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Posted date: 16 Mar 2018


Further to their successful men’s event tour in the autumn, Care for the Family are running some more ‘In The Arena’ events around England that you and/or your men’s group might find helpful to attend.

Every man encounters challenges in life’s arena. We often face uncertainties or difficulties that can test our integrity, resilience and character. But God has called us to live our lives with passion and perseverance, to run the race set before us and to run to win. 

“Run in such a way that you may win.” 1 Corinthians 9:24

To meet our challenges successfully we need to be prepared. We need to be trained, ready to deal with the problems or tough times that can affect our most important relationships, our work and our inner or spiritual life.

‘In the Arena’ is a men’s event that will share helpful strategies to strengthen and empower you for whatever challenges you face now or in the future.

Speakers Rob Parsons and Gerrit Bantjes will present biblical principles and insights they have seen work through their experience of both triumph and adversity. They will talk about critical areas of everyday life such as friendships, finance, character and career. Their encouragement will leave you better prepared to run life’s race. 

Rob Parsons, OBE, is the founder and CEO of Care for the Family. He is a bestselling author of over 20 books including The Heart of Success and The Sixty Minute Father. He has spoken to governments, many blue-chip companies and over a million individuals. 

Gerrit Bantjes has been a British Army paratrooper and a fitness coach to Cardiff Rugby Club and he currently works full time for Care for the Family. Gerrit is also a husband and father with real compassion and understanding of life’s highs and lows. 

Event Tour 2018 

  • Sunderland - Tuesday 1 May Bethany City Church, SR2 7EA 

  • Bolton - Wednesday 2 May Claremont Church, BL1 2BY 

  • Derby - Thursday 3 May Riverside Centre, DE24 8HY

  • Exeter - Tuesday 22 May Riverside Church, EX4 1DU 

  • Cheltenham - Wednesday 23 May Cheltenham Elim Church, GL50 3ED 

  • Southampton - Thursday 24 May King’s Community Church, SO30 4BZ

All events 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) 

£5 each (online for 4 or more tickets)

£6 each (online price for 1 - 3 tickets)

£7 each (on the door)

Book or find more information here


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