Stretched Men Group Spring 2020 STARTING SOON!!!

“The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?”

This is a question that Dennis Rainey often asks men. Dennis is the co-founder of FamilyLife, a ministry focused on the family and on marriage.

Leanne and I had the blessing of going to the FamilyLife Weekend to Remember a few weeks ago. While we were there, I picked up a copy of Dennis Rainey’s book, Stepping Up – A Call to Courageous Manhood.

As we head into the next semester of the Stretched Men Group, we will be using this book as a starting point for our conversation.

If you are a man who needs encouragement, accountability, and wisdom, the Stretched Men Group is for you!

The Stretched Men Group is a virtual mastermind group for men. We meet every other Wednesday night for about one hour. The mastermind group uses a video conferencing software (Zoom) which allows men from across the country to meet face-to-face.

Each meeting starts with a teaching/discussion time on a specific topic (this semester we will use Stepping Up) to help guide our discussion time.

After 15-20 minutes of discussion, we will spend time with a Hot Seat exercise. The Hot Seat which rotates from week to week provides each man in the group to get help on an area they need help. Past Hot Seat topics have included: career decisions, parenting problems, marriage issues, and faith related topics. The Hot Seat encourages each man to take a step forward in their own personal journey.

When you sign up for the Stretched Men Group, you are not signing up for life. You are signing up for a three month semester. The Spring 2020 semester starts Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9PM. We will meet every other Wednesday night, and the semester is scheduled to finish on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

The group costs $97/month if you pay monthly or $225 if you pay in one payment for the entire semester (due before the first meeting). The costs include: access to an exclusive, private Facebook group just for SMG participants, Stepping Up book by Dennis Rainey, and bi-weekly SMG mastermind calls. The fees help to defray the costs of running the group, and they also provide more motivation for men to take the group seriously and take the next steps in their stretching journey.

If you are interested in learning more about Stretched Men Group and about how you can sign up, go check out This site will provide a little more detail along with a place where you can sign-up for a no obligation 30-45 minute phone call with me.

I hope you’ll consider joining the Stretched Men Group today. Also, please feel free to pass this along to other men in your life who would benefit from being part of this community.