Contender's Letter to Young Men
Dear Young Men,
Contenders for the Faith is an exciting way to prepare for your future. What kind of man will you be? Will you be a man of God? Will you be a man who knows the Bible? Will you be a man who knows about many things? Will you be a man who knows how to do things? Will you be a man of widely varied knowledge and skills? The choice is yours! God has given you the ability to learn and become skillful, and Contenders for the Faith will help you to develop that ability. You will learn to do projects, become handy with tools, become acquainted with nature, be a leader, understand scholarly things, care for others, develop a relationship with God, and become a man of character.
We never lose the skills and abilities that we develop when we are young. We tend to get better at them with age. We should always learn everything that we can when we are young. We may never be able to go back and learn later the things we can learn now. So don’t miss out! Get busy right away.
I pray that each young man will use this book and program to become a wise, capable, and refined leader of his own family, church, and community someday. All the great leaders in the Bible exhibited these traits. Remember, God wants to use you. You don’t want to disappoint Him by being unprepared because of what you didn’t take time to learn.
Have fun—because learning is fun!
We just started our Keepers Club at our church. I love how the club relates the skills of life with Biblical principles! Both Bible and life skills are important to learn. Whenever someone asks me about the club, I tell them it is like scouting with a Biblical base... learning life skills from a Biblical perspective!