This past Saturday a truly amazing thing happened. Literally tens of thousands of men gathered in over 1,200 locations… churches, homes, basements, college campuses, retreat centers, restaurants, prisons, and military bases.
They met across the U.S. in ALL 50 states… in Budapest, Hungary… Mexico City… the Cayman Islands…
They shared their life-changing experiences on blogs, Facebook and Twitter… they texted… they prayed… and many made life altering decisions of faith in Jesus Christ.
It was the Stepping Up ™ Super Saturday, where men were challenged to STEP UP to courageous manhood and become God’s man!
I’ve heard tons of stories, but I experienced one event myself. I decided to show up unannounced at the Super Saturday gathering here at FamilyLife headquarters. Why did I go to that location? Convenience? Nope. Because it was here at the office? Nope. I’ll tell you why… it was because there were over 50 men in attendance—ALL BECAUSE A 16-YEAR-OLD YOUNG MAN, WESTLEY, AND TWO OF HIS TEENAGE BUDDIES STEPPED OUT AND STEPPED UP! I wouldn’t have missed how three young men made an impact on their peers and men of all ages by stepping up! GREAT STUFF!!!
I want to thank every one of you who attended Super Saturday—even the women who cheated and “found a way to listen in”—for caring enough about your families to step up, reach out, and make a difference. If you attended, write me. If you brought your sons and/or sons-in-law with you, tell them to write me.
But know this… Super Saturday was just the beginning. That single event is spawning hundreds of men’s groups that are now going to go through the 10-week follow-up series, where even more life change will occur. Stay tuned…we’ve only begun to battle for men!
Keep on Stepping Out and Up,
I Corinthians 16:13-14