I cannot recall a time when I have written an open letter to all men in Northwest Arkansas and areas close to us. Therefore, after being here 26 years, I have something urgent on my heart to share with you. Please take the time to read this letter thoroughly and be open to its content.
The Urgency Is Upon Men To Lead and To Lead Now
I realize that you are continually pressed to lead. I wonder why? It is because men are expected and should be expected to lead. We should lead ourselves properly, lead our families, lead our businesses, lead our communities, and yes, even lead our churches. America is suffering horribly from a lack of leadership today in each of these areas and more. Now is the time, we begin to change it.
I Want You To Join Me On Friday Night, March 1, and Saturday Morning, March 2
What is happening that is so important? For these hours together, we are rallying as many men as possible to join us for our Northwest Arkansas Men’s Conference, ‘Vertical.’ Why is this event so special that I would take the time to make this appeal to you? Simply put, the personalities we have scheduled to assist us at the conference are outstanding men who communicate to men across the nation on a regular basis.
James MacDonald Is A Prolific Author and Phenomenal Pastor
I have had the privilege to dialogue over the past three years with James on many occasions. He is a nationally known speaker and serves as the Senior Pastor of the Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, Illinois. He has spoken to thousands of men in all kinds of settings over the years. He teaches the Bible over a daily radio program that reaches across this nation and beyond. Pastor James MacDonald will be one of the all-time favorite speakers ever to come to Cross Church.
Vance Pitman Is A Gifted Leader and Strong Pastor
Vance Pitman was our World Missions Speaker four years ago and spent a Sunday with us. Our people loved him. Pastor Vance Pitman serves the Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. This gifted communicator of God’s Word will challenge and inspire you. He is a leader of leaders!
Complimenting These Gifted Men Will Be Nick Floyd, Jeff Crawford, and Myself
While our times in the pulpit will be very brief, we will be speaking to you as well. We want you to leave encouraged and inspired to become a Vertical Man!
Setting The Entire Tone For The Word, Will Be Julio Arriola and Gifted Men of God To Assist Him In Leading Worship
While this will not be excessive, it will be sufficient to help us gather together in the Spirit of the Lord. We will remember our audience and make it a very special time for each of us. I promise you that you will enjoy it.
Bring Your Teenage Son Or Other Men . . . Sign Up Today
I want you to do all you can to sign up personally and bring other men as well, including teenage boys. Never has there been a greater need for young boys, younger men, middle-age men, and even men in their senior years to be under the Word of God together. Sign up here today.
Let’s Get Real Guys . . . Face the Facts!
Men and families are in trouble. Let’s do not kid ourselves! Many men have time for all kinds of things, but their spiritual growth. Why can 75,000 men fill a football stadium regardless of the weather and these same men not even fill a church building to grow spiritually? That is a serious question that not one of us should mock! Hundreds of our men pour thousands of dollars into teaching their boys how to shoot basketballs, play baseball, or throw a football, but do we spend time and money to have our boys join us for a spiritual encounter with God? Men, we need to face the facts and change the present reality in 2013. Let’s lead! Let’s grow! Let’s empower! Let’s go!
I Pray I Will See You Here With Us!
Ronnie W. Floyd