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The fellowship with other Godly men was priceless. To see men gathered together—young and old, black and white—to worship the same God, was amazing. - Chris, Trussville, Alabama


In 2014, we’re filling Bridgestone Arena to honor soldiers who died to give us freedom, the One who died to give us eternal life, and everyday men who are fighting battles of their own. Join us to be inspired, challenged, and changed.


“We live in a culture of weak and passive men. It is time for men with strong hearts to rise up and hold each other accountable for the way we live at work and at home. Come to The Main Event! You’ll be challenged personally by great leaders to become a great man also.”

RETURNING SPEAKER: Maj. (Ret) Jeff Struecker


This year’s line-up is an amazing mix of leaders, soldiers, coaches, athletes, performers . . . men who have reached extraordinary levels of achievement, who all understand that the glory and recognition ultimately goes to the One who truly deserves it— Jesus Christ. We will honor and celebrate Him, as well as the soldiers who have suffered for this country and the men who carry scars from the everyday battles of life. Come to be inspired, to be challenged, to be changed.

BOBBY BOWDEN

TOMMY BOWDEN

MATT CARTER

JOHN CROYLE

DERWIN GRAY

KYLE FROMAN

JEFF STRUECKER

MICHAEL JR.

BILLY MAULDIN

THOM S. RAINER

MICHAEL W. SMITH (Worship Leader)

DARRELL WALTRIP


PRE-CONFERENCE (FOR MINISTRY LEADERS): Friday 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. LifeWay Christian Resources One LifeWay Plaza SPEAKERS: Jeff Struecker – retired army ranger and pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, GA Derrick Crawford – director of Game Plan for Life and team admin. for Washington Redskins Reynoldo Wynn – spokesman for Game Plan for Life and former NFL defensive end Rick Caldwell – director of Men’s Fraternity and 33 The Series Rick Howerton – LifeWay small group and discipleship leader Jason Ellerbrook – LifeWay men’s ministry leader

CONFERENCE (FOR ALL MEN): Friday 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bridgestone Arena SPEAKERS: George W. Bush – former Texas Governor and 43rd President of the United States Bobby Bowden – author, speaker, and legendary football coach at Florida State Tommy Bowden – college football coach, speaker, and author of Winning Character Matt Carter – pastor of Preaching & Vision at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, TX John Croyle – all-American defensive end at Alabama (‘73) and founder of Big Oak Ranch Kyle Froman – Motor Racing Outreach’s director of development and NASCAR chaplain Joe Gibbs – winner of three Super Bowls and three NASCAR championships, owner of JGR Derwin Gray – author, speaker, pastor of Transformation Church, and former NFL player Michael Jr. – actor, director, writer, producer, and comedian (that’s why he’s coming) Billy Mauldin – president and CEO of Motor Racing Outreach Michael W. Smith – three-time Grammy Award-winning contemporary Christian artist Jeff Struecker – pastor and Army Ranger portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down Thom S. Rainer – president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources and best-selling author Darrell Waltrip – author, FOX analyst, and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ champion


by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 NKJV


Every speaker inspired me and held my attention . . . I was especially moved by having the entire arena of 5,000 men singing the National Anthem. - Jim, Radcliff, Kentucky


REGISTRATION AND COST: Registration opens January 15, 2014. Sign up early to save your spot and your money. $69 - February 1–May 31 $89 - June 1–July 18, 2014 After July 18, registration is closed. PARKING: There are many parking options in the area around Bridgestone Arena, including The Music City Center on 6th Avenue and The Pinnacle Building on 3rd Avenue.

AUDIENCE: For men and boys. Conference will be suitable for teenagers and up (at parent’s discretion).

MEALS: Not provided. Concessions will be open at The Main Event on Friday and Saturday, and there are several restaurant options around the Bridgestone Arena.

REGISTRATION: To learn more or to register, go to lifeway.com/mainevent or call 800.254.2022.

CAPACITY: 10,000 CANCELLATION POLICY If you wish to cancel your registration 30 or more days before the event, you will receive a refund of 50 percent of your conference fees (does not apply to lodging charges). There is no refund if cancellation is received less than 30 days before the event. Event subject to change without notice. Sales tax applied to event cost, if applicable.

CONTACTS: Jason Ellerbrook 615.277.8117 Clark Lawrence 615.251.2957 Phil Davis 615.277.8437

jason.ellerbrook@lifeway.com clark.lawrence@lifeway.com phil.davis@lifeway.com


What’s the point of men gathering together for an event if it doesn’t get them to take a next step in their walk with Christ? LifeWay Men offers Bible studies specifically for men to move them along an intentional path for their spiritual formation. Below are a number of resources available for this purpose.

The Two-Minute Drill to Parenting

Prepare your teenage son to be the man God created him to be by following the guidance of a man who has raised more than 1,800 kids at Big Oak Ranch.

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The Real Win

CROYLE

Explore the essence and purpose of biblical manhood with Texas Longhorn legend Colt McCoy and his pastor, Matt Carter.

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WHO IS THE COACH? >> KEN BOA

THE ULTIMATE PLAYBOOK >> JOSH MCDOWELL

FREEDOM!

>> CHUCK COLSON

Through solid biblical teaching and discussion from Joe Gibbs and his friends, these resources will help you discover the key principles vital to living a victorious life.

HOW DID LIFE BEGIN? >> JOHN LENNOX

FINANCES >> RON BLUE

PLAYING HURT

>> RAVI ZACHARIAS

JOE

GIBBS

Winning Character

Challenge yourself to be a consistent man of character and integrity using the acronym C.A.R.D.S.—Commitment, Accountability, Responsibility, Discipline, and Sacrifice.

www.lifeway.com/men | 800.458.2772 | LifeWay Christian Stores


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Discover the four ”faces” of manhood and learn how to anticipate and transition through the specific seasons of life.

A Man and His Traps

Help men avoid or escape the destruction that falling into the common manhood traps can bring.

A Man and His Work

Give men insight into some of the ways they can find both their best fit and more fulfillment in their work.

find out more at lifeway.com/33 Devotions for Men Audio CDs

Make the most of your commute or exercise time with this collection of wisdom from some of LIfeWay’s best men’s Bible studies. Includes Tony Evans, Kenny Luck, Eric Mason, Tony Dungy, John Croyle, and more.

Just $5

lifeway.com/devotionsformen

This monthly magazine for men is filled with brief daily devotions, feature articles, interviews, reviews, and practical ways to apply biblical truths.

View a sample at lifeway.com/standfirm


Sleeping Giant

This “Men’s Ministry in a Box” introduces a process to move men along an intentional spiritual pathway from “affiliated” with the church to “activated” in the church. The next six titles are part of the Sleeping Giant strategy.

Risk

Ready to go to the next level in your faith? There really is no such thing as the “safe life” when a man is committed to Christ and seeks to become God’s man.

ARE YOU WILLING TO PICK A FIGHT WITH EVIL?

FIGHT workbook

Fight

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HAVE YOU CAUGHT GOD’S VISION?

God’s man series GET STRONG

DREAM workbook

LEADING A FAMILY

God’s man series GET STRONG

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Learn to recognize the deceptions about doing true spiritual battle, realize the roles men play at the front lines, and rescue the captives from the enemy’s stronghold.

Dream

This compelling new study by Kenny Luck is a daring challenge to stand up and experience the powerful, personal vision of God for your life.

Family

FAMILY workbook

Being God’s man series GET HEALTHY

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Revolutionize the lives of the men in your church or small group, and also the lives of their wives and children—and impact generations to come.

Intimacy

Learn how God uses the marriage relationship to promote growth in men’s lives, because it shows us our character gaps and drives us to Him for solutions.

Temptation

This study of the Book of James will equip you to think clearly and choose wisely when dealing with temptation, so you can begin to live an undivided life.

find out more at lifeway.com/kennyluck

www.lifeway.com/men | 800.458.2772 | LifeWay Christian Stores


It was a great blessing to worship the Lord with my teenage son, and to hear outstanding men of God speak. – Brent, Williamsburg, KY


Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

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