Many people urged Rocky to write his story, about his upbringing, his illustrious sports career and how God formed Influencers. At first Rocky resisted, not wanting any spotlight on himself. Then, God told him that he was thinking about this all wrong. This was not Rocky’s story, but God’s story through Rocky. You’ll enjoy… Read More

Did you know we now have Podcasts?  We’ve been spreading our message of proximity with Christ and The Journey and Discipleship via the “written word” with devotionals and blogs, but we also wanted to give you an opportunity to hear the “spoken word” as you share in insightful conversations which will help you on your… Read More

I’m not a tree hugger. But I love trees. I love the forests. I love the creatures in the forest. I love to eat wild game, and fresh caught fish. I love the bounty of God’s love, and I see things often overlooked when I do not go into the forest at our little country… Read More

“For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” (Roman 10:3-4 ESV) I’m a writer, so I like words. I like the correct use of words, and the correct… Read More

 I would like to share a little illustration that I came up with a few years ago, and it is illustrated in The Journey, our discipleship curriculum.   It pertains to a “cause and effect” process in spiritual growth.  I bring this to your attention, for Greg Huett our Global Board member did an excellent job… Read More

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”  (Romans 12:21 ESV)   Over the weekend another senseless, evil massacre entered the news and the hearts of Christians across this country as twenty-six men, women, and children were murdered by a man who walked into their church and opened fire on the congregation. … Read More

I heard an interesting sales pitch this morning on TV.   The spokesman, a well-known actor, opened his pitch with speaking of “the dire shape” our nation is in, financially and governmentally. Well this is nothing new. It’s like “Duh? Have you been watching the news lately?” The woes in this nation and other nations are… Read More

Back in the 1970s the expression PTL (Praise the Lord) became vogue. It is still used to attribute something wonderful that the Lord has done or is doing. The staff and board members of Influencers said a lot of PTLs during and following our National Summit at Shepherd of the Ozarks a little over a… Read More

Well, God answered our prayers regarding our National Summit this past weekend at Shepherd of the Ozarks in Arkansas. Influencers from all over the country made the pilgrimage to our retreat location.  It was evident from the beginning that the prayer covering for this event had done its work as a spirit of love, unity… Read More

Today almost three hundred men will gather at Shepherd of the Ozarks retreat center in Harriet Arkansas. We will be here until Sunday celebrating Jesus Christ, with a mutual pursuit of close proximity with Him. This represents the fourth National Summit that we’ve had, but the first at this center. The previous location was a… Read More

Prayer for National Summit It is 7 Days before we gather in the Ozarks for our National Summit. Join us in Prayer each day leading up to this sacred event: Joshua 6:1-5 Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the… Read More

“In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.” (1 Peter 3:7… Read More