The spread of COVID-19 has brought many concerns around the world, as well in our state as the Governor of NY has banned all gatherings of 500 or more. Unfortunately this has led us to postpone the Buffalo Iron Sharpens Iron conference for Saturday, March 21st.  This decision did not come easily, or without lots of prayer, discussion and discernment.  We believe we have a responsibility to do what we can to curb the spread of this virus and join many other institutions in following the recommendations of leaders who are asking people not to gather in large groups.
With well over 600 men scheduled to gather in one place next Saturday, including speakers from all over the country – we believe this is a prudent decision.  While many of us might never be affected or could have a strong enough immune system to manage this particular virus, we have a responsibility to even the small percentage of those who could contract it and be at a higher risk of serious illness or death. 
We are in touch with the host church – Watermark Wesleyan – who has cancelled all services for the foreseeable future – about rescheduling in the fall.  We are excited to announce we have secured November 7th, 2020 – and hope you can join us for our rescheduled conference!  Watermark Wesleyan Church has been a blessing to this ministry and the host church since the beginning in 2009.

When: November 7, 2020

Where: Watermark Wesleyan Church (formerly Wesleyan Church of Hamburg)
4999 McKinley Parkway
Hamburg, NY

Iron Sharpens Iron is a first class one-day equipping conference for men of all ages!

Emerging Men (ages 13-19) Pioneering Men (ages 20-29) Full Throttle Men (ages 30-54) Seasoned Men (ages 55+)



Keynote Speakers

    Joe Martin

Dr. Joe Martin is an award-winning international speaker, author, educator, and certified “man builder.”He’s authored or co-authored nine books, including Are You the Man: 201 Lessons I Wish My Dad Would Have Taught Me, The Real Man Spiritual Leader Blueprint, and Gifts & Handkerchiefs: A Lesson in Servant Leadership.

Joe has spoken for more than 750 businesses, organizations, churches, colleges & universities, and K-12 schools/districts, and he was voted “National Speaker of the Year” by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. He’s also the host of “Real Men Connect,” the #1 top-rated radio podcast on iTunes for Christian Men.


        Jarrod Jones

Pastor of Grace Community Church in NY; considered one of the top 400 most influential churches in America | Author of two books | Blogs about faith, life, leadership, and living well at jarrodjones.com.


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Scott Haima, CSB Ministries Regional Director
716 526 0026, ext 101, shaima@csbministries.org