When I was growing up I was a runner. That was it. If you wanted to talk to me, it had to be about running, because that was all I thought about, talked about, and did. During a time of injury when I couldn’t run, God spoke to me and showed me that He wanted to be the center of my life, and He challenged me to put running second to serving Him. I accepted the challenge, and it changed my life.
Thirty years later I’m facing that challenge. What is really first in my life? I would like to say, “God,” because I know that is the right answer. But the truth is, I still struggle to make God the center of my life. I rest in the knowledge of God’s grace and His patience with me. Today, I am still a runner; I am also an architect, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, and a follower of Christ.
My spiritual gifts are leadership, hospitality, and giving. My passion is men’s ministry and serving in any way that makes a real difference in people’s lives.
I was touched by John Eldridge’s book “Wild at Heart.” In it, Eldridge explained that men have been absent from the church and that Jesus desires men who still have some “wild” inside of them that they can use to serve Him. That resonated with me. I need to be wild, untamed, living beyond boundaries, and I want to be a part of a ministry that reaches other men in the same way. That has become my mission, and the One Year to Live retreat has provided a means to release the “wild” in men for the good of Christ. I’m in.
How I Can Help You
Men: Come to the church on Tuesday morning, and you will be welcomed into a community of men that will lead you toward your goals, and walk with you whether or not you reach your goals.