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Take Them to Jesus - Part 2 (feat. Don Coleman) | Episode 91
3d ago
Take Them to Jesus - Part 2 (feat. Don Coleman) | Episode 91
As founding Pastor of East End Fellowship Church in downtown Richmond, Don Coleman now serves as Pastor Emeritus. He has a passion for seeing people meet Jesus through the lives of other believers, as well as the witness of the Church. Mike and Don discuss what it means to meet Jesus, how the Church needs to grow and change, and how we need to learn to follow Jesus and guide others to follow him.   “Stop taking them to church. Take them to Jesus.”  He continues by asking, “Have you met Him (Jesus)? If you haven’t, where are you leading people?”  “Do what Jesus Did (DWJD). Don’t ask, 'What would Jesus Do?' (WWJD) He already told us. Stop asking questions. Read his Word!”  “Jesus said, 'Follow me, and I will MAKE you fishers of men.' He did not expect them to automatically be fishers of men. As we follow Jesus, he will make us disciple-makers, so we don’t have any excuses!”  Resources: Matthew 4:18-22  1 Corinthians 11:1  1 Corinthians 4:14-17  2 Corinthians 5:17  Philippians 2:3  Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT)   East End Fellowship  Dr. John Perkins  Christian Community Development   John Stot  The Noble Man / ISI Conference: Don Coleman Workshops  Noble Warriors Blog: Don Coleman   View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode90 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Take Them to Jesus - Part 2 (feat. Don Coleman) | Episode 91
3d ago
Take Them to Jesus - Part 2 (feat. Don Coleman) | Episode 91
As founding Pastor of East End Fellowship Church in downtown Richmond, Don Coleman now serves as Pastor Emeritus. He has a passion for seeing people meet Jesus through the lives of other believers, as well as the witness of the Church. Mike and Don discuss what it means to meet Jesus, how the Church needs to grow and change, and how we need to learn to follow Jesus and guide others to follow him.   “Stop taking them to church. Take them to Jesus.”  He continues by asking, “Have you met Him (Jesus)? If you haven’t, where are you leading people?”  “Do what Jesus Did (DWJD). Don’t ask, 'What would Jesus Do?' (WWJD) He already told us. Stop asking questions. Read his Word!”  “Jesus said, 'Follow me, and I will MAKE you fishers of men.' He did not expect them to automatically be fishers of men. As we follow Jesus, he will make us disciple-makers, so we don’t have any excuses!”  Resources: Matthew 4:18-22  1 Corinthians 11:1  1 Corinthians 4:14-17  2 Corinthians 5:17  Philippians 2:3  Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT)   East End Fellowship  Dr. John Perkins  Christian Community Development   John Stot  The Noble Man / ISI Conference: Don Coleman Workshops  Noble Warriors Blog: Don Coleman   View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode90 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Take Them to Jesus (feat. Don Coleman) | Episode 90
Aug 2 2022
Take Them to Jesus (feat. Don Coleman) | Episode 90
As founding Pastor of East End Fellowship Church in downtown Richmond, Don Coleman now serves as Pastor Emeritus. He has a passion for seeing people meet Jesus through the lives of other believers, as well as the witness of the Church. Mike and Don discuss what it means to meet Jesus, how the Church needs to grow and change, and how we need to learn to follow Jesus and guide others to follow him.   “Stop taking them to church. Take them to Jesus.”  He continues by asking, “Have you met Him (Jesus)? If you haven’t, where are you leading people?”  “Do what Jesus Did (DWJD). Don’t ask, 'What would Jesus Do?' (WWJD) He already told us. Stop asking questions. Read his Word!”  “Jesus said, 'Follow me, and I will MAKE you fishers of men.' He did not expect them to automatically be fishers of men. As we follow Jesus, he will make us disciple-makers, so we don’t have any excuses!”  Resources: Matthew 4:18-22  1 Corinthians 11:1  1 Corinthians 4:14-17  2 Corinthians 5:17  Philippians 2:3  Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT)   East End Fellowship  Dr. John Perkins  Christian Community Development   John Stot  The Noble Man / ISI Conference: Don Coleman Workshops  Noble Warriors Blog: Don Coleman   View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode90 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Investing in Faithful Men (Throwback feat. Carey Bates) | Episode 89
Jul 26 2022
Investing in Faithful Men (Throwback feat. Carey Bates) | Episode 89
This episode originally aired October 2020. I am joined by Carey Bates, my former pastor and a man who faithfully invested in me. We met Carey when we first moved to Richmond over 20 years ago.  Before Carey even knew what discipleship really was, he started a group of men studying the Bible in his dorm room. Through the mentorship in his own life, he became passionate about reproductive discipleship. It became part of his DNA and ministry to look for the guy or the group he could invest in, and it all started when a man willing to disciple him said, “Come with me.”  We often don’t feel qualified to disciple others, but Carey helps us understand that as long as we have prayer, a biblical foundation, and fellowship with other men, we’ve got what it takes to begin. He recommends many resources to help us get kicked off. While there is nothing magical about any one resource, it’s a track to run on and get you started. As you listen, I pray you gain confidence to take that first step. When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:19-20  “We are prompted by the Holy Spirit, but we are prepared by our mind.”  Resource Recommendations:  The Bible – Serendipity Bible, or check out Resources on Episode 11: The Noble Man is a Man of the WordPoint Man – one of my favorites to begin with Master Life series – the resource Carey used when he began discipling me Navigator material – including The Alongsiders, 2:7, and Design for Discipleship Survival Kit by Ralph W. Neighbor, Jr. Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples by Robby Gallaty Operation TimothyTally Ho The Fox! (The Foundation for Building World-Visionary, World-Impacting, Reproducing Disciples) by Herb Hodges    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode89 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Abiding, Pruning and Producing Fruit - Part 2 (feat. Chris Jackson) | Episode 88
Jul 19 2022
Abiding, Pruning and Producing Fruit - Part 2 (feat. Chris Jackson) | Episode 88
Chris Jackson has a background in business and in ministry. They were both thriving when God called him to step away from the active ministry he was running and the successful business he had invested himself into for 18 years.   Chris had been inspired by one conversation he had years ago with a man in his 60s who believed his most powerful and influential days were still ahead of him. He set out to continually grow and pour into others as Christ pours into him.   "One conversation that God is in the middle of can change your life."  Chris is now a C12 Chair in southern Alabama. He has a mission to abide in Christ and allow him to do the pruning necessary to produce much fruit in his life. Listen as he shares these lessons and more in Episodes 87 & 88 of The Noble Man Podcast:  How we can be influential if we continue to walk with God. Why a Christian must never be set in his ways. How our pride limits us. How we must walk at a different pace than the world is promoting.  "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser." John 15:1  More by Chris Jackson:  Sharing Our Needs No Matter the Cost - Chris Jackson  Time to Dig Wells From Which We'll Never Drink - Chris Jackson  The Power of Shared Experiences - Chris Jackson  Do you want to be in Men's Ministry? - Chris Jackson  Resources:  C12 – "Faith-driven, results-minded CEOs and executives meet in C12 Business Forums monthly to both encourage and challenge one another."    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode87 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Abiding, Pruning and Producing Fruit (feat. Chris Jackson) | Episode 87
Jul 12 2022
Abiding, Pruning and Producing Fruit (feat. Chris Jackson) | Episode 87
Chris Jackson has a background in business and in ministry. They were both thriving when God called him to step away from the active ministry he was running and the successful business he had invested himself into for 18 years.   Chris had been inspired by one conversation he had years ago with a man in his 60s who believed his most powerful and influential days were still ahead of him. He set out to continually grow and pour into others as Christ pours into him.   "One conversation that God is in the middle of can change your life."  Chris is now a C12 Chair in southern Alabama. He has a mission to abide in Christ and allow him to do the pruning necessary to produce much fruit in his life. Listen as he shares these lessons and more in Episodes 87 & 88 of The Noble Man Podcast:  How we can be influential if we continue to walk with God. Why a Christian must never be set in his ways. How our pride limits us. How we must walk at a different pace than the world is promoting.  "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser." John 15:1  More by Chris Jackson:  Sharing Our Needs No Matter the Cost - Chris Jackson  Time to Dig Wells From Which We'll Never Drink - Chris Jackson  The Power of Shared Experiences - Chris Jackson  Do you want to be in Men's Ministry? - Chris Jackson  Resources:  C12 – "Faith-driven, results-minded CEOs and executives meet in C12 Business Forums monthly to both encourage and challenge one another."    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode87 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Cross-Cultural Friendships - Part 2 (feat. Clarence Shuler) | Episode 86
Jul 5 2022
Cross-Cultural Friendships - Part 2 (feat. Clarence Shuler) | Episode 86
Clarence Shuler is a discipler of disciplers, “a Swiss army knife of ministry,” and it all began when he was 14. A local youth pastor named Gary Chapman took a chance on him in a place and time where cross-cultural relationships were rare and challenging.   “Segregation was outlawed but still being practiced.”   Yet he experienced love and respect from Gary, and over five decades later, the two are still like family. The seeds of discipleship Gary planted in Clarence’s 14-year-old heart have taken root, produced fruit, and multiplied in the lives of other men. They recently co-authored the book Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships.  In The Noble Man Podcast Episodes 85 and 86, Clarence:  highlights the keys to beginning and fostering cross-cultural friendships,  describes the difference between discipleship and mentoring and how long mentoring relationships should last,  discusses self-worth vs. self-worship, and  talks through ways churches can value people beyond what goes skin deep, and more.  Resources:  Clarence Shuler  Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships  Gary Chapman  “I Saw White People As the Enemy, Then One Man Changed My Life” by Clarence Shuler    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode85 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Cross-Cultural Friendships (feat. Clarence Shuler) | Episode 85
Jun 28 2022
Cross-Cultural Friendships (feat. Clarence Shuler) | Episode 85
Clarence Shuler is a discipler of disciplers, “a Swiss army knife of ministry,” and it all began when he was 14. A local youth pastor named Gary Chapman took a chance on him in a place and time where cross-cultural relationships were rare and challenging.   “Segregation was outlawed but still being practiced.”   Yet he experienced love and respect from Gary, and over five decades later, the two are still like family. The seeds of discipleship Gary planted in Clarence’s 14-year-old heart have taken root, produced fruit, and multiplied in the lives of other men. They recently co-authored the book Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships.  In The Noble Man Podcast Episodes 85 and 86, Clarence:  highlights the keys to beginning and fostering cross-cultural friendships,  describes the difference between discipleship and mentoring and how long mentoring relationships should last,  discusses self-worth vs. self-worship, and  talks through ways churches can value people beyond what goes skin deep, and more.  Resources:  Clarence Shuler  Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships  Gary Chapman  “I Saw White People As the Enemy, Then One Man Changed My Life” by Clarence Shuler    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode85 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Paying it Forward (feat. Paul Henderson) | Episode 84
Jun 21 2022
Paying it Forward (feat. Paul Henderson) | Episode 84
Paul Henderson discusses the rich heritage of fruitful mentorship in his life and how he is paying it forward to the next generation on The Noble Man Podcast.  Paul’s dad taught him and his five brothers the Scriptures. He had a high school coach who breathed life and belief into him. He worked with mentors in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes who poured into him. Another mentor encouraged him to turn a challenging time in his life and career into a fruitful time seeking God, and out of that came his book, Slave No More: Conquering the Master Within. Now, as Dean of Students with Elijah House Academy in Richmond, VA, Paul actively pours into hundreds of students daily.   He and his wife Kierra raise and disciple four sons together. His philosophy of building relationships and accountability for mentoring will challenge and bless you as you tune in to Episode 84.  Resources:  Paul A. Henderson – One Day at a Time (paulanthonyhenderson.com)  Mentoring on the Field - Noble Warriors  Elijah House Academy  2 Samuel 12 ESV - Nathan Rebukes David   Michael Stock | FCA Resources    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode84 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  Check out Meet Me at the Fire, a new discipleship study designed for men gathered around a fire pit. Until June 25 get half off with code PODCAST50 © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Teamwork Makes the Family Work (feat. Jay Payleitner) | Episode 83
Jun 14 2022
Teamwork Makes the Family Work (feat. Jay Payleitner) | Episode 83
Parenting takes work from both the mom and the dad. Join Mike and guest Jay Payleitner as they discuss Jay’s new book, Moms Bringing Out the Best in Dads.  Noble Warriors team members Christen and Hollie participate with experience on the other side of the table, offering their perspectives as wives and moms and how everyone benefits when Mom and Dad work as a team.  “Guys and gals are different,” says Jay, and he hopes to provide some insight for moms on what dads are thinking - or not thinking - and how a dad’s best resource can be his kids’ mom.  You’ll gain insight, have a laugh, and maybe get a few feathers ruffled as you hear how his wife has taught him how to swaddle and learned when to roll her eyes at him. Most importantly, along the way, she figured out how to bring out the best in him as a dad.  “Moms bringing out the best in dads actually brings out the best in moms as well,” says Christen. “It helps us be a better mom when we are helping our husband be a better dad, so I think it’s full circle.”  Resources:  Helping Dads Help Moms by Noble Warriors  Moms Bringing Out the Best in Dads: Teaming Up to Help Your Family Thrive  Learn more about Jay Payleitner  Books by Jay Payleitner   National Coalition of Ministries to Men  The Story of Us: A Couples Devotional by FamilyLife    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode83 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  Check out Meet Me at the Fire, a new discipleship study designed for men gathered around a fire pit. Until June 25 get half off with code PODCAST50 © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Willing to Invest (feat. Greg Beechaum) | Episode 82
Jun 7 2022
Willing to Invest (feat. Greg Beechaum) | Episode 82
Dr. Greg Beechaum,Senior Pastor of Little Zion Baptist Church in Powhatan, VA, is devoted to serving his church in every capacity, including joining the men’s choir. He doesn’t even sing, but he goes to be where the men are. Greg had the blessing of being raised around godly men, but he observed too many men around him who didn’t. Like Timothy, they had godly women, but Greg wants to see men stepping up for the generations behind them. He shares how he has figured out ways to remove excuses for men of all generations when it comes to engaging in biblical community and how all ages learn from each other regardless of their experience. “It’s not about how much you know; it’s about how much you want to invest. If you are willing to invest, age may not be so important. Both parties learn.” Everyone needs to be a mentor and to mentor someone else. It’s a cycle that never ends, no matter how old you get. Listen as they discuss bringing spiritual fathers back to the church and make it a safe place to combat one of Satan’s greatest tricks to shame men - isolation. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 4:14-16 1 Peter 3:7 1 Timothy 1:5-7 Resources: Meet Me at the Fire - Leader Guide | Noble Resources Workshop Highlight: Greg Beechaum, Beyond Walls Ministries - Noble Warriors Tailgate Series: The Prodigal Son [Podcast Ep. 64 with Greg Beechaum] - Noble Warriors Learn more about Dr. Beechaum at Blog | Beyond Walls Ministries   Check out Meet Me at the Fire, a new discipleship study designed for men gathered around a fire pit. Until June 25 get half off with code PODCAST50 View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode82 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org
The Church and Young Men (feat. Mike Camire and Mark Young) | Episode 81
May 31 2022
The Church and Young Men (feat. Mike Camire and Mark Young) | Episode 81
Local student pastors, Mike Camire and Mark Young, join Mike to discuss how young men are ready and willing to be discipled. In this episode, learn how the church is instrumental in connecting the generations and responding to this need for discipleship. Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:14-16 Titus 2:1-2, 6-7 1 Timothy 4:7-9 Acts 2:42-47 Resources: Mike Camire - Pastor of Next Generation Studentz, Parkway Baptist Church Mark Young - Student Pastor, Swift Creek Baptist Church Growing Together: A Three-Part Guide for Following Jesus and Bringing Friends on the Journey - Barna, with The Navigators "It’s common for churches to emphasize discipleship among teenagers and young adults—and rightfully so. But if you believe discipleship is a lifelong journey, it’s important to keep emphasizing it for older Christians as well. The percentage of Christians who are not engaged in discipleship is significantly higher among older generations." Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon by David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock "Enter the world of resilient young adult Christians and learn how they are sustaining faith. Finally, you can find hope in all that God is doing among young disciples today." Meet Me at the Fire - Noble Resources Learn more about this new discipleship study designed for men gathered around a fire pit on this special episode. Until June 25 get half off with code PODCAST50 View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode81 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org
A Global Challenge (feat. Alex) | Episode 80
May 24 2022
A Global Challenge (feat. Alex) | Episode 80
One of my pastors, Joe Tanner, introduced me to this week's unique podcast guest. Joe and Alex worked together in Central Asia for seven years, where Alex was born and raised. He had never heard the Gospel before age 14 and shares his incredible testimony, as well as a little bit about what men’s ministry is like in his home country.    Alex’s story shows the impact that one faithful man can have on an entire community and what it is like to see your whole family become new creations in Christ. Alex has three preteen sons and “only one wife,” an important distinction to make in his region of the world.     Only .5% of the population in Alex’s country is Christian. As you listen, I hope you’ll meditate on the power and work of the Holy Spirit, not just on this man’s life and those around him but around the globe. Please continue to pray for Alex, his family, and their ongoing ministry.    “I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am.’” Isaiah 65:1    Resources:  Joe Tanner, Pastor of Missions Mobilization and Small Groups at Parkway Baptist Church  Podcast Ep. 63 with Joe Tanner: In the Boat with Jesus (Tailgate Series)  How to Form Your Band of Brothers - Noble Warriors Blog Lonely Does Not Equal Loser - Noble Warriors Blog Meet Me at the Fire - Noble Resources - Until June 19 get half off with code HALFOFF   View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode80 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org
The Untapped Army (feat. Chuck Stecker) | Episode 78
May 10 2022
The Untapped Army (feat. Chuck Stecker) | Episode 78
In The Noble Man Podcast Episode 78, we’re talking about activating and mobilizing an untapped, undeployed army in the church – the Gen X and Boomer generations. Rev. Chuck Stecker, Executive Director and Founder of A Chosen Generation Ministry, has dedicated the past 22 years to equipping, training, empowering, and releasing a new generation of leaders, and he sees the need for intergenerational ministry in the local church. Mike and Chuck uncover some unexpected reasons older men aren’t engaging in discipleship and discuss how they can be mobilized toward mentoring and discipling. “You can’t teach what you don’t know. You can’t lead where you won’t go. And you only reproduce what you are.” Chuck didn’t know who he was or whose he was but came to the life-changing discovery that he was adopted by the King as one of his very own sons. He has encountered many men who have never been given their father’s blessing, never felt accepted as sons, and don’t know how to pass that on, but they can come to the point of healing. Listen and learn why the analogy of Passing the Baton is deceiving and how to break away from the lie that you’ve done your part. Don’t quit running. Don’t step off the track. Pray for the spirit of Caleb, who at 85 years old, said, “Give me my mountain.” “God wants your story to be part of his story so that your story will be part of his story.” Resources: A Chosen Generation Chuck Stecker A Chosen Generation Bookstore Men of Honor Women of Virtue by Chuck Stecker If You Passed Your Baton...Take it Back The Family Blessing: Make a Profound Difference in the Lives of Your Children Through the Simple Daily Act of Blessing by Rolf Garborg   View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode78 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org
Mobilize Men to Disciple Boys (feat. Scott Haima) | Episode 77
May 3 2022
Mobilize Men to Disciple Boys (feat. Scott Haima) | Episode 77
What can a young man in his 20s do to have a lasting effect for the Kingdom? What could he have to offer?  Listen to Episode 77 of The Noble Man Podcast to find out how a college sophomore founded Christian Service Brigade (CSB Ministries) in the 30s. Now, the 85-year-old ministry has been geared towards purposefully pointing boys to Jesus for generations, in hundreds of churches, in every state.  Mike Young and Scott Haima, current President of CSB Ministries, discuss the benefits of older men being willing to mentor and disciple young men and how both are transformed in the process.  CSB Ministries provides a unique and vital avenue for boys to learn to do something for Christ, not just to have something to do. The ministry is structured for a lifestyle of learning that values and attends to how God has fearfully and wonderfully made boys.  "(Testosterone) is a God-given, chemical reaction in our body, and it’s not toxic.”  How might you join the effort and use your passions, hobbies, and talents to raise up the next generation of healthy young men?   “The reality is, God doesn’t give us men. He gives us boys.”  CSB is a high-octane opportunity - check it out!    Resources:  CSB Ministries  Scott Haima - CSB Ministries  shaima@csbministries.org  Start a CSB Unit    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode77 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Filling a Gap (feat. Stephan Hicks) | Episode 76
Apr 26 2022
Filling a Gap (feat. Stephan Hicks) | Episode 76
Stephan Hicks is a prime example of a man allowing God to use his scars to empower other men in overcoming their wounds. Stephan was in his 40s when he founded My Brother’s Keeper, an organization born out of his own healing.     It started with just six guys, then multiplied. “Little did I know inviting six guys into my home would turn into a non-profit organization.”    My Brother’s Keeper is a group dedicated to mentoring men from 18 years old to well into their 60s. They help men handle problems across the board, such as education, employment, finances, and trauma, many resulting from a lack of fathers in the home. It is a safe place for men to talk about what they deal with, learn about their needs, and attain resources and counselors.    When Stephan was introduced to Mike Young and Noble Warriors, he went through The Quest for Authentic Manhood with those first six guys. In Episode 76 of The Noble Man Podcast, hear how God has multiplied their ministry with men across the city. He continues to provide unique ways for them to meet men where they are and show Christ’s faithfulness by living out the Gospel with them daily.    “Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31-32    Resources:    My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond    Quest for Authentic Manhood    24/7 Dad® Program Info Sheet (fatherhood.org)    Safe Harbor   MENTOR Virginia    Suits for Success    My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter    Phone: (804)422-4060    Email: mbkgrva@gmail.com    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode76 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
The Unsuspecting Mentor (feat. Kaden & Landon) | Episode 75
Apr 19 2022
The Unsuspecting Mentor (feat. Kaden & Landon) | Episode 75
When it comes to intergenerational discipleship, young men are hungry, and older men want to invest.   Unfortunately, sometimes mentoring is like a middle school dance with the guys on one side of the gym and the girls on the other. Everyone wants to dance, but they don’t know how to get started. In the same way, we have to figure out how to help the generations connect in order to transfer wisdom and encouragement.   Mike is joined by two younger men to discuss some of the unsuspecting mentors they have each had in their lives who may not even realize the impact they’ve had just by living a godly life and investing their time, energy, and resources into others.  Are you making space and intentionally looking for these types of mentoring opportunities in your life? How can you live in such a way that you are influencing people without even suspecting it?  Everyone wants it to be organic, but that still starts with someone taking initiative. Join Mike, Landon, and Kaden as they discuss how their unsuspecting mentors influenced them by seeing value in them, being intentional, and doing life as they worked together.   Resources:  Noble Warriors Mentoring Resources  BetterMan® Man in the Mirror  Strong Links - Noble Warriors    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode75 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved
Intergenerational Perspectives (feat. Ben Young) | Episode 74
Apr 12 2022
Intergenerational Perspectives (feat. Ben Young) | Episode 74
Who have been the formative men in your life, and how can we impact the Kingdom through mentoring?  “I think there are a lot of men thirsting to share what they’ve learned in life, but I don’t think they know how to make that connection … How do we create that link between those seasoned men and the younger men?”  Ben Young is passionate about bridging that gap. Ben is the youngest son of Mike and Stacy, and as a college junior, he is one of the privileged young men who can look back and see mentor after mentor who impacted his life.  In this episode of The Noble Man Podcast, Ben gives his perspective on some of those mentors and the life lessons they taught him, including:  How a godly man interacts with people at work. What godly marriages and godly grandparenting look like. Lessons about work, anger management, and problem-solving skills. Seeing God change a man and what that means to the legacy you leave for your family and kids. A practical approach to faith.  He also shares his biggest tip on getting started with mentoring if you are unsure and why it is worth it even though he knows, “It’s not an easy thing to do, but I think it’s a good thing.”  Ben echoes his dad’s number one phrase, “It all comes back to men’s discipleship.”  Resources:  Noble Warriors Mentoring Resources  Closer Than a Brother [Podcast Ep. 61 with Brothers Tim & Zach Young] - The Noble Man Podcast  Chuck Lawless on Mentoring    View Show Notes: NobleWarriors.org/episode74 Leave a Review: If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode!  More Resources and Encouragement: NobleWarriors.org  © Copyright 2022 All rights reserved