Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
#32: Building Transformational Relationships, Featuring Jeff Kemp
Welcome to Act Like Men – Men’s Leadership Podcast Notes. You are the reason we exist. Both Dale and I trust there is an inspirational truth today that will impact your life.
Transformed Relationships are ultimately living as Jesus lived. Jesus was the ultimate man who bore the image of His Father. What are we? As a man, we are the image bearer of God. God the Father actually calls me His son. What does that look like and how do we get there?
Many men have things broken in their lives. It could be the married, with our kids, our work, our neighborhood. Transformation means putting things back together again.
Jeff spends time sharing that relationships are the rails to help a transformation take place. Friendship is the key to what God wants for us in this transformation process. Deep friendships teach us so many things. One of those keys is to learn to be self-aware so we can grow by becoming more aware of our strengths and uncovering our blind spots.
Why is it more men do not have these kinds of relationships? Is it fear? Am I going to feel like more of a failure? I don’t want to be in a relationship where I feel beat up. Think about one man you had a brother who had your
back – military, sports, work, etc. That is the kind of relationship we are talking about – only it is not for a short period. You plan to live life together and help each other get better.
What are the characteristics of that kind of relationship? We are loyal, we are not there to fix each other, we are open and honest, we listen to each other, we support each other, and we pray for each other. This looks like
three men who agree to meet each week and begin to build a caring environment even for Alpha men, knowing we all need someone in our lives like this. Men make this an intentional priority. It is the way God intended for long-term spiritual growth with brothers who help you become more the man God intended in all aspects of your life.
Questions to ask yourself:
1. Who do you have around you that you can help you and you can help?
2. If you don’t have a friend like this, pray that God will bring someone to your mind whom you can support and they support you.
3. Give your friend a call to have lunch and open yourself up and be willing to share your friendship with them
4. Intentionally check in every week for a month.
5. Then talk to each other about moving forward with one other man.
Three Free Resources with links attached:
1. This weeks tip for the Huddle: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CZ9JSEPUyTipkJuTX1uca7o27HcBrp_hNFIvZR4ilCU/edit
2. Easy Steps to Deep Friendship and Huddling:
3. Men Huddle Playbook: download my gift
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.