Local Men of God are Promise Keepers Bound



 The men in our church are registered to attend PK and I am excited. PK stands for Promise Keepers, a men’s ministry which puts on annual conferences throughout the U.S. and the world. While their 20-year ministry used to fill stadiums, the venues are admittedly much smaller these days. But I have great memories as I got saved at a Promise Keepers conference at the Charger Stadium over 15 years ago, surrounded by 40,000 men. No one attending with me knew it, but I had an encounter with Jesus Christ that day. Amazing grace!

I love going on road trips to men’s conferences. This year it will be in the basketball arena at Grand Canyon University near Phoenix, AZ. You are invited and you will be blessed. There is an all-star line-up of pastors, a great worship team, and always, great musical guests. I also like the Christian comedians that come and rock the house.

If you are not acquainted with Promise Keepers, go to their website at www.promisekeepers.org. Here are the seven promises of a PK man. (Not bad ideas for women either.)

  1. A Promise Keeper is committed to honoring Jesus Christ through worship, prayer and obedience to God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 12:1-2)
  2. A Promise Keeper is committed to pursuing vital relationships with a few other men, understanding that he needs brothers to help him keep his promises. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
  3. A Promise Keeper is committed to practicing spiritual, moral, ethical, and sexual purity. (Hebrews 4:15-16)
  4. A Promise Keeper is committed to building strong marriages and families through love, protection and biblical values. (Ephesians 5:25; 6:4)
  5. A Promise Keeper is committed to supporting the mission of his church by honoring and praying for his pastor, and by actively giving his time and resources. (1 Timothy 5:17)
  6. A Promise Keeper is committed to reaching beyond any racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of biblical unity. (John 17:20-21)
  7. A Promise Keeper is committed to influencing his world, being obedient to the Great Commandment (Mark 12:30-31) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)

I am excited about attending because I already have a ticket for the new pastor of  Brawley’s Valley Baptist Church (VBC). If you are interested, you can hitch a ride with the wacky Jesus Freaks of VBC or you can organize your own crew. Either way, if you are a man, get on the PK bus. It will bless your wife, your children, your co-workers and the disciples you will soon be making. God bless you and your church!  God bless PK! And while we are at it, God bless The Desert Review!