Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
#26: Mentoring Relationships Will Open Positive Doors – Guest: Dr. Dedrick Sims, Sims-Fayola Foundation
Our podcast today is very enlightening as it comes to how to help boys along into manhood. Dr. Sims shares out of his pain in his home, birthed the opportunity of Dedrick not to just be able to provide a blessing, but to be a blessing to others. His pain has turned into someone else’s gain. Dedrick goes into a discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline. This pathway is especially strong for young men of color. The worst thing that used to happen in school was you might be paddling, or suspended. Now they bring in the police with most infractions and that may result in an appearance before a judge who has a lot of influence in setting up your destiny. You may now be on their radar and any other future infractions impact your destiny. This becomes a very slippery slope especially for young men of color. Once you are in the system, it is very hard to get the system out of your life.
How do we overcome this? The most recognized opportunity is for teachers/coaches/mentors who can make a big difference in showing a young man that there are other relational challenges.
Relationships can help young men break negative cycles in their life. Concept: People of color will break a rule before they break a relationship.
Two Questions to ask yourself:
- What pain in your life can God use to be a blessing to others?
- Might you be called into a relationship with a young man who may not have one with any man, let alone a Christian man?
To reach Dr. Dedrick Sims please go to Sims-Fayola Foundation | Denver (sffoundation.org)
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.