This conference was born out of a deep desire to encourage and build up strong, quality and godly men for God who will serve Him as godly leaders to His glory and the good of others be it in the home, the church, or the workplace.
God created men to be leaders. In the Old Testament, we read that God created Adam before Eve. When God numbered Israel, He counted the men who over twenty years of age who were able to fight. In the New Testament, when the Lord Jesus began the work of building His Church, He chose twelve men, most of whom worked with their hands, to be on His team. When the New Testament Church was established, men were appointed as leaders to look after the newly established congregations. Whether you are looking at the Old Testament or the New Testament, you will discover that God expects men to lead.
However, there is an acute shortage of strong, quality and godly men, men of character and integrity, willing and capable of providing the necessary godly leadership in the home, the church and in the general public life. In fact, when you look at the church, for instance, you will also find that in almost every congregation, men are outnumbered by women and are less involved in church life and ministry in comparison to women. When it comes to evangelism and discipleship, you will agree that it is so much harder to evangelise and disciple men than it is to evangelise and disciple women. Why is that? What kind of men will it take to change the situation? What can and should the church be doing to raise godly men capable of providing godly leadership in the home, in the church and in general public life?
These and other related questions lie behind the vision for this conference. My prayer is that the LORD will be pleased to use this conference to raise up a new generation of strong, quality and godly men who will serve His purposes by leading their families, churches and communities for His glory in a way that pleases and honours the LORD. I pray that you will be numbered among such men.
“And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none” (Ezekiel 22:30).
I pray you will be that man in your family, church and community to the glory of God and the good of those under your leadership.
Lord willing, I look forward to seeing you at the conference.
Your brother in Christ,
Fletcher Matandika – President & Founder, Joy to the World Ministries