Promise Keepers Conference Draws 11,000 Men in Des Moines

( [email protected] ) Sep 20, 2004 04:55 PM EDT

Nearly 11,000 Christian men attended the two-day Promise Keepers event in Des Moines, IA, on September 18, 2004. It was the 13th of 18 conferences of the season.

The two-day conference promoted a sensational atmosphere in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. As the conference ended, the men promised that they would join a revolution to revolutionize their roles in life the way God wanted them to do.

The men declared churches and communities must be rebuilt based upon spirit of God. Erwin McManus, whose book “Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul” is the foundation for this year's "Uprising" men's conference, challenged all the men at the weekend conference “to be a part of the uprising and to have a heart for God.”

Honor, nobility and enlightenment were the major themes of the conference as it emphasized the importance of integrity, humility and courage, the qualities that God seeks in mankind.

Dr. Stu Weber, senior pastor of Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring, Oregon, urged the men to live lives of nobility and to serve others in humble ways.

“God’s redemption is all about overcoming that isolation, that desolation,” Weber said. “If you and I are going to truly serve Jesus, we’re going to have to give ourselves away.”

Since its inception in 1990, PK has significantly impacted the lives of millions of men. The revolution continues Sept. 24-25 in Tucson, Arizona.

For more information about Promise Keepers and the event, visit or call toll-free 1-800-888-7595.