Men: Join Bishop Mark Lawrence for a Diocesan Men’s Summit, Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 316 West Carolina Avenue, Summerville.
It’s been said that the journey from the head to the heart is the longest, most difficult journey you will ever encounter. It’s also the most important one you will ever make. Join Mark Lawrence, Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, for a diocesan men’s summit examining what God has say about this journey and the direction of our lives.
All men (teenagers and up) are invited to participate.
Need more Information: Contact Jay Crouse, Coordinator for Men's Ministry at 941.320.0271 or Richard Moore, 2017 Christian Men's Conference Coordinator at 843.693.7003.
Bring your Bible: It’s your entrance ticket.
Equipping Men to be the Spiritual Leaders in their Homes, Churches, and Communities through the Power of Jesus Christ.
Christian Men's Conference
February 26-28, 2016
The weekend of February 26-28 men gathered at St. Christopher for a refreshing time of encouragement as they learned about leading and following as men of God. The conferencel included teachings by Shay Gaillard, Rector at Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston; teachings and a workshop on radical mentoring from Regi Campbell, author of Mentor Like Jesus (radicalmentoring.com); worship and a workshop from Todd Fields, worship leader for North Point Community Church (toddfields.com).
Watch Regi Campbell give his testimony at the 2016 Christian Men's Conference.
Watch Radical Mentoring Process with Regi Campbell.
Watch Radical Mentoring Workshop with Kevin Harris.
About our Conference Leaders
The Rev. Shay Gaillard, Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Charleston SC, was born and raised in Charleston and grew up a member of the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and spent 10 years in youth ministry, serving seven as Camp Director at Camp St. Christopher. When the call to ordained ministry came, Shay and his family traveled to Pittsburgh and studied at Trinity School for Ministry. After graduation he served as the curate at St. Paul’s in Conway before becoming the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in 2007. Shay is married to Tara, and they have four daughters.
Regi Campbell is an entrepreneur by trade, having been involved in founding 15 companies. He has served as a CEO four times, in companies from startup to $100m in sales. He was also involved in the launch of North Point Community Church serving on the long range planning team and as an elder.
Regi is also an author, having written three books – About My Father’s Business(2003), Mentor Like Jesus (2009), and What Radical Husbands Do(2014). Since 2011, he has been an active blogger with over 425 posts, which can be found at radicalmentoring.com/blog.
But what Regi is most passionate about is mentoring younger men to be better husbands, fathers, leaders and Christ-followers. He led his first mentoring group in 2001 and founded Radical Mentoring in 2007 to equip and encourage churches and other mentors to do the same. Having championed the idea of small group mentoring since then, Radical Mentoring has seen over 1600 men sign up to be mentors and has worked with numerous churches, big and small to launch mentoring programs of their own. Regi currently lives in Roswell, GA with his wife of 44 years, Miriam. They have two children and five grandchildren.
Todd is currently the Director of Worship Leader Development at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. He lives there with his wife, Carrie, and their 4 boys, Chandler, Carter, Connor, and Collin.
Todd has led worship for more than 20 years, and has personally coached loads of senior pastors and worship leaders on how to create engaging worship services, how to build unified teams, and how to become better leaders on stage and off. Along with mentoring worship leaders at North Point, Todd travels both in the US and internationally coaching Worship Leaders and their Senior Pastors on how to be better leaders.
Leading worship for such communicators as Charles Stanley and Andy Stanley, Billy Graham, Louie Giglio and more, Todd has developed a unique way of guiding worship leaders that stems from his vast experience in different church and worship cultures around the world.
Most recently, Todd has partnered with The Rocket Company to create Worship Rocket, an online, 12-module training resource for worship leaders. Todd has also developed his own unique worship leader coaching network called Worship Circle, which gathers worship leaders into small training circles, guided by veteran worship leader coaches such as himself.
The Rev. Rob Kunes
Information coming soon..
Rhinos, 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
About Brad BirdBrad 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
In 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,
The Men's Conference Board