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).

In September, we will lead a Bible Study / Discussion to follow the PK2021 Conference through the App.

In October, we will run the PK Men’s Marriage Event from earlier this year again for those who are new or wish to go through it again. It’s a 2-hour program with an engaging 21-day challenge. Register Now and we’ll email you details.

And, we are planning another virtual summit on Fatherhood in early November. Stay tuned!

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!

Bethel School of Technology: You Belong in Tech

January 8, 2021By PK ManagerUncategorized

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Ryan Collins, CEO of Bethel Tech. Bethel Tech is designed to provide useful, relevant job skills that provide real career opportunities in tech—while also equipping its students to live out their faith in the workplace. Listen to this insightful and inspiring interview with Ryan Collins and learn how you—or someone you know—can find fresh career opportunities through Bethel Tech.

To find out more, go to betheltech.net.

Bethel School of Technology: A Vehicle for Transformation

November 25, 2020By PK ManagerUncategorized

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Guest post by Ryan Collins

When I started Bethel School of Technology, I was excited about this new and exciting space I was taking the church into, but that wasn’t everything. I was thinking about all of the good men, husbands, and fathers I know who are doing everything they can to make ends meet, but still struggling.

Yes, Bethel Tech is a school of Technology, but it’s also a vehicle for transformation in people’s lives.

I recently heard from a Bethel Tech alumnus whose life got turned around for the better. When started at Bethel Tech, he was driving Uber to provide for his young family. Fast forward to his graduation and he got a job that paid $60,000 a year, which was a huge increase for the whole family. Fast forward another year, and he just got a new job that pays $130,000 a year.

Not only is he earning more than he ever did before, but he has meaning in his employment and he’s now able to work from home, spending more time with his family. There are thousands of stories like that, just waiting to be told, and that’s what Bethel Tech means to me.

At Bethel Tech, in 9 months of remote, online learning, you’ll be equipped with the most in demand skills on the planet, for a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree. Not only has Newsweek recognized Bethel Tech as one of the Top Online Coding Schools in the US for the last 2 years, but we’re also giving our students  robust spiritual training too. We’re seeing change happen not just on the outside, but on the inside, too.

85% of our students have been getting jobs within 3 months of graduating, and the average starting salary for junior web developers is $66,000 a year. 

The future of work is in tech. From the silicon valley startup exploring artificial intelligence to the mom n pop sandwich shop that’s taking online orders, every company is a tech company. The world is changing at a breakneck pace and my school, Bethel School of Technology, is positioning believers to be at the forefront of all that is happening, so they can bring kingdom values into a sphere that impacts so much of the way we live our lives, while also building better lives for themselves and their families.

Right now, there are 1,000,000 unfulfilled tech jobs in the US alone and companies are falling over themselves to hire top talent.

There’s a place for you in tech, and I want to invite you to be a part of it. Not just for you, but for your family, and for the glory of God.

To find out more, go to betheltech.net.

7 Day Prayer Guide for UNITY

October 23, 2020By Nicole StarkUncategorized

One of the things we can do to build unity in the body of Christ is to pray together. Will you join me in praying these prayers for unity, knowing that kingdom disciples around our country are praying them as well? Words matter. Prayers have power. Let’s all stand together, speak up through collective prayer, and seek God’s hand of healing in our land.

MONDAY

Lord, help me to model unity just like Jesus did. Help me look beyond my own comfort zone and experience the strength of diversity. Make my voice one that encourages living in the power of unity. In Christ’s name I pray this.

TUESDAY

Lord, make my heart righteous through an intentional pursuit of unity. Use my life as a testimony of unity to others and give me wisdom on how I can contribute to strengthening the community around me, including this nation. In Christ’s name I pray this.

WEDNESDAY

Lord, my purpose is to glorify You and to make Your name known through the love I share with others in your name. Joy and peace come as we seek unity and live in a spirit of oneness. Let me walk in that oneness and experience its fruit. In Christ’s name I pray this.

THURSDAY

Lord, I ask that You help all who are called by Your name to live without divisions among us. Help us to be rooted in Your Word and Your truth. Let falsehood and lies be obvious to all. Give us discernment to know Your truth. In Christ’s name I pray this.

FRIDAY

Lord, I come to you in repentance for the disunity we have allowed among ourselves. I repent of our silence—the times we have not spoken up for unity when we were given the opportunity to do so. Forgive us for walking in division, hatred, spite, arrogance and animosity. In Christ’s name I pray this.

SATURDAY

Lord, You have told us in Scripture that our unity lets others know we are Your followers. May this become manifest in my life and in the lives of my family members, fellow church members and believers all across our nation and around the world. In Christ’s name I pray.

SUNDAY

Lord, may we in the body of Christ be more unified than ever before and lift up the shield of faith to defeat the destructive forces that seek to divide us. Christ’s name I pray.

 

This 7-Day Prayer Guide is provided by our partner ministry Dr. Tony Evans Urban Alternative

The Legacy of Fatherhood

June 19, 2020By PK ManagerUncategorized

by Allan Houston, former NBA All-Star, Founder of FISLL and Promise Keepers 2020 featured speaker

The Father and Son are One

When I think of fatherhood, I think of our ultimate father, our Father in heaven. Years ago, I started retreats and camps named ‘Father Knows Best’. My team wanted to draw the parallels between the relationship of the heavenly Father and the biological father, knowing that a lot of men want to strive to be a good father and a good man. But, we are in need of a positive example and a role model. For those who didn’t have a father, we wanted to let them know that they have a heavenly Father, who is always present and cares for them. And for those who did have a good role model, it was our goal to showcase how they could parent even better with their son or daughter in their own fatherhood.

This relationship between a father and son has really been pressing on my heart and mind. So, I searched for John 5, where Jesus healed the man at the pool and was then criticized as ‘radical’. Jesus said, “I do the work that my Father does”. In John chapter 5, verse 19, he further explains and says, “the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does”. Jesus was in the Father and they were in a perfect, harmonious relationship, where they shared power and authority. But, Jesus was submissive and didn’t seek his own will. Everything he did from healing to raising the dead, he acknowledged his role as the visible image of the invisible God. I always thought this message was so powerful.

My relationship with my own father has helped remind me of the relationship between Jesus and the heavenly Father. My father was the first black coach in Southeastern Conference history. In 1989, he became the head coach of the University of Tennessee. He had had a great coaching career prior; for 13 years he was an assistant coach at the University of Louisville, he went to four Final Fours, and won two national championships as the lead recruiter, so he was a well-respected man. By the time I had to make a decision about where I would play, I wanted to play for my father. There was no other person that I trusted with my life, my career, and my development, more than my father.

I remember as a young boy, my father would always be writing plays, even if we were out to dinner he would find a napkin to write them on. And once I started to play for him in college, running his plays, it came to me that our relationship was an image of the Father-Son relationship in heaven. Why? Because I was able to predict what plays he was going to use because I had seen those plays written by my father before anyone else could see them. Even before the trainers or coaches or my teammates could see them. My job was to take that knowledge, and power that I had, and execute it on the court.

When I think about the relationship between the heavenly Father and Christ, Christ was given full authority and power, the power to save, to redeem, to restore, and to give us an identity. Because Jesus and the Father were one, there was never a doubt in Jesus’ mind what his role was.

The Role of the Father Today

Today, we regularly talk about statistics that plague society in America and around the globe. For example, how the lack of a two-parent home or the lack of a father figure in a young man’s life is so critical. I think one of the first jobs a father should accomplish is to help a young man understand who he is spiritually, who he is in Christ, what his role is, and what his strengths are. It is important to teach how Jesus was completely submissive and obedient, while he walked with integrity. Additionally, a father is responsible to give his son a measure of integrity and a standard for behavior and thought. Ultimately, the goal of these acts is to create an honoring relationship.

Being a father is a passion of mine; I have two sons and five daughters. The biggest legacy we can give our children is to know Jesus. God will take that foundation and shape their lives around it. And as fathers, it is our responsibility to love them unconditionally, be there for them, and not underestimate the power of our presence and words.

Today, I’m encouraged because I really do believe that God is lifting up not only current fathers but also young men who are soon-to-be to be fathers. I feel like this uplifting is necessary because although there is so much division and inflammation, from political and social unrest, every person can agree that it is important for fathers to be present. We can all agree that, together, we need to make fatherhood matter more. I think if we do this, we can really shake up culture and make a difference.

This article accompanies a video interview with Allan Houston on our Promise Keepers Facebook page. Watch the video
Allan joins other great speakers and pastors like Greg Stier, Pastor Derwin Gray, Choco DeJesus, and more in our digital content delivered through Facebook in the weeks leading up to our first-ever Digital Global Experience. Due to COVID-19, the originally scheduled PK Conference in Arlington, Texas has moved online to a virtual event.
Promise Keepers 2020 Conference is offered via livestream and simulcast to individuals and churches everywhere completely free of charge.

Stand Strong

January 22, 2020By PK ManagerUncategorized

In a world fractured by division and desperate for answers, Promise Keepers is calling on men to STAND STRONG. This is the theme for our 2020 event, and it’s a rally cry for men to rise up as one body in the name of Jesus and begin radically serving our communities, neighborhoods, and homes like no generation has done before. Together, we can redefine the future

Across our nation, moral values are giving way to “anything goes.” Our society is changing — and not for the better. Men have lost sight of their purpose. Marriages and families are crumbling. In response, Promise Keepers is calling men to STAND STRONG. We’re challenging men to fulfill their God-given destinies as husbands, fathers, and changemakers. But we need your help to do it. We’re trusting God to raise $2,700,000 to help:

• Invite thousands of men to join us in Texas for our next national conference.

• Spread the word to pastors and churches across America.

• Lay the groundwork for small groups of mencalled “Fire Teams”in every church
   to bring lasting change to our nation.

As 2020 begins, please renew your support by sending a gift today.

We’re Asking 1,000 People to Give Monthly

We’re praying that God would raise up 1,000 people to give monthly to advance Promise Keepers’ mission. We call these friends our Legacy Partners. Through their monthly gifts, Legacy Partners provide a critical financial foundation for ministry to men.Please consider this opportunity to be part of Promise Keepers’ core ministry team by giving monthly. Simply call 866-776-6473. You will have a profound impact in the lives of many men.