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Promise Keepers '07: Energizing Men for Action

Leading men's organization rebuilds events to equip men in seven cities

Contact: Steve Chavis, 303-964-7790

Denver, Colo., June 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- Promise Keepers (PK), the international ministry to men, launches its 17th season of high-impact men's conferences this month. The seven-event series begins in Mobile, Ala. on June 29.

"This year Promise Keepers is positioned to equip and encourage men in their transformation from promise maker to promise keeper," said Dr. Tom Fortson, Promise Keepers president. "We have located thousands of men around the world who are identified by the word 'integrity,' as demonstrated by Jesus Christ. It's time to equip these men to put integrity into action."

The 2007 conference program targets men's love of adventure, offers them a spiritual challenge, and points them to the fulfillment of their potential. Also this year, Promise Keepers tackles gender relations head-on with a Saturday session called "The Significance of Engaging the Heart of a Woman."

Men's groups around the nation are now organizing bus, van, and motorcycle road trips to Promise Keepers events. "We are excited about helping guys escape their isolation. We know we need other men to help us do what needs to be done and finish life's race well," said Dr. Fortson.

Adventurer and author Bob Cornuke is the opening speaker at Promise Keepers gatherings this summer. Acclaimed youth speaker Reggie Dabbs returns as emcee, and comedian Brad Stine takes the Promise Keepers platform in 2007, with comedy on both Friday and Saturday.

Other speakers at 2007 conferences include: Bishops Wellington Boone, Joseph Garlington and Larry Jackson, motivational speaker Rick Rigsby, evangelists Mike Silva and Adrian DesPres, author and teacher James Ryle, and family minister Dan Seaborn.

Worship leader Dr. Stephen Newby and the band PK 7 provide energetic and diverse music that is designed for masculine participation.

June 29-30 Mobile, AL Mobile Civic Center
July 13-14 San Antonio, TX AT & T Center
July 20-21 Nashville, TN Nashville Arena (formerly Gaylord Entertainment Center)
July 27-28 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
August 3-4 Columbia, SC The Colonial Center
August 17-18 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
August 24-25 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
(Dates, cities and venues are subject to change.)

The program runs Friday evening from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Register online at www.promisekeepers.org, or by calling toll-free, 1-866-PROMISE (866-776-6473). Group rates are available. Discounts are available for youth (13 – 18 years of age) and active military personnel.

BACKGROUND: Promise Keepers, in its 17th year of ministry, has reached millions of men since its inception in 1990. Through arena conferences and audience-specific events, its website and multi-media resources, Promise Keepers encourages and equips men to act on their integrity. Promise Keepers' mission is to make passionate followers of Jesus Christ. Promise Keepers' vision is: "Men Transformed Worldwide."