Registration for Tribe is currently closed. Registration for the next session of Tribe will open late October 2019.
It is my belief that every man needs three specific relationships in their life if they are going to grow towards health, maturity and to be a disciple of Jesus.
Seems simple enough right? But you know it is not.
- Often we do not have an accurate view of Jesus
- Living with an inaccurate view of Jesus leads us to not understand what being a man is all about.
- Since we don’t understand what manliness or manhood is about, we don’t put forth the effort to connect with other men.
- Because we have not connected with other men, we do not have a Tribe or Band of Brothers who will come alongside up to make us better men and a healthier community.
What is the result of all of this?
- Suicide rates for men are 3.5x higher than in women
- Over 44% of young Christian men are addicted to porn OR think they might be.
- 1 in 3 men, (35%) Christian men are having sexual affairs with someone other than their wives while married.
- 55% of men surveyed said they rarely if ever attend church.
- 6 Million men are affected by depression each year.
What is the plan to heal this problem? Keep doing what we are doing or to take action. We know the answer, now we have to decide if we want to do something about it.
Men, let’s begin by pursuing those three mission-critical relationships.
The first relationship is with Jesus.
Men need to have a discipline in their life where they are in the Word of God daily. We will not become men of God until we are in the presence of God on a regular basis being changed by our time with Him and His Word. It is a discipline for most men to make time to connect with God in this way. If we will commit to being in the Word of God on a regular basis you will see God do incredible work in your life and your home.
Second, we need another man in our life who is going to come alongside of us, ask us tough questions, and affirm that he has our back.
You need someone in your life who is not intimidated by you, who will hold you accountable. You need someone who will take your prayer request, but then also what actions steps you are taking as well. Many guys feel like they might have a resemblance of this type of relationship- maybe a friend or a guy who they work with who they talk spiritual stuff to, but that is not what we are talking about. This person has permission to hold you to a higher standard, they are a resource and will be on this journey with you.
Third, we need a Tribe of Men who are all moving the same spiritual direction with us.
Every warrior needs other men who are going to stand shoulder to shoulder, who are fighting for the same cause, using their gifts and talents to make the entire Tribe better. This is the areas that most men long for but are not quite sure how to develop. Attending a small group or a men’s breakfast just hasn’t been the environment for you where deeper, more meaningful relationships have been forged so it leaves you frustrated and you reside yourself to being the guy who doesn’t need these type of relationships. This is simply not true.
Many men might have the first one, maybe a blurry version of number two, but definitely, struggle with number three. But, if you have all three you are on a good path towards being the man of God that people in your life deserve.
If you do not have these three things, time is precious and every day that we do not fight for the hearts of those who matter most to us, we lose ground, we lose hope and we lose the legacy-changing impact our lives are meant to possess.
This is the purpose of Tribe.
Tribe is a discipleship community of The Pursuit of Manliness. It is a group of men, who have committed to a 6-month journey of growing spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally.
For 6 months, men will utilize their Field Guide to create a Daily Plan of Action. With assigned reading each day, we will also track how you are pursuing manliness, who you are praying for and anything else that God is teaching you and how He is stretching you out of our comfort zone.
Each week men will have a new challenge video waiting for them. The weekly challenge video is designed for you to respond in two ways. 1. You make a simple, short video response to the challenge then post it to the group page. 2. Interact with others video, for feedback, encouragement and building up one another.
To supplement Bible reading, Tribe will incorporate another resource that will serve to continue to build you and the Tribe.
So, you are thinking about Tribe but have a few questions, let me see if we can answer some of them for you?
What is the cost of being a part of Tribe? The cost is $150, which works out to $25 per month. With each session of Tribe you will receive the Field Guide, the book we are reading for the 6 months, a Tribe t-shirt, Tribe sticker and more.
Do I need to pay it all up front? Yes, for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that it’s a commitment, not only from you but from the Tribe as well. It is so easy to start something and quit, especially when the new car smell wears off. The second reason is if you pay the money up front, your wife is on board with you doing it as well, your participation and engagement in the group is more than likely to go up. You know you have paid money, invested in your personal growth and desire to get something out of it. You can click here to sign up now.
Do I need a Facebook account? No, you do not need a Facebook account, but I will admit that you will get more out of it if you do. Unfortunately, we live in a social media-driven world, and Facebook has several features that make developing community easier. You will still get the challenge videos and participate in our bi-weekly Zoom calls as well as the Field Guide, books and all other resources. Please know a majority of the weekly interaction is through Facebook however Zoom calls are done through Zoom.us
What is a Zoom call? We utilize zoom.us to connect with guys all over the country. Every other week we will have Zoom call that lasts about an hour where guys are able to connect face to face from wherever they are, and dialogue about their journey. The call will be scheduled to same day and time during the 6 months and last about an hour. If for some reason you are not able to make the call, no worries, life happens. Certainly, the more calls you are able to make the better and the more intentional the growth will be during our 6-month session.
When does it start and end? The next phase of Tribe will begin Saturday, June 1st and end on Saturday, November 30th. The journey is 6 months with the option to sign on for 6 more months at a time. Because we want to be intentional with our growth and goal setting we have rotated the calendar in our minds a bit to allow us to look at our year in two different segments, for both of them we will set our 6×6 goals and have goals that we can measure that will help us see our growth.
What do I get when I sign up for Tribe?
Package 1 mailed to your house:
- Tribe Field Guide for the 6 months
- Book/Resource selected for the current session of Tribe
Package 2 mailed to your house:
- PoM Tribe T-Shirt
- Tribe Sticker
Access to private PoM Tribe FB Group:
- Weekly Challenge Videos
- An opportunity to connect with men at your own time and speed with a specific weekly focus
- Challenge and Goal setting by the other men in Tribe
- Zoom Meetings and Weekly Challenges allow the Tribe to forge bonds and develop authentic relationships
- Men who are all moving in the same direction as you.
If you have any questions about Tribe or what it entails feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up now.
If you would like to hear the men who are currently in Tribe share their experience click the link below.