Building on the Past to Redefine the Future.
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 in the National Mall of Washington, D.C. to take a stand for Christ.
A Movement Reignited to Reach the Next Generation
Today, we’re on the move again. Under the new leadership of Ken Harrison, we’re praying for massive revival and transformation in our nation by 2025. You’re invited to join with us.
More than ever, America needs a revival of godly men. Our nation faces problems that can only be overcome when men of integrity — promisekeeping men — fulfill their destinies as godly husbands, fathers, and leaders.
Promise Keepers is here today to reunite, rebuild, re-imagine, and inspire the hearts of men.
BACK TO OUR ROOTS
Partner with us as we develop a new wave of community, mission, and leadership support for the men of today.
Now is the time for a new movement of men. As brothers, let's become who we're created to be, knowing our identity, purpose, and destiny in Christ. Then let's do, linking arms to change the world for good … and for God. Join the new era of Promise Keepers. Help bring transformation and revival to our families, churches, and communities by 2025.
Promise Keepers will go back to its roots established in the early ‘90s. We will have one major event per year. It will be in late July and in an NFL stadium. We will become completely involved in the host city, its local churches and local ministries at least one year prior to the event. Promise Keepers will be givers to the city, being Christ’s hands and feet and actively spreading the Gospel. Each event will have a specific theme and that theme will have a Bible study that goes along with it. All Promise Keepers staff and speakers must volunteer serve in the local ministries prior to the event.
2020 will be the first return to events with our virtual conference, followed by a return to stadium events in 2021. These events are meant to call men to action. We are not called to sit passively in a pew once a week. We’re called to change the world for Christ! We must be leading in our churches, assembling prayer groups, leading Bible studies and serving the poor. The event will be available for groups to simulcast. We want to actively engage churches all over the US and the world to make this their men’s retreat weekend - to come together to watch the event live. Imagine the unity that can occur in the church as millions of men watch the same speakers, sing the same songs and pray the same prayers together? Imagine if many of those same men go through the same deep, direct Bible study together during that fall? Jesus said that where two or more are gathered together in His name, He is there with them (Matthew 18:20). We want to have our Lord present with hundreds of thousands of small groups that are formed after the Promise Keepers event, studying His Word and crying out to Him for our nation.
Promise Keepers’ goal is to bring about revival through a global movement that calls men back to courageous, bold, leadership. We will be the spark that calls men back to God’s Word, sharing their faith and caring for the poor and oppressed throughout the world. We will be a platform to men’s ministries, churches and ministries by fully participating with them, promoting them and supporting them. We are a one-time per year stadium event only. We intend to drive all other issues to the ministries that specialize in them.
We want men's ministries and churches to be able to use our event for their own purposes. Local churches can bring their men’s groups, military leaders can bring their men, men’s ministries can make this an event…each will find resources and promotion of their ministry there. Groups like Wingmen, Iron Sharpens Iron or Man in the Mirror will be invited to participate and have their resources available. We are simply a part of the church uplifting and helping men come together corporately.
Promise Keepers 2020
We're calling on men everywhere to boldly rise up and STAND TOGETHER as the men God intended us to be.
This summer, we united over 750,000 men with a digital global gathering—Promise Keepers 2020. The Promise Keepers virtual event featured transformative teaching from such leaders as Tony Evans, John Eldredge, Miles McPherson, David and Jason Benham, and Mark Batterson. We were led in worship by Michael W. Smith, Danny Gokey, and Phil Wickham.
But Promise Keepers 2020 isn't over.
Men are taking action—getting involved in their communities, leading their families, and organizing re-watch parties of Promise Keepers 2020. Together we will bless our families, strengthen our churches, transform our communities, and reignite a new generation.
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Statement of Faith
Become Christ's hands and feet actively spreading the gospel. You will never be the same.
The Seven Promises of Promise Keepers is foundational and are the ways in which we apply the Word of God in daily actions.
God created you for significance. You weren’t made to sit idly by. You’re not here to waste your life. You have battles to win. A role to fill. You live in a world that desperately needs your strength and passion.
Together, We Can Make Change
Communities all across our nation are struggling with issues like hunger, homelessness, and sex trafficking. Our neighborhoods are blighted by fatherlessness, addiction, and despair. The answer? Men need to take a stand for justice, mercy, and love. They need to take action. With God’s help, we want to raise up a massive army of men – a social movement – who will tackle our nation’s toughest problems and not rest until they’re solved. And we need you.
Take Your Place as a Man of God
Today you can take an active step towards being the man God called you to be. Join the Promise Keepers Social Movement - dedicated to loving our families, strengthening our churches, and healing our communities.
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- National Promise Keepers experiences and events in NFL stadiums that will be catalysts for change in their host cities.
- Key ways and urgent actions for you to join our social movement committed to transforming families and neighborhoods … and changing our nation . . . to bring revival by 2025. Our strength lies in collective action. Whether you have five minutes to spare daily or want to get deeply involved, Promise Keepers has a way for you to put your faith into action to make a difference.
- Opportunities and tools to lead or participate in a small-group, Changemaking Team in your community to be the hands and feet of Christ to those around you. These Changemaking Teams will join a growing network of thousands of teams who are building our grassroots movement in their local communities.
- Resources to help you grow and flourish in your faith as a disciple of Christ.
Our Accountability to You
We believe in trusting God to meet our needs while honestly sharing opportunities to help with our friends.
We promise never to treat our friends as “cash machines.” Instead, we want to add real meaning and value to the lives of men.
Since 1994, Promise Keepers has been a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We firmly hold to ECFA’s Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship.
A copy of our IRS Form 990 is available upon request.
When Coach McCartney blessed Ken Harrison with the mantle to lead Promise Keepers, Ken’s first question was, “Why me, Lord?” In the first month of giving after he took leadership, Ken noticed envelopes full of change or stuffed with a single dollar bill coming in. In fact, the average gift was $3.40. Promise Keepers staff began calling long-time givers to ask their stories. We spoke to many people who were sacrificially giving out of the little they had. Each had a story about how the Lord had used Promise Keeper’s to change their lives.
One woman, who had given $5 per month for over 20 years, said that after her husband came back from a PK event, he was so utterly transformed as a man that she committed to giving every penny she could to Promise Keepers for the rest of her life. “I hope you aren’t calling to ask for more money,” she said, “I’m giving everything I have.”
It was at that moment that Ken Harrison committed to take no pay from Promise Keepers. “Every dollar that comes into this ministry is someone’s sacrificial giving,” he said. “They could have given it to feed the poor, or fight disease. They chose to give it to Promise Keepers and will honor that choice by being extremely careful with the money they entrusted to us. We will be accountable for every cent we spend as people who must give a report to our Father for what he has given us.”