Iron Sharpens Iron National Men’s Equipping Conference

Kannapolis, NC
April 22, 2023

Host Church: Charity Baptist Church
2420 Brantley Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28083

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The Iron Sharpens Iron National One-Day Equipping Conference includes two World Class Keynote Speakers specifically for men. There are 16 seminars from the Best of the Best in Men’s Ministry (see a list of the seminars scheduled at the end of the page). Masculine style worship and Exhibitors with resources just for men. This conference is for men of all ages: Emerging Men (13-19), Pioneering Men (20-29), Full Throttle Men (30-55), Seasoned Men (55+). This one day equipping conference held each year provides vital resources designed to help the church reach and build their men. Training and equipping local churches is the heartbeat of Cape Fear Men who host the Iron Sharpens Iron National One Day Equipping Conference.

Rex Tignor

Rex Tignor is the author of Living Out of the Rut, Boot Camp for Men, Just Show UP!, and co-author of Be Intentional: Devotional Conversation Starters for Men. While serving as eastern director for People Matter Ministries, he co-authored Why Minister to Men with Dr. Dan Erickson. Rex is a former member of the leadership team and Men’s Ministry training director for the Washington Area Coalition of Men’s Ministries. He also served as Men’s Ministry director for Redemption Ministries in Virginia, assisting more than 70 churches

Bill Paige

Bill Paige is a gifted, passionate speaker whose broad appeal is anchored in a depth of life experience that includes 20 years of police and detective work in and around the New York City metropolitan area. In addition, Bill served 14 years as the associate chaplain at Children’s Village, working with emotionally disturbed boys in the city, as well as 18 years of senior leadership in Young Life. Bill serves currently as Vice President of Field Ministries in the Eastern & Greater New York Divisions of Young Life.

“I’m a local pastor, and Iron Sharpen Iron’s vision for man-to-man ministry motivated me to pursue it inside the local church! Here is a true partnership of the local church and the para-church that has awesome potential to transform culture. After my first conference I said, “At last, here is something I can bring home to my flock.” We did, and a men’s ministry is slowly taking shape. Manhood is on the rise. Thanks, ISI!” ~ Pastor Brad Johnston

Pastor Brad Johnston

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Cost:

Early Group Registration: $44.00 (10 or more tickets greater than 10 days before the event)

Early Registration: $49.00 (greater than 10 days before the event)

Late Registration: $59.00 (within 10 days of the event)

Full-time Student (13-22 yrs old)and Active Duty Military: $29.00

Active Duty Military: $29.00

Lunch Optional: $10.00 (must be purchased 10 days before the event)

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON REGISTRATIONS. Speakers have committed to ISI. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, substitutions may need to occur. During the conference video and still photographs are taken. Registration constitutes permission for ISI or network ministries to use video and photos taken on site. ISI Conferences will be held regardless of weather conditions. Consequently, there are no refunds due to weather related.

10 Reasons Why I Should Bring My Son To ISI:

  • Great Father and Son Opportunity – ISI is a great FATHER AND SON experience
  • ISI has breakout sessions specifically designed for Teens
  • Plenty of great Bible teaching at Men’s ISI Conferences
  • Other Christian Teens are at ISI with their Dads
  • Your teenage son will be spiritually challenged and encouraged at ISI
  • We have a great worship band at ISI
  • The ISI experience is one he will remember for years
  • ISI is a good reason to turn off their cell phone for Eight Hours!
  • An ISI conference is better than any video game
  • ISI conferences are something you can do with your Son EVERY YEAR.

Breakout Sessions

Leave Your Baggage at the Door:

This is about the baggage we bring with us when we come to Christ “just like we are.” He loves us the way we are, but He refuses to leave us that way!!

Bill Paige
Vice President
Young Life
Montclair, NJ

Conflict: It Doesn’t Have To Be A Combat!

Conflict happens every day; the difference is the way you handle it. This seminar will look at the word Conflict and give you tools to handle it well.

Larry Leak
Just Stand Firm Ministries
Wilbraham, MA

Anger: One Letter Away From Danger!

Anger becomes a problem when it is handled wrong.  Holding onto it, Resentment, Bitterness, Unforgiveness, causes so many serious problems.  In this equipping seminar, we are going to look at some tools that we can use to help us effectively deal with our anger, and keep us from blowing up!

Larry Leak
Just Stand Firm Ministries
Wilbraham, MA

Building the Winning Team to Reach Men:

If you are interested in developing a ministry to men in your church, already a leader, or a Pastor this is the session for you. This session will provide leaders with an actionable written plan to build an effective team to reach and disciple the men in their church and community.

Kevin Gregory
Man in the Mirror
Sanford, NC

Becoming a Spiritual Reproducer

What do we mean by “Spiritual Reproducer?” How does this relate to discipleship? What is the Biblical basis for spiritual reproduction? What is the goal of discipleship? Who is a disciple maker? What do I do?

Bill Montross
Regional Director for the Carolinas
Christian Business Men’s Connection
Charlotte, NC

Tourist or Ambassador?

What is an ambassador? How can I represent Christ in the marketplace? What does that look like (Attributes)? WWJD?

Bill Montross
Regional Director for the Carolinas
Christian Business Men’s Connection
Charlotte, NC

How to be an Expert Builder of Men

Being an expert builder of men means we must understand the “engineering principles” that make multiplying disciple making possible in your men’s ministry. Learn how you and your church can be part of this movement of men.

Chris Ackerson
Southeast Area Director
Every Man A Warrior
Chattanooga, TN

Women! God what were you thinking?

Throughout human history, men – both in and out of the church – have suffered great loss by looking to women for too much of their masculine identity. We will discuss the heart of the matter and look at both the spiritual and practical strategies to win this battle.

Haines Maxwell
Director
The Barn Ministry
Indian Trails, SC

If The Horse Is Dead Dismount

Perhaps you woke up today and thought, I need to make some changes in my life, things are bad. Today we will look at how we can make changes in our lives that won’t kill us.

Rex Tignor
Director / Men’s Ministry Consultant
Man-Up Ministries
Glenn Arbor, VA

Overcoming Procrastination

Nearly all Christian men struggle with not having enough time! You came to ISI because you want to do the right thing and you want to start now. This session will give you the tools to start spending more time on things that matter. (All age groups

Rick Grubbs
Founder
Life Changing Seminars
Salisbury, NC

Spiritual Fathering – making disciples of the next generation

This session deals with equipping spiritually mature men to develop relationships with the next generation with the intension of making disciples who make disciples. What are the essentials for becoming an effective Spiritual Father? We will look at Paul’s letters to Timothy and to Titus to give us principles and insight into how it was done.

Kevin Gregory
Area Director
Man in the Mirror
Sanford, NC

Let It Go

Let go of what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you. Because it will only make you better.

Jacob Krahenbill
Youth Leader
NewLife Community Church
Louisa, VA

Building a Marriage to Withstand Life’s Storms

Every marriage faces difficult seasons. It’s not a question of if your marriage will face trials. It’s a question of when. This seminar will give you tools to help you be prepared for those seasons and recover well after those seasons.

Willie Batson
Author/Speaker/Pastor
WC Batson Coaching
Knoxville, TN

Decisions

We make decisions everyday, make sure you know how to make the right ones

Jacob Krahenbill
Youth Leader
NewLife Community Church
Louisa, VA

Playing the Back Nine

In golf if you have a bad front nine but you can save your round with a great back nine. Your legacy may not have started out good but as long as you have breath you can turn it around.

Thomas McMillan
Director
Guardrail Ministries
New Britain, CT

Leading your Adult Children

This is a seminar on the pitfalls, challenges, and rewards of influencing Adult Children well by being there.

Thomas McMillan
Director
Guardrail Ministries
New Britain, CT

Communication Still Works

Whether a relationship of any kind sinks or swims depends on how well the people involved send and receive messages, how well they say what they mean, and understand what they hear. In this seminar, we will look at three qualities for better communication and three skills to improve communication.

Willie Batson
Author/Speaker/Pastor
WC Batson Coaching
Knoxville, TN

Redeeming the Time

Nearly all Christian men struggle with not having enough time! You came to ISI because you want to do the right thing and you want to start now. This session will give you the tools to start spending more time on things that matter. (All age groups)

Rick Grubbs
Founder
Life Changing Seminars
Salisbury, NC

God Loves Do-Overs

Our lives may bear the scars of broken relationships, addictions and unforgiveness. But there is hope. God offers each of us a do-over, a fresh start. We do not have to allow our past to define us.

Rex Tignor
Director of Training
Iron Sharpens Iron Network
Richmond, VA

TBD

Rick McGee
Kid’s Outdoor Zone
Lynchburg, VA

TBD

Trial Life, USA
Greenville, SC

How to Build a Diversified Men’s Ministry

We will discuss the keys to build a men’s ministry that attracts ALL men that will reach across the racial divide and engage diverse men.

Elmo Winters
Executive Director
Kingdom Group
Baton Rouge, LA

Men and Their Health

Learn seven scientifically proven simple steps to a healthier life.

Elmo Winters
Executive Director
Kingdom Group
Baton Rouge, LA

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