127 episodes

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.

Brave Men Podcast Paul Louis Cole

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

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 S4E128: Jeff Zaugg - Take the Risk, Get It Done!

    BraveMen S4E128: Jeff Zaugg - Take the Risk, Get It Done!

    Jeff Zaugg is a great friend and founder of the mega-podcast Dad Awesome! He was
    inspired to build a large podcast and ministry by his dad who took major risks
    throughout his life - demonstrating what it is to be an Awesome Dad. Today on
    BraveMen with Paul and Jeff you will learn how to overcome being risk averse and why
    it is worth taking the risk now!
    Jeff says, “If we don’t take a risk and try something, we won’t have much to write down
    on our poster board.” And won’t be much to remember you for. Don’t be that man! Be
    the guy that got out and did something. Jeff is a dad, husband, author, bicyclist and
    minster. He is an ally to Christian Men’s Network and our Brave Men Podcast. He
    previously shared with us on Season 3, how fatherhood is a God thing. Check that one
    out also!
    For all your tools to mentor and disciple men go to CMN.men . Follow Paul Cole at
    @paullouiscole. To stay in touch with Jeff follow him @jeffzaugg @dadawesome or
    checkout the website dadawesome.org. The world is a better place because of
    committed men like Jeff Zaugg.

    • 42 min
    BraveMen S4E127: Michael Phillips: Wrong Lane, Right Turn

    BraveMen S4E127: Michael Phillips: Wrong Lane, Right Turn

    Today on BraveMen the unforgettable true story of one man’s escape from the school-to-prison pipeline, how he reinvented himself as a pastor and education reform advocate, and what his journey can teach us about turning the collateral damage in the lives of our youth into hope.

    “A heart-wrenching and triumphant story that will change lives.”—Bishop T. D. Jakes

    Today on Brave Men you’ll meet our friend Michael Phillips. His powerful story
    encourages all of us that have journeyed down the wrong path to know that isn’t the end of the story! His story is also the basis of the best-selling book “Wrong Lanes Have Right Turns.”

    Michael Phillips is a pastor, author, and businessman. He is the founder of Life Prep and currently serves as the chief engagement and fulfillment officer for the T.D. Jakes Foundation. Follow Michael Phillips @mikephillipsofficial. And for all your discipleship tools find us at CMN.men – the producer of the BraveMen podcast. 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Brave Men S4E126: Mike Rosas - Sports, Chaos and Unity

    Brave Men S4E126: Mike Rosas - Sports, Chaos and Unity

    Mike Rosas is Chaplain for the NBA Houston Rockets; he also is a national speaker and life coach.  His goal is to help people max out their purpose. He hopes by helping people find and max out their God-given purpose it will cause a little bit of chaos in the kingdom of darkness. 

    Mike is a pastor who has been on the forefront of rescuing orphans in Latin America. Last year his ministry provided over two hundred thousand fifteen meals for poor children in South America. He also has a non-profit Love Bought International to care for orphans in Columbia. Their first major facility houses over forty orphan girls in Soacha, Columbia. 

    Mike lives by the statement, “Love paid a price that made us all valuable, but equal so we deserve a chance.” He believes that “the secret of unity is that two is not just the addition of one, but the multiplication of possibilities.” Get ready to be encouraged and gain insight into how you can see change in your family, team, organization, and life. To stay updated with Mike Rosas, please follow him @mikerosas.us or visit his website at mikerosas.org . 

    BraveMen is a production of the Christian Men’s Network. A global ministry helping churches disciple men. For mentoring tools and more info: CMN.men

    • 52 min
    BraveMen S4E125: Steve Weatherford - Shaped by God

    BraveMen S4E125: Steve Weatherford - Shaped by God

    Steve Weatherford, Super Bowl champion and one of the fittest men in the world. His body was
    shaped by intense workouts, his character shaped by intense problems. Steve is a 10 year veteran
    of the NFL and a fifteen year veteran of marriage.
    Today on BraveMen we talk to a champion, philanthropist, wellness coach, father and Christian
    brother. Steve uses his influence to help people come to know greatness is in them because
    greatness made them. In addition to winning a Super Bowl with the Giants, he has worked as a
    broadcaster, wellness coach and successful business owner. He shares with us today how he
    uses these avenues to bring men to Christ.
    In this powerful, life-shaping conversation, we are challenged to become better men, better
    dads, and better husbands. To learn more about Steve Weatherford, please visit
    weatherford5.com or text Steve at 949-763-5934 for daily inspiration and motivation.
    It is a great blessing to have Steve as an ally with Christian Men’s Network and the BraveMen podcast.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Brave Men S4E124: Man to Man - General Jerry Boykin

    Brave Men S4E124: Man to Man - General Jerry Boykin

    Lt. General (R) William Gerald “Jerry” Boykin went after Pablo Escobar, served in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, was part of launching U.S. Army Delta Force, fought in battles around the world – but the most difficult assignment he’s attempted is bringing back Biblical masculinity into America and the nations.

    Today on BraveMen we talk to a legend, a Christian statesman and a concerned father. He’s written a new book called Man to Man, laying out God's master plan for men and a man’s crucial role in culture. Restoring manhood as servant-leaders is key to saving the family and building a better world. General Boykin believes if men take up biblical mandates ordained by their Creator—no matter their color, nationality, station, upbringing, or education—a new vision can be cast and executed that will restore a civil and prosperous America and positive leadership in every nation.

    In a far reaching conversation we deal with a man’s purpose, what is masculinity and what God intended for a man’s mission in life. General Boykin is now executive vice-president of the Family Research Council in Washington D.C.

    • 41 min
    BraveMen S4E123: Nick Caine - Ending Human Slavery

    BraveMen S4E123: Nick Caine - Ending Human Slavery

    Nick Caine is a modern-day abolitionist. He is the co-founder, with his wife Chris Caine, of the global anti-trafficking organization A21. With tremendous efficiency A21 is attacking the scourge of human slavery – an evil more prevalent today than at any time in human history. Through education, prevention, restoration and relocation they have saved the lives of thousands of victims.

    Nick’s wife Chris Caine has preached the gospel in front of millions of people around the world through their Eguip and Empower ministry and acts as the Lead Advocate for A21. Nick manages the large scale operations as the CEO and directs field operations in regions from Ukraine to Thailand and Greece to Cambodia. A21 is one of the largest organizations in the world dedicated solely to abolish slavery.

    Nick takes us through the gut-wrenching stories and the success stories – but also helps us discover how to handle the day to day pressure of high stress work. How to keep your edge in the midst of chaotic environments. Today on BraveMen you’ll meet a man who is helping to change the world.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Rickcon123 ,

THE BEST PODCAST

I came across this podcast about a month ago and have learned SOOO much!!! Very powerful!!

Brian Causey ,

Fired up!

I stumbled onto this podcast having no background in the CMN ministry or who Ed or Paul Cole were. But I found these interviews to be very inspiring and encouraging. They have revealed to me ways that I’m not reaching my full potential of faith in Jesus nor fully acting as a real man of God. I stand a little taller today, more confident that God has me right where he wants me, and more prepared to lead my family and train my son. Thank you!!

Jeff Zaugg ,

Game Changing

So thankful for Paul Cole and all of the Global Fatherhood Initiative resources. This podcast is a game-changer. Praying this reaches more men than any of us can imagine.

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