Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
#46: Boys to Men – featuring Scott Haima
“It is better to build strong children than it is to repair broken men.”
— Frederick Douglas
Today we are discussing ways to do just that. Our guest, Scott Haima, the president of Christian Service Brigade (CSB), has committed his life to being involved in helping boys on their journey to manhood. In doing so he also helps men be repaired through their commitment to volunteering to build strong boys.
CSB’s mission is Building Godly Men of Today and Tomorrow. It starts with an understanding that many boys are being left behind in society in general, and school in particular.
Boys think, learn, mature, and play differently than girls. Experts tell us boys require more space and have a shorter attention spans than most girls. The traditional classroom model has proven ineffective in impacting boys and young men and mentoring them toward genuine spiritual formation.
Robert Lewis, in his book called Raising a Modern-Day Knight, talks about not only is the value to the boys, but the men involved, he calls a community of men. As we have talked many times, a boy or a man cannot go through this world alone, but needs a strong community that can encourage, hold accountable and help with raising our sons to become Godly men.
We have spoken in previous episodes about the value of multiple, trusted, Godly adults in the lives of our children. They mature more, expand their horizons, and see the value of Christian values and shared relationships.
Boys need hands-on activity, a lot of fun, and earnest, honest men who keep showing up to make a difference in their lives through planned and direction activities — all the while showing how God is involved in every detail of our lives.
CSB can help your church create a community of men to help you transform your boys to become men. They have very clear roadmaps for the men to get involved to make it easy to volunteer and lead the boys. With all of the resources available, your men can focus on the boys rather than all of the prep. Please take advantage.
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.