Just a week, and a wake up to go!

Just a week, and a wake up to go before this tremendous Christian men’s conference at the Cheyenne Civic Center!Tickets are $20 at the box office, and just cents more online ( https://godsmightymen.com/2021-gmm-conference/ ). Limited tickets will be available when doors open at 8, but there will be a line: so get them now, in advance online. Or, rally your men’s fellowship and buy hardcopy tickets for your group early next week at the Civic Center box office (T-Th, 10-2). 
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We’re excited to make this the best God’s Mighty Men conference yet—so be sure to get your tickets pronto!
The conference is September 25th and will feature Samuel Rodriguez. He is a renowned person of influence in culture, politics, and the church: a Christian leader speaking spiritual truth to power about hard issues for years. He is well known from TV and famous statements, but not aligned with just one party; he was asked to advise Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump under their administrations. Other profound speakers: 

  • WY Supreme Court Justice Keith Kautzwill address the audience, with a spotlight on TRUTH.
  • Suicide and depression are huge problems in our time, especially in WY – we have the highest suicide rates in the country! The GMM 2021 conference has Dr. Dick Berry in our speaker lineup, and a networking breakout session with BONUS CONTENT right after the general conference about how The Church (laymen and leaders) and professionals who have opportunities to speak about spiritual values can share real hope with those struggling.
  • Pastor Blasts will come from 4 regional Christian pastors/leaders.

We won’t turn anyone away, but this is a men’s conference, and there will be a spiritual message specifically for men, fellowship over light refreshments with hundreds of brothers in Christ from many traditions, and some fun & humor.More info at godsmightymen.com. Watch for our banners around town, and get your church to make an announcement with Pastor Sam’s 1 minute challenge video!
Before and after last year’s great conference, we’ve all endured many months of zoom calls and online-events, and know how excited everyone is to gather in person, face-to-face. That’s why GMM is a live, in-person event!  Masks are encouraged but optional: we know we can count on each other to be respectful of others’ desires to social distance or mask up, and we’re saving some seating capacity to allow those who want extra space to have it.Don’t miss out, and don’t let your friends miss out because they didn’t know!

Bonus info on Pastor Sam

Just two and a half weeks to go before this exceptional Christian men’s conference at the Cheyenne Civic Center… rally your friends, go to the GMM – God’s Mighty Men conference webpage and get your tickets now ($20pp) to join us Saturday morning, 8:30-1pm Sept. 25th.Main speaker Pastor Samuel Rodriguez has recorded a one-minute Challenge video to personally invite you. He is a board member of Promise Keepers — watch this standout 4 minute excerpt from the July 2021 PK Men’s Conference.  In this crucial time, we are blessed to welcome him to our region, as our main speaker.  We also have an outstanding lineup of other speakers addressing the 2021 God’s Mighty Men conference, including:

Spotlight on Truth – Keith Kautz, Wyoming Supreme Court Justice
Spotlight on Hope – Dr. Dick Berry, Psy.D., specializes in loss, grief and suicide prevention.

Pastor Blast speakers from four regional Christian churches and ministries. Are you ready to stand together, in Jesus’ name? Visit the conference webpage, share this email, “Follow” on Facebook, and join us on Sept. 25th!

Want bonus info on Rev. Samuel Rodriguez?

Many of us have known of Pastor Sam as a world-class Christian leader speaking scriptural truth to power about hard issues for years. He was asked to advise Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump to advance life, religious liberty and biblical justice. Here’s his recent interview about “the delicate balance between pastoring and political activism.” Here are a few other highlights to whet your interest to read his full bio on our webpage. He is: 

  • Lead pastor of New Season, one of America’s most influential mega churches 
  • President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, one of the world’s largest Christian organizations 
  • Among the “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America” (Newsmax 2018)
  • Named by The Wall St. Journal as one of the top 12 Latino leaders 
  • Film producer and author of many bestseller books (like The Lamb’s Agenda) 
  • Recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award presented by the Congress of Racial Equality.

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ARISE, stand together as the church

Watch the one-minute Challenge video by GMM 2021 keynote speaker Rev. Samuel Rodriguez!  We have an outstanding lineup of other speakers for the 2021 God’s Mighty Men conference too, including: 

  • Spotlight on Truth – Keith Kautz, Wyoming Supreme Court Justice
  • Spotlight on Hope – Dr. Dick Berry, Psy.D. Counseling, expert on suicide prevention 

We have four inspirational Pastor Blast speakers from regional Christian churches and ministries. Do you know these guys? Check the conference webpage, share this email, “Follow” on Facebook, buy your ticket and come with your friends.  
Pastor Sam Rodriguez is an amazing, world class Christian leader and prominent public figure and speaker. Our conference theme resonates with his messages. One recent sermon that emphasized: “The things that are happening in culture cannot be solved by partisan politics. It’s the church that has the answer.” His and other speaker bios are posted on our conference webpage.  
The event is Saturday Sept. 25, 2021 from 8:30AM to 1:00PM at the Cheyenne Civic Center in WY. For details:https://godsmightymen.com/2021-gmm-conference/
Tickets are $20 (plus a small fee).
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For questions about accessibility accommodations, business sponsor and volunteer opportunities for church/parachurch ministry, or to change your email subscription preferences, email: gmmgodsmightymen@gmail.comAre you ready to stand together, in Jesus’ name? Join us on Sept. 25th!Bob Wilson, GMM CEO

Iron sharpens iron… and One Man Sharpens Another. Share Life!

NOTE FROM THE GMM “HUB” for the 2020 God’s Mighty Men conference


This 2020 conference theme comes from Prov27:17 – we are to sharpen each other as we share life in real friendships between guys. This sharpening will happen as all sorts of men, during and after our conference, walk out the inspiration they glean from the event.

We will be strengthened, enlightened, and unified as we hear from our main speaker, as well as three minute “pastor blasts” from pastors and ministry leaders from our region, according to what God has put on their hearts. We’ll also have fun as we enjoy fellowship and refreshments during the break.

As brothers in Christ, sharing life spans generations, congregations, ethnicities, work, maturity in Christian faith, and all sorts of other differences and networks.  It’s time for the church to be the church… to shine brightest when things are darkest. May we stand in unity, in the power of God, “for such a time as this.”

In setting up this year’s event, your GMM board (also known as the “Hub”) has been blessed to enjoy many new and ongoing friendships. Also, this conference could not happen without the gracious participation of our speakers and others on stage, the hard work of many local volunteers, and generous  support from many church and corporate sponsors. THANK YOU!

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To God be the glory, forever!

Steve Walters       Bob Wilson        Lester Lavalais      Matt Freeman

God’s Men at the Weight Bench

In this 4 minute video clip from our GMM 2019 conference, keynote speaker Pastor Scott Bloyer illustrated 2Cor1:24 with four pastors around the weight bench.

My brothers of God’s Mighty Men: how can WE this apply this, sharing life with other brothers in Christ across ALL our networks of relationships? Let’s be intentional in walking this out.

How about extending these pastors’ weight bench “lifting partner” illustration to these possibilities:

• Among your family, extended family and closest friends?

• At fellowship of your congregation?

• Among co-workers of your church, and partners with other church/para-church ministries?

• In your secular organization relationships with Christian co-workers and volunteers?

• Among Christian acquaintances, neighbors, and casual friends with shared interests?

In order of appearance:

• Scott Bloyer, Pastor, Elevation Christian Church – Aurora, CO

• Fred Gallop, Pastor-in-residence, Element Church – Cheyenne WY

• Christopher Xanthos – Presbyter, Orthodox Church – Cheyenne WY

• Ernesto Hastey, Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Emanuel – Cheyenne WY

What Matters

For our first blog of 2020, GMM Info Tech & Social Media leader Bryant Poythress looks back at Kenny White’s Oct. 2019 “Pastor Blast” …

I’m a hero worshipper (of sorts). I think that’s why I like mysteries, westerns and of course super-hero tales. While struggling with personal issues, they are all engaged in fighting something much larger than themselves. 

And you see, this is also true of us as believers. Kenny White made the point that we all need to develop thick skin, and that’s exactly what Paul was describing when he said, “Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties…” and here’s the key: “for Christ’s sake” (2 Cor 12:10).

Paul’s focus was such that nothing in this world would distract him in the battle nor could deter him from his goal. He fought hard to ensure that only those things which Jesus deemed worthy were suitable to fit in his life. Kenny listed three things that God has given us to enjoy, to refresh us, to challenge us and to help guide and build us into men worthy of His service. Do you remember what those were? 

Watch this short clip from the conference
to be reminded of what can help us to have ‘thick skin’.

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What do YOU want to remember from the 2019 Conference?

GMM intends that our conferences help every attendee go deeper in his relationship with Christ, to be encouraged to passionately live out God’s call in a team of brothers ministering in our home churches, in unity across our community. 

We were blessed by lots of speakers!  Consider this outline taken from the program and email gmmgodsmightymen@gmail.com with a key point or moment you remember from a 2019 conference speaker. Refresh your memory using the links to the various segments posted on the “2019 Conference” page.  Then stay tuned: we’ll be posting some memorable extracts from the conference in coming weeks and months.
Music / Worship Leaders
Opening Prayer: Mike Perez
Main Speaker: Pastor Scott Bloyer, Elevation Christian Church, Aurora, CO
Pastor Blasts  

  • Missionary Jerry Singh / One-Way Evangelistic Ministries, Cheyenne, WY
  • Presbyter Christopher Xanthos / Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Cheyenne, WY
  • Pastor T. Jay Smith / Beacon Hill Church
  • Pastor Fred Gallop / Element Church, Cheyenne, WY
  • Pastor Keith Miller / Meadowbrooke Church, Cheyenne, WY
  • Pastor Jode Dereemer / Recovery ministries at Cheyenne Hills Church, Cheyenne, WY
  • Pastor Kevin Frank / CrossPoint Fellowship @ Congregational Church
  • Pastor Kenny White / Cheyenne Hills Church, Cheyenne, WY

Presentation by GMM Advisory Pastors

  • Pastor Jason King / Living Water Church, Cheyenne, WY
  • Pastor Dan Irish / Harvest Time Christian Fellowship, Cheyenne, WY
  • Pastor Dan DeBruyn / Corssroads Coummunity Church, Pine Bluffs

Military Moment: Justin Walrath, Colonel, WY Air Natl Guard, Commander, 153d Airlift Wing
Closing Prayer: Lester Lavalais

Crashing the divide … Seeking Unity


This 2019 GMM conference theme is vital for GMM.

WHO ARE WE? God’s Mighty Men came from the recognition that throughout our region men need the support of other brothers in Christ. “What if,” we asked, “God would start a ministry in which making disciples and building unity across denominations was the priority?” God’s Mighty Men was founded in 2009 with the goal of providing a Christ-centered nondenominational forum connecting and reaching out to the men of the Front Range. We understood that Christ has a plan and special purpose for each of us. The team started work and the first GMM Conference was held at Little America in March of 2010.

The conference outline is simple: bring men together, encourage them in their faith, then send them back to their families and churches with a renewed vision of God’s directing role in their lives. In the first century, Jesus took men who were fishermen, tax collectors, soldiers and outcasts and empowered them to live out God’s plan in all of life. We are confident in his promise to do the same for us today. We’ve watched God move in amazing ways to bring together the Christian men, sponsors and other resources needed to hold our annual conferences that bless the participants, all our churches, and our various communities across the Front Range.

Families, churches, and society desperately need men who embrace all that God created us to be. During this year’s program we’re being encouraged to “CRASH THE DIVIDE”: any barrier that deters men in the body of Christ from walking together in Jesus’ will.  We are men seeking UNITY across various denominations, cultures, races, ages, and other differences on the common ground of our faith in Jesus Christ.

(Ephesians 4:13 -16, ESV)… until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

As God’s Mighty Men, let us boldly answer the call!

Mark Oct. 26, 2019 on your calendar, gather your brothers in Christ

2019 GMM Conference – Crashing the Divide: Seeking Unity

MEN OF FAITH mark your calendars for “Crashing the Divide”! The God’s Mighty Men (GMM) Conference will be October 26th from 8:30AM to 1:00PM at Cheyenne Hills Church. Keynote speaker Scott Bloyer will encourage us as men to lead the way, as we seek unity on the common ground of our faith in Jesus Christ. Check out the intro video, gather your brothers and get your tickets under the Conference tab at godsmightymen.com.

What's the "signature sin" for men in our community?

Last week Steve W, Jim S and I had the pleasure of meeting with Pastor Scott Bloyer, the keynote speaker for our 2019 conference. Scott blessed us with about two hours of his time to get acquainted, hear about his vision for men’s ministry, and flesh out event preparations. It was an inspiring conversation with deep discussion on many joyful as well as hard topics.  This year’s conference promises to be excellent!

Scott asked us: what is the signature sin of all men in our community? There were several good answers. I suggested “Idolization of Self”: considering yourself God and adopting the attitude of the lyrics around I did it “My Way”.  As I reflect on that, I think my self-centeredness comes from the worst aspect of PRIDE. St. Augustine wrote, “Pride is the commencement of all sin because it was this which overthrew the devil, from whom arose the origin of sin; and afterwards it subverted [man] in the same way in which he himself fell. For the serpent, in fact, only sought for the door of pride whereby to enter when he said, ‘Ye shall be as gods.”

If I want to be my own “mighty man” I won’t be God’s mighty man: I’ll resist the true Christian fellowship described in the Bible, and I won’t be a blessing to my family, my church and my community.

Brothers, we are called to something much better than rugged individualism. Mark your calendar to reserve Saturday, Oct. 26th, for “Crashing the Divide: Seeking Unity”.