Over the years, several guys have circled back after their mentoring group and thanked me for being their spiritual father. Even though Radical Mentoring hasn’t used these words, spiritual fatherhood is often the result of our mentoring process.
The idea is to come alongside another man in love, help him find and follow Jesus, and be there for him as he learns to love, serve, and give.
We think it’s a powerful concept, and so, March 20-21, 2020, at our 7th annual Mentor Summit, we will explore the meaning, methods, and responsibilities of spiritual fatherhood. God has lined up a fantastic group of experienced spiritual fathers as our speakers. Check this out . . .
Scott Sauls – Author of Jesus Outside the Lines, Befriend, and Irresistible Faith and Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Previously, Scott was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he worked alongside Dr. Tim Keller.
Louie Giglio – Pastor of Passion City Church and author of multiple books, including Not Forsaken, which dives into the issues men face . . . the influence of earthly fathers and our response to our Heavenly Father. Louie is a spiritual father to hundreds of thousands of young people who’ve been impacted by the teachings, music, and ideas birthed through the Passion movement.
Mark Richt – College football analyst for the ACC Network and former head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Miami Hurricanes. Coach Richt distinguished himself by caring for his athletes far beyond their football skills, leading many to Christ and serving as a spiritual father to hundreds of young men who’ve come through his programs.
Shane Duffey – Lead Pastor of Campuses at NewSpring Church. Shane’s fingerprints are everywhere in South Carolina’s largest and most influential church. Having been through a Radical Mentoring group and led a group of campus pastors, Shane’s passion for growing spiritual fathers at NewSpring couples actionable ideas with a deep love for Jesus and His church.
Todd Fields – Worship leader and founder of Worship Circle. Not only is Todd an awesome worship leader, but he’s also all-in on mentoring. He started Worship Circle to grow and enrich the church by leveraging the skills, wisdom, experience, and hearts of some of the best-known worship leaders into the lives of those younger and less experienced.
And as usual, you’ll hear from Regi and Kevin and be able to attend a Best Practices Panel featuring a few longtime mentors who will share their experiences . . . no question is off limits!
A few additional things to note . . .
- This year, we’ve changed Mentor Summit from a 3-day to a 2-day format. We’ll start first thing Friday morning and end around 5pm on Saturday so attendees will be able to return home that evening.
- We’ve moved the venue to Callaway Resort & Gardens. Not only is Callaway more accessible from the Atlanta airport, but it allows us to offer attendees private and semi-private rooms for attendees. (The group snoring problem is solved!) We love Strong Rock but are excited about this change.
- The conference fee includes meals and snacks. Thanks to all who have served in the kitchen over the years. You’ll now be able to attend the conference, not just hear about it. (One of the factors in this decision was the passing of David Gilley, our beloved kitchen lead who went home to be with the Lord earlier this year).
Last year’s Summit sold out faster than we anticipated, and even though Callaway Gardens allows us to offer a few more slots, if you plan to join us again, I wouldn’t wait too long to grab your spot.
So, hit the button below to register. If you grab your seat by January 10th, you’ll get the lowest prices.