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Equipping Men to be the Spiritual Leaders in their Homes, Churches, and Communities through the Power of Jesus Christ.

Men, Don't miss the 2016 Christian Men's Conference

CENTURION: Leading and Following as a Man of God

February 26-28 2016

Speaker: Rev. Shay Gaillard
Chaplain: Rev. Rob Kunes
Music: Todd Fields
Workshop: Radical Mentoring by Regi Campbell
St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center
Registration opening soon.

The Rev. Shay GaillardRhinos, Elephants and Men, Oh My!

By the Rev. Rob Kunes, Associate Priest, Christ-St. Paul's Parish, Younges Island, SC

In 1999, 39 white rhinos were killed in Pilanesberg Park, South Africa, and it was not the work of poachers. No horns were taken; no bullets used. Who or what was responsible for the death of 10% of the rhino population? The answer: Elephants.

    Young bull elephants, who were orphaned as youngsters, had grown into physically mature elephants with a thug mentality. They were killing the rhinos the park worked so hard to protect and harassing busloads of tourists on safari. Why would they do it? Well, like juvenile delinquents, they had grown up without role models.

    “I think everyone needs a role model, and these elephants that left the herd had no role model and no idea of what appropriate elephant behavior was,” said Gus van Dyk, Pilanesberg Park’s field ecologist. “The solution was mentoring: Bring in bigger, older bull elephants to show the young bulls a better way.”

    Intentional Generational Discipleship is the Theme for this Year’s Christian Men’s Conference.

    We have a fabulous slate of speakers, including our very own Fr. Shay Gaillard as the keynote speaker. Regi Campbell, author of the book Mentor Like Jesus, will lead a workshop explaining his program called Radical Mentoring which he has been doing at Northpoint Church in Alpharetta, GA, for the past decade. (Andy Stanley wrote the Foreword to Regi’s book.) Through the connection with Northpoint, we have also secured Northpoint’s Lead Worship Pastor, Todd Fields, to lead our worship. What an incredible combination of teaching, worship, and fellowship.

    Men, mark your calendars! Wives, mark your husband’s calendar (because another of Regi’s books is titled What Radical Husbands Do. February 26-28, 2015 is the date of the next Christian Men’s Conference. We hope to see you there!

View a brief video from the 2014 Men's Conference

Register for the Men's Conference here (register as a guest).

Brad BirdAbout Brad Bird

Brad Bird of Market Life Ministries and the Center for Biblical Discovery.

To view the welcome video from Brad Bird use the code: BBSCI.View video.

Market Life Ministries was founded upon the belief that the revival and strengthening of the Church rests on the life changing power of God’s word. What we do is bring ministry to the marketplace.

Brad Bird is the President and co-founder of the Center for Biblical discovery. Brad received his Masters in Divinity from Columbia International University, and has been involved in several types of ministry, including youth ministry and Precepts Ministries. Market Life Ministries offers many ways for Christians to strengthen their own faith as well as increase their witness in the workplace, obeying Christ’s command to be salt and light to world.

The Center for Biblical Discovery began in its current form in 1998 when Brad Bird became executive director and the board of directors set a new course for the ministry. Brad lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, Melissa, and their four daughters, Caroline, Karis, Elizabeth, and Anna-Bradley.

Listen to the Talks from the 2014 Men's Conference

Watch Bishop Mark Lawrence, XIV Bishop of South Carolina speak on the Work of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life. Bishop prays that it won't be a time when men learn about the Holy Spirit but experience the power of the Holy Spirit.

Session One (50:43 minutes)

Session Two (58:32 minutes)

Session Three (44:36 minutes)

Session Four (56:39 minutes)

Listen to the Talks from the 2013 Eternal Impact Conference

Paul and Phil DownerIn February, 2013, men throughout the Diocese were treated to the Eternal Impact weekend led by Phil and Paul Downer of DNA Ministries.  Whether you were able to attend or not, the messages of Phil and Paul Downer are important for each of us to hear afresh or for the first time. We are making these available online for you to download and listen to again or for the first time. As God continues to use each one of us to make an Eternal Impact, these messages can serve to inspire and remind of us of what the Lord has done and is doing through His church, that's you and me.

We hope you will share the link to these audio files with men around you, in your church and in your lives, and that the messages will continue the work the Lord is doing in our midst. Enjoy.

You can find the messages here:

In His Grace, 
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