Act Like Men

Men’s Leadership Podcast

#52: Iron Sharpens Iron – Featuring Brian Doyle

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February 29, 2024

Show Notes

Promise Keepers of the 1990’s ignited in men the desire and the need to come together for catalytic events, for training, for fellowship, and to pray for life transformation. Following the explosive growth and subsequent decline out of the Promise Keepers movement, many ministries to and for men were given birth. One such ministry we want to highlight today is entitled: Iron Sharpens Iron, founded by Brian Doyle who is our guest today.

Brian’s background is from the Navigators Ministry, where one man invested in him, and he saw firsthand the value of men investing in other men. The is where the vision and passion to reach other men was given birth. He subsequently joined Navigators and he saw the impact of men investing in other men, including time as a Navigator Missionary with the Navy on a submarine. It was an incredibly productive time to see the comradery of mission-minded men duplicating the work of Jesus among other men.

Through his time and training with Navigators and his time with Promise Keepers, which was focused on helping churches reach their men, led into what he birthed and lead some 20+ years later in a one-day equipping conference for men. It is designed to train and equip men from the local church to impact their men for the Kingdom.

A paradigm shift that Iron Sharpens Iron promotes strongly is the biblical idea of “households” rather than a family of individuals. Most churches invest most of their time and energy in trying to reach the individuals, rather than the paradigm shift of the local church focus on training and equipping of the head of the household and support this man who we know biblically is responsible and accountable to God for the salvation of this household. If we believed that, how would that redirect so much of our time and resources? If Pastors fully endorsed that, how would it change their specific ministry in their local church?

Three questions to ask yourself:

  1. Do you see yourself as the leader of your household? What impact does that have on your communication with your wife, your children, even grandchildren?
  2. If you are a pastor or a leader of men in your local church, understanding the household concept, how will that impact how you see your responsibility to the men of your church?
  3. How are you men being catalyzed to become the leader of the household to which they are entrusted?

To see the 2024 Schedule of Iron Sharpens Iron Conferences: ironsharpensiron.net. If there is not one in your area, reach out to the leadership team and see what it would take to get one in the churches of your region.

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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.