CARRYING THE TORCH: University of Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles holds the torch for the Promise Keepers, an international ministry designed to ignite and unite men to become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. With Broyles at the Tulsa Sheraton Hotel are, from left, ESPN Announcer and Tulsan Bob Carpenter, Union Athletic Director Bill Blankenship, Broyles, and Promise Keeper Communications Director Steve Chavis. Broyles was in Tulsa to discuss his involvement with the “No Man Left Behind??? event held May 4 at Union High School, where over 5,000 attended. The event also featured former University of Colorado Head Football Coach Bill McCartney. The event was brought to Tulsa by Promise Keepers, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Tulsa Men of Christ.Promise Keepers is hosting a two-day conference in Fayetteville’s Reynolds Razorback Stadium Friday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.The event is called “The Awakening: An Unpredictable Adventure??? that “will awaken men to the epic spiritual battle between light and darkness, and good and evil, while also helping them to discover their purpose, impact their world, and fulfill their destiny.??? More than 15,000 men are expected to attend.The presenters are Vietnam Veteran and motivational speaker Dave Roever; popular youth speaker Reggie Dabbs; pastor and author Tony Evans; Associate Director of Campus Crusade for Christ, Crawford Loritts; evangelist and national speaker Joe White; President and Co-founder of Family Life, Dennis Rainey; and Founder and President of Harvest Evangelism, Ed Silvoso.Since its inception, Promise Keepers has envisioned a spiritual movement of men following their leader, Jesus Christ, and influencing their families, communities and culture. To that end, Promise Keepers presents a catalytic program designed to point men in the direction of a vibrant, practical and effective Christian faith and lifestyle through the local church. Promise Keepers also produces resources, training, and networks to further help local churches and pastors equip their men for passionate living and servant leadership.The 2005 theme is “The Awakening: An Unpredictable Adventure,??? which foresees an awakening of men to the reality of the cosmic battle between good and evil. This year, Promise Keepers calls men to full-alert living as sons of God, guiding and equipping them to hear His voice, discover their life purpose and capture a vision for how they can faithfully serve the purpose of God in their own generation. PK wants each man to leave the event with a plan of action for his life, home and workplace.VOLUNTEERS: Between 600-800 volunteers make each Promise Keepers conference possible. Men, women and youth ages 13 and older can find more information by calling the Promise Keepers’ “Volunteer Hot Line,??? at 1-800-417-1878, or on line at www.promisekeepers.org.
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