To say that the Iron Sharpens Iron Conference benefits our men at FBC Woodlawn would be a gross understatement. Year in and year out the ISI Conference ministers to our men in a way that sends them home much more equipped and encouraged to do the work of ministry within their families and church. I have no doubt that this is due to the heart, hard work, and dedication of Tom Cheshire and Tom Gensler and the entire team at Relevant Practical Ministry.
In a church culture where men’s ministry and discipleship are often misunderstood or neglected, RPM Ministries has remained a relentless voice and source of help for countless churches to minister and disciple their men biblically. I have personally been blessed beyond belief by the brotherhood and mentorship of Tom Cheshire and as a pastor I can confidently say that our men at FBCW have been beyond blessed by RPM Ministries and the ISI Conference.
Dustin Haile – Connections Pastor
RPM cares deeply about men. They understand the complexity of maturing spiritually into a godly man, husband, and father in a world that has emasculated those Biblical Roles. Tom Cheshire and Tom Gensler both are a constant source of support to our local church through their Iron Sharpens Iron Conferences, Father/Son Camps and through personal interaction with our church staff. RPM is a great resource for the Kingdom of God and I encourage you to glean from the treasure that is their ministry.
Carlton Binkley – Senior Pastor
The ministry of RPM has provided a navigational tool to lead our men into spiritual maturity. They are a must have ministry partner for any church who desires to see their men become the spiritual leaders of their congregation. Their annual Iron Sharpens Iron conferences have served to ignite a fire of desire for men to be all they can be for Christ.
Joe Bowman – Lead Pastor
Heartland Community Church
I would like to thank RPM and Iron Sharpens Iron for their endeavor to train and disciple men. We have had the privilege to attend six (6) Iron Sharpens Iron conferences and each conference has been a blessing to me and our men. I believe that second to preaching, leadership is paramount in the church. It is something that RPM/Iron Sharpens Iron does very well in helping to develop men through the various workshops.
I would like to give a “shout out” with kudos to Tom Cheshire and the ministry of RPM in what it does to aide pastors and to develop lay leaders. I believe that discipleship is a foreign art to many churches, but RPM has set the bar with its mission to help and restore the church focus on what God has called the church to do in fulfilling the great commission in the art of discipleship. I know of no other organization that does it as well as RPM in seeing men discipled in the fulfillment of the great commission and God’s call to the local church.
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Roderick E. Walker, Pastor-Teacher
RPM has been a great blessing and resource for Williamsville Christian Church. Not just a resource of materials to use but a wonderful resource of men who are willing to sit with and allow you to share your heart and men that will pray with you and for you. RPM has a heart and passion for men that every church needs to develop.
Williamsville Christian Church
RPM has been an invaluable resource for me as the Director of the Men’s Community at West Side Christian Church. The guys at RPM are knowledgeable about the best resources, they’re great at giving advice for men’s ministry issues, and they are always quick to respond to a need and eager to meet up and encourage.
I really appreciate that the guys at RPM aren’t just consultants – they’re practitioners, in the trenches and living out the reality of ministering to men in their churches and beyond. They’re humble and knowledgeable, and their connection to the broader network of men’s ministries makes them one of the best resources I have. The have a Kingdom-minded commitment and a Christ-centered focus that is beneficial to any church desiring to reach men for Jesus.
Andrew Fitzgibbon – Group Life Pastor
West Side Christian Church
RPM has been a great blessing to me and the men of our church through the years with Tom’s leadership. We did all three years of Men’s Fraternity and have taken our men to the Iron Sharpens Iron conference every year. Tom has always been there when I have needed advice on leading our men. I am glad that our community has a ministry that wants to see men become more like Christ that is for everyone.
Paul Rose – Executive Director of Adult Ministries & Care Pastor
Calvary Church Springfield
Greetings Pastors, Men’s Group Leaders and Men. For the past several years, Men from my Church (New Life Christian Church of Florissant MO) have attended the Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference which you know is hosted by RPM.
The benefits our Fathers, Brothers and Sons have personally witnessed is staggering! As Pastor and Founder of New Life Church & Brothers Keepers Men’s Conferences, I recognized immediately the wholesomeness of the ISI Conferences. What a great ministry for igniting passion and fire in the lives of our Men.
Gary Pleasant – Sr. Pastor
New Life Christian Church