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“These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too..”
Acts 17:6 (HCSB)
HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEER TEAMS NEEDED
We are looking for several church men’s groups in Oklahoma to serve as greeters before the main sessions on Friday & Saturday. If your men’s group is interested, have your leader e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Bird RegistrationOctober 1 - December 31
($50 for Youth ages 13-18)
RegistrationJanuary 1 - April 14
($60 for Youth Ages 13-18)
Gate RegistrationApril 28
($70 for Youth Ages 13-18)
TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF MEN
The Rewired Men’s Conference is an annual event that takes place in the Arbuckle Mountains at a conference center known as Falls Creek. The focus is transforming the lives of men through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Rewired reaches men from all backgrounds and interests or what Keith Burkhart, Men’s Ministry Specialist at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, likes to call the different “tribes” of men. These tribes are what set Rewired apart from other men’s conferences around the country. It is one of the only conferences where you will see a biker, cowboy, hipster, gamer and businessman standing together in worship as the greater tribe of Christian men.
The unifying force that brings these men together is threefold: a love for Christ and desire to be men of God who influence their world; to find the right next step or direction for their relationship with God; and to find and build godly friendships with other men.
WHAT TO DO AT REWIRED
At Rewired there are activities for many of the tribes of men. Some of these activities include: 5K Run/Walk, fitness competition, BBQ Competition, stunt bike demonstration, basketball, skatepark, giant chess, giant checkers, table tennis, intellectual games, grilling demonstration, trout fishing, and hiking/walking trails.
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Michael Jr., Keynote
Michael Jr. is hailed as one of today’s most gifted comedians. He tours the country performing and can also be seen on TV regularly. Michael Recently appeared in Sony Pictures’ feature film War Room. On the home front, Michael is happily married. He and his wife are the proud parents of five beautiful children.
Jim Putnam, Keynote
Jim is the founder and senior pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. In college, Jim won three All American titles in wrestling and went on to become a successful wrestling coach. His voice reaches hundreds of thousands across the world through speaking conferences, the web, radio, and weekend services. He is the author of two books; Church is a Team Sport (2008) and Real-Life Discipleship (2010) and co-authored; DiscipleShift (2013). Jim’s passion is discipleship through small groups. With his background in sports and coaching, he believes in the value of strong coaching as a means to disciple others.
Cliff Graham, Keynote
Cliff Graham is a bestselling novelist and speaker who focuses on creating exciting Bible-based content and encouraging men to live a Christ-centered life worthy of the Mighty Men, the soldiers who fought with King David described in 2 Samuel 23. Having been involved in pastoral ministry most of his life, he also spent thirteen years in the United States Army as a military police soldier and officer before finishing his career as a chaplain.
Kenyatta Wright, Keynote
Kenyatta was born and raised in Vian, Oklahoma and is a graduate of and former linebacker at Oklahoma State University. He went on to play in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills & New York Jets. Ultimately, Kenyatta walked away from the game of football to settle down with family, coaching and eventually the call to full-time ministry. Kenyatta is now the owner and founder of TRUTH Supply Co. and serves as the Lake Country FCA Area Director. He travels sharing the incredible message of grace and reconciliation of those whom Jesus calls to repent and believe. Kenyatta is deeply humbled & committed to faithful biblical application and teaching. He now lives with his wife, Amber, and their four children in Fort Gibson, OK.
Matt Roberson, Worship
After being on staff as lead worship pastor at The Met Church in Houston, Texas for 2 years, Matt transitioned to Lead Pastor in 2016. He has the heart of a shepherd, with a discerning spirit, and a true love for people. His energy and passion are contagious, and his gifting is undeniable. His worship and speaking style quickly engages the hearts of those participating and his warmth from the stage endears people to him, and enables him to speak truth in ways that makes Christ’s message accessible to the listener. Matt and his wife Jennifer have been married for more than 15 years, and have two daughters, Chloe and Claire. He loves sports, loves working out, and loves to hunt.
Abraham Wright, MC
Abraham Wright was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Oklahoma City by a single mother. Abraham has one older brother and one younger sister. Abraham graduated from Southeast high school in 2002 and received a scholarship to play football at Northeastern Oklahoma A & M junior college. After graduating from Northeastern Oklahoma A & M he received a scholarship to play for the University of Colorado in Boulder. Abraham finished his senior year at Colorado University 1st team all big 12, 2nd in the nation in sacks, and was selected in the 2007 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins. Abraham played his rookie season with the Dolphins and was released the following year. Abraham recently moved from Oklahoma City where he worked for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) over the Moore and OKC public schools and served as Team Chaplain for the University of Oklahoma’s football team. He currently serves as Associate Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, Oklahoma. Abraham is married to Marjorie and they have two daughters.
In 2016 we introduced Truth Tracks. Like breakouts, there are a variety of topics for every tribe of men. Unlike a regular breakout, guys will select only one topic and stay with it for 4 sessions as the Truth Track leader guides them through it.
In 2017 we will offer 25 Truth Tracks. Pick one. Follow it through the entire conference. Don’t worry, if you’re having trouble picking, we will offer all of the Truth Tracks as downloadable Bible Studies after the Conference.
To the right are the Truth Track leaders for 2017. This is not all of the leaders for 2017. Listed are their names and where they are ministering. As we get closer to the conference, we will add bios, Truth Track titles and descriptions. For now, you can explore who they are and what they do through the links to their social media, websites and possibly videos.
Submit & Follow
In life, we will face many challenges. Some may seem unbearable and never ending. But, God calls men to totally submit and follow Him regardless. His unchanging and flawless Word is the guide map we use. Success is not possible without it. During this Truth Track, Jeff will use his life’s testimony as a young man, through his military experience in the Army’s most elite Special Ops unit and to even now. He’ll share how God guided and delivered him and how He can deliver you if you only submit and follow.
Read Jeff's Bio
Living Every Day as a Special Forces Soldier For Jesus
During this time we are going to deep dive into your identity as a warrior of Christ, challenge you to immerse yourself into the mission God has given you without looking back, and then making sure you are positioned to endure to the finish line. If you are willing to man up and fight for the purity in your heart and the purity for the future generations of men in your life, this is for you. You will leave with focus, passion and a knowledge of your specific mission the Lord has given you.
Read Cody's Bio
The term Automatic Manhood is a false term. Manhood does not come with age or status. We live in a generation where the voice of reason about what makes you a man is not rooted in God’s Word. Culture is screaming at the top of its lungs to let society shape our definition of a man. I do not have all the answers. I do know that throughout the Bible it tells us answers offered by culture are rarely true. We will discuss how to decipher between what the world says makes you a man verses what God says makes you a man and how to live in this world and not be engulfed in the ways of the world. This is not an easy, feel-good topic. For many, cultural ways have been embedded into their very core. I’m praying for the Lord to divide bone and marrow as He removes the idealisms of the world and replaces them with His truth. It most likely will be uncomfortable, painful, and, at times, frustrating. We will be asked to make changes, and to remove long held habits and attitudes. All this for the sake of being everything God calls us to be. I will let you in on a secret: There is no such thing as automatic manhood! If you are ready to seek out what it takes to be a man of God, join us!
Read Brad's Bio
Storms of Life: Learning to Trust God Again
Everyone experiences life storms. Divorce, bankruptcy, illness or the loss of loved ones are all examples. During these hard times, it is common to ask the question, “Why?” Why does God allow suffering in this world He created? Some people walk through life storms with their faith intact and become stronger than ever. Others walk away from God and faith during similar difficulties. What is the difference?
Is it possible to weather life storms and develop inner grit, spiritual richness and emotional depth? Can we as men, walk through hard times in a way that our families and others around are strengthened and encouraged to face their own storms? Can we honor God, even in the darkest times?
This Truth Track will guide you to develop tools to help you weather life’s storms and even more to learn how you can lead and serve others as they walk through their own storms.
Read Steven's Bio
LET US RUN: Seven Crucial Decisions to Make NOW in order to Finish Well THEN
No man just wakes up and falls out of bed and then finishes well. Every man’s life, in fact, is the result of earlier decisions made at critical moments throughout his life. God’s word gives clear instructions regarding those crucial decisions, what they are, and how to make them. This Truth Track reveals the urgent importance of making seven crucial decisions NOW which will insure that you finish well THEN. This is a course for every man, regardless of his age or stage in life, enabling him to establish biblical priorities that will guide his thinking and his behavior for the balance of his life. You will discover that, while you can do nothing about your past, there is still time to honor the Lord with what is left of your life.
Read Tom's Bio
Conquering Your Giants
ESPN Great Outdoor Games Fly Fishing Gold medalist, Chuck Farneth, will present a simple, authentic, challenging, inspiring, yet real look at how the giants in our lives hinder or develop the potential that God has for all of us. Chuck would like to use God’s Word and his fly rod to help every man “fight his battle” by demonstrating their faith, taking a risk, and trusting God for the results. What’s your giant? God has a stone for every Goliath. RUN TO THE BATTLE!
Read Chuck's Bio
How to Study and Apply a Biblical Text
This Truth Track will equip you to use good tools, ask good questions, and employ a good method to accurately interpret a biblical text and apply it for life today.
Read Todd's Bio
If men are to lead, they need to be deeply anchored to the right things from the right heart. True leaders lead from the inside out, and men will never live Gospel-centered lives if they do not have Christ-centered hearts. In this Truth Track, we will talk about being anchored in Christ, by God’s Truth, and for eternal purposes. There will be such personal challenge and many practical applications as we dig into God’s Word and get real and honest about what it truly means to be a man who is anchored.
Read Jeremy's Bio
Purpose in the Trials
The desire of this Truth Track is helping men understand what God is doing in them and through them in the midst of the trials in life. It will focus on their security in Christ and the future promises of Christ being the basis for understanding His refining work in them and of their faith using the trials of life to accomplish the refining. The Track will be based on 1 Peter 1:3-9.
Read Shane's Bio
Mentor Like Jesus: His Radical Approach to building the Church
Radical Mentoring is simply doing what Jesus did. For just a minute let us think about Jesus from a totally human perspective. Jesus is one of the most admired figures in all of human history. A majority of Americans admire Jesus, whether they believe that He was God’s Son or not. Almost no one will say something bad about Jesus. Most think well of Him.
Why? Jesus did not bring a revolutionary teaching to the world. He was Jewish. He stood by and amplified Jewish law. He did not create some new higher consciousness or begin a sociopolitical movement. He lived a somewhat normal life as a child and then became a significant historical and religious figure in the last three years of His life.
For years, people have hypothesized what Jesus would be like in everyday roles – CEO, Teacher, Leader, Husband, and Friend. One role that Jesus plays that is inarguable is Mentor. Jesus mentored twelve guys for three years. It’s well documented . . . by four different authors, two of which were eyewitnesses and products of His mentoring process. If there’s anything we should be able to learn from Jesus and replicate in our own lives it is mentoring.
In these sessions, we will unpack the 11 key ingredients to mentor like Jesus and discuss how to introduce small group mentoring into your local church.
Read Kevin's Bio
3 Dimensional Leadership
This Truth Track focuses on the 3 Dimensions of Spiritual Leadership as modeled by David in Psalm 78:72. The group will go through a leadership style assessment that helps diagnose a proactive plan to be a healthy leader that others want to follow. We will cover the 3 Leadership Skills that every leader must be competent in to lead well…..Relationships….Vision Leading…..and Strategic Implementation.
Read Bill's Bio
Show Yourselves Men
There is a battle waged against every single man of God every single day of their lives. A man of God must be watching and remain alert for the battle that is coming, with his footing rooted deep in the faith. To fight this battle, every man of God must be strengthened by the strength provided through Christ. This fight is only victorious when it is fought with the love of God who is the source and spring of love.
“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in Love.” I Corinthians 16:13-14
Read Smokey's Bio
Three Indispensable Ingredients in Fruitful Leadership
We will in three sessions talk about a Credible Life, a compelling vision and a cohesive team. Essentially, this Truth Track will cover: Who the leader is, where the leader is going, and what the leader is doing to help him achieve his God-given vision.
Read Dave's Bio
Man Up University
Developing a practical theology of discipleship and expressing why it is important for the local church to be participating. A step by step how to of creating a discipleship ministry for men in the local church.
Men must walk in truth. Part of this is sharing the Truth of Jesus everywhere we go and in everything we do. Experience multiple methods of sharing Jesus and pick the one that matches your personality. You will leave understanding why sharing the Gospel is every Christians role; with tools to share the Gospel; and the experience of practicing each method.
Read Mike's Bio
Him.Men.Neutics: Leading Men to Interpret the Bible
Men are often overwhelmed and intimidated by the study of God’s Word (hermeneutics). Can you study the Bible without an advanced, academic degree? Absolutely! This Truth Track will lead men to develop a plan for how to interpret the Bible. We will consider the spiritual and strategic preparation required for Bible study. In addition, we will cover how to understand the Bible’s various parts, how to do a Word Study, and how to determine the meaning and impact of Scripture.
Read Owen's Bio
Founder & Chairman
THE LEADER’S COVENANT. Encounter Jesus through this simple, yet profound covenant used around the world.
The Leader’s Covenant can revolutionize your leadership and bring clarity in leading more like Jesus. First developed for the global Lausanne Movement’s Cape Town 2010 Congress, it is now being used to point pastors and ministry leaders toward genuine Christlike ministry and leadership in the Kingdom. It is being used by denominations, mission boards, churches, pastors, missionaries, lay leaders and disciplers. If you are serious about multiplying disciples and leaders this is for you.
Read Dr. Rinehart's Bio
Move! Living for Impact with Christ
In order to advance truth in our lives, we, as followers of Jesus, must embrace the move of God in and through our lives. This Truth Track will explore what this looks like to respond to the move of God in your life, move to God through your relationship with Christ, and move with God for impact in your life and world.
Read More about Todd
Scripture: Can You Handle It? Becoming a Competent Expositor of God’s Word
What is going to last? When it’s all said and done, what still remains? When the smoke clears from the final apocalypse, what will still be standing? The answer to this question is crucial because whatever this might be is what we should build our lives on and around. Only two things will last forever, people and the word of God. There are other breakouts at Rewired that will equip you to make an impact on people, to mentor them, to coach them, and to lead them. This breakout will equip you to give people what they truly need, the word of God.
Read Brett's Bio
Radical Growth: Five Essentials for Spiritual Vitality
Spiritual growth is not a mechanical process, rather it is organic and dynamic in nature. Jesus regularly used agricultural language to describe this process. He described the Kingdom of God as being like a seed; depth in the word as being like roots in soil; life in Spirit as being like a vine; and the manifestation of the Spirit’s work in our lives as being like fruit. If we understand this process on a practical level it can be truly beneficial to the way we understand spiritual maturity and provide a metric for basing our understanding how discipleship works. In this track I will lead guys through this biblical process in a clear understandable way. Once we grasp the five essentials, it will free us up to live for Him in a way that is encouraging and dynamic!
Read Rick's Bio
A Godly Man’s Worldview
Romans 12:1-2 tells us not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may present ourselves to God as a living sacrifice and understand His perfect will. This means that every man needs to be consciously shaping his worldview around God’s truth. Since we live in a postmodern, secular culture, this task is doubly important. This Truth Track is designed to help men evaluate and shape their worldview in their heart, their home, and their workplace. As we renew our minds with God’s truth, we will know His perfect will, and be faithful to give ourselves as living sacrifices for His glory and kingdom.
Read Josh's Bio
Pastor, Western Hills Church
Trusting God Through The Changing Seasons Of Your Life
In the early years of our marriage and ministry, my late wife Debbie began to say to this to other people when they were going through a difficult time, “Just remember, this is only for a season.”
We all experience changing seasons in our life. With each new season there are new and unexpected challenges to trusting God. In each new season our faith in God needs to grow and change with new insights into who God is and how He wants us to trust Him. In this Truth Tract we will explore God’s Word and see what God says to us during these different seasons. From bible stories and stories of my changing seasons, I will be sharing how I have experienced God and how you can experience Him in your life by trusting Him through the changing seasons of your life.
In this Truth Track we will specifically cover these seasons of our life.
- Trusting God during lean times
- Trusting God in times of loss
- Trusting God in times of prosperity
Read Jerry's Bio
What would it be like to to compete every day for something greater than yourself? What would it be like to pursue greatness every day? What would it be like to compete every day for Jesus Christ?
Every day in the NFL I faced situations that put my faith and commitment to the test. I was constantly reminded of to think: “when the coach stops blowing the whistle where did I find my motivation?”. Men all over the world face situations that challenge their commitment and faith daily and we all long for that Sunday morning. I lived in a lifestyle that was focused solely on the “Big Game” and for many that leads to confusing your purpose, dangerous lifestyles and seasonal battles of faith. This Truth Track will help us men dive into the master playbook, the inerrant, infallible and living word of God. Men, imagine if we could challenge every man (teammate) to become a fearless leader in their own lives, marriages, families, churches, and communities. During this Truth Track we will lace up our cleats, stand firm, and unpack what it looks like to compete every day for the Kingdom.
Read Kenyatta's Bio
Below is the full schedule for Rewired 2017.
9:00a Registration Opens
2:30p Man Talks & Main Session
6:00p Truth Track Session 1
7:30p Main Session
10:00p Late Night Activities
6:00a Registration Opens
6:00a 5K Run/Walk & Fitness Throwdown
6:30a Breakfast | Activities Open
8:00a Truth Track Session 2
9:00a Truth Track Session 3
10:00a Main Session
Promotional Resources for the Conference
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