Men! We’re under attack! The enemy is at hand and he looks to destroy.
We are under attack – body, soul, and spirit. We’re sneaking through life in a daze of unbalanced confusion – unsure where we’re going and why. Our suits of armor have been replaced by ties and suit coats. Our high-tech phones have replaced our hammers and chisels.
Reality stars have replaced the greatest philosophers the world has ever known and attack our psyche with withering, soul-crushing drivel. Car commercials, billboards, and movie stars dictate our morals and integrity.
TVs, computers, phones, and Washington have become our messiah. Everywhere we turn a society with a broken spirit is looking to break our spirit and is trying to get us to conform to the ways of the world. Sadly, the Man from Galilee is a distant teacher from a distant land and many believe the beautiful principles he spoke of are nothing but misunderstood, outdated stories. Is this where a sophisticated society is headed?
Have we lost our way? Do we realize, I mean truly understand to our utmost being, that we are special creations of God, given life for a reason, and that he has created us with great riches such as passion, talent, and other special, natural, innate resources? And with that, are we honing them, developing and using them to the greatest extent to produce good fruit – to fight the good fight?
Many of us have pulled ourselves out of the fight. The world’s message has taken its toll and we’re seeking shelter in places that won’t protect us from the storm. Men bury themselves in work, somehow seeking their reason for existence at the office. We get involved in questionable business practices in the hopes of gaining more. We close our eyes to the oppressed and hurting.
Some of us turn to drugs, alcohol, pornography and idolatry. We starve our families of the attention and love they need – when did the princess we swore to have and to hold become the “old lady”? Have we given up the drive and passion we once had with life and do we believe that this world is all there is; that we are average men, and the strong heart and spirit of man is an outdated concept that only the testosterone-filled knuckle dragger believes in? We must stop this nonsensical thought pattern that we’ve conformed to. We must wake up, stop looking for our mission, calling, and purpose in the world, and instead begin looking to the world’s only Authentic Man. We must stand and fight.
THE KINGDOM IS THE MISSION
THE PASSION YOU POSSESS IS YOUR CALLING
THE TALENTS YOU HOLD ARE YOUR WEAPONS
JESUS IS THE PURPOSE
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, Here am I. Send me!”
Holy Spirit teach me to…
Live with purpose – I am a Warrior
Be useful – I am a Servant
Challenge intentionally – I am a Scholar
Discover new lands – I am an Explorer
Create joyfully – I am a Craftsman
Be an inspiration – I am a Leader
Go Forth – I am a Disciple
“If the body is sick the mind worries and the spirit grieves; if the mind is sick the body and the spirit will suffer from its confusion; if the spirit is sick there will be no will to care for the body or mind.”
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7
WHAT WE DO
Man is a special creation designed for a purpose and blessed with an amazing ability to grow and adapt. The Junto Tribe Ministry exists to inspire men to get out of their comfort zones and challenge themselves mentally (soulically), physically, and spiritually.
We value the hope of achieving complete personal maturity for all men and pray that all are able to finish the mission they’ve been given by God, our Designer, Creator, and Supreme Authority. Our mission is to help men discover themselves at a deeper level in Jesus, find fulfillment in life, realize their full potential, and discover ways to go forth into the world in order to pay that forward to their families, relationships, communities, workplaces, and churches.