People have asked us, what is a "StandUpDude"?
We knew it was bold and potentially offensive to call men to be men. Though the name may sound like a “calling out,” it’s not. No one likes being called out. Instead, it’s a "calling forward.” A calling forward of men who are willing to take the risk of being uncomfortable. A StandUpDude is a man willing to look at his life and wrestle with the question, “am I living full-on? -- Am I all-in? Am I willing, with God’s help, to do the work to discover, uncover or rediscover the man I am created to be?” And - “Am I willing to do the hard work it takes to be the man I’m created to be?”
If that man’s answer is “yes” … that man is a StandUpDude.
Jesus remains the original "Stand Up Dude." He is our living example of what it means to be a real man, in the real world while still fully modeling the gentle, yet powerful heart of God.
Looking at Jesus and knowing his story, we see he stood up for his friends. He stood up for women. He stood up for himself. He stood up for Truth and all that was right. And like any "StandUpDude” he stood up against any form of injustice, lies or hatred. Jesus did the hard stuff, no matter the cost, manifested on the cross, all the way to the end.
A Stand Up Dude knows he can only truly stand by first humbling himself before Jesus. This humility becomes his new strength. This new strength is powered by the presence of the Holy Spirit now living inside each StandUpDude. This new, humble yet masculine strength (modeled by Jesus himself) now enables a StandUpDude to do the work, take the risk, and be all-in.
Through Jesus, the strength of every StandUpDude comes from knowing what he's standing ON, standing FOR and whom he is standing WITH.
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