No matter where you've been or what you've done, if you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, God equips you and gives you a mission and purpose (Judges 6:12) as well as all you need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). He is with you. ACT on it.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her..." (Ephesians 5:25 RSV). What does Christ do for His church? He leads it, protects it, provides for it, teaches it, calls His church his friend—and He sacrificed for it.
"And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers..." (Malachi 4:6). Could the Lord be saying that a right relationship between fathers and their children prepare the child’s heart for the work of Jesus in his or her life?
No man can live the Christian life alone and hope to succeed; every man needs another man at his side to face the battles of life. “Two are better than one...For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone..." (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).
Clearly, sustainable change and a life lived according to the Lord's principles and commands cannot be known or expected without the Word of God. Jesus said, “You don't know the Scriptures, and you don't know the power of God” (Matthew 22:29).
I have known Brad Smith for years and I am excited to see how God is using him and Men of Valor to impact not only men but families, churches, communities, and regions as a direct result. I most appreciate that Brad is ensuring that Men of Valor is biblically accurate, singular in its focus, and gracious in how it reaches and transforms men of all ages.
Brad Smith is doing something unique – teaching and speaking to pastors, church leaders and men overseas about biblical manhood. Men of Valor is encouraging and equipping these men to assume their God-given roles as leaders, providers and protectors in their marriages, families and churches.
Brad Smith and the Men of Valor conferences has been a great tool to revamp the position of the man in the family, church, and the society at large. Brad is reaching men for a better world.
Pastor Steve NjengaFounder and Executive Director Camp Brethren Ministries, Eburru, Kenya; Minister of the Africa Inland Church, Kenya
Men of Valor conferences show men from God’s Word how to “act like men” so they can make a positive impact in their family, their community, and their church. I recommend that you prayerfully consider how you and/or your church can partner in this vital ministry.