Promise Keepers calls men from all backgrounds to reconcile and take responsibility in their relationships with God, their families, and people of all races. Promise Keepers' focus on commitment is based on the promise-keeping nature of God. Because He is faithful to fulfill all of His promises, Jesus Christ is the model for men to keep their promises. The following encapsulate Promise Keepers' message:
SEVEN PROMISES OF A PROMISE KEEPER
A Promise Keeper is committed to honoring Jesus Christ through
worship, prayer and obedience to God's Word in the power of the
A Promise Keeper is committed to pursuing vital relationships
with a few other men, understanding that he needs brothers to help
him keep his promises.
A Promise Keeper is committed to practicing spiritual, moral,
ethical, and sexual purity.
A Promise Keeper is committed to building strong marriages and
families through love, protection and biblical values.
A Promise Keeper is committed to supporting the mission of his
church by honoring and praying for his pastor, and by actively
giving his time and resources.
A Promise Keeper is committed to reaching beyond any racial
and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of biblical
7. A Promise Keeper is committed to influencing his world, being obedient to the Great Commandment ( Mark 12:30-31) and the Great Commission ( Matthew 28:19-20 ).
Joe White stands with
Cross before a sea of men.
Promise Keepers Co-Founder.
PROMISE KEEPERS - BACKGROUND
HOW PROMISE KEEPERS STARTED
On March 20, 1990, the head football coach for the University of Colorado, Bill McCartney, and his friend Dave Wardell, Ph. D., were on a three-hour car ride to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meeting, when they first discussed the idea of filling a stadium with Christian men. Later that year, 72 men began to fast and pray about the concept of thousands of men coming together for the purpose of Christian discipleship. In July, 1991, 4,200 men gathered fort the first Promise Keepers conference at the University of Colorado basketball arena. Since then, more then, more than 4.8 million men have attended more than 100 Promise Keepers (PK) stadium conferences in the U.S. and overseas. In addition, a reported one million men gathered on the National Mall on Oct. 4, 1997, for Stand In The Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men, the largest religious gathering in U.S. history. The assembly drew men to Washington, D.C., for a time of repentance, prayer, and reconciliation.
Men Transformed Worldwide
Promise Keepers has a growing international ministry with activity in more than 30 countries located on every continent. Meanwhile, Promise Keepers continues to receive inquiries about developing men's ministries from countries around the globe. Indicative of the worldwide nature of the Christian men's movement, more than 100,000 men have attended men's events directly related to Promise Keepers in countries outside the United States.
LOCAL SMALL GROUPS:
Across the country and around the world, hundreds of small groups of men have continued to gather on a regular basis for Bible studies and personal accountability. These local small groups of men are led independently of Promise Keepers, but many use Promise Keepers resources for study and encouragement.
Promise Keepers also develops and provides numerous resources for personal study and men's groups. These resources include audio/video recordings, radio programs, books, study guides, worship tapes, and apparel.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
1. We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
2. We believe that the Bible is God's written revelation to man, and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.
3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory.
4. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of the new birth in unbelievers and indwells believers, enabling them to live godly lives.
5. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was alienated from God. Only through faith, trusting in Christ alone for salvation which was made possible by His death and resurrection, can that alienation be removed.
Christian rap group, The Cross Movement performs for the crowd of 14, 500 young men.
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