“Men and nations are not great by virtue of their wealth, but by the wealth of their virtue,” says Paul Cole of the Christian Men’s Network. “Character, resolve, faith, courage – it is unseen things that create what is seen. It is what’s inside our hearts that determines the success of our lives, not personality, position or talent.”
For 35 years, the Christian Men’s Network has been a highly effective global movement of pastors and leaders. Cole describes the ministry as being “dedicated to training men toward their roles as servant-leaders in their families, church and culture.”
The ministry was founded in 1977 by his father, Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, author of the bestselling Maximized Manhood. The network’s purpose is to lead men into “maximized” manhood, which Cole says means to be like Jesus Christ.
“What are the traits that make up successful people?” asks Paul Cole. “True success is to fully satisfy the design of God in your life, and it starts in your heart. Harry Truman is considered one of the great US presidents not because of his eloquence or economic achievement. He went bankrupt before serving as president and survived after the presidency only by selling the family farm. But his success was in making the big decisions, based on the character, honor and virtue of his heart.”