Part of my volunteer experience involves working with a group of men who have a common cause to help mentor young men in a way that they recognize the responsibilities that God has for them. This group of men represents a broad swath of the economic landscape. They include business leaders, those in sales, instructors, scientists, and councilors. It sounds like a mixed bag of interests, and in a way, it is. However, we have a common focus: to live our lives in a way Jesus would live our lives. We have noticed a trend in our own personal networks where there has been a lack of mature, responsible young men coming into the work force and/or volunteer arena. This wasn’t something that we intended on focusing with our time, but it was more of a product of discussion… over time. Recently, it seems there has become more of an epidemic for young men to accept their responsibilities. This has become most clearly evident with employers trying to find “good help”.
Our group has been meeting for several years, discussing numerous topics from a biblical nature. We started our gatherings as a way to make ourselves better: Better husbands. Better fathers. Better employees. Better business owners. Better leaders in our communities. The thought was, as we got better, those around us would become better as well.