Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
#42: The Watchman (Part 1) – The Problem, Ft. Dr. Jim Grassi
Many people today are asking the question, “has our society gone mad?” “Has our culture gone crazy?” Many people are saying, “I never thought I would see a day like today?”
As a result of the questions above, Dr. Grassi has written a book out of his passion to address such questions, called The Watchman — referring to the Old Testament role outlined for leaders in the church of that day. This is a clarion call for men to stand in the gap for their families, their pastors, their communities. We need to keep intruders out of our life. Begs the question: Where are godly men today?
How did a small group of people commandeer the overall agenda. This has happened politically, socially, culturally, in our schools, and in our businesses. It seems as if you object as a majority against what is a few people with a strong and aggressive work, progressive, liberal agenda, we are labeled as haters, mad and angry group of people.
This book has been written to speak to the root problem that needs to be addressed. This book also provides strong, solid, biblical direction which we will address the second episode of the two-part series.
There are two things in culture that stand out. The first is the failure of men to pursue and stand up for Godliness. The second is that there is a small angry group of people whom we have allowed to define our modern culture.
With so many children growing up without a biological father, with so many children having all female teachers in elementary school, we see that ratio in many of our children’s ministries in churches — so where does a young man have a Christian male role model in their life so they can see what biblical manhood (Kingdom Men – Tony Evans) is all about?
We are facing a dangerous time in our culture today. God has ordained men to be spiritual leaders in our homes, community, workplace, and our church. We are called to love those around us and to lead as Christ loved the church and ultimately gave his life to save us.
In the next episode we will provide some clarity on how to move forward to be one who is active in restoring a prevailing Biblical culture in the world in which we live. We will focus primarily on the family dynamics as that is where it has to begin.
We pray that men will step into the God-given opportunity to sound the clarion call to move back to biblical manhood and then lead the way.
Book: The Watchman, by Jim Grassi
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.