Promise Keepers Launches All-New 'PKAdventureTM' in 14 Cities -- New Outreach to Men Includes Saturday Cinema and Community Service Events
Contact: Steve Chavis, Media Relations, Promise Keepers
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- Promise Keepers, the international ministry to men, premieres an all-new theater-based experience this fall, featuring champion NFL coach and outspoken Christian Tony Dungy. "PKAdventure" is a 90-minute theater presentation, highlighted by an up close and personal interview with Dungy, a small group drama from the LA-based Awaken drama troupe, insights from onscreen emcee Reggie Dabbs, and music by Promise Keepers' own national worship team PK7.
Registration is now open for each "PKAdventure" theater event premiering on Saturday, November 10, at 8:00 a.m. local time in 14 cities around the U.S. Many of the men who attend the theater event will leave the theater to spend a few hours on a variety of local community service projects.
"The 'PKAdventure' event is absolutely different from the national arena conference," said Dr. Tom Fortson, president and CEO of Promise Keepers. "Three hundred men in a theater setting will have a more personal experience. And having the men spend a few hours together helping their communities also exemplifies integrity in action and helps to make the Seven Promises more tangible."
"Men want to do things together," said Dr. Fortson. "Men will want to bring their friends to this non-threatening, male-friendly environment. Furthermore, our communities are always blessed when promise keepers pull together across lines of zip code, church label, race and age to do good things."
The local community service projects, many taking place immediately after the "PKAdventure" screenings, can range from food collection to home repair to mentoring sessions with younger men and boys.
Dungy on faith
"When I was 21, I saw a couple of my teammates who made a difference in my life just by the way they lived, by the way they did things on a day to day basis. That's what made an impact on me," says Tony Dungy in the exclusive interview for the "PKAdventure" premiere. Dungy is author of the best-selling Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life (Tyndale House). Dungy says that accountability with a few other guys keeps him anchored in his pressure-cooker job. "We read the same passages at work and we're able to discuss them even if it's five minutes between lunch and walking out to practice - just making sure we stay fine tuned (and) we stay on course."
Register for "PKAdventure" online at www.promisekeepers.org, or by calling toll-free 1-866-PROMISE (866-776-6473).
Cities and theaters
The events will begin at 8:00 a.m. local time on Saturday, November 10, 2007. Below are the cities and theaters hosting a "PKAdventure" premiere.
Albuquerque, NM High Ridge Theatre 8, 12921 Indian School N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87112
Cincinnati, OH Regal Deerfield Towne Center Stadium 16, 5500 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, Ohio 45040
Destin / Mary Esther, FL Santa Rosa 10, 300 Mary Esther Blvd. Mary Esther, FL 32569
Detroit/Walled Lake, MI Commerce Township Stadium 14, 3033 Springvale Drive, Walled Lake, MI 48390
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Cypress Creek Station Stadium 16, 6415 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
Indianapolis, IN Galaxy Stadium 14, 8105 E. 96th Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Jensen Beach, FL Treasure Coast Mall Stadium 16, 3290 North Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach, FL 34957
King of Prussia, PA King of Prussia Stadium 16, 300 Goddard Blvd., King of Prussia, PA 19406
Myrtle Beach, SC Cinemark Theatres, 2100 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Nashville, TN Hollywood Stadium 27, 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204
Orlando/Sanford, FL Seminole Towne Center, 430 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, FL 32771
Portland, OR Lloyd Center 10 Cinema, 11510 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97232
Salt Lake City, UT Cinemark 24 Jordan Crossing, 7301 South Jordan Landing, West Jordan, UT 84084
Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale Pavilions 11, 9090 East Indian Bend, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Promise Keepers year 'round
More "PKAdventure" cinema and community service projects are on the drawing board, with events now being planned for March and September 2008.
Promise Keepers continues its year-round work as a conference and content ministry. Various on line resources, including conference webcast archives, regular Verseminder downloads, podcasts and other audio/visual tools for ministry to men, are all available at www.promisekeepers.org.
Cities and dates for the 2008 men's conference season will be announced later this year.