We are made in the image of God; we carry within us the desire for our true life of intimacy and adventure. To say we want less than that is to lie.
– The Journey of Desire
It started with an ocean lifeguard dory boat race. Two-man teams set to row from the coast of Catalina Island across the twenty-two-mile open-water channel back to the mainland near San Pedro. To add to the adventure, it was the opening of lobster season. In response, Jared and his buddy cooked up an off-the-couch adventure to dive for lobsters all day around Catalina, camp on the beach, wake up in the predawn, and launch their self-powered dory at 4:00 a.m. to complete the epic race back home.
This is a glimpse into the heart of Jared Sayers, a trusted friend of mine who has consented to the path and process of becoming a king. Husband, father, waterman, entrepreneur, recovering business executive, adventurer, artist, and craftsman, Jared is a man who seeks to drink deeply of life in the fullest possible measure.
Above all, he has taken risks and carries scars of failure, heartbreak, and triumph that tell a story of masculine initiation.
Through the doorways of pain and desire, Jared is passing through his initiation into an adventure with God he would never have imagined.
And he’s inviting us to do the same.
The invitation is to allow the Father to use Jared’s story as an interpretive grid to shine a light deep into your heart as a man and to attune you to who God wants to be for you and what he is up to in calling you out to deeper waters and bigger surf.
Join us for this unique but universal story of masculine initiation. Locate your own heart and take the next risk, if you dare.
For the Kingdom,