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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Why Every Man Too Busy to Attend the Spiritual Leadership Boot Camp Should Attend the Spiritual Leadership Boot Camp

Most men in the church are busy people.  Some have jobs that require them to work odd or long hours, which can make it difficult to take care of everyday household responsibilities.  When you add family events and church activities on top of that, it can feel like the walls are closing in.  So for some of us, an extra commitment like the men’s spiritual leadership boot camp isn’t exactly an exciting prospect.  Any man would understand that.
I’d like to give you a few things to consider that make this boot camp a good use of your time even if you are crazy busy. 
1.     Busy or not, we’re called to lead.  We need to understand that pointing our families to Christ, leading them spiritually, is the most important responsibility we have as Christian men.  Nothing supersedes it.  God will hold us accountable for it no matter how busy we are.  Yet most of us have no clue how to do it.  That’s a problem.  Think of it in terms of an equation:
huge responsibility + divine accountability + no clue = world of hurt
This is not something that can be put off like those dance lessons your wife wants you to take.  This has to be a front burner priority.  We need to get it done and the time is now.
2.     We’re not going to waste time.  This boot camp is not for men who have a ton of free time and nothing better to do.  We have purposefully packed a ton of information into very few sessions.  In other words, it has been designed with men like you in mind.  No fluff.  No cute stories.  Just get the goods and get going.  We will start at precisely 7am and end at precisely 8:30. 
3.     This is an investment.  Your time is an irreplaceable commodity.  You can’t get it back.  Accordingly, you have to spend your time in the most economical way, getting the most out of every hour.  That’s precisely why you can’t afford to blow off this boot camp – it’s a great investment.  Great investments pay off.  We’re talking about eight Saturday mornings from 7 to 8:30.  That’s a grand total of twelve hours of your life.  In those twelve hours, you’ll be equipped to lead your family well for the rest of your life.  Only a fool would turn his back on that kind of return.
4.     Going it alone just doesn’t make sense.  Some of us who really want to lead our families may think, “I don’t have time to come.  I’ll just have to do some research on my own.”  This may make sense initially, but consider this: I’ve spent the last two years developing this material, including many dozens of hours researching, reading, studying, and writing.  If you were to spend your free time – as if that exists – trying to accumulate this information yourself, it would take several years.  You don’t have that kind of time.  Your family needs your leadership now.  Save yourself a few years by coming to the boot camp and benefiting from work that has already been done.
You may be tempted to think you can't afford the time to come.  The truth is you can't afford not to come.  Though some of us may be busier than others, we are all essentially in the same boat.  Let’s bite down and do this together.  Make the investment.  Register now.  All you have to do is click a linkany of them…there are twelve on this page…just pick one. 
Now, some of you want to come very badly but you have work responsibilities that will not allow it.  Others may be able to make some of the sessions but not all.  Register anyway.  All of the sessions will be online so that you can keep up with everyone else, whether you are going to miss one session or all of them. 
“So why should I register if can’t attend the actual sessions but will be watching them online?”  Great question.  The boot camp will include crucial resources that will not be online.  If you register and let me know your situation, I can make sure that you get those resources and are able to benefit from the boot camp as much as possible. 
May the Lord bless this use of our time!  (Register.  Register.  Register.) 

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