February - March:
On Feb. 16, we are pleased to have Patrick Morley come and speak to us. Patrick started a men’s Bible study for some businessmen in Orlando way back in 1986 that is still going today. He also has a daily radio program that started in 1991 called, “Man in the Mirror”, which is the same title as one of his books (he’s written 20 in total). His life’s goal is to help men reach their potential as a disciple of Christ, and for them to make other disciples. To that end, in addition to his books, he has a blog, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account so people can easily keep up with him. Here is a man who is busy about the Lord’s work, and wants to teach us how to do the same! If there’s one Old School meeting you must attend this year, this is the one!
On Feb. 17-18, Patrick Morley will be hosting a “No Man Left Behind” event, the details of which can be found here.
From March 25 – 28, Iron Works is hosting a Father & Son canoing trip down the Suwannee River. The cost for the trip if you supply your own canoe/kayak is $100. Full details are available on the Facebook event page.
In January we were pleased to have American author, speaker, and evangelist Mark Cahill come and speak to us. Mark played basketball at Auburn University from 1981 to 1984 alongside basketball legend Charles Barkley. While there, he got to be on the Academic All-SEC team during his final two years. Several years after graduating college, he came to know Jesus as his personal Saviour, and has since devoted his life to evangelism and teaching others how to share their own faith to reach people for Christ. Mark spent the evening sharing with us some of his personal soul-winning stories and inspired us to do more to reach others for Christ. Read all about it here.
David Dusek was our speaker at the Old School in December. David talked about something called the “fire team.” If you’ve never heard of that (I hadn’t), you can get the full explanation in the article posted here. David works directly with the US Army Chaplain Corps, and applies the real life lessons in the Army to our spiritual battles as well. The Bible tells us we are in a war. Wars, however, are not won by strength of numbers alone. Wars are won a battle at a time, a skirmish at a time, one enemy soldier at a time. Someone is trying to pick you off spiritually. David spent his time teaching us his strategy to prevent that from happening.
Reese Bricken of Adventures of the Heart spoke at the Old School in November. He talked about the Prodigal Son and what it means to hear the voice of our Good Shepherd, Jesus. He will speak to us, if we will but take the time to listen. You can read the full account here.