Thank you to the 700 men who joined us Feb. 10, 2018!
Saturday, February 10  |  Westminster Chapel  |  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 10  |  Westminster Chapel  |  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
for Authentic Brotherhood, Marriage Enrichment, Fatherhood, Fathers & Teens,
Sexual Integrity and More!

Spiritual Authenticity

Can we get REAL? In a culture ripe with social media posturing and workplace one-upmanship, the Higher Ground Men’s Conference equips men to live an authentic faith – as brothers, sons, fathers, husbands, and leaders in the workplace – by building genuine friendship with God and with other men. We are the premier gathering of men of faith (13 years and older) in the Pacific Northwest for encouragement, straight talk and practical tools for winning the battle for integrity.   

Sexual Integrity

We’re on mission to educate and equip the next generation of men of faith to ensure a life of wholeness. Today’s hyper-sexual culture and media threaten to derail men and teenage boys on a daily basis. Innuendo, sexual objectification, and the ever-increasing accessibility to pornography seek to destroy what it means to be an authentic male.  Higher Ground encourages men to come out of the shame game and come together to find grace and support to win the daily battle for integrity.   

Social Justice

At Higher Ground, we believe that social justice isn’t about being political, it’s simply about being Jesus to so many in the world that are hurting and often marginalized.  Various studies point toward pornography usage as a key driver of sexual slavery of women and children. And not just in developing nations, but right here in the Pacific Northwest. Our social justice partnerships with key local and national ministry leaders combine education with a call to action to do our part to fight the devastation of sex trafficking.

2018 Keynote Speaker

Brock Huard

Co-Host of The Brock & Salk Show, KIRO Radio 710 ESPN; Host of Above & Beyond: The Intersection of Faith & Sports

Special Guest

Former Seattle Seahawk Clint Gresham will speak at the 2018 Higher Ground Men's Conference

Clint Gresham

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Winner, Best-Selling Author & International Speaker

Let's Climb to the Top... Together

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2018 Breakout Sessions

Day 1
10 Feb 2018

Naked and Scared to Death: Real Authenticity, Vulnerability and Intimacy in Marriage

We all long for a truly intimate relationship with our mate, right? We tell ourselves we want to be close, get really connected, know and be known. But, are we...
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Dr. David Hawkins from the Marriage Recovery Center on Bainbridge Island will speak at the 2018 Higher Ground Men's Conference on genuine intimacy in marriage
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD

Thumos: Foraging a Mature Godly Spirit

Have you ever ignored your emotions, or felt as if you could not control your own appetites? Does it often feel as if there is something inside of you that...
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Drew Hamilton is the Men's Ministry Leader at Bethany Community Church Greenlake in Seattle
Drew Hamilton

Messages on Mirrors and Other Power Tools: Equipping You to be the Dad Your Daughter Needs

In the eight years since I’ve been traveling from my planet of Venus to your planet of Mars, I’ve discovered that men would often rather do nothing than do it...
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Dr. Michelle Watson, PhD

Understanding the Stories that Shape Your Thought Life

Men are often confused and heartbroken by their sexual thoughts and behaviors – especially men of faith. They are often too ashamed to ever talk about them with a trusted...
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Jay Stringer Seattle sexual addiction therapist will speak at the 2018 Higher Ground Men's Conference
Jay Stringer, MA, MDiv

Wholehearted: A Man’s Guide to Avoiding Mid-Life Crisis at Any Age

God created us all to be alive physically and feel alive both emotionally and spiritually as well. The stresses and pressures of life, expectations, comparisons, and “going through the motions”...
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Garrick Pang

Don’t Freak Out! Kids, Phones, Sex, and What to Do (For Fathers & Teens, Young Adults)

Parents and kids live in two worlds when it comes to phones, technology, relationships, and sexuality. For adults, it’s often scary to think about the changes and cultural influences pursuing...
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Mike Olson

Healing Your Marriage: A man’s guide to helping his wife heal from the painful wounds of pornography

Empathy is as a powerful tool for the man in recovery as he fights to win back the trust of his wife and help her heal.  The problem for many...
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Prodigals International Homecoming Groups for Sexual Addiction Recovery, 12 steps
Prodigals Mentors

Finding Authentic Brotherhood & Accountability in a Digital World

Our lives are increasingly being ‘lived’ in the digital space. Most millennials, in fact, don’t see their online relationships and personal growth opportunities different than their face-to-face connections. And, for...
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Steve Dulaney, M.A., LMHC, CSAT | President of Prodigals International

PORN: The Growing Pandemic and the Church’s Response

The latest research from the Barna group and others shows the use of pornography to be skyrocketing and that includes men, women and teens in the church. This breakout will...
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Jeff VanZant with Bright Hearts counseling will speak about Pornography and the church's response to it.
Jeff VanZant, MA, LMHC, CSAT

Becoming: Loving the Process to Wholeness (for Fathers & Teens, Young Adults)

Based on his best-selling book Becoming: Loving the Process to Wholeness, in this special Father-Son breakout session Clint Gresham will share the process of his own faith journey and encourage young...
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Former Seattle Seahawk Clint Gresham will speak at the 2018 Higher Ground Men's Conference
Clint Gresham

Beyond Surviving at Work: Finding Higher Ground

In today’s competitive culture, men often find themselves in toxic work environments. Moving at breakneck speed with ever-decreasing support and resources, our work often feels like a necessary evil.  But...
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Al Erisman, Seattle Pacific University, Intersection of Faith and Work
Al Erisman

The Path to Whole-Life Integrity

There are many ways that we deal with uncomfortable life situations and stress that can lead to addictive behaviors; these addictions can temporarily shift our mood and distract us. And,...
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Dr. Bill Lennon is a Certified Sex Addiction therapist Supervisor and will speak at the Higher Ground Men's Conference
Dr. Bill Lennon, EdD, LMFT, LMHC, SOTP, CSAT-S

The Heart of Man movie

Special to Higher Ground 2018 – The Heart of Man Movie! Men will be able to both view the full-length film as well as participate in a breakout session discussing...
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The Heart of Man movie will be shown and discussed at the 2018 Higher Ground Men's Conference Saturday, Feb. 10 at Westminster Chapel, Belleuve, WA
The Heart of Man Movie

The Heart of Man – Discussion Session

The Heart of Man movie is a powerful, contemporary re-telling of The Prodigal Son, digging deep into the issues of brokenness, father wounds and early childhood traumas that pull men...
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Super Bowl Sunday
Steve Parsons

Don’t Fly Solo: Why Friendship is Essential and How to Build Friendships that Last

One of the main reasons men can struggle spiritually is because we often struggle relationally. Proverbs 18:24 says, “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is...
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Pastor Scott Scruggs will present a workshop of Men and Friendship, building brotherhood at the higher ground men's conference
Scott Scruggs

Foundations for Health: Stress-Management Dynamics and Applications

Are you living YOUR life? Are you increasingly feeling stretched thin by increasing work demands, information overload, struggling to balance work and home commitments, while also having a sense of...
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Rob Baker is a certified executive coach and will speak at the Higher Ground men's conference
Rob Baker, M.A., LMFT, LMHC, CSAT-S

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