Who is a Kingdom Man?
A band of brothers… strengthening, encouraging, and helping other men along life’s journey.
A warrior… defender of his family and his faith… advancing God’s Kingdom.
A Kingdom Man’s foundation is rooted in these three tenants:
Onward – Leading our families, our church, and our community.
A Kingdom Man will cherish his wife above all other people. He will give attention to his wife’s needs and cares. He will not only protect her physically but will validate her existence in his life as well as in the home. He will guard his wife from others that may entice her with attention and affection. He will spend quality time with her and be sensitive to all her needs. He will not rule over her as a dictator but will do everything in a joint manner. A Kingdom Man may have to make the final decision on tough decisions but will communicate and seek his wife’s advice. He will recognize his wife’s strengths and encourage her to use them.
A Kingdom Man corrects his children in a manner of love, not harshly or in anger. He will share how much he loves them but not their behavior. He not only corrects but also influences and instructs his children in all ways of life. He will ask God for direction instead of leaning on his own wisdom.
A Kingdom Man places his family along side of God. His priorities are: God first, his family second, and his work or other interests a distant third. He loves his wife and children more than anyone else. He protects them physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. A Kingdom Man is the head of his house but cherishes his wife, does not demean her in any way but loves her as much Christ loved the church. Christ gave His life for the church.
A Kingdom Man is more than a male Christian. He is one with integrity, honor, living fully by the Word of God, one who shows love but at the same time, helps encourage others to live according to the Word without reproach.
Deeper – Advancing our faith with Christ and our life-journey with Him.
A Kingdom Man is not perfect but, sets priorities in his life of the things that he knows that God approves, shunning those that are not pleasing or bringing testimony for God’s kingdom. He reads his Bible regularly and has a constant prayer life throughout the day, praising God for all He does, and other times asking God for help and strength. He seeks out other men who will strengthen him, stand with him in his faith journey, and hold him accountable in every aspect of his life.
loves them but not their behavior. He not only corrects but also influences and instructs his children in all ways of life. He will ask God for direction instead of leaning on his own wisdom.
A Kingdom Man is humble and thankful for all that God has done for him. He does not seek man’s approval but quietly seeks approval from God. He is an encourager at all times and shares his testimony with others on salvation, healing, or in times of need. His goal is to be Christ-like, establishing necessary spiritual disciplines that will help mold him into the image of Christ and produce visible spiritual fruit.
In most circles, a Kingdom Man may not be that much different from others he may work with, except his manner of speech does not dishonor Christ, he is not easily angered, he is cooperative and follows orders well, does not curse, not brought into gossip, or participates in other wasteful energies that show disapproval by another fellow man. He is one that is confident in himself and his relationship with Christ.
Outward – Advancing the Kingdom of Christ.
A Kingdom Man is recognized by his community. Reputations can be lost very easily but a Godly reputation is viewed over time as if one is judging someone over their entire lifespan. Even if a Kingdom Man has a terrible past, his new reputation will speak of change, kindness, and other qualities that others desire. He is consistent, not hypocritical. His word remains true and has merit. A Kingdom Man speaks of wisdom in times where chaos thrives because God’s spirit lives with him.
A Kingdom Man is committed to reaching beyond racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of Biblical unity. He is committed to influencing his world, being obedient to the Great Commandment and Great Commission.
A Kingdom Man will be active in some kind of church work and support the mission of his church. He will assist and support the pastor or other leaders of the church. If a difference of opinion comes up, he will approach this in a Godly manner, not with anger, dissention, haughtiness, gossip, or any other ungodly manner for the glory of God. He is very cooperative, agreeable, teachable, and workable. He is a man that others will respect and look up to, including young children. He is grounded in the Word, both in knowledge and in a practical manner. He lives by the Word of God, in other words, he is Christ-like. He will always keep in mind that he is representing his God and church, whether or not he is in church.
A Kingdom Man has compassion for others, either to pray for them or help them with an act of kindness. He has no reservations to share Christ on opportunities but is easily respectful of the boundaries of others. He is a prayer warrior that places his trust and faith in the Almighty. He is not a stumbling block for others. He is a good example for others to pattern after.