Wave Church is gearing up for its second annual “Man Up” Men’s Conference. The two-day event kicks off on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm and continues through Saturday, October 15. It is sure to be an incredible time for the men to gather and will be held at Wave Convention Center, 1000 Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA . The conference features incredible music, inspiring teaching, and fun competitions.
Wave Church and Senior Pastor Steve Kelly will host the annual “Man Up” Men’s Conference. The event is for males who are high school aged and upward. It is a great opportunity to connect with other men, hear inspiring messages, and have loads of fun. When speaking of the conference, Kelly said:
‘Man Up’ Conference exists to encourage and empower men of all walks of life. Our mission is cultivating dreams, empowering Godly men, and equipping people to live better lives.
The special guest speaker for this year’s event is Pastor Bill Scheer from Guts Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pastor Bill founded Guts Church over 25 years ago with a passion for reaching people who were not being reached otherwise and to impact them in a meaningful way. With this type of vision, Pastor Bill has a unique and unusual communication style that we believe will be incredibly impactful at “Man Up” Conference. Pastor Steve, the conference host, is also a featured speaker for this power packed event.
Kelly is one of the premiere voices of a new generation of believers. His personal and practical style of preaching, complete with just the right amount of humor, compliments his sound teaching and reaches audiences worldwide. His messages render hope that is built on the abundance of God’s grace and the gift of righteousness. Over the years, Pastor Steve’s ministry has led thousands of people into a relationship with Jesus Christ, by simply sharing the message of His love, goodness, and grace.
Wave Church’s “Man Up” Conference aims to empower men. Why is this conference so important? God started all of creation with a man – Adam. The enemy knows if he can attack the male species, he infects humanity. Statistics reveal that 85 percent of people who are unemployed are men, 90 percent of those that are illiterate are men. There has always been a target on the backs of men resulting in 78 percent of all suicides are committed by men. Everything, in one way or another, rides on the shoulders of real men. Wave Church’s “Man Up” Conference is designed to speak to the champion that resides in every man and empower him to realize his purpose and keep him aligned with destiny.
Previous negative experiences, incorrect assumptions, upbringing, and cultural stereotypes have caused men to be inactive or generally passive in worship. However, men are crucial to vibrant transcendent worship. They are cruxes on which renewal in worship can come to families and the local church. When men are not actively involved in corporate worship there is something missing causing it is not what it was intended to be – full-throated, whole-hearted, and full-bodied.
This year’s “Man Up” Conference is designed to strengthen, refresh and empower men as a whole. In addition to life-giving messages, they will also experience an array of activities such as a lumberjack competition, tomahawk knife throwing, killer karaoke and so much more!
Wave Church, along with Pastor Steve Kelly, is excited to host “Man Up” Conference and empower men. The two-day event begins Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm and continues through Saturday, October 15. To register for “Man Up” Conference 2016, visit www.wavechurch.com or for more information contact Timna Jones at (757) 481-5005 or via email at [email protected]
By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
Press Release: Wave Church Annual ‘Man Up’ Conference 2016
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