Buck Creek Men’s Conference: ‘You can’t change the White House, but you can change your house’

Published 2:10 am Saturday, February 9, 2019

Buck Creek Baptist Church is partnering with Iron Works Men’s Ministries to host their first ever Men’s Conference this month.

With men’s ministries slacking all across the nation, Buck Creek Baptist Church’s pastor Tyler Ingram said he wanted to do something about it.

“From the time that I have been at Buck Creek, we really wanted to build our men,” Ingram said. “Everywhere you go, every church says that they wish their men were more involved in the church. The Bible talks about the man being the head of the household and head of the church, so we feel that it is really important that men play their role, not only in the church but in their homes. So that’s been kind of a vision for us. As the church has grown and the ministry has grown, we now feel that we are able to host something like this.”

This is not the same conference that the Iron Works Ministries hosts during the summer, but something that Ingram wanted them to participate in.

“We really wanted the Iron Works guys to get us started,” Ingram said. “Those guys are always great and we work with them a lot.”

Ingram said that the conference also isn’t a recruiting tool for Buck Creek Baptist Church, but a way to reach men across the county.

“We’re not trying to get people to come to Buck Creek,” Ingram said. “We aren’t trying to fish into other people’s ministries. I just talk to a lot of people and that’s one of the main things they say is that their men’s ministries are struggling. So we are really just trying to help them. We can complain about politics and complain about this and that, but we can’t really do anything about who is in the White House, but we can make a difference in our house.”

The conference will focus on forgiveness, marriage and financial stability, he said.

“Men talking about anything emotionally is always a struggle,” Ingram said. “But the divorce rate in the county is well over 60 percent. I mean, everywhere you turn, it’s not a surprise anymore to hear, ‘Oh, so and so is getting a divorce.’ It’s just not a big deal anymore, but what we leave in the wake of a divorce, is that families are being destroyed. I don’t care what anyone says, you can make it sound like whatever you want to, but you destroy your children’s lives and things where there is no coming back from. So that is one we definitely wanted to have.”

Ingram said that his men’s ministry got together and prayed over what they should talk about.

“We came up with finances, because everybody, of course, wants to be a better steward of their money and what God gives them,” Ingram said. “Forgiveness is just the key to the Gospel. Jesus said that if we can’t forgive our brother then how can he forgive us. Obviously we wanted to do more, but we hope to be able to host more of these and talk about more topics.”

David Pait from RealWord Outdoors will be the keynote speaker. Pait preaches to multitudes of people via social media, churches, wild game dinners, revivals and outdoor events.

There will also be a clay shoot and fellowship games after lunch.

The cost to attend the men’s conference is $20 and anybody is welcome. The deadline for registration is Feb. 18. The even tis set for 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 23.

For more information, call 334-488-1386.