Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
#23: Setting Goals as a Champion
We are in the championship season of the New Year when football’s champions are crowned and rewarded for their hard work. Would it make a difference if godly men used this time of the year to set their personal goals to become true champions for Christ? Absolutely, but the truth is that men have to think like a champion before they can become one.
In this podcast, we highlight a Biblical hero who happens to be thrust into the limelight when it appears he never expected to be quite the position he finds himself. He was a champion and God used him in a great way! We find his keys to success are reproducible as we face this new year. They are found in Joshua 1:1–8
Four Wrap-Up Thoughts:
- Remember that just like Joshua, God has a purpose for your life.
- Stand on the promises of God. God tells Joshua that all of the promises made to Moses were now his. God said that not only are these promises yours, but no one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. How’s that for a game plan for a champion?
- In 2023, be assured of God’s presence. At the end of verse 5, God said, “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you”
- Anchor yourself in the Scriptures. God told Joshua several times in this chapter to be strong and courageous. But he was also to be careful to obey all that Moses gave him; in fact, Joshua was to meditate on God’s Word day and night, so that he would be careful to do everything written in it. Anchoring ourselves in God’s Word is what will truly make us prosperous and successful in God’s eyes in 2023.
Two Questions to ask yourself:
- What am I facing this year that will require a Joshua kind of courage and strength?
- Who are my Aaron and Hur to hold up my arms to keep me strong?
About Wendell Morton
Rev. Morton graduated from Western Evangelical Seminary with a BA in Religious Education and a Master of Counseling Psychology, Rev. Morton was in full-time ministry for 17 years with both small and large churches. He spent four of those ministry years with Promise Keepers. He was the the US representative to PK Canada – serving on the PK Canada Board.
Wendell also spent 23 years in Corporate America. He built and led sales teams that worked with very small businesses and other groups that worked with Fortune 500 companies. He is gifted at helping identifying the next generation of leaders as well as helping those around him being successful.
Rev. Morton has a passion to help pastors and church leaders build growing churches. Having men come alongside the vision of the pastor, build a dynamic team, create a plan, and execute the model of “each one brings one” has been proven effective for more than 2,000 years. This approach is a great way for every local church in North America to grow while helping men better understand biblical manhood.
About Dale Eudy
As an advocate for ministry to men, Dale Eudy brings a combined background of leadership skills developed in the marketplace along with senior leadership experience in the Church.
Following military service, Dale earned his undergraduate degree and gained valuable systems and operations experience working for two prominent Fortune 50 companies. Responding to God’s leading in his life to focus on leaders in the body of Christ, he went on to complete seminary and served as a pastor for 16 years in a large church in the Denver area and as a denominational leader at the regional and national levels. With his background, Dale knows the heartbeat of the local church.
Dale’s passion is the discipleship (spiritual reproduction) of men. That passion is what drew him to partner with Men’s Ministry Catalyst. In his words, “The simple call of Jesus to follow him and to make fishers of men is the most foundational call in my life.” Using his spiritual gifts of leadership and exhortation, Dale is a great coach and cheerleader for those involved in the arenas of life.
Dale and his wife Kathy live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and serve their home church, Cherry Hills Community Church. They have two grown children and a caring extended family.