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.
Man Up God's Way Conference
MAN UP! God's 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! God's 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!
MAN UP! BECOMING A GODLY MAN IN AN UNGODLY WORLD
Jody will challenge men to stop being spiritual sissies, MAN UP and except Gods challenge to be "the light of the world" inspired him to put this vision in a book to share with others. Jody'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, 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 in him in his walk, he found very little help and in the process found men that needed the same kind of help.
"Church had become a religion, not a relationship" says Jody in his book. The relationship he is talking about is the relationship with Jesus Christ and it seemed as if men in the church had become complacent and not living up to the challenge to live a separated life.
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.
" 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,
"Jody does a great job being blunt and telling men the Truth. He challenged then men in many different ways and did it in a way that seemed to make a difference." ~ Chuck Adkins, Carlisle, OH
"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