"But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, 'The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:36-38 NKJV).
Jesus was moved with compassion because of the apparent lack of leadership among His people. We, too, should take an inventory of the low percentage of Christians that aspire to be leaders in the Kingdom of God. Jordan Ranch Retreat Center was created for just this reason, to build leaders for the purpose of winning souls.
Over 20 years ago, the Lord revealed a simple truth to me: men are called to be the head, the leaders of society (1 Corinthians 11 and Ephesians 5). We are a fatherless, headless, leaderless society, and to restore order in this world of chaos we need to start at the top.
In today's world, all you have to do is turn on the news in order to see the need for mature, Godly men.
Dr. Ed Cole stated that being a male is a matter of birth, but being a man is a matter of choice. As organizations, Jordan Ranch and Intense Men have proven, by their willingness to sacrifice before there were any partners helping with the vision, that this is a priority they value and that it will prevail in their legacy.
Maturity doesn’t come with age; it comes with the acceptance of responsibility. We do not just need men. We need mature, Christ-like men to take responsibility for a society that’s gone wild.
Here are some important fatherless statistics that you must understand :
What is the answer?
This concept was the catalyst for our ministry to open the doors of Jordan Ranch, Texas' premiere Christian retreat center. We have already seen over 60,000 people come through these doors over the last 9 years. Through the marriage retreats, church events and our annual Intense Men campout, we're molding mature men to impact a generation.
This ministry is non-profit and has already been shown to have a profound impact. If you're interested in learning more, visit JordanRanch.org. We'd love for you to partner with us to continue what God is doing here in Texas.
You can be a huge help by simply committing to as little as $3 per day towards this movement. For more information about how you can contribute financially to the cause of building the men of this nation, please visit www.jordanranch.org. If you'd like to learn more about Intense Men, visit IntenseMen.com.