30 July 2015
Encouraging men to arise as champions through radio
Of every 10 men in the Church: nine children who leave the Church, eight are not satisfied with their jobs, six are not able to pay the minimum on credit-card bills, five have major problems with pornography use and four get divorced.
These statistics inspired Transworld Radio to launch Champions Arise.
Champions Arise is an international multi-faceted radio programme and men’s discipleship initiative, which connects on the ground with churches and other men’s ministries, providing focused prayer and Bible-based coaching to enable men to become the husbands, fathers and steadfast ‘champions’ that God wants them to be.
The project is headed up by Edmund Spieker, former TWR International director and husband of Marli Spieker, founder of TWR's Project Hannah women’s ministry.
At the initiative launch Lonnie Berger, whose Every Man a Warrior books form the basis of several episodes of the radio programme, emphasised a paradox: effective men’s ministry often develops in response to women’s concerns. "Millions of Christian women have been begging [God] for decades, 'God, would you please help men. Help them to be better husbands, help them to be better fathers, help them to be the spiritual leader of the family.'”
“Champions Arise is helping train millions of men to guide their children, love their wives, manage money wisely, fight to stay morally pure and do what’s right in hard times,” he said.