Inspiring men to live a better life. Brave Men is about wisdom and courage for the journey – building a life filled with purpose and destiny. Paul Louis Cole is President of the Christian Men’s Network and founder of the Global Fatherhood Initiative. We are on a mission to defeat fatherlessness, end child abuse and raise up strong men who love God and love people. This is accomplished by building a brotherhood of men in over 100 nations. Brave men.
BraveMen S4E161: Mike Kai - The Journey to Inspire
Mike was 21 and suddenly the single dad of Courtney, his 2 year old little girl. Now what do you do? And what will the future hold? The journey from that painful and difficult time to pastoring one of the most vibrant churches in America is a powerful, uplifting and dynamic story. From meeting Jesus to meeting his wife Lisa it is a compelling testimony of the beauty of God’s grace. Join Paul Louis Cole and Mike Kai for a captivating Bravemen Podcast.
Originally from Honoka'a on the Big Island of Hawai'i, Mike’s personal testimony of finding Jesus during a crucial stage of his life sparked his calling to serve God, the people of Hawai'i and the world. Today with his wife Lisa they pastor Inspire Church, a multi-campus community of faith in Hawaii. Mike leads the annual Kingdom Man Conference, and the Equip and Inspire Conference, which has attendees from across the Hawaiian Islands, US Mainland, and Internationally.
Mike and Lisa reside on Oahu and are the proud parents of three daughters and two grandchildren. Mike is the author of The Pound for Pound Principle, That Doesn’t Just Happen and other great titles. Lisa is the author of Perfectly You.
BraveMen is a production of the Christian Men’s Network. You can find Paul Cole’s bio on that site and resources for discipling men at CMN.men
BraveMen S4E160-Rawd Jones-Does Christianity have a future in America?
Paul Cole and thought leader Rawd Jones get into the middle the controversy on the future of Christianity in America. Is it even a Christian nation – was it ever? What’s our responsibility to that as men?
Rawd brings decades of national leadership into a fascinating discussion and surprising conclusions. His Rplenish ministry helps pastors stay spiritually and emotionally healthy - building servant-leaders who are focused and successful.
BraveMen is produced by the Christian Men’s Network, one of the premiere content creators of discipleship tools for men. CMN builds strong men to produce strong families and strong churches. Those resources in over 30 languages are available at CMN.men Paul Louis Cole is the President of CMN.
BraveMen S4E158: Vietnam
Vietnam. Just that name brings back memories and pain for many. For others the compelling story of an emerging global economy. For a remarkable group of people it is about the compassion to help so many who are the human toll of a century of conflict.
And in the midst of this mix and against many obstacles is an emerging church. Brimming with hope and living in faith that tomorrow will be a better day. That Jesus changes everything.
Along with our partner Giving It Back To Kids and traveling with good friend Ps. Joe Onasai we conducted a powerful series of events in Vietnam recently. It was awesome. In a conversation with my son Bryce we recount the stories.
BraveMen podcast is a production of the Christian Men’s Network. CMN.men
BraveMen S4E157: Chris Harper-Real / Better
My friend Chris Harper takes us on a journey of joy, fatherhood, realness and biblical masculinity in this enjoyable and motivating episode of BraveMen. Chris is the Chief Storyteller at Better Man ministries, an ally with Christian Men’s Network and a powerful voice for Biblical masculinity across the nations.
Chris is an engaging witness of the power of God and illustrates it by recounting how he went from being a law student to the pastor of a local church. It’s a crazy story – and that’s Chris. He has an earned doctorate from Southwest Seminary and travels and writes extensively. The ministry he leads came out of the “Men’s Fraternity” outreach of Pastor Robert Lewis and “33 the Series”.
Harper believes the world needs some bold men for Jesus. And that’s what you’ll get today – you’ll be fired up after listening to Paul and Chris. Chris is married with four children, loves Nashville hot chicken, sports of all kinds and 90’s hip-hop. He believes hospitality is the new evangelism and that art, music, community and commerce are the most powerful mediums for gospel witness.
BraveMen is produced by the Christian Men’s Network and supported by friends and brothers across the nations. For resources and discipleship tools – CMN.men
BraveMen S4E156: Michael Rasa-Down to UP
He was a teenage Army private who became a national business owner - from a scuffling childhood to building a powerful ministry to families. This man knows better than most the ups and downs of life … and what it takes to overcome the obstacles. Today on BraveMen the inspirational story of Michael Rasa.
Having grown up in a difficult family environment, Michael was forced to quit school at the age of fourteen to go to work. At ‘almost eighteen’ he joined the Army and became a model soldier. Three years later he was honorably discharged and began his business career. In 1994 he and his wife Debbie founded Rasa Floors and it has become a market leader in the flooring industry with eleven Service Centers serving Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Michael and Debbie both enjoy contributing to and leading their company, as well as flying their airplanes together often. They are happily married and have three grown daughters, three sons-in-law and six grandchildren. This story will fire you up! For more info and tools for mentoring men; CMN.men
BraveMen S4E155: Dale Bronner & Son-Legacy. A True Story
What does legacy look like? How do we put it into motion? Here’s a three-generation pattern that will inspire and teach us. Bishop Dale C. Bronner is son of one of Atlanta’s leading entrepreneur’s Dr. Nathaniel H. Bronner, Sr. He is the founder/senior pastor of one of America’s most significant churches, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Atlanta, Georgia. His son Dale C. Bronner, II is the Executive Pastor.
In a far-ranging conversation they unpack the answers and bring clarity to how to build a legacy that spans the generations. Dale II is a Yale graduate and noted worship leader. Bishop Bronner is a well-known author, conference speaker, counselor to government and religious leaders. He’s also been an actor in many of the movies of his friend Tyler Perry. His father’s company is still family owned and now led by the sons, Bronner Brothers is an international company of personal care products, travel agencies, magazines, health food supplements and more.
Recorded at the annual Lions Roar summit on biblical masculinity conducted by the Christian Men’s Network. More details on that yearly summit can be found at CMNsummit.com Bishop Bronner serves as the Chairman of the Christian Men’s Network Ministry Board.
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