Men's Conference

Lead Courageously presented by Bethany's Men's Ministry and Nebraska Fellowship of Christian Athletes

January 27 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration $15

All men of Bethany (high school and up) and friends are invited.

Conference includes lunch, keynote session and breakout sessions

Scholarships avaialble upon request.


The Men of Bethany (MOB) are partnering with Nebraska Fellowship of  Christian Athletes (FCA) to bring you a day of  fellowship, encouragement and faith building.

Many men have never really thought about it. What does it truly mean to be a man? Is it a question with any real answers? Many men drift from one challenge to the next, one life stage to the next, without coming to any resolution over this question. As a result, they miss out on living a life that flows from their God-given context. The good news is that God has a vision for men and it’s inspiring, exciting and motivating.

Join us for the Lead Courageously Men’s conference at Bethany where we will share what we have learned from mentors, friends, and God’s Word of encouragement. This conference seeks to take seriously the unique challenges of men in their various roles and relationships. You will learn from keynote speakers about their own journeys and what it looks like for them to be on the front lines making a difference in our world and culture. 

Now more than ever men need to come together in community for mutual building up and understanding. Join us for a few hours for great conversation, lunch, and workshops. 

Day of Conference:

  • 8:30 AM Registration
  • 9:00 Welcome:  Manhood Realities
  • 9:25 Keynote Speaker:  Josh Dotzler, Director of Abide Ministries
  • 10:10 Break
  • 10:20 Open Discussion:  Manhood Defined
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:15 PM Keynote Speaker:  Brian Conklin, Omaha Metro Area Director, Fellowship Christian Athletes
  • 12:50 Open Discussion:  Warrior / King
  • 1:25 Break
  • 1:40 Open Discussion: Friend / Lover
  • 2:15 Close 

About the Speakers:

Brian Conklin, Omaha Metro Area Director, Fellowship Christian Athletes and Former Nebraska Basketball 

Brian has served on staff with FCA since 2006. His greatest passion in life is the Gospel message and sharing it with every athlete and coach he meets. He desires to challenge sports enthusiasts with the message of the cross and teach them how to apply it to their lives. Brian and his wife Jenny have three children, Jonah, Abby and Levi.

Chris Weber, Elkhorn High Graduate and 2017 Husker Football Team Captain and Leader of Nebraska Defense

Chris was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship and Tom Osborne Citizenship teams each year at Nebraska for his extensive contributions to various community outreach events and organizations.

Josh Dotzler - CEO Abide Ministries 

Josh and his wife, Jennifer, have been married since 2007 and are the proud parents of three children, Joshua (4), Joseph (2) and Julianna, aka lil Moma (1). Josh is the son of Ron and Twany Dotzler, the founders of Abide and Bridge Church.

Josh attended Bellevue West High School and graduated from Creighton University with a degree in Public Relations.  He was the starting point guard at Creighton from 2005 to 2009. As the Executive Pastor for Bridge Church and CEO of Abide, Josh and his family serve north Omaha and are committed to building a great city one neighborhood at a time. Josh explains that he never had the intention of taking over Abide but he can see that it has been a part of God’s plan all along.

Want to get involved? Have questions? Contact Anna Musselman