click here to find a church simulcasting near you: www.promisekeepersevent.com/join

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

June 9, 2021By PK ManagerUncategorized

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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ABOUT PROMISE KEEPERS

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

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

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

 

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Jesus is the Answer to Every Marriage Crisis

May 19, 2021By PK ManagerUncategorized

By: Rick Burgess

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit promisekeepers.org/marriage/

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

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!