A Word to the Men: From Pastor Ron

The last two years have been a season of change in my life. I’ve experienced a change of perspective as we’ve transitioned into being empty nesters and I’ve experienced a change of passion in terms of where I see God wanting me to invest my energies.

At 47 years of age, I have learned enough to know there are things I wish I had known earlier in life. Reflecting on my role as a husband, father, and leader, I realize how much wisdom is necessary to accomplish all that is required of men. In my conversations with other men, I know that many men never received proper instruction and wisdom on what it means to be a man. I have a strong and growing desire to encourage the next generation of men and young leaders to be men of God in their homes, churches and communities.

Recently I felt led to address the younger men of our church with this issue on a Saturday morning. In a simple, two hour gathering, I plan to speak to men candidly and challenge them to live godly lives in all areas of their lives. The premise of the meeting will be to address the men as if I was sitting with one man, helping him discern how to be a godly husband, father, and leader.

If you are in the area, come join us Saturday, June 18 from 8 to 10 AM at St Bethlehem Christian Church. We have advertised this to men age 35 and under. That’s not a magic age and no ID’s will be checked at the door. We are limited in space and want to make sure I’m addressing audiences younger than me. I’m still learning how to be 47!

Young men, be honest: Do you wish someone further down the road in life would speak into your life?

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12 thoughts on “A Word to the Men: From Pastor Ron

  1. Cont….
    Your years of experience with young married couples and parents of toddlers (as we are :) …and so many others!

    Jackie

  2. Hey Pastor Ron,
    Will this Saturday’s shown live online or archived after the event? My husband and I have been reading your marriage/men&women blog posts lately and have learned so much. I know he would love to be there but we live in NC.

    I know it’s a stretch….but do you still offer counseling? If so, do you counsel outside of your congregation? We work in ministry so I understand that it’s not always possible, just throwing it out there :)

    Thanks again for sharing your years

    • Ha! I don't think so…Honestly I just put an age to gear it towards younger families…but there's no age limit. Obviously I don't have as much to say to guys in my stage of life…I'm still learning…but I've got a few things to say to those youngins…

  3. I am a 58 year old empty nester many times over :) and know there is a new season coming for you. What tremendous opportunities you have Ron! I know you will use them. Wish i was closer to Clarksville (Spencer, IN is sort of far away). I would be there. Reckon will have to settle for theSticks in october.

  4. Ron,

    As a 46-year old empty-nester myself (with a first grandkid expected in mid-August), I too have been given the give of time to reflect a bit on how to spend my time. Your example of pouring into the next generation of young men is ideal and inspirational! Thank you for posting this and for your leadership!

    Keep up the God Work!!

    Tom