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,Jody Burkeens's self-described "Damascus Road Transformation" led him on a journey to search the Scripture to find what he had been missing his whole life, which was Jesus Christ. In this journey, the Word of God took over in a way he never expected. Searching for men in the church to help him in his walk, he found very little help. What he did find was men that needed the same kind of help he did.
Jody is the founder and president of MAN UP! Gods Way Ministries. This ministry was birthed out of a desire to change the way Christian men “do” Christianity. Through MAN UP! Gods Way Ministry it is Jody’s hope that he can challenge men to live a separated life on fire for God.
Jody encourages men to by teaching how they can move closer to God’s plan for them by attacking every important aspect of their lives. By examining relevant scriptural passages on how God empowers and gifts men and how He expects them to respond. Find out what God’s Word says, then apply it.
Jody is the author of several books including Man Up God's Way!, The Marriage Advance, Pursuit of a Godly Life, and the Men's Devotional for the movie, Hacksaw Ridge.
Jody is the Lead Pastor/ Elder for Ignite Church, Eureka, MO. Jody has been married to his wonderful wife, Nan, since 1989 and has four beautiful children.
Jody is available for men’s retreats and seminars. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or an in-church seminar, Jody will get your men motivated to make godly changes in their personal walk with Christ, their marriage, as fathers, in church, at work, in accountability and disciple making.
MAN UP! Gods Way is a movement with an effort to call “lukewarm” Christian men to stop being “spiritual sissies” and start living up to the challenge that God has laid out before us in His holy Word.
Too many men in the church are living a disobedient life by being “lukewarm”. The consequences, for living this way, are extreme. Look at what Jesus says “So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth”. (Rev 3:16) Neither hot nor cold, is what many Christian men have become.
In an effort to change the direction of Christian men, MAN UP! Gods Way is challenging the manhood of these men. MAN UP doesn’t believe that being a man means you can chew through steel or bend iron, but that being a man means we will be disciplined in our relationship with Christ, in our marriage, as a father, in our service at church, at work, in accountability to one another and in discipleship.
It’s time, time to MAN UP!
Jody Burkeen is the Lead Pastor/ Elder for Ignite Church, Eureka, MO. He and his wife, Nan, have been married 25 years and are blessed with four beautiful children: Evee, Gabe, Paul, and Addy. Together they love challenging men and to step up for the kingdom of God.
Available as keynote speakers for marriage retreats and seminars.
We can also schedule a conference call for you to talk directly with Jody and Nan about the specifics of your Marriage Event and how they can serve as your guest speakers.
Jody is the co-author of the book, The Marriage Advance: 15 Answers to Questions Men Won't Ask.
From the description, "Just because you can't ask a question, doesn't mean you can't find the answer! Jody Burkeen, founder of the men's ministry Man Up God's Way, and Bryan Van Slyke, founder of Manturity.com have teamed up to bring you a powerful new take on finding answers to your hard marriage questions. From intense personal testimonies, relevant Bible verses and tough challenges; you'll find this book to not only provide you with the answer but also challenge you to be a better man in every category of your life. Stop worrying about asking someone for help, dig into this book and find the answers you've been looking for in your marriage."
AIRPORT: ST. LOUIS, MO
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" I recommend Jody Burkeen and his “Man Up” teaching to any church that is serious about its men truly growing in the Lord. It’s my belief that Jody has been given a true revelation of Gods heart for the men of this generation and I know that it will be a catalyst for revival!" ~ Pastor Kevin Jones,
"We enjoyed Jody's interaction with the audience and strong Bible content." ~ Ivan Baker, Nebo, NC
"Jody is a straight shooter. He did an excellent job." ~ Ed Gornall, Bicknell, IN