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We were created as kings of the earth to rule and reign with care. And we’ve been adopted as co-heirs with Christ of God’s glory. Despite our many personal doubts and shortcomings, the world still needs many good kings.

And so we answer the call and rise time and again as kings – bringing order, goodness, and life throughout our work, homes, and communities.

At work

Our work is much more than what we do to earn a living and provide for our families. It includes our deep and supple purpose – using our unique strengths to bring more life and goodness into the world.

Kings are needed wherever God’s glory has been assaulted, neglected, or simply not yet brought into its fullness. We work to advance the cause and participate with God in his grand story of redemption.

At home

As much as our homes are a place of comfort and rest, we have a duty to set the guiding principles and build the culture. In fact, much of the change we want to see in the world starts at home.

As kings, we’re soul providers for our families – using our words and very presence to build up and bless, evoke and guide them toward their highest good. And we actively resist the thief of goodness on their behalf – allowing them to thrive within the care of our strength.

In the community

While we have our particular work to do and our families to care for, we still have the responsibility to be salt and light in the world around us.

A lack of good kings brings much chaos and division, despair and complacency to our communities.

Kings are needed to stand against evil, create beauty, and cast vision as they guide their communities toward God’s best.


To rise as kings is to answer God’s call of kingship throughout our life, relationships, and communities.

Accept the crown and responsibility God has given you and rise as a good king.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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