Monday, October 1, 2012

Dennis Rainey at D6

Dennis Rainey

President and CEO of FamilyLife and Family Ministry Champion
Conference Focus - Helping Men & Fathers Stepping Up
Men face decisions in life that demand courage. Big or little, complex or straightforward, these choices matter. In Dennis Rainey’s newest book, Stepping Up, he tackles the call to living, breathing manhood head-on, offering a simple yet powerful vision for what it means to be a man who truly conquers and truly wins.
Speaking from biblical insights, truths learned in over 40 years of ministry with men, and inspiring stories from both his life and the lives of other courageous men, Rainey discusses in-depth:
    -The five stages of a man’s life and the responsibilities of each
    -How men can reject passivity and embrace courageous faith
    -What every boy needs to begin the process of stepping up
    -Six non-negotiables for training teenage young men
    -How men can get “stuck” in adolescence
    -The temptation men face to step down or straddle steps
    -Why every man needs a mentor and needs to be a mentor
    -Three qualities of men who finish well

Five steps every boy should be led through.
             1.     Boyhood
Teenage men, if allowed to, will remain in their boyhood. They need an older man to pull them out.
They need a mission; every boy needs to know he is on a mission from God.
            2.  Adolescence
They need an identity: spiritually and sexually
They need to be taught what it means to Biblically be a man
They need to know how to have relationships
They need to know their character; how to be wise and not a fool.
             3. Manhood
Real manhood begins with surrender to Jesus Christ
Real manhood demands repeatedly stepping away from childish things
Real manhood means courageously stepping up and doing your duty.
            4.  Mentor
Every person should have a mentor.
Every person should have someone to call on for accountability.
A mentor is three things: available, personable, and authentic.
            5.   Patriarch
Who are you mentoring?
They taught me how to grow old Biblically” He said of his mentors. 

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