Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
#43: The Watchman (Part 2) – The Solution, Ft. Dr. Jim Grassi
We have the opportunity to move from being a spectator to becoming a fulfilled participant in the game of life – specifically a Christian life. We can and should be a participant in our faith, our family, our community, our workplace and of course our church. God has challenged us Watchmen to start a movement, a revival, that will transform the lives of those closest to us.
Today we are continuing our conversation we started in the last episode – #42, The Watchman Part One – on some thoughts on solutions to a participant and not letting the vocal, loud, and angry minority group continue to have total freedom to the world around us. God has called us to make a difference.
Today we will look at just one area of the chapters and discuss seven things we can do to Stand in the Gap for our Family, that will transform our families towards the biblical family that God desires from us.
Seven ways we can stand in the gap for our families:
- Take on spiritual leadership – take initiative to ensure we are the spiritual leaders of the family and make our family a safe place, a place of spiritual conversation, and a place of allowing God to work in them and for your faith to become their own faith.
- Be an encourager – find ways to bless your children with encouragement. Encourage them for who they are, not just for what they do.
- Intercessory prayer – men are often intimidated by prayer. Again, take initiative, and reach out to God, even if you are not sure exactly what to say or how to say it. God looks at the heart and desires your passion to stay in the gap and cover them with your prayer.
- Model a servant’s heart – show that you are not too big to serve, rather than be served. One of the ways to do that is through being generous in many ways to your family so they know they are important. Remember God was generous and gave His one and only son so we could have eternal life.
- Be transparent and honest – be vulnerable with those around you, especially when you mess up. Boys can figure out that a man does not always have it together – they will know it even if we don’t admit it. We become a more important man in their life when we open up and show them how we are wanting to grow.
- Problem solving and conflict resolution – it is important to take initiative to resolve issues at home. In this process we are best to listen to help our family learn how to solve and resolve issues. That is what we will do as adults – so let’s learn it as
- Family Devotions – it gives us the opportunity to discuss how the bible speaks to our daily living. It is good for mom and dad to share with the kids how they might be applying the bible to their daily living. Let your kids share how they might apply these principles in their daily lives.
This is not a behavioral modification process. This is a biblical transformation that God desires to deliver a transformation through Biblical men, who step into the role that God has given to us that gets us to heaven and takes as many people with us as possible. This world is not our home. We are preparing eternal life. We are playing for keeps here. What a privilege we have been given to have an eternal impact.
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.