Promise Keepers just issued a press release in which they announced
the re-instatement of registration fees for their conferences.
Please read this (which I've pasted below) and pray about signing up
to go. Philip Yancey wrote about our tendency to accept the grace of
God too cheaply, failing to consider the supreme sacrifice poured out
on the cross. Maybe too many of us have taken this work of His too
cheaply and the costs of providing these conferences has not been
covered by free will giving. Don't be put off by the registration
fee. If the money is a problem, I am confident we as a group can
enable you to go.
Regisration opens Monday. The arena in Baton Rouge holds 14,500 men.
Seize the day! Be one of them.
In His grip,
Promise Keepers (PK), the Denver-based international ministry to men,
opens registration for it's tenth year of men's conferences on
Monday, March 6. Fifteen conferences are planned coast to coast, in a
season that runs from June through October.
"Go the Distance" is the theme for the 2000 season men's conferences,
based upon the letter to the Hebrews, chapter 12, verse one (CEV):
"Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid
of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won't
let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of
"Men are going to have to decide where they stand on the vital issues
of life, like their commitment to their faith and their family," said
Bill McCartney, founder and president of Promise Keepers. "Conditions
facing men today remind me of the classic mission plea, `Men wanted
for hazardous journey. Expect resistance, worldly criticism, and
possible persecution. Constant danger, with periods of darkness and
isolation. Personal safety and financial security uncertain. Eternal
rewards at journey's end.' This is what God is calling men to today,
and this is what Promise Keepers is challenging men to this year."
REGISTRATION FEES RETURN FOR 2000 SEASON
Registration for "Go the Distance" conferences is $69 for adults
(includes entry wristband, meal and tape or CD), $49 for youth 18 and
under (includes entry wristband and meal). Group registration
includes one free with each ten paid registrations. Limited Edition
conference T-shirts ($11) and customized caps are also available at
the time of registration. Advance registration is encouraged as
venues are expected to fill. Walk-up registration will be offered on
a space available basis.
Conference registration opens to individuals and groups on March 6,
2000 on line at www.promisekeepers.org or by calling toll free
1-800-888-7595, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For Spanish
registration, call 1-800-203-1564 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern Time,
Mon. - Fri.). For deaf and hearing impaired, call TTY at
1-800-769-6855 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Mon. - Fri.).
Promise Keepers recently decided to return to charging a registration
fee. This financial model, including ongoing contributions, will
enable the ministry to fund its year-round, non-conference efforts,
such as global ministry to men, outreach to local churches, pastors'
events and two national, daily radio broadcasts.
Promise Keepers founder and president Bill McCartney said, "The
return to charging a fee for conferences comes from earnest prayer
and evaluation. Also our attendees have been asking us to return to a
fee-based conference. This movement of God in the hearts of men is
expanding around the world, and we're looking forward to a strong
conference season, as well as continued support from so many friends
to fulfill the work God has called us to."