Tuesday, July 21, 2020

For the guys...

Does anyone remember Promise Keepers? The organization founded in 1990 by Bill McCartney (head football coach of the University of Colorado at that time). The organization that held large stadium events around the country for thousands of men to gather "for training and teaching on what it means to be godly men".

I can remember attending several events in Minnesota.  The largest was in 1995 at the Metrodome with an attendance of 62,000 men. Though there was some controversy and opposition about the organization and the value of its teachings (as is often the case with just about everything "Christian"), I always enjoyed these events and found them to be uplifting. Unfortunately, by 2000 the attendance at Promise Keeper events had dropped drastically and became nearly nonexistent in subsequent years.

Well, I have exciting news... Promise Keepers is trying to reinvent itself and is hosting a virtual conference July 31st - August 1, 2020. In their own words:
Stand Strong. Stand United.
On July 31 and August 1, men all across the globe will gather via livestream in their homes, with their men’s groups, and at simulcast locations hosted by churches, to experience the Promise Keepers 2020 Global Digital Experience
Registration is free (though they do request a donation if possible), and they are featuring some great speakers: Tony Evans, John Eldredge, John Gray, Luis Palau, and Miles McPherson, just to name a few. With musical leaders of Michael W. Smith, Danny Gokey, and Phil Wickham. This looks to be a very good conference.

Take a look at the event trailer.

The conference runs on Friday, July 31st. from 6:00 p.m tp 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Aug 1st, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. I have my ticket. Hopefully you can join me.

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