Speaker 1:                           00:00                     All right, you guys have an amazing life changing conference and I want to help you guys get people there. So in this intro, I want to do a little exercise with you guys. And so all of the lessons that I’m going to teach you are all things that I personally was doing at our campus and allowed us to go from zero to 400 people in a matter of a few years coming to our winter conference. And so I would always do this exercise at the start of the semester. And so I think as you guys go through this course, I think it will be really valuable and it will help you, uh, implement the things that we talk about a lot better if you do this exercise first. And so really it’s just an exercise of thinking about who you want to come to the conference, uh, and so that you have these names and faces on your mind as we’re going through some of these lessons.

Speaker 1:                           00:52                     And so we’re just going to make three lists. Uh, the first list is the, let me move myself out of the way there. The first list is, uh, I for sure want this person at our conference. And so think through, uh, that guy or that girl. Um, and you might be adding to this list as a, as the semester goes on. So this guy or the girl that you really want to go, maybe it’s a freshman you’ve been meeting up with, this could also be a, that senior that you’re discipling, uh, uh, that doesn’t matter. You know, you want this person at this conference, so make a, you know, you might have three to five people, you might have 10 people on this list. So, um, okay, make that list and I’ll put all these notes down below so you don’t have to write all this out. And the second list is, it would be great if this person would sign up. So it’s not a, a, it’s this person. You’re not as maybe as close, uh, to this person as the first list. Um, but you’re starting to get to know him and you’re just thinking, man, it’d be really great if this person would go. So, uh, this would be another five person list, five to 10 people on this list.

Speaker 1:                           02:12                     Okay. And then the third list, I know it’s a long shot, but I’m going to pray for it anyways. And honestly with my personality, this is my favorite list. Uh, I love putting people down that uh, man, there’s no hope right for this guy to go to this conference. And then, uh, I love to celebrate when he’s, when he signs up. So for us, uh, sometimes I would, uh, be thinking about the quarterback of the football team. Like, man, this would be really cool if we had the quarterback of the football team. Um, and which we got him, uh, one year. And then another time there was a guy who, uh, he was a F when he was a freshman. We invited him to be in a small group and one is our first year on campus. So we didn’t really know what doing well.

Men want to stop looking at porn, or overcoming porn or masturbation, because they know that looking at porn and mastrubating  can be a bad habit. They things like joining the no fap movement (nofap), covenant eyes, xxx church (xxxchurch), the freedom fight, pure desire, 7 pillars,  the conquer series, the endurance, 30 day challenge, fight the new drug, or a counselor. Sometimes these help guys with purity but sometimes it does not.

Speaker 1:                           02:59                     He turned us in. Uh, he turned us into the office cause he didn’t know who we were and so he’s just, just to be safe. He turned us inside and got called down to the principal’s office. What it felt like. Um, well, I was nervous to be around this guy for like the next year, but I started praying like, how awesome would this put that be if this guy ended up at our winter conference and his either his junior or senior year? Uh, he came, uh, another guy I met, uh, his within a day or two of freshman year for him. I found out later that he told some friends that to stay away from that guy talking about me. I ended up meeting up with him a couple times that fall. Uh, he was a staunch atheist. We started reading the book, the reason for God together.

Speaker 1:                           03:45                     He, uh, decided, well, there must be a God. And then two years later he came to our winter conference. And so I was like, man, this guy starting off, this guy was a long shot. Um, and uh, because of some of the things I’m going to teach you guys, he ended up coming to our winter conference. He’s following Christ. And so, uh, that was a huge, uh, a celebration to celebrate tie being at our conference. Uh, but there’s a lot of guys and a lot of girls like that. Um, whether it’s because they could be a long shot because, uh, you just don’t know him that well and you’d love for them to be there. You know, they’re a leader or just because they’re so far seems like they’re so far from Christ. But, uh, in my experience, once you get to know people that they’re asking the same questions, everybody else’s just because they have a, a crazy lifestyle from the outside man, they want to know their life purpose.

Speaker 1:                           04:39                     They want to know who made them. They want to have some bigger to live for. They want to find life fulfillment like everybody else. And we all know it’s only through Christ. So, uh, those are some of my favorite people to talk to. Okay. If you guys, uh, do that and make those lists as you are heading into these, uh, lessons, um, which as a reminder, some of these lessons, you can, uh, will, you can go in order or you can just, you see a topic that you’re excited about and just jumped down there. But, uh, I think pulling out this list and having these people in on your mind will help you, uh, go through the course better. All right.

If any guy is interested in stopping porn or masturbating they should get some help.  They can look at the no fap movement ( nofap ), covenant eyes, xxx church (xxxchurch), the freedom fight, pure desire, 7 pillars,  the conquer series, and fight the new drug or try to see a counselor. The Endurance would love to help guys. A great start to overcoming porn and masturbation is to take the 30 day challenge.  Go to theendurance.org/30daychallenge to take it. 

Leave a Reply