Mark lives in Redding, California.

Purity pays off

My biggest reward is to see men marry well. Nothing like it. You do that right you’ve got life by the tail. There’s two really big decisions in life, whether to except or reject Jesus Christ, and who are you going to marry. That one decision charts the destiny of your whole family line. So…

Higher education

Monday night is church for men and it’s also many other things. Monday night is a study in linguistics, it’s premarital class, it’s a marriage seminar. Monday night is sex ed, biology, critical  thinking, speech communications, work experience, sociology, business school, group counseling, history, psychology, physical education, relational therapy, speech therapy, and every other therapy for…

Own it and change

We are a lot of things but primarily we are men meeting to overcome sexual sin. We are showing up every week in a drastic effort to kill that which is doing everything in it’s power to kill us. I talk a lot about sexual freedom, relationships, and great sex but to get there you…

Becoming human

I got tired of holding up an image, it was just to much work. I was tired of showing off my “I’m the man to everybody and I was worn tired of everyone else doing the same to me.” I was lonely, I wanted to really have deep honest conversations with people. I needed love…

Bare Down

The following blog was written by Nick Harper, one of our most excellent small group leaders and speakers.   Coming into the room for me felt like running the gauntlet. Where you run through that thing with every ounce of courage and strength that God has given you. Facing the challenges, the pain, and then…