Igniting a Culture of Evangelization that Empowers Men to Lead in the Battle for Sainthood
Our 4 pillars:
1) Prayer (it all starts with prayer)
2) Friendship (the arena for good news)
3) Evangelization (not optional, but primary)
4) Discipline (asceticism - take action)
Our Annual Leadership Pledge challenges engaged "Bloodstained Allies" to 1) PRAY30 (30 minutes of daily prayer), 2) MEET3 (meet-up with 3 brothers each month), 3) INVITE3 (Invite 3 brothers to an event/engagement each month) and 4) BEaST. (work towards a specific physical challenge/goal each month)
Brotherhood helps us be more fully on mission in the battle for souls! We understand how this busy culture can isolate and emasculate you. It is TOUGH to be a present, proactive & committed husband and father. Inferno is here to help encourage & empower men, so together, we can lead our families, build up community, renew the church and become the saints we were created to be!
Inferno Men are broken beggars leading other beggars to the Bread of Life – shoulder to shoulder.
“I have come to set the world on fire and how I wish it were already blazing!” – Jesus (Luke 12:49)
Win the Man
Win the Fam
"Just as Iron sharpens Iron, so does one man sharpen another." - Proverbs 27:17
When dad attends church regularly, children are 70% more likely to attend than if he does not.
When a dad is the first to convert to the faith, there is a 93% likelihood that the rest of the family will follow (vs. 3% child; 15% mom first).*Promise Keepers
The importance of fathers being present in the home is staggering! 85% of youths in prison come from fatherless homes; 90% of runaway children, 63% of youth suicides; increased rates of depression, divorce, substance abuse, and a decreased education, income, and health when the father is not present at the home.
“He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers.”
(Malichi 4:6 & Luke 1:17)
Should we succeed in this critical mission, we will be bloodied, battered and bruised, but by God’s grace, we will become SAINTS, lead our families to heaven, renew manhood, revive the church and the world will never be the same!
“Where there is no vision the people will perish.” – Proverbs 29:18
Inferno Tactics - Model the Master
"Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross and FOLLOW ME." - Mark 8:34
1 – COMMIT
Deep Interior Life of Prayer – Union – Identity (Divine Sonship)
3 – CLAN (Brotherhood)
12 – COR (small group)
(Tribe – Doing Life Together)
72 – COMMISSION
(make disciple-makers - Matt 28:19)
Ignite a Culture of Evangelization
5,000 – COMMUNITY
Combat/Impact Culture – Flowing to and from the church (domestic, local and universal)
"The Harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. GO! I am sending you like lambs among wolves!" - Jesus (Luke 10)
We strive to Model our Master and live out His Methods of Transformation by:
DISCOVERY - Outreach Events such as Inferno Men's Conference and Men's Forums
DEVELOP - COR Community Gatherings, Potlucks and Parties
DISCIPLE - COR Groups; small groups of men doing life together - Discipleship through Friendship
DEPLOY - Upper Room; Sharpen, Form and Cast Out these disciple-makers to lead in the battle to sainthood.
Humility: One broken beggar leading another broken beggar to the Bread of Life – Shoulder to Shoulder
Radical Hospitality: High-quality, seeing from others’ perspectives, welcoming
Personal: Favor personal interactions over impersonal and broadcast communication
Accompaniment: Shoulder-to-shoulder journey to being saints
Openness: Open to new friendships, breaking out of cliques
Courage: Staying out of the comfort zone and doing “hard things”
Empathy: Identifying with others and sincerely caring for their point-of-view & well-being
Confidentiality: We aren’t in the business of keeping secrets, but everything shared in confidence is that man’s business to share or to not share with others
Vision: Strengthen the Man - Family - Church - Culture of Evangelization
We Believe that the God of the universe chose to transform the world by living faithfully at home for 90% of His life, pouring Himself into a small group of men and dying as a criminal. He went camping with 12 dudes for 3 years ... and it worked!
We Believe that we can no longer stay silent, do nothing and be content losing (Rom 1:16)!
We Believe the culture will be converted in the confessional booth, not the election booth (Jesus lost the only election He participated in; vs Barabas – a nameless criminal)! "Repent and Believe!" - Mark 1:15
We Believe that Friendship is the arena for Evangelization & you don’t get extra credit or bonus points for Evangelization (it is central to the Gospel)!
We Believe that the Primary Role of the Church is to Evangelize! (Pope Paul IV)
We Believe that we were born for greatness, are forged in the fire, strengthened by brotherhood and ignited on mission for the Kingdom!
Our Statement of Faith is the Apostles’ Creed
We are not another Program.
We are not lonely men seeking to fill our calendar (we are men striving after Jesus - better together).
We are not an "events ministry"! Any gathering is to enrich marriage, family and faith life (not taking away from).
In a culture of darkness, deceit and death, we are in critical need of the Way, the Truth and the LIFE! (John 14:6)