I attended the annual men’s FUEL conference at my church last night, Free Grace United. In Elk River, Minnesota. I am not sure how many men were there but I know it was well over 200. And a good time was had by all.
We started at 6pm with some fun stuff like throwing axes at a wooden target, checking out a restored GMC Pickup Truck, a couple other manly games and incredible fellowship with other Men of God. This was followed up with a great dinner consisting of a pulled pork sandwich with all the fixings.
You can check out a bunch of pictures and comments at our Facebook Page. Here is just one.
The actual conference began at 7pm with some awesome worship music followed by 4 very inspirational speakers.
- Pastor Erik Dykstra – Senior Pastor for Free Grace United
- Bob Dettmer – Minnesota State Representative!
- Anthony Bass – Church planter and former Minnesota Viking
- Pastor Anthony Milas – Senior Pastor at Granite State Baptist Church – Concord, NH
During the conference there was also a drawing for several prizes including 2 freezers filled to the brim with meat. This was followed afterwards by a bonfire, cigar lounge and more fellowship.
The main theme of the conference was taken from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
“Be watchful. Stand firm in the faith. Act like men. Be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”
This is a very tough thing to do in today’s society, where standing up and being a man, especially a Man of God, in not considered politically correct. I think it is critical that all Men of God, including myself, begin to do this.
I think Pastor Anthony Milas summed it up best in his talk as to how we can do this.
- Love the Lord
- Love your wife
- Love your family
In that order!
If we as Men of God will stand up and do these three simple things we can change the world. Be bold in your faith and don’t bow to the pressures of this world. Share your faith with others. There are a lot of very broken people out there who need our help and the help of our beloved Savior Jesus Christ.
Writing this blog post is bold step for me personally. I am a Christian Man, but it is difficult for me to share that with others. The Lord has been very good to me and blessed me in many ways.
Thank you for reading my heartfelt blog post. God bless you and everyone you know. Men of Faith, let’s get out there and start sharing the love of Jesus with those people close to our hearth but far from our God!
We Can change this world and it’s current anti-Christian climate if we are bold and love people. The key to everything is LOVE! It will not be easy but it will be rewarding! I am sure of that!
In God’s Love,
Proud Man of God