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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Roy Smith


Knights of the 21st Century

Lebanon, PA


Dr. Roy Smith has worked for over 35 years as a psychologist and counselor to men and their families. Pennsylvania Counseling Services, which he began out of his home, now offers a variety of counseling services in ten counties in Central Pennsylvania. Roy is also an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Alliance. He developed LiveUp Resources, a ministry that produces men’s and women’s video resources to help them grow and learn how to lead more effectively, contributing to the overarching goal of positively changing our culture. Roy has also written several books in the area of men’s issues, including Bull, Being God’s Man, Basic Warrior Training, Manhood Journey (Volumes 1-5), Why Not Try To Hit The Real Target—Men and You’re Not Dead Yet. He recently began writing The Campfire Gang series, which now includes six published volumes, to teach young boys biblical leadership and character-building skills through an engaging storyline. Roy has a master of divinity degree and a master’s and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. He is married to Jan, who is also a psychologist; they have two children, a son-in-law and two grandsons.

2019 Workshop

Men's Ministry: Developing Males into Men: Navigating Identity, Pornography, and Other Life Issues


Presently, there is a big identity crisis among males regarding what a man is. There is no clear transition from childhood to manhood, and the culture defines men simplistically. As a result, many males are divorced from themselves, bored, passive, and violent. The Church has difficulty attracting men to Christ and involving them positively in this form of community. This foundational crisis has amazing repercussions that are seen daily in the therapist’s office. Marriages are breaking up as many males choose addiction, lack emotional intimacy, and often rely on the phrase, “I don’t know.” Children lack male role models as a cycle of rejection is passed down generationally. The Church and the Christian counselor can be a great solution to this cultural entropy if we can learn to involve men in ways that uniquely meet their needs, help them understand how God designed them, and encourage change. God wants godly men who honor Him.

In this seminar, we will look at the strengths men have to offer and how to mobilize them into becoming who God designed them to be. In doing so, men will learn to deal with the common challenges they experience daily and impact the world in positive ways. This seminar presents a model that will assist both counselors and church leaders to help the males they are working with develop true manhood.

Workshop Handouts: Developing Males into Men (pdf)