Just got back from the Act Like Men conference in Indianapolis. Big thanks to all those that made it possible. Absolutely great event with 12,600 men in attendance. The event was genuine and really centered on 1st Corinthians 16:13-14 “13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.” What was surprising to me is that I really enjoyed LeCrae. I have never been a real hip-hop fan but LeCrae is not only great at what he does but is completely genuine and truthful with his words. Now a fan. The speakers were phenomenal. I had no favorite over the 2 day event but the highlight was seeing over 1,000 men make the choice to follow Christ or rededicate their lives to Christ. How amazing is that! That’s some New Testament times stuff right there! Other than Greg Laurie leading those 1,000 men to Christ James Macdonald, Matt Chandler, Mark Driscoll, and Eric Mason were awesome. James Macdonald lead off the event with the definition of what Act Like Men means. 1 – Don’t act like a woman. 2 – Don’t act like an animal. 3 – Don’t act like a boy. 4 – Don’t act like a superhero. I won’t spoil it for you but it’s pretty powerful. You can get the DVD set here: https://store.jamesmacdonald.com/p-3055-act-like-men-conference-dvd.aspx
The Vertical Church Band was great. Only thing I have constructively to say would be expanding the set list. Repeating a song or 2 is fine but playing the same 4 or 5 songs each break is a little repetitive. Thankfully the sound was pretty good even sitting way back in the bleachers listening to the rear fills especially LeCrae. He was slamming!
Men, you will not want to miss this if you see this come close to your area.