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Isolation is the enemy of excellence.
Too many Christian men and battling discouragement and doubt on a daily basis. Satan is crafty at trying to keep the Kingdom from advancing. In this on the nose episode Chris unpacks the power of having a community of strong Christian brothers to come alongside you in the battle.
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So Romans, it’s the book that we’re in this week. Romans chapter 12, verse five, says, says, says, so we who are many are one body in Christ and individually hearts of one another. Now guys, that verse go back to the spiritual kickoff cuz I really spent a lot of time unpacking it around the importance of, of what that means in our life and how we’re all have, uh, gifts that God has given us and how we need to use those gifts, right?
But apart from the body, apart from Christ. We’re not gonna survive. And guys, what I wanna talk about today is how we can combat isolation with community. I’m gonna be full 100 per percent transparent right here. This is, this is the second time I’ve recorded this. I recorded this episode yesterday at the, at the time of this recording, the day before I recorded it.
I just didn’t sleep well on it. It didn’t, I, I felt like I was doing something that was definitely more trying to serve me versus trying to serve you, the listener and, and the guys out there. And, and I know the girls out there, well, that listen to the show. So I was like, you know what? I just, I need to sleep on it.
And the Holy Spirit revealed some things to me this morning. So I’m recording this on a Saturday and I had a wonderful time this morning. At my church, uh, with my discipleship group that, that we were able to start together and we met and we were shot some basketball for about an hour. Got a good sweat in.
Then we just dug into the word and spent a lot of time just, just absolutely just pouring into each other. And this is a wide variety that for of guys that are in the discipleship group. And, uh, but I just learned so much from, and I get so much encouragement from them. I was like, you know what? Now I feel like I’m ready to go talk about community and, and the importance of it.
And, you know, I’m just so thankful for those guys. And I pray that you guys have that and we’re going, I’m gonna talk about that in depth, what that looks like in our lives. I’m gonna try to give you guys a couple things to expect when I, when I, cause when I say community, you know, I’m not talking. Church specifically.
Okay? So I, I’m talking about things that, you know, we’re doing. It could be an online community or it could just be a group of, of, of bros that you hang out with. But it’s your core group of guys. It’s a core group of people that you can help, that helps you grow towards Christ. Okay? Now, I did save this tour.
I was gonna save this towards the end of the, the episode, but I’m just gonna give it up front now and I’m gonna get, I’m gonna remind you guys at the end. So you guys heard me talk a lot about the lion within US community, okay? This is not gonna be, uh, an epi, a podcast episode where I completely talk about the lion within US community that think that we’re the only community out there that would be Luis.
Okay? There are tons of communities out there, guys. Find the one that works for you, okay? I’m just telling you, you need to be plugged in to some sort of group that’s helping you grow in Christ. Maybe that is your small group at your church, then fine lean into that. But you need to have those brothers there that are helping you grow close to Christ.
I find not many people have that, particularly men. That’s how we started in line within this community. Now, I know a lot of guys are skeptical, like, well, what are you talking about? I don’t wanna pay you to be part of a community. Well, I get it. It’s not for everybody. Okay? But for the guys that are there, I’m, I’m gonna give you some stories, some examples today.
How’s Impro impacting their life? And this is real. This is nothing fake. This is nothing transparent. This is just real talk guys. We have an online community that’s here to serve Christian men and guys, the ones that are showing up. These guys are making a tremendous impact, okay? And so the, the, the big reveal of the sneak peak, what I’m, what I wanted to, to hold towards the end, but I’m not, is on the 27th of March and the 28th of March, 2023.
So this is rele releasing the week before, uh, we’re gonna give a sneak peek into our community. Okay? So maybe you’ve been on the fence and you, you know what? I know you say you wanna give 30 days free, but I still, I just have questions. Perfect. Come to the sneak peak. It’s go straight up. It’s just gonna be me.
I’m gonna do a screen share. I’m gonna show you the community. I’m gonna answer your questions and I’m gonna show you directly how we serve Christian men and help them grow to be the leaders God intend to be. That’s it. So on the 27th at 1:00 PM on the 28th at 9:00 AM at 7:00 PM All Eastern Times, we’re gonna be there doing that.
Okay? Now there’s gonna be a link in the show notes. You can go to our website, the line with them, dot us for that. And from there, that’s it. That’s the only plug I’m gonna give you. Now let’s get in to why this is important, okay? And I’m gonna start off with prefacing this very clear, carefully. This is very intentionally that I’m saying this.
Guys, whatever your group is, whatever your, your, your group of, of men, your, your banded brothers is, it’s not a substitute or your local church. I’m gonna say it again. It’s not a substitute for your local church. If you are a blood ball believer and you are walking with Christ, you need to be plugged into a local church.
And I get it. There are a lot of guys out there that are church hurt. There are a lot of guys out there who church just does not resonate with them. You know, the between the message and the music, whatever the way the service is, it just, it’s just not, it’s not serving you. And here’s the problem. That’s, that is the problem.
It ain’t about you. It’s not about you, it’s about worshiping him. Okay? So do not mistake what I’m saying today at all. That your church is the, that you have to have that in your life, okay? And the lion within us and these communities and these groups that I’m talking about, that I’m trying to encourage you guys to start checking out and start building into your life, they are a supplement.
And I tell guys all the time, the lion within that lion within us is not a church. We are a supplement. Do I think we come, we come alongside the church and help ’em. Absolutely, absolutely. We can give ’em resources, we can help ’em with their men’s ministry. There’s a hundred percent opportunity for us to, to serve the church, but we’re not the church.
Just clearing that up right now. In fact, you know, at the time of this recording, I’m going to speak at a church, got one lined up here pretty soon, doing a lot more of that. Guys, if you want me to come talk to your church and help you with a good kick, uh, kick to get going with your men’s ministry, reach out to us.
This is the way that we can serve churches and we can help churches and men’s ministry. So if you’re like some of our messages, I have a really powerful talk around, uh, prayer with our spouses that’s designed just for men, but women can be there as well. And then how to build strong and effective Christian leaders.
So we’re ready right now. Reach out to us, firstname.lastname@example.org if you want me to come help you with your church. So just wanna make sure we’re clear on that cuz churches struggle with the men’s ministry. They do. Let’s just be, let’s just be straight up. That’s why I started in line within Dennis. A hundred percent is why we’re here, why you’re listening to this is because there isn’t, wasn’t really a, a, a way for me to grow as a man with other men.
So, you know what we started, and I’m seeing it, bro. I am straight up seeing the growth. I’m seeing, seeing the growth in myself. I’m seeing the growth in others. Do I have a long ways to go? Yes. Am I much further than I was a year ago because of the line within us? Yes. And that’s just facts. That’s not trying to, to boast up anything.
We, we’ve done all the glory. 100% of it goes to God. We’re just being obedient what he is called us to do. That’s it. And I think that’s why you guys listen is because you hear the, the transparency. There is nothing fake. There’s nothing. If I’m struggling, I’m gonna tell you. If I’ve figured out something I think of may help you guys, I’m gonna tell you if there’s something that I don’t quite understand.
I’m going, I’m gonna do the homework due to study. And then together with my community, with here at the line within us, the way we, we’ve built it, we’re gonna figure this stuff out. It’s just real. It’s just real. Cause I’m gonna tell you what, as Christian men, we are under so much pressure. You look around, you pull your smartphone out, you’re listening to this probably on a smartphone, or maybe you are watching it on a computer, whatever.
You don’t have to go very far at all. And you’re gonna be indoctrinated with L G B T Q agenda woke ideologies, right? The way that, uh, the worldview around marriage and sex and pornography. I’m gonna tell you, you have so much coming at you and Satan is firing all the time at us. You know what? And it’s up to us cuz either the world is gonna lead our family or we will.
You gotta make that decision. Is the world gonna leave my family, or, or, or am I gonna be the leader? And that comes down to simple stuff too, bro. This is, this is gonna come down to things like, you know, the, the types of activities that we choose to do as a family that I choose to take part in. Okay, now maybe you’re big into sports.
I get it. I love sports. My girls play sports, volleyball, softball, vo uh, basketball, love that stuff. At the moment that it starts pulling us away from Christ, I gotta be the one who caused the flag on the field, says, Nope, we ain’t gonna do it. We gotta take a break. Matter of fact, we did that. We, we skipped the fall ball this year.
Why? Well, for one, we had a baby coming. We just recognized straight up that we had too much going on and that would pull us, uh, make us too stretched to be able to, to be a family. We just finished up basketball, right? And I saw so many people. Actually get thrown out of gangs. We were in a championship game, we lost it.
Two of our parents got thrown out of the game. Oh, we’re talking about 10 year old. 10 year old kids. Guys, this stuff is everywhere. Like the, the world is just full of anger. Anger and the left. They want to keep pushing that down us, down your throat. And look, I, I get it. This is not a political podcast, but you guys got to understand God’s word is very clear.
Very clear on how we’re supposed to live our life. How, how, how we need to walk. And when you start looking at what’s being challenged out here around sexuality, that’s being forced down our kids’ throat, the way that marriage has been redefined and what that looks like, look, it’s all wrong if you wanna stand with God, if you wanna stand on the word, you know.
You gonna need others around you with that same worldview. And I think that’s why you’re here listening to the line within us to get that encouragement. Because it can be tough and it can feel so much like you’re fighting alone. And I’m here to tell you, you could combat this isolation with mun. And if you don’t have it, you’re not go, you, you, you’re not going to be effective.
You’re not gonna be effective, guys. I’m just telling you straight up, you, you, you’re gonna struggle so much. Again. It’s kind of like I I, and go back to the sk where I talked about you have, uh, if you walked out in a parking lot like Pastor Jovi says, and you see a toe, you would recognize there’s a problem there.
A toe shouldn’t just be in a parking lot by itself. Why? Because this should be connected to a body. Same way guys. You need to be connected with, with another group, with a group of Christian men that are helping you grow in Christ. And I’m so thankful for my group of Christian men that I got. I’m so thankful for our line line within this community.
I’m so thankful for my discipleship group cuz these guys, these guys every day, I know they’re there. I know they’re pulling me closer to Christ. I know they’re challenging me. Particularly the, the, the line with Dennis community, cuz I’m in that every day, you know, talking to these guys, chatting with these guys, having meetings, having conversations, the real stuff.
Not the fake fluffy stuff. The real stuff. That’s what we’re talking about. Because I’m gonna tell you what, when I started doing this, this, the research for this episode, I really thought about isolation. Right? And I had it a guess one time. He’s, he was, he was cool, but he made him something that really stood out to me.
He said, you know, isolation is the enemy of excellence. I was like, yo, you’re right. You are a hundred percent. And Satan is using that aggressively. And he, and, but I got this this morning from my, one of my brothers at my discipleship group, and big shout out to Daniel. He gives, he gives me so much encouragement, uh, really just powerful words to my whole discipleship group, Bishop, to be real.
These guys are awesome. You know, just the way we’re able, able to pour into each other. Michael, and Daniel and I got two Daniels, uh, and Michael and Dylan and Ethan and, um, Toby. These guys are just awesome, right? They’re just awesome. But Daniel said a word to me this morning and he says, you know what, you know what the, the, the enemy is using to hold so many of us back.
And, and I’m just gonna relate this directly to Christian men, discouragement, discouragement. And I’m gonna tell you what, the more that we are isolated, the more discouragement that he throws at us. And the more that that holds us back, and maybe this is speaking, I’m speaking to you right now and I’m really resonating with you.
Look, it ain’t me. It’s the whole, it’s the Holy Spirit period. Okay? So if you’re feeling discouraged, you just need to remember that is a tool to Satan, and he’s going to use that and he’s gonna use that. Particularly if you are isolated, that’s what he’s gonna start telling you. You gonna get those lies, that condemnation that’s gonna come, start floating in your ear.
You going hear trip, you know, I’m not good enough. I’m not smart enough, I’m not strong enough, I’m not, don’t have enough money. I’m, I’m, I’m in a terrible marriage, whatever it is, I’m never gonna break this habit of pornography. Lot of you guys, I know you’re struggling with that. Pornography is a straight up real issue and Christian men are dealing with it yet are, are, are battling it rather, but we’re not dealing with it.
We don’t talk about it. Right? Or the whole l lgbtq q agenda and how that’s impacting so many of us and our families. And what do we do If, if, what, when that, when that enters your family, how do you address it? I get it. You well got, I got a lot of you guys listening. A bunch of you truth guys. Yep, I’m with you.
There’s, there’s, there’s a lot in scripture around that, around what the truth looks like. Then you got all your grace guys gotta love them, gotta love ’em. Just show love. I’m gonna tell you what both extremes, you know, are you gonna struggle with one extreme to the other because where you gotta be somewhere in the middle, you gotta have that grace and that truth, the way Christ did.
That grace and that truth guys will be right back.
What if you could connect with other Christian men, grow in your faith, have resources to help you be the leader God intends you to be. Have live events where you can ask questions and get in the moment answers and be connected to guys 24 7 when you need ’em the most. Does it sound too good to be true?
What’s not? That is what we’ve built within the lion within US community. I’m telling you guys, this is an unbelievable opportunity. Jump in, check us out. We have weekly events that are happening all the time. We have lion lunches. We have our Bible study. We have boot camps that are happening. We have, uh, ask me anything events every month where you get a chance to ask questions directly from guests, from the show.
Guys, it’s access that you cannot get anywhere else. This community is growing. It’s getting bigger and bigger, and it’s being, it’s growing closer together as it grows as well. It’s amazing to see how these guys lean in, support, serve, love, encourage, challenge each other on a daily basis. So guys, if you want a chance just to check it out, hop over to the lion within us.
Get a 30 day free trial. Just see what it’s like and you may find what you’ve been looking for. That encouragement, that support, that brotherhood is right here at the click of your finger. I’ll see you inside the den.
All right guys, now I wanna talk to you. Now, one thing, when I was doing, again, digging in, getting ready to talk to you about this social isolation, I actually Googled it cuz I wanted to see what it would say. What what? What is the definition of this? Social is isolation and it’s the objective state of having limited social relationships or contact with others and it’s associated with poor mental health, physical health outcomes.
And this is what got me. It says it has an increased risk of mortality. Think about that just by being alone it increases your chances dying. This is crazy, right? In the pandemic, I’m be straight up. It did nothing but amplify this. The pandemic amplified it. And I got caught in too cuz all of a sudden I’m working from home.
Now. Is working from home a bad thing? No it’s not. If you were from home, f fine. What I’m telling you though is if you do find yourself working from home like I do, you have to be extra careful and not all into this state of isolation where the Satan is going to use the attacks of discouragement to hold you back from doing the work that God has called you to do.
Cuz this is what he does with me, and he’s very effective of throwing this discouragement at me, throwing this, nobody’s gonna listen to your show, throwing this. You’re never gonna get this guest throwing this. Hey guys aren’t gonna join a community and throwing this. Hey, you wrote, what you are saying is, is, is nobody agrees with, he’s going to give you all this discouragement.
I just gave you a few examples of what he tells me, right? I have to just completely, completely debunk. I can’t do it alone. I go straight to the word Christ. Everything from, from being plugged in with my creator. But the most important part outside of that is others. My brothers, the guys that I know care that actually give a crap about me, who don’t just know me from a surface level, but actually know me.
Do you have those guys that actually know you, that you’ll open up? You’ll, you’ll, you’ll peel back that curtain a little bit and show them the real you, not to fake you. Cuz the fake you’s doing just fine, right? I’m talking about the real you. The real you. The one who’s struggling with this area and your marriage, or you, you’ve made some pretty dogg on bad mistakes with finances and you don’t know how to overcome ’em, right?
Maybe you are in a job and you’re struggling to figure out. Why am I even here? You know, when you start thinking about these deep things and you don’t have anyone to talk to about it in a real meaningful way. Okay. And I’m not talking about going to church and bringing up, can y’all pray for me for my job?
Cause things aren’t going good. No, no, no, no. Well pray for so and so cause they’re sick. Or things like, no, I’m talking about being real. Being able to sit down with a, with a guy, have a conversation around what’s, what the, the areas that you’re struggling with, being able to let them pour into you with, with some, some truth based off of what you told them.
And then have ’em lift you up in prayer. Do you have that? We do. I’m gonna tell you where I got it. We got it in several places. My discipleship group and the line within US community. That’s two places, right? Because the gr the, the goal as a believer, I one. It should be making disciples, what did Jesus say?
Go Matthew 28. Therefore make disciples of all nations. So you have to go do the work. Right. And there’s so many ways out there to do it. And for me, community’s it. Community’s it. Cuz when I start thinking about discipleship, that is really all about relationship and, and trust and actual vulnerability and, and, and coming together and knowing that I’m not gonna be judged.
And I think so many times we feel like, particularly in like a, a church environment or like, you know, where it’s a, maybe it’s a bit larger group, you don’t wanna bring up things cuz you feel like that judgment is gonna come, that condemnation. Right. And it’s just real. It’s just real. It is there. So I’m trying to tell you there are ways.
Combat that with communities, okay? That are outside of the church. Again, no supplement. They’re, they’re, they’re not a replacement for the church. They’re a supplement. Okay? There’s, there are many men discipleships out there, and there are groups out there that will help you. My encourage for you is to find the one that works for you.
And I’m gonna tell you, I’m gonna give you some tips. I’m gonna give you some things to look for, okay? To really walk through, uh, ways to make sure , here you go. There’s, there’s your words. And make sure that your community, your group, the people that are pouring into your life are drawn you closer to Christ, okay?
Cause out of everything I get ready to tell you guys, if Christ is not the priority, okay, then you’re in the wrong spot. That has got to be the priority no matter what. If you want to grow as a, as a Christian man, We need to make sure that Christ is the center and everything else. Everything else comes from that, but it starts there.
Okay? So again, I’m gonna talk a lot about our community cuz that’s just what we do. Christ is the center. Everything we build, everything we try to, to put together is wrapped around this holy scripture. What is the Holy Spirit turnaround telling us to do? So if you don’t see that, okay there, that’s your first flag.
First flag right there. This is not uh, uh, for me, that’s gonna help me grow. Talk by a lot of green flags and red flags. You hear those analogies all the time. Well, green flag, Christ, everything else is red, everything else. So if you find that you don’t you, you never find yourself in conversations with other Christian men around.
How to grow as a Christian man outside of some passing in the hallway at a church. Guys, you’re missing your chance. You’re like that tow in the parking lot. That toe’s dead. It’s dead. You need others. You don’t believe me? What did Jesus do? Don’t take my word for it. What did Jesus do? He rolled with 12 other dudes, also other people too.
But he had 12 direct disciples. 12. How many of you guys have five friends? Much less. 12. That act, and I don’t wanna, here, here’s your caveat, that actually know you and knows what’s going on in your life. That when you, when you have something go down and you call ’em, you’re not gonna have to catch up with what’s been going on in life, in your life for the last five years, cuz you actually have a relationship.
I heard this one brought up the other day. It really hit me. Refrige, refrigerated friends. How many of those do you got that can just come into your house? They have that refrigerator rights. You know what I’m saying? So if it’s in the fridge, hey, have at it. Here’s another question. Do you have those rights for anywhere at anybody else?
This is the area I struggle with. You know, I do have one that I can think of for sure. He comes, when he comes over, he knows he can come to the fridge, puts his lunch in there all the time when he used to. And we, we do a lot of recording and stuff together. He’s got refrigerator rights. He does, but I, I can’t say I got 12 of them.
I guarantee you that maybe you don’t, maybe you do. If you do rock on, this is a podcast for you. Hey, hit us back and let me know what you’re doing right and we’ll share your ideas. But if you don’t, like, most of you guys don’t, this is, this is why this is important. You gotta have it. You gotta have it.
Christ is a priority first and foremost. Okay, so now I’m gonna get tactical. I’m gonna give you three areas to think about when you think about how you can grow, combat this isolation with community. We’ll give you th basically three pillars, if you will, and I’m expand upon them as we go. We’re gonna take a quick break, we’ll come back and we’ll jump right into the first pillar.
Guys, I hear all the time how we are isolated. We’re alone. We don’t feel like we have anybody we can talk to. And I’m here to tell you, we took action. The line within us, we started a community. And that thing is awesome. We have events happening all the time, and more importantly, we have guys connecting with each other every day.
And I’m talking about we’re building meaningful relationships, serving each other, accountability, growth, and I know that’s what you’re looking for and it’s done. Guys. We’re all within the community itself. Every week we have lion lunches, we have bible studies, we have, uh, ask me anything events. We guys, this is, we have things, resources that we have built to serve you, to help you be the leader God intends you to be.
We’re offering right now a 30 day free trial. Jump in, check it out for a month. Come to some events, see what it’s like. See if it serves you well. You have nothing to lose at this point. Check it out. I guarantee you guys, once you get in, you’re gonna find the resources that you need to help you keep growing.
Just that encouragement. Sometimes you just need that fellow brother come alongside. It’s just gonna be there and say, I got you, bro. That’s what we got. We have that and so much more. So go to the line within us, click on get a 30 day free trial and start today. And guys, I’ll see you inside the dm.
All right guys, we’re back. So the pillar number one, meat. That’s M E E T. I know you’re listening to a meat episode now. M e a t of the lion, but meat. Okay, now put this first cause you gotta get together. Now, caveat, this could be online or in person. They both work when done effectively. Okay, now, online only works.
Here’s the plan. Here’s the tip. Online only works if you show up and you cut your camera on and participate. Or if you don’t have a camera on you better be dog on active. So far as communication standpoint, because just, just being in a meeting and you guys know what I’m talking about. You can be in a meeting if your camera’s off, the likelihood that you’re paying attention drastically decreases.
Okay? But the world we live in now, This online world, this digital world, it’s here. So like it or not, it’s here. I’m embracing it cuz there’s no going, turning back from it. That’s all we built to online. The, the line within this community, it’s the online community and it’s there, but it feels very, very intimate, very personal.
Why? Cuz we have tons of events and ways for guys to meet and come together. Are we planning a live event? Yes, we are planning a live event. Glad you asked about it. We’re plan, we’re planning one. It’s gonna be in October when the dates are official. We will get that released. Come be part of our, our our mailing list and we’ll be glad to, to make sure you’re on that.
To get on to be part of man list is, hey, pop over to the line with Man Us. Check out our 10 scriptures. Boom, you’re in a man Manon list. Join a community or just send me an email support at the line with Van us. Okay? So yes, so that all online works and I’m gonna give you a couple ways to think about. If you’re building your community, if you’re trying to get going with your, with your group of guys when we’re meeting together, you could do it online, you could do it in person.
Here’s a couple ways that we do it. Okay? Now again, these are just ways that Delian does it. Your groups, your communities may work differently, but you can take this, if you want to take this, this framework, go use it. We start off number one, big surprise, right? In the word Bible study. We just spend time in the word every week line within us.
We actually have two every week where guys dig into the word. These are actual engagements where guys can’t come in, ask questions. We, we share scripture, share a prayer request, and those moments, it’s not a sermon, right? We’re not preaching, we’re learning. How do you simplify and apply God’s word? So take Romans 12, five.
So we who are many are one body in Christ individually, parts of one another. How do we take that? And apply it to our life. That’s what these Bible studies do. That’s what our spiritual kickoffs, you guys just listen to that one. Prayerfully. That’s what I try to do in the spiritual kickoffs. So in our community as well, in lying with Dennis, every morning I go live, it’s called a spiritual kickoff.
I call it the daily spiritual kickoff. And you, when guys pop on, and I’m in the word just sharing the word and what the Holy Spirits are reveal to me, this is not Chris. This is just being obedient. What the spirit says, what my study Bible say I have, I usually have about four or five Bibles laid out and I’m popping from one to the other.
Hey, this Bible says this. Hey Bible, this Bible says this. And it’s just a great time for growing. So number one, when you meet, start off in the word. Okay? Second way we do it from a meeting standpoint, masterminds. So if you’re not part of a mastermind, you may want to look into that. I know when you hear Mastermind, a lot of you guys don’t know what I’m talking about, but hey, mastermind is basically this Bible line.
It’s, I’m gonna boil it down to words. It’s very simple. It’s helping others and yourself achieve a goal. And for, for a Christian man, grow closer to Christ. That’s it. Okay, so way our Mastermind works. We meet every other week. So I got two masterminds going. So we got one mastermind per week, but every other week the guys get together and here’s how it works.
You start off, you talk about wins. So if you wanna start mastermind, start off talking about wins. Okay? It’s a great way to do it. Then follow up on who was the last person in the meeting from your last meeting? Did they do what they said they were gonna do? That’s your accountability piece. Then you need to have a topic use For us, we pick a, we, we, we have a list of topics that are all generated from the people, and then that topic is what we dig into.
We call that the spotlight. There’s a process, how we work through, but bottom line, you’re just, you’re, you’re solving, you’re listening to a problem, to an issue. You’re, you’re discerning information, you’re going to scripture. Then you’re, you’re, you’re, you’re pouring into that man thoughts and ideas to help them solve that problem.
Okay? Then that guy we just got poured into has to, has to, as part of our process, pick a couple commitments, usually one or two that he’s gonna take and apply to his life to help solve that problem. Here’s the tr, here’s the kicker. We assign an accountability person, so there’s an accountability person assigned that it’s going to, going to do that follow up to make sure you did what you said you were going to do, and if you’re struggling, that guy is gonna be the one that’s going to help you.
And if he can’t do it alone, guess what? We’ve got the whole group. That’s it. So a mastermind, that’s a great way to meet. How about virtual lunches? If you find yourself at alone, at lunchtime, I have found this to be one of the most powerful meetings, and I just do this idea out there. And every week, once a week on Wednesdays, we have what’s called a lion lunch.
If you’re part of our, our, our email list, you know this cuz I put it at the bottom of a lot of our emails and you may think, what in the heck is a lion lunch? Well, you know what, I don’t even know myself because it, it is so, it’s so organic in the way it works. There’s no agenda. It’s amazing. Guys show up and this lion lunch is turned into be one of the bigger events that we have every week, and they just share what’s going on and we’ll talk about whatever is maybe what’s in the news or somebody’s struggling with something at home or what’s going on with a new piece of, uh, farm equipment that a, a good one of our good members has been, been working on.
Or monetization. Hey, when you start making some more money in some different ways here, what do you guys think about this business idea or that business idea or him having this parenting trouble right now? Whatever it is. But it’s just a way for us to break breath. Camera’s on talking, listening, lot of laughing, but building relationships so we get to know each other.
So when these names come up in, in the community, I’m not gonna list ’em all. Cause we have, you know, a lot of guys and if I’ll leave somebody out, I’ll feel terrible. So, but these guys get to know each other and it’s so important to do that, right? And another way we, we try to do it. Maybe this could be something you can apply when you start thinking about your community set up, when you get together, set up actual topics that you wanna dig into.
Okay? Now for us, everything focuses around health, wealth, and self, right? You guys hear me talk about that a lot. And I want, I’m gonna give you some examples as, as we, as we move forward on what, on what that looks like. But just pick topics, have topical talk talks. I guarantee you if, if, if you’re, if you’re meeting with a bunch of married guys, , you got plenty to talk about.
If you’re meeting with a bunch of dads, you got plenty to talk about, Hey, you got a single guy. Yep. And you got some single guys out there. I’m sure we do. You got plenty to talk about too. Like how do you do this whole dating thing? Matter of fact, this morning, this morning, our discipleship group, two of our guys asked me to hang back and they wanna talk to me.
Guess what? They wanna talk about dating cuz they’re in college. They want, and, and I, and you know what? Gladly took the time with them to listen, to, ask questions, to, to, to make sure I fully understood both situations and speak truth to ’em. You know what? It’s up to them whether or not they, they listen, but they, we’ve built a strong enough relationship.
They know they can come to me with those questions and I’m gonna absolutely listen and try to provide insight that’s going to help them grow. And I’m talking about biblical insight. Okay. Number one insight I told one of ’em is like, don’t you ever meet with her in that dorm room alone. Again, . Cause there’s so many times our biology will outrun our theology in those situations.
But he needed to hear that. He didn’t need to hear it from his dad or his mom. He needed to hear it from me for sure. But we have that type of relationship where I can share that with him. Okay. So, so think about topics that come up that you, that you struggle with and, and do it. So here’s the deal. When I’m talking about meeting, if you think about a community or or trying to get your group going and cyber ship group, there needs to be some structure.
It doesn’t have to be super tight, but there definitely needs to be some structure for sure. Okay. And then there needs to be a reg, some regularity to it. So that g gives you a means to plan for it. So let’s talk about it. If it don’t get planned for, it doesn’t happen. I’m just gonna be straight up. It ain’t in my calendar.
It doesn’t exist, okay? I, I have to put things in there because I get too much like a dog. And next that squirrel comes by and I’m over here, so I have to make sure I’m super diligent. Oh, you know what? This time, this, this, this block of time is designated for this. And then when that’s done, I’m moving to the next project, then the next thing, then this meeting or that meeting, or you know, what time for meeting stop, family time.
I’m gonna go there. I’m going make sure I have that family time, right? If you work from home, if you, if you’re in an isolation standpoint, you need to make sure you take that time out, call it middle of the day, go have that lunch, go get that vitamin D from the sunshine, go for a walk. All those things are important, right?
So if you’re meeting with guys, You need to set a schedule to try to find something and you need to just make sure that, you know, for, for us, I’m gonna get most straight up. When I first started our discipleship group, we met at six o’clock on Saturday mornings. Now some of you guys just like, dang, that sucks.
And guess what? Every member of my group, not my group, our group thought it sucked except one person. Me. Why? Because I’m a morning person. I get up at four 15, it doesn’t bother me. I’m already up. I’m rolling six o’clock. Me after day’s gone by, right? But we, so we did that for a while, but after a few months, finally we were building, we built enough relationship where it just came out one day like, this ain’t working for me.
And those, those guys told me that. And you know, at first I got a little defensive, but I was like, you know what? This ain’t about me. I, I, I, I, it’s about serving others. So what can we do? Cuz I love this group of men. What can we do to make this to where it’s something you guys look forward to versus something you dread, right?
So we did, we came avoid a schedule for us. Now it’s every other week, Saturday mornings at eight o’clock . It’s amazing what those two hours are due. The guys are much more cheerful. They’re much, they’re just, they’re, they’re ready when they get there. We still, a couple of ’em still get there a little bit earlier and shoot some, shoot basketball, things like that.
But it’s that, fuck. Now we have that, we have that schedule and it’s a, it’s definitely more, uh, uh, it’s easier to adapt to where these guys will, they, they want to show up. So that meeting part guys is so important. It’s so important. So make sure that you get that. I know it sounds super simple. But if you’re not regularly trying to put, figure this stuff out and put this and make the calendars align, it’s not gonna happen.
And even if you’re having one-on-ones, I have a couple guys I have lunch with, we usually do once a month. But you know what happens, but don’t put it on the calendar, it doesn’t get done. So I have to be super intentional about, hey, send that text message out. Hey, when are we gonna go have lunch? Because I value that time.
The relationship grows when we’re together. So do not miss this part about me. All right, now we’re gonna take a quick break and we’re gonna dig it to the second topic. Okay guys, be right back.
Let me ask you a real personal question. Who are your five closest friends? Aren’t they pulling you closer to God or further away? I know some of me and guys that said, man, I ain’t got five friends. You know? Okay, I get it, man. It’s hard. It’s hard to make those true connections. So what we did at the line with Innocence, we started a community.
That community is where brotherhood happens. It’s where guys come together. So guys, if you, if you’re struggling right now, if you feel a little bit isolated or alone, you need to hop in the community. You’re gonna find brothers there that are gonna come alongside you, that want to help you. Wherever you’re at, wherever you’re at.
Guys, don’t think you have to be some theologian to join. No, we’re all just regular men who want to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ to ultimately be the leader God intends us to be. That’s what it’s about. So hop over to the community guys. We have a lot of live events as well. So you can hop in, you can kind of just sit there and watch.
You don’t have to really jump in. If that’s not who you are right now, hop in on a lion lunch. Maybe go to one of our Bible studies that we have going on. Maybe check out some of our courses that we have available, or ask me anything. Events where we have previous guests come in and share their expertise.
All this is available within the community that is part of the membership. So if it sounds like that’s something you wanna start, God, 30 day free trial. Just jump in, see if it serves you, and if it does, guys, we would love to have you in our community. As we’re growing, we’re serving, we’re helping others be the leader that God intends them to be, and I know we can help you be the leader God wants you to be as well.
So again, hop over to the line within us. Click on join for that 30 day free trial so you can get started today. I look forward to seeing you inside the den.
Alright guys, so we just talk about the number one thing to looking for to to consider is gotta meet. Number two, engage. Okay, engage. Now this is where I lose a lot of guys. You need to show up. First of all, that’s the meat part. But then you actually need to show up the real you again. Leave that fake you at home, okay?
But don’t need that show up. Be vulnerable. Okay. If you have a prayer request, actually bring the prayer request to the group. Okay? No unspokens here. Voice, no unspoken prayers. I, I got a whole nother podcast. I’m gonna, I’m going have it. That’s in the works. Or I’m gonna try to unpack why that is the most ludicrous thing to me on the planet.
Uh, unspoken para perque. So being able a lookout for that. But if you wanna grow with your guys, the guys that are trying to help you grow in Christ, you better be real. Okay? Just quit feeling like you can’t bring the things that you’re struggling with to others. Stop it. Okay? Now, if you’re engaging and you’re doing this, virtually gotta have a camera on.
Okay? Now, again, unless it’s a sensitive issue where you actually can’t cut it on, and then there’s, there’s only one scenario that I know of in our community, and it’s a legit scenario. So for him, yeah, he needs to keep his camera off. Okay, but for, and, and just full disclosure, it’s cause he, he lives in a country where he could actually go, uh, get really taken out and lose his kids if his face was associated with the things that he stands for from a vir in a virtual world, which is a Christian worldview.
So for him, keeps his camera off. Makes perfect sense. I don’t think anybody in America has that, that uh, that, that same, uh, battle going on. So, so cut the camera off. From an engagement standpoint, you better show up. You better show up. What does that mean? You gotta make some commitments. Look, I get it. Our schedules are busy, our schedules are busy, and I see it time after time again on where particularly you start looking at, at from a church standpoint, our schedules will get jammed.
And the first thing that just dropped off is what? Anything church related. I always get it next week. It’s still there. You know, look, can’t be it that way. You gotta make a commitment. If you’re gonna grow in Christ, you gonna help other bro brothers grow in Christ. You got to show up, then you have to have courage to actually speak, okay?
Don’t just be a sideline guy. Nope. You’re only gonna grow credibility and help your other men grow in Christ if you speak. So quit being mute. God gave you two ears, one mouth. I get it. So you don’t wanna be the one dominating the conversation. So if you find that’s happening, check yourself. But you don’t want to ever just be there and not say anything.
If all you do is ask questions and then every now and then just drop a little bit of truth that, that the Holy Spirit’s given you. That’s a wonderful gift that others need. So here on, conversely, don’t just take, okay, you gotta give too . So we’ll make sure that we’re not just there just to take, take, take, take, take.
Feed me, feed me, feed me, right? We’re not big babies. We gotta give others. So sometimes you need to take the back seat. I find myself doing this lot discipleship group, I’ll back off. A lot of times I’ll just take my glasses off, sit back, just let these guys go and just listen and just see what the spirit’s gonna tell me.
And sometimes the spirit tells me, shut up. Just be quiet. Let ’em figure it out. Sometimes the spirit will say, okay, now you should interject this. Or, or things like that. But don’t go once the men’s group, just take it. You gotta give and you need to to do it. This is another word that brought up, was brought up this morning.
How do you combat discouragement in others? Or help people, maybe you’re being discouraged. What helps you when you’re discouraged? I know what helps me. When somebody encourages me, you’ll me to, to, to, to be on the top of my game. You know, what has to happen? Really, just, just a couple things for my wife to just say something encouraging to me that’s, that, that is a big one for me or the community to give a text from our community about how the line within us has changed someone’s life or how we’ve helped ’em with this situation, or how now that these guys are, are, are, have prayer partners now, or how their wife actually likes ’em.
Again, just a little bit of encouragement guys. This is something that churches struggle with, men struggle with. We struggle telling that other guy that he’s got, he’s good at this, whatever it is, he’s got this gift. For some reason we struggle with that. And, and I don’t know why. I think it’s just part of our nature.
We have this competitiveness, which is good, but we need to be able to be able to, to give others that encouragement. Like there’s this brother in my church name’s Tyler, probably one of the best dads I’ve ever met in my life. Just a fun dude to be around. He’s got four amazing kids. Love this guy. And, but just for me, I need to do, be, uh, do a better job of just telling him that I think he’s an incredible dad, that he’s awesome.
He’s just seeing how he is with his kids, what he is with, how he treats his wife, how she treats him. He’s, he’s just walking it out, man. What a model for me as a Christian man, just to have him in my life. So Tyler, love you brother. Right? Have that enco be that encouragement to others. You know, I get a text message.
Usually about every week, if not every week. Every, it, it, it’s pretty regular. It’s for my brother Steven. And it’s how the lion the show, whatever the show is that week or it’s how it helped him. It’s encouraged him that lifted him up. And guys, that test message when I, when I do get him and, and Steven, this is not a, a call for you, send me a text message, but if you want to, bro, feel free.
it just, it lifts me up so much. So take the time you encouragement to others. So for you’re engaging, encourage, hey, and then also inquire, inquire, ask questions and do this a lot, a lot. I ask a lot of questions as part of being able think of being a podcaster. I just like asking questions. Why? Because I genuinely care.
I genuinely care. So you need to ask those questions and then when you get a chance to actually speak and give them something that’s going to help them in your group. Speak truth, not your ideas or your opinion. Test that, but speak truth. Make sure that, that that’s what you, and you’re, and you’re doing all this outta love.
Okay. That’s it. Now, from an engagement standpoint, you know, w I want, again, we talk a lot about health, wealth, and self within our community, and this is what we do. We, we, we have these topical discussions and we’ll pick, we’ll pick one of these topics, but wealth has been a pretty heavy topic for us lately within the community.
We actually had one of our, our ask me anything events where we had a, a previous guest come in. He talked a lot about, well, that’s got a lot of guys thinking, you know, the question got brought up, what if you needed to make an extra 30 grand this year? What would you do? And just that simple question, what would you do if you needed to make an extra 30 grand has led to so many discussions with these guys.
They’re, they’re act, they’re fruitful. They’re very good. They’re, they’re from a good place. And it’s got these guys thinking about how are they using the talents God’s given them the way that, you know, he would desire. Because look, there’s the, the, we all have these gifts. So maybe if, from an engagement standpoint, when you’re meeting and you’re trying to figure out ways to, to, to, to actually get the conversations going.
Pick topics like that. Okay. You know, how do we be a, a better husband? You know, how do I pray with my wife, right? How do I develop better morning routine to actually, uh, start making an impact in my health? Like, these are all examples of just stuff that we talk about on, on a regular basis that align with Dennis within our community.
Hey, how do I start working towards the road of owning my own business? Like, I’m not ready to do it yet, but I wanna start working there. And here’s my idea. You gotta ask some guys. You bounced that off of. Now they’re playing entrepreneurial coach coaches out there and you can go pay their programs for sure.
Absolutely. But maybe you wanna start making sure you test everything against God’s word and having that group of believers, Christian men that are gonna be able to speak that true to you guys. That’s important too. So that engagement, do not miss that because if you’re just going, maybe go to many every now and then when you go, you’re not gonna actually show up.
Like you’re better off not going. Lemme straight up guys in our community, 100% of them engage in something and, and now the events vary. Some of ’em come to the boot camps, to the dad camps, some of ’em come to the Bible studies, some of them, um, come to the lion lunches, right? Some of ’em come to the ask me anything.
Some of ’em just want to d uh, have d direct messages, dms, and that’s the way they engage. Some of ’em like to post so they can get that engagement that way. But they all 100% are, are, are engaging somehow, right? They’re just, they’re, they’re not just sitting on the sidelines consuming. So engage. Okay.
Alright guys, we’re gonna take a last break and we’ll come back and we’ll show you the last tip on how you could combat that isolation with community.
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All right guys, here we go. Now we’ve talked about meat engage. Here’s the third one, grow. This is what you need to be looking for with your community grow. Cuz as a Christian man, if those, the men that are around you are not helping you grow closer to Christ and grow in your walk with Christ, you’re missing a huge opportunity.
Okay, so men in particular, we need something to work towards and we need accountability. Say that again. We need something to work for towards, and we need accountability. We all do. Now here’s how we then I like to do. Line within us. Again, apply what you want. Don’t apply what you want. This is just my opinion.
These are things that I’ve seen work and proven out. Okay, the first one, first thing is, is this Challenges. Challenges, okay. Now all types of challenges. Guys like to work towards something, give us a goal, tell us what we need to do to achieve it, and that there are a lot of you guys out there that are gonna go out there and crush it.
That was me hitting my fist where you guys are just listening. You’re go crush it. Okay? So what we’ve done, we’ve got a couple challenges that we’ve done so far. Our first challenge we did was just to a basic health challenge, and it was simple stuff guys. It was drink a gallon of water a day, get 10,000 steps a day, sleep, seven to eight hours a night.
Okay? Eat a hundred grams of protein, right? Simple, thanks. That you could do to make a huge impact. Okay. I thought, oh, yeah. The last one was three workouts a week. So the, this was, these are things, and if you put it together, you start putting little, small challenges like this together. Next thing you know, guys’ got something to work towards.
Then you let everybody see your results. There’s a little competition there, right? Guys like to compete. And guess what? Cause you have to, to key in your results. There’s some accountability too. Ah, all of a sudden it’s working. So we have a way to grow. Now, our biggest challenge that we did so far was the spiritual intimacy challenge.
This was a great one. This is very, you know, put, put a lot of thought in prayer in this challenge. This was done in the month of February, and it was a, it was a 14 day challenge, and the idea was we’d run it through February 1st and the 14th day of February. For you guys that don’t know, Valentine’s Day.
We want to make Valentine’s Day special cuz as a Christian man, if, if, if we’ve been, uh, blessed and we have a and we’re in a covenant of marriage, we need to make sure that’s as special as we can. Okay? So we had a 14 day challenge. The way this worked every day of the month, every day for those 14 days, I give a chow sheet.
These guys, it was some, some scripture. It, it gave them some, some things they needed to speak to your wife and they had to pray with their wife, okay? And there was accountability there too. They had to check off boxes that they did this thing right every day. And this challenge don’t sound simple, but it helped these guys grow.
I had so many of these guys hit me up. Say, you may have, my wife is crying every day. Good tears, not bad tears, good tears cuz she’s hearing me say things to her that I haven’t said in forever. I had one guy been married 37 years, that was three, seven years. He said, my wife likes me. More right now than she ever has.
She actually likes me, Chris. I’m like, bro, that’s awesome, man. That’s so cool. Like I, there’re never for for a second that he doubt that she loves him, but there is questions. If you are married, you know what I’m talking about. She don’t always like us, but for that two weeks she liked him a lot. Right? So challenges gotta make it simple, but challenging and that level of accountability needs to be there.
Okay? So if we’re going to grow as Christian men and actually grow, there needs to be some accountability and you, and you gotta be able to, again, go back to that speaking truth and engagement. If you truly wanna grow, if you see someone that’s stepping outta line or you’re struggling with something, you gotta be having the, the, the fortitude and the actual backbone to say something to them again, not coming at ’em.
There’s something about a way a brother comes to another brother in love. It’s powerful when done correctly. So if this not helping you grow in Christ, and that’s my checkpoint for the lion with Dennis. If I’m not helping and putting out resources to help these men growing their walk, to be the leader God intends them to be and I have failed, right?
That’s my check. But if I am, and the feedback so far from these guys, it’s not my feedback, it’s their feedback is that this is definitely helping them. They see value. You know how I know they see value guys, they show up, they show up week in and week out. They’re, let’s face it, if there’s something that you don’t like, are you gonna keep doing it?
No. You’re gonna find excuses. You’re gonna bounce out and hey, I’m be straight up. We’ve had guys bounce out. Okay? So this, again, it’s not for everybody and the group that you find may not be for everybody. The group that you start. So here, here’s a little bit of thing, a little note. This is all spirit led stuff here, boys.
This is not all my notes or anything. Is, is not everyone is. You’re gonna have that right alignment and sometimes it’s just life schedules don’t align, right? So if you get that, don’t get discouraged. Just keep looking, keep praying. God give it. Give me the men that, that you want me to help, that I can, that I can grow with, that can help me grow.
You know, inside your group, you probably want to have you, uh, Paul, somebody that’s a little bit further ahead of you. You wanna have you some barnas, right? Some boys who just hang with you, those encouragers. And you want to have a couple Timothy’s, some guys that are behind you and you walk and your Christian walk.
That’s a good mix. So look around at your group if you got a bunch of just dog on pause, which is cool, right? Find a way then at that point to pull some younger guys in, start pulling them up, right? Look for that, that diversity within that group is important, but your group should be, your community should be helping you grow towards Christ.
Bottom line, and this is what I’m very just humbled by, by the way, Christ is in God and the Holy Spirit has just been moving and revealing to us as we go on, on how to serve these guys better. So guys, I, I pray, I know this was a little bit of a different message, but I’m serious. Meet, engage, and grow.
That’s how you, that’s how, as a Christian man, as a Christian man, rather you strengthen your, your relationship with Christ, you gotta have other brothers in Christ that help you do it. Obviously, we need to be plugged into a local church. Not gonna reiterate that again, but you gotta have community and you need to have that supple.
You want to hit, you wanna get those biceps bigger. You want us get those muscles swollen. A lot of times you need to get, you need some supplements to help you. And I’m not talking steroids, but I am talking about you gotta have some good supplements. There’s nothing wrong with that. Get those supplements to help you grow in Christ.
Okay guys, so again, I hopefully this you take, you can take some of these tips and just apply ’em. And if you don’t, if you choose to not join the line within this community, fine. Take some of these ideas and implement them in your men’s group. And I’m gonna tell you what, if you need a Bible study, we got one for you.
It’s for sale on the website, but I’m convicted enough. If you can’t, if, if you just, you know what, I’m not gonna do it. And you know, I can’t pull the, the 20 bucks or the, I think the video series is, is, is more than that. But if, if you can’t afford to 20 bucks, you send us an email support at the line with N Us, I will send you the Bible study.
To help you get your men’s group started. You don’t have to join a community or anything cuz guys, it ain’t about me. It’s about serving him. He gave me everything to put in that Bible study Anyway, so yes. What I’d love for you to, to buy the Bible study, absolutely. We have bills, we have things we, we wanna pay with.
There’s things we wanna do to build a kingdom, but if you can’t afford it, you send us an email. If you’re struggling or if you just want to just see it for your own self, that’s fine. Send me an email support at the line within us. I’ll send it to you. Those questions ask, okay, boom, it’s yours. Cuz I’m all about helping guys grow.
Now within our community, it’s there, it’s part of the community. So if you join a community, you can jump in, you get the video courses, you get the, actually did a, a personal finance course as well. You’ll be able to take both of those get started. That’s within the community. Again, that’s 30 days free. So check that out.
Now I’m mentioned it at the beginning, but on March the 27th and March the 28th, 2023. We’re gonna give a sneak peek inside our community. So at 1:00 PM on the 27th at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM on the 28th, I’ll be given a sneak peek in the community. So go to the website in line with us. If you’ve heard all this, now you’re curious and you want to see more, you don’t wanna make any commitments, fine, I get it though, Mr.
Your commitment, then come join that. That one, just one of those meetings. They’re all, all three of the same thing. Just me going through this community. Come check it out. Got nothing to lose, right? Nothing to lose there. You’ll be able to ask questions. Hey, maybe you run a community and you wanna see how we do it, and so you can make yours better.
Or maybe you wanna just tell us how, how much our so fine show up. I just wanna put this out there so that you guys can see the types of resources that exist for Christian men that are ready to actually put in a gear and make an impact. That’s what it’s about. So go, go check out the website. Uh, for those dates.
And now if you’ve listened to this and those dates have passed, don’t freak out. Okay. Chill. Deep breath. Okay. What you need to do, send me an email support at the lion within us. Here’s what I’m gonna do. We’re gonna stop. It’s time to show you the community. I’m that committed to it, guys. I’m that committed to it.
So I don’t care if this is a year from now, it doesn’t matter. You sent us an email supported in line within us. You, you put community in your subject and say, Hey, I want to, I would like to get a a, a sneak peek. We’re just gonna make it happen. We’ll coordinate a time. We’ll set up a zoom, boom. There you go.
Okay, knock. Gonna hold that back from anybody. Now for the guys who don’t need a stink peek and that, that one, just go ahead and jump in 30 days free baby. 30 days free. Go ahead and start it. And there’s enough guys in there now. Well, I’m proving it to myself and proving it to these guys. We are bringing value.
And you pop in that community, you’re gonna be surrounded Christian men that are on fire, that are ready to serve, that are ready to grow, that are ready to challenge, that are ready to ask the good questions, that are ready to just be there when you need them. I’m telling you guys, you can’t make this stuff up.
You can’t fabricate it. You can’t, I can’t just, you know, try to muscle this stuff together. Nope. It has to be real. And that’s what in line within US community is all about. It’s about being real, being vulnerable and growing. Being a leader, God intends you to be. That’s my question to you. Is your community helping you grow?
And if the answer’s no and so many guys out there, the answer is no. Cause if you don’t have that group of boys that are helping you grow towards Christ, you better be looking for it. And you have to be careful cuz there’s a lot, a lot of secular teaching out there. This is what we want to combat with the language within US community.
I think this is what we do a very good job of. Do we have ways that we need to go to keep growing? Absolutely. Do we think we figured it all out? Nope. But are we being obedient to what God has called me in particular to do? I can answer that wholeheartedly. Yes. So hop in community, let’s have a conversation.
We’ll take it from there. So guys that this has has helped you, this, this episode today. Maybe you wanna start a community, okay? You want to try to get going. You got two or three guys you’re thinking about doing this with, share this episode with those guys and let your first meeting be this podcast review.
Take my notes, meet, engage, grow, and just sit down and talk with them about it. Talk to ’em about how you feel discouraged. Talk to you, how you feel isolated and alone, right? And use this to have a conversation. I love that. And look, if you do it and it works, just send me an email support at the line us.
You have no idea what that email would do just to pick up my spirits to some encouragement. So do it that way. If that’s what you wanna do. And if you wanna join our community, you know where it’s at. The Lion with N Us, if you would give us a rating and review, that would be a huge help. Those do make a difference, believe it or not.
Guys, we do coaching as well. So I do one-on-one coaching. So if you wanted to see that information on that and go to our website, we’d glad to do some coaching with you to to help you with your journey. But yeah, that’s the biggest thing today. Just make sure you combat isolation with community, whatever that looks like.
Whatever that looks like for you. Again, love for you to consider in line within US community the way that we serve others. So guys, thank you. I’m back on Friday. I got a fun Friday that I have already recorded. That’s usually I record the Fun Fridays afterwards, but I’ve already recorded the Fun Friday cuz that, that I had some really good tips I wanted to share with you.
So the guys that’s already out there looking forward to, for you guys, to, to, to hopefully take some of those tips and apply them to your life and actually, you know, make a big impact and hopefully that will serve you well. Thank you again. Look forward to, to hearing from you guys again. Support at the line within us.
Looking forward to those sneak peaks. Jump on the website, sign up for the sneak peaks. We definitely wanna love to have you there. Love to meet you guys. Have a conversation. Let’s see how we can serve each other. Let’s see how this community can serve you again, if you have speaking engagements needs. If you want me to come help you get your community started.
I already got it ready guys. I got the stuff ready. We can come and we can help you. We can help your church. So if you wanna plug me in directly with your pastor. Or your, or, or, or your associate. Whoever. Right? Whoever’s, whoever leads your men, men, your men’s ministry, your church hit us up. Support at the line within us.
We had the stuff ready. I got talk about how, how to, to do a better prayer life with your wife. Have talks around how to be a strong and effective Christian leader. We can honestly talk about anything in line within US related. We have the whole Bible study there. We are ready to help you and your men’s ministry take it to the next level.
Alright, fellas, get after it. Come back on Friday. Have it going. Don’t forget, unleash the lion within.
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