Grant Butrum (IRONMEN) – Growing up, my faith was always pretty easy. Church several times a week, youth group, camp, YoungLife, and a house of believers – God was everywhere.
As I grew older, I found it difficult to replicate the community that was such an important and automatic part of my life when I was younger. I spent years looking but couldn’t find a group within my community that supported my desire to grow my faith. There are plenty of secular groups and work-based groups but discovering a local community of Christ-centered men was surprisingly difficult.
FinD Discipleship helped me identify men seeking the same life as me. We want to be better dads and better husbands. We want more out of life than what society considers “acceptable” behavior from men. My small group serves as a reminder that life is not supposed to be a 9 to 5 grind – it’s supposed to be an adventure where we courageously live out our faith each day.
I am thankful that God has introduced me to the IRONMEN. We all have different stories. We’re from different backgrounds, we’re different ages, and we have different interests. However, our faith aligns us. It allows us to overcome our differences to talk about the important things – our faith and living a life of purpose. The men in my group have become great friends and allies as we navigate life today.
FinD is a blessing to me but it’s only as good as the effort you put into it. Do yourself and your family a favor — get involved and invest in the lives of the men around you. You won’t regret it.