I wasn’t saved by God’s grace until I was 40 years old.  And I struggled for years trying to figure out how to be a good Christian.  In every church I attended over the years, the pastor or a Sunday School teacher would tell me that I needed to have quiet time with God every morning, so I could develop a close relationship with Him. I heard them, but was confused — because they had no answer for the question that popped into my heard.  That question was … How do you do that?  I finally had the answer to that question after meeting Rocky Fleming and reading his first book called “The Prayer Cottage and the Sacred Garden.”  Howard Jones- Memphis, TN

 

The Journey has done more for the lives of men in this church than anything I’ve seen in all of my 27 years!  Wayne Hardy- Sr. Pastor, Tulsa, OK

 

God proved his love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, “I love you.”  Spending time and intention in the journey has taught me what love for my brother looks like and feels like. It is renewing and healing to the core, transforming us all one soul at a time.  Greg Marchand- Bakersfield, CA

 

The Journey has helped me discover my purpose in life. My wife also tells me I have become a better husband.  Boyd Billingsley, Northwest Arkansas

 

In all my years as a pastor and missionary, I haven’t seen anything with the potential of The Journey to help men become strong disciples of Jesus Christ and who will become a positive impact to their families and their world.  Pete McKenzie – Irvine, CA

 

The intimacy with Christ that I discovered while in The Journey has now become my life’s pursuit. It’s not about me anymore. It is only about Christ’s life for me.  Tony Elliot – Bella Vista, AR

 

Jesus doesn’t want me to know about Him; He wants me to know Him, all of Him, and He wants me back, all of me.  “The Journey” is more than a study of Jesus, it’s a lifestyle where iron sharpens iron and where the fruit of the Spirit is cultivated through abiding in the Creator of the Universe.  If you want more of Jesus, The Journey will guide you to all of Him.  Wes Neal, Bakersfield, CA

 

The benefit of going through The Journey is intimacy with Christ. Journaling after reading the bible centers me for the day.  Thad Montgomery – Newport Beach, CA

 

To be honest, I came into the Journey half-heartedly because my brother-in-law was leading the group. I have been saved & in church my whole life, but I had head knowledge not heart knowledge. My life had become split. In one life I was the guy everyone saw around me- in church, clean-cut, a good person. My other life was full of secret sin. Pornography, strip clubs, massage parlors & even infidelity had taken over my other life. I had not been able to pray to God in over 5 years. The Journey opened my eyes to the fact that Christianity is something you do, not something you are called. I came clean to my family, friends & my Journey Brothers. At first, the only ones that were there for me were my Journey brothers. Since then, the Holy Spirit has helped my family, friends & my wife give me another shot. I have regained my lost relationship with my Lord & Savior, and I now know I am on a life-long journey. Christ gave me life & life more abundantly. Every man needs to be taken on this Journey.  Jonathan Honeyman, Tulsa, OK

 

The Influencers ministry has helped my daily time with the Lord. It now takes on additional meaning and significance. By adding journaling to this “self feeding” time, I have created a written history of how God is active in my life. The interesting significance is when I read my journal, sometimes months later, and I’m able to see clearly how He was working, even when I did not see it at the time.  Bruce Riddle, Tulsa, OK

 

The Influencer ministry and The Journey saved my life. I was in weakened state in my walk with God. I was on an island of loneliness, thinking I was the only Christian man facing hard life issues. As I found out, I was fighting the same battles in life that my other 14 Journey brothers were fighting. God awoke and ignited His Spirit within me that had been crushed and blocked by unforgiveness and frustration. I no longer had to fight and live life on my own, but instead, chose to live it through the Power of His Holy Spirit that dwells within me. God gave me a network of support through the Journey and He gave me some of the best friends a man could ever have. I now serve a God of Grace who loves me and cherishes me and directs my path, as I put all my Trust in Him!  Chris Hyslop, Tulsa, OK

 

The Journey provided me with the opportunity to meet with other men and reflect on how God is working in our lives; personally as well as collectively. In addition, the Journey is always pointing to Christ, encouraging one to spend more intimate time in prayer and reflection. From my experience, as both a participant and guide, the Journey is a profound method and resource for anyone who wishes to walk more deeply with God.  Greg McCann – Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

For the first time in my life, The Journey has shown me that God created me to have an intimate relationship with him. He truly desires to have a daily relationship with me….and not just any casual relationship; he wants to be my Daddy. I see the Father in a whole new light now!  Bob Cole, Tulsa, OK