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About  Us

Our men’s ministry is dedicated to teaching men to become Godly in an un-Godly world!

We want men to stand up to the challenge God has laid out before them in His Holy Word. Join us.
‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3:16

MAN UP! Gods Way, was founded in an effort to call “lukewarm” Christian men to stop being “spiritual sissies” and start living up to the challenge that God has laid out before us in His holy Word.

Too many men in the church are living a disobedient life by being “lukewarm”. The consequences, for living this way, are extreme. Look at what Jesus says “So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth”. (Rev 3:16) Neither hot nor cold, is what many Christian men have become.

In an effort to change the direction of Christian men, MAN UP! Gods Way is challenging the manhood of these men. MAN UP doesn’t believe that being a man means you can chew through steel or bend iron, but that being a man means we will be disciplined in our relationship with Christ, in our marriage, as a father, in our service at church, at work, in accountability to one another and in discipleship.

It’s time, time to MAN UP!

Mission Statement

MAN UP! Gods Way is dedicated to changing the way Christian men live and act. We want to change Christian men from being complacent, lazy and disobedient to Gods word. With Jesus Christ as our example, we will strive to teach men to be more Christ-like every day.


Cave TimeJeff is the founder of Cavetime, an organization dedicated to kindling a fire in the hearts of men so they may become real men—literal walls of security and protection for their people. He believes that men can only do this by understanding their God-given roles and getting some stones: the Five Stones of Cavetime. He also travels the country and instructs men in using the Stones through Cavetime events. These events include powerful worship, speaking, provocative videos, and personal testimony and teaching. Jeff earned a doctorate in the areas of leadership and spiritual formation and holds masters degrees in apologetics and divinity. He is a professor, pastor, and author/speaker. He is married to Lori and has four grown children, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
m_anturityManturity was founded as a way to help men mature in their walk with Christ. Through multiple outlets, Manturity aims to gain as many men as possible to strengthen the band of brothers. Please follow Manturity on Facebook and check it out on Twitter. Promote this site to other men and encourage them to continue fighting the good fight.Thank you!

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What We Believe

1. In the Infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible
“16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work”. 2 Ti 3:16–17
2. In the trinity of God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
13 Then Jesus *arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.14
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” 15 But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he *permitted Him.16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,17and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” Matthew 3:13-17
3. In the Genesis account of creation
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… Genesis 1
4 In the virgin birth of Jesus Christ
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:20
5. In the deity of Jesus Christ
“ I and the Father are one.” John 10:30
6. In the sacrifice of Jesus Christ
“9 But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God
He might taste death for everyone. Hebrews 2:9
7. In the bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ

“1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you
received, in which also you stand…” 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; 8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also” I Corinthians 15:1, 3-8

8. That all have sinned and are in need of salvation
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23
“All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.” I John 5:17
9. That salvation is wholly of grace through faith in Jesus Christ, free to all who will accept it, and that all believers are preserved eternally
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; Ephesians 2:8 for, “whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” John 5:24
27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 “I and the Father are one.” John 10:27-30
10. That the Holy Spirit indwells, instructs and empowers all believers for service
“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,”
Ephesians 5:18
11. That the church is commanded and empowered to share the Gospel with everyone and that every believer is to be a witness for Christ
46 and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, 47and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 ”You are witnesses of these things.
Luke 24:46-48
“but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
12. That hell is the eternal home of the lost, and heaven is the eternal home of the saved
“These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew
13. Marriage is between a Man and a Woman
He (God) created them male and female, Gen 5:2

Our Team

Jody Burkeen

Jody Burkeen is the founder and president of MAN UP! Gods Way Ministries. This ministry was birthed out of a desire to change the way Christian men “do” Christianity.

Jody’s self-described “Damascus Road Transformation” led him on a journey to search the Scripture to find what he had been missing his whole life, which was Jesus Christ. In this journey, the Word of God took over in a way he never expected. Searching for men in the church to help him in his walk, he found very little help. What he did find was men that needed the same kind of help he did.

Through MAN UP! Gods Way Ministry it is Jody’s hope that he can challenge men to live a separated life on fire for God.

Chris Rude
Northern Director

Chris Rude joined Man Up God’s Way in March of 2015. He and his wife, Nikki live in Fairfield Iowa. They have been married for 21 years and they gave their lives to Christ 9 years ago.
As Northern Director, Chris is responsible for Man Up God Way events (North of the Mason/ Dixon line), speaking, and helping men’s ministries with their needs.
If you are your church need help setting up, maintaining, or encouragement, contact Chris at

1729 W 5th St.
Eureka Missouri 63025