James Baxter

Is this the year you’re called to lead a fraternity?

Leadership is one of the most discussed topics of our time, and for good reason. Leaders represent and shape those that follow them.  

But as much as we talk about it, what does true leadership mean? I opened back up one of my favorite books called True Leadership, published by the Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership out of the Center for Catholic Studies in St. Paul, Minnesota. The book begins, as all good books do, by getting to the heart of the matter.

Everyone is a follower. Who among us did not depend upon their mother and father for everything in the first few years? And to this day, depends upon God for everything at every moment?

As sons of the Heavenly Father, every one of us is called to participate in the leadership of Jesus Christ. Our task is to conform ourselves to Christ, taking on his mind and heart so that we are leading those that follow us in the right direction, the path to eternal life. 

For most of us, our most important and influential leadership is in our families. But we often have other spheres of influence in which we are called to lead. One profound way is starting an Exodus fraternity so that men you know may encounter their freedom as sons of God through prayer, asceticism, and fraternity as they never have before.

Thousands of men have taken up this task over the past few years with Exodus 90, and thousands more will take it up starting January 9th to journey to Easter Sunday.

Will you lead a fraternity this year?

As you discern, and prepare, we’re excited to announce the return of our popular Fraternity Leader Summit — taking place on Saturday, Dec. 3. Join Exodus men from all over the world for this virtual training on becoming the best fraternity leader you can be.

You can reserve your spot now (and save $10) by registering before November 23rd.

Be assured of my thoughts and prayers for you as we seek to conform our leadership with that of our Lord’s.