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IRON SHARPENS IRON 2020 HYBRID VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

SHARPENING MEN IN THE MIDST OF CHALLENGING TIMES

Join Us November 6 & 7, 2020 for the conference that can change everything!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER LINE-UP

JARROD JONES

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
— Proverbs 27:17
Over the past six months men have been spending more time at home than ever, and many challenges specific to men have been on the rise.  Iron Sharpens Iron is back to help  strengthen and equip you for this new world.

Come and join us on November 6th and 7th!

We are encouraging churches to gather their men together in a safe manner at the church or in a home to experience the conference together. Invite your friends, your sons, other young men, as we sharpen each other in marriage, fatherhood, purity, finances, the workplace, communication, and more!

What is a Hybrid Conference?

This year we are combining both of our Rochester and Buffalo ISI Conferences into one major conference for men across the country.  It is a hybrid of both in person and online interactions.

While our main sessions and equipping seminars will all be online, it is designed for men to get together to watch in groups as well as by themselves.

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Equipping Seminars

“Listen to the words of the wise; and apply your heart to my instruction.” Proverbs 22:17

See below for the list of seminars and speakers.

During the conference you will be able to participate in three of the twenty-two equipping seminars.  Your registration, however, will allow you to enjoy ALL speakers and seminars after the conference with no extra charge


Friday, 8:15 pm

Ed Babcock

Somersworth, NY

Author & Speaker, Ed Babcock Consulting

Becoming A Dynamic Grandpa of Greatness

This seminar is for Seasoned Men (ages 55+)

There is little information on how to be the person you need to be so you can parent well, less about being a Grandparent. The job does not come with an owner’s manual and no customer service numbers you can call. This seminar will offer some very practical self-development tools to become the kind of person God wants to use to transmit timeless truths and legacy examples.

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Tim Shoemaker

Rolling Meadows, IL

Author & Speaker

Becoming the Man God Intended You To Be

This seminar is for Emerging and Pioneering Men (ages 13-19)

In our culture, it’s hard to know what a real man looks like.  Sitcoms often portray men as boys who shave on occasion. Celebrities often don’t have a handle on what it is to truly be a man.  But deep down inside we all want to be one. We hope we have what it takes to be one. Today we’ll look at marks of the man God designed you to be and steps to get there.

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Dale Kinkade

Leavittsburg,OH

Regional Director, CSB Ministries

Let’s Go Dad

Being a father is challenging. We are expected to do so much, yet how often do we fall short. What if there was a way to build strong relationships with your kids through fun activities while sneaking in some discipleship at the same time? Talk about killing two birds with one stone! I want to demonstrate to you how seamless and fun this process can be.

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Larry McCall

Warsaw, IN

Director, Walking Like Jesus Ministries

Loving Your Wife As Christ Loves the Church

Bad news: most men have not grown up with dads who were good role models for how to love their wives. Good news: In Jesus Christ, every Christian man has the perfect Role Model, showing him how to love his wife! This seminar is practical, Christ-centered and grace -promoting.

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David Winters

Kensington, MD

Author & Speaker, Taking God to Work

Taking God to Work

Taking God to Work seminar will equip you to maximize your work life for God’s Kingdom.  Beginning with the Biblical underpinning of work, learn to love others through your job.  Transform your workplace by helping coworkers overcome negative behaviors.  Find a job you can love that fully utilizes your skills, abilities, and passion.

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Ralph Essery

Rhineback, NY

Former Staff of CSB Ministries

The Purpose of The Bible

Christian men who have thought that the Bible is a “rule book” to learn from and live by, likely live a life of frustration, shame and guilt.  To know and understand the REAL purpose of the Bible (God’s purpose for giving it to us) opens the door to living the abundant life Christ said was open to believers.

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Tom Sember

Buffalo, NY

Founder, Male Time Ministries

Arguing 101 – Agreeing to Disagree

A look at how we can honor God all the time and still disagree!

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Dave Howe

Chanhassen, MN

Former & President, Live Pure Ministries

Winning the Purity Battle

We will explore God’s perfect design for sexuality and how sin has distorted the design. What do you do at that “moment of truth” when you are faced with temptation? What does the Bible mean by “the sexually immoral person sins against his own body” in 1 Corinthians 6:18? You’ll learn practical steps you can take to win the battle.

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Saturday, 9:30 am

Marshall Shank

Lynchburg, VA

Director of Outreach, Proven Men Ministries

Sexual Integrity Isn’t An Option

With pornography in our pockets, and temptation around every corner the need for Godly men to be men of sexual integrity is a must. Whether you struggle through sexual integrity or are fighting to retain it, we will discuss what this key issue is, and how to practically fight for freedom in today’s over sexualized culture. It’s time the men of God become fearless in their fight for sexual integrity.

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Joshua Tallman

Lake Arrowhead, CA

Southwest Regional Director, CSB Ministries

Top Secret Guide to Being Mentored

This seminar is for Emerging and Pioneering Men (ages 13-29)

I’ve made a lot of good choices in life, but I’ve made some dumb mistakes too. Turns out that I could have avoided a lot of the problems by having a mentor. Don’t wait for a mentor to come find you. Learn all of the super stealthy ways that you can seek out and find someone to mentor you.

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Tim Shoemaker

Rolling Meadows, IL

Author & Speaker

The Very Best, Kinda Dangerous, Hands-On Family Devotions

This “hands-on” and “how-to” workshop will equip you to teach kids from 6 to 18-years-old about God in ways that they’ll listen.  Even if you’ve tried and failed before, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start again–and succeed. We’ll demo at least six devotionals you can use with your kids right away.

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Adam Hulstrand

Lebanon, PA

Director of Ministry Outreach, Knights of the 21st Century

Building An Effective Men’s Ministry

A strong men’s ministry is foundational to the church’s fulfillment of God’s great purpose for the world. As men’s ministry leaders create and sustain an effective men’s ministry program, countless men will

be empowered to change their lives and positively influence their families, communities, and church body. This seminar acts as a step-by-step guide for building a long-term men’s ministry that works.

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Joel Rissinger

Newington, CT

President, Rissinger Resource Group

The Crucified Couple

This seminar is designed to inspire a more biblical view of the REAL purpose for marriage, teach and apply the #1 key to marriage:  Success = Sacrifice.  We will also focus on improving communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and more.

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Eric Roth

Rochester, NY

Between THE ROCK and a Hard Place: Navigating Finances in Times of Turmoil 

 This session will attempt to provide tips for a framework to manage financial affairs in all circumstances, but especially the tough times.

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Jon Stanke

Columbus, OH

Men’s Ministry Leader, Grace Fellowship

Facing The Giant of Fear

Fear takes us out of the battlefield and makes us useless for God. In Numbers 13, we see the Israelites on the edge of the Promised Land. It was theirs for the taking but 10 out of 12 spies let fear dictate their decisions. They were more focused on the challenges in front of them rather than remembering God’s promise to them. We can compare this story to our lives today. We often forget the promises of God and focus on the fears in front of us. In this seminar, we will review Numbers 13 and learn how God is always faithful and keeps His promises to us regardless of what may lie in front of us.

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Saturday, 10:30 am

Bill Clark

Buffalo, NY

Lead Pastor, New Bethel Community Church

The Church Needs You!

Every man must recognize his specific contribution to the Church, locally and regionally. Through our contributions the body is built up in love and brought to maturation.  We will highlight some of the unique talents, abilities and gifts of men past and present, as an encouragement to those present to find or even create a place of services.

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Ed Babcock

Somersworth, NY

Author & Speaker, Ed Babcock Consulting

Walking the Wire – 5 Keys to Finding Balance in Ministry

This seminar is for Pastors

In an article in Practical Leadership; 5 Ways To Balance Family and Church Ministry; Matthew Fretwell says; “80% of pastors believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families.” Fretwell lists Family as one of the five motivations for leaving the ministry.

Stress, burnout and depression can often be directly tied to the balancing act Pastors and church leaders go through as they try to be both effective Servant-leaders and dynamic family-focused people.

We will be offering a guided study as we look at both the hazards and the victories for those who fulfill their calling to both church and family.

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Dale Brown

Buda, TX

Executive Director, Men’s Divorce Recovery

Survive and Thrive Beyond Your Divorce

Men’s Divorce Recovery began in 2016 when Dale went through his own divorce after 32 years of marriage. Convinced that every divorced man can experience God’s love and transformation, Dale launched MDR to help men find God and his plan for the second half of their lives.  This seminar will tackle the unique challenges facing divorcing or divorced men.

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Jay Trainer

Spencerport, NY

Regional Director, CSB Ministries

Social Distancing Isn’t Spiritual Distancing

This seminar is for Emerging and Pioneering Men (ages 13-29)

Technology use and social distancing are on the rise, but spiritual distancing doesn’t have to be. Our seminar is going to look at the importance of maintaining close spiritual proximity to the Lord and communities we are a part of. We also will look at creative ways to use technology to foster spiritual closeness with the Lord and one another.

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Jim Walton

Williamsville, NY

Founder & President, The 3rd Choice

How to Make the Bible Come Alive

This seminar is designed to help you be better at Bible study and be more motivated to read or teach God’s word.

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Roy Smith

Lebanon, PA

Author and Founder, Knights of the 21st Century

You’re Not Dead Yet!

This seminar is for Seasoned Men (ages 55+)

After taking a minute to congratulate ourselves for surviving this long, this seminar will look at what God has planned for this particular point in our lives. God needs us to continue to be warriors who contribute to our world.  Many people view life as a downward spiral, but God sees us as just about to take off.  Join us in looking at this new stage in our lives and how God can effectively use us together to fulfill His will and establish His Kingdom.

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Joel Rissinger

Newington, CT

President, Rissinger Resource Group

Communicate to Lead

This seminar is for Emerging AND Full Throttle Men (ages 13-19 & 30-54)

This seminar is designed to teach men how to connect with the hearts and minds of others, give men the communication skills needed to influence positive, lasting change, as well as improve sales, leadership effectiveness, and customer retention.

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