Welcome to Character That Counts
Character That Counts: Who's Counting Yours? with Discussion Guide
Re-released in July 2012 with new content, this study guide includes a section for small group, married couples and personal devotions.
Life in View of Eternity
Designed to teach character qualities to teens and adults, but can also be utilized personally as well.
Character Counts for Quiet Time and Small Groups, Volume 3
Released in 2004. The purpose of this book is to identify 16 additional character qualities that will make a winning difference in your life. Designed just like Volume 1 2. Character qualities include...
Wolves Can't Fly (by Dan Meers)
You will be encouraged and inspired by Dan Meers' ("KC Wolf") remarkable story which includes his 25-year career as an NFL mascot.
Mascot On A Mission (by Dan Meers)
AVAILABLE December 1, 2019
100%: Team Studies on Character
Released in 2020. 16 character lessons in each book designed specifically to take your team from the opening practice all the way to the year-end banquet. These lessons include various sports illustra...
Team Workouts on Character, Vol. 1 (of 9)
Team Workouts on Character, Vol. 1
Team Workouts on Character, Vol. 2 (of 9)
Team Workouts on Character, Vol. 2
Team Workouts on Character, Vol. 3 (of 9)
Team Workouts on Character, Vol. 3
What's Happening at Character That Counts
New Character That Counts Web Site!
We are excited to have our new web site online! Be sure to check out the updated schedule, ministry resources, products and gift donations to all the different CTC ministries.
Plus, we can now process credit card orders for your purchases. If you have an order exceeding $100, call our office for quantity discount pricing.
Excellence in Giving
We just earned the Excellence in Giving Transparency Certificate by submitting 175 strategy, leadership, financial, and impact data to @NonprofitAnalytics. Review our cost-effectiveness at link below!!
2023 Event Schedule
Check out where Rod, Dan, Greg, Tim, Bill, Patricia and the rest of the CTC staff is speaking!!
For those who receive our CTC/TGIW Spring Newsletter, it arrived in your mailbox in late March/early April 2022. Look for information on four new books (Team Workouts on Character, Book 1 & 2) plus more updates!! (NOTE: This could be our final edition...details inside of the newsletter).
Character That Counts YouTube Channel
Check out a brand new YouTube Channel (effective April 1, 2020) with TGIW lessons and notes. As of December 22, there are 376 subscribers.
There are also three special sessions you can view on the YouTube Channel:
1) On February 3, 2022, Rod Handley shares his story with The Fellowship--Seattle Chapter.
2) On February 10, 2022, Sherman Smith shares his story with The Fellowship--Seattle Chapter.
3) On March 16, 2022, Rod Handley & Damion Cooper spoke at the 60th Annual Kansas Prayer Breakfast.
Sherman & Sharon Smith
Sherman Smith (from "SHOW ME THE FATHER") was back with us for the following events from June 18-21, 2023.
**Preached all 3 services on Father's Day (June 18) at Abundant Life Church in Lee's Summit
Services can be viewed through www.livingproof.co
**Coaches & Athletes Rally on June 19 @ Abundant Life Church in Lee's Summit
This session can be viewed now at www.youtube.com/c/rodhandley
**Men's Cookout on June 19 @ FBC-Blue Springs
This session can be viewed at www.youtube.com/c/rodhandley (no later than June 26)
**TGIW--Lee's Summit on June 20 & 21
This session can be viewed now at www.youtube.com/c/rodhandley
It was a POWERFUL few days with Sherman & Sharon Smith. All sessions will be posted on our YouTube Channel a few days after these events.
Sherman & Sharon Smith were initially with us in Kansas City from September 19-22, 2022. The Smith's story is seen in the movie "SHOW ME THE FATHER." It included the following events and all of them are posted on Rod Handley/TGIW YouTube Channel.
**Monday, September 19 -- Abundant Life Church (Lee's Summit, MO)
**Tuesday, September 20 -- TGIW--Lee's Summit @ Lee's Summit Community Church (Lee's Summit, MO)
**Wednesday, September 21 -- TGIW--Lee's Summit @ The New Stanley Event Space (Lee's Summit, MO)
**Wednesday, September 21 -- FBC-Blue Springs (Independence, MO)
**Thursday, September 22 -- 20th Annual Golf Tournament (Raymore, MO)
DVD copies of "SHOW ME THE FATHER" are available for $20 per copy. If you haven't seen the movie, I urge you to do so. Contact Rod to order your copy today!!
TGIW--Lee's Summit ZOOM Meetings & YouTube Page
Due to COVID-19, we began meeting via ZOOM on March 25, 2020 for TGIW--Lee's Summit. All 193 ZOOM lessons, plus outline notes, can now be found on our YouTube page. Please go their through the link below and become one of our subscribers.
Lessons posted for CTC Staff Members:
Rod Handley (7 Signs/Miracles July - Dec 2020; MoMENtum--2021; Identity--2022; uncomMEN--2023)
Greg Griffin (2 Peter June 2020 - Mar 2021; Philippians Aug 2021 - Present)
Damion Cooper (7/15/20; 3/21/21; 7/20/21; 8/25/21; 12/1/21; 2/2/22; 3/2/22; 5/18/22; 6/15/22; 9/14/22; 11/9/22; 1/11/23; 3/15/23; 719/23; 9/20/23)
Derek Handley (12/28/22; 7/5/23j; 8/2/23; 8/23/23; 10/18/23)
Dr. Dan Gerdes (8/5/20; 1/21/21; 4/28/21)
Glen Nash (10/20/21; 3/16/22; 8/17/22; 12/14/22; 9/6/23)
Bill Stutz (5/19/21; 10/12/22; 11/1/23)
Tim Truesdale (6/24/20)
Dalton Vann (6/30/21)
Other Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Mike Bayly (1/28/21)
Eric Boles (5/6/20)
Ron Brown (4/22/20)
Joe Calhoon (6/3/20; 6/2/21; 11/23/22)
Paul Coffman (12/30/21)
Bill Corum (10/19/22)
Mark Denison (6/1/22)
Dustin Doll (11/11/20)
Charles Graham (8/26/20)
Jake Handley (12/29/21)
Bill Hildebrand (2/17/21; 5/5/21; 4/20/22; 11/16/22; 5/31/23)
Evan Lange (9/16/20; 3/10/21; 2/16/22; 4/5/23)
Ryan Lefebvre (12/7/22)
Elliot Johnson (9/13/23)
Jeff Kemp (5/13/20)
Scotty Kessler (5/27/20)
Jon Kitna (5/13/20)
Todd Long (1/18/23)
Mark Martinez (8/30/23)
Dan Meers (12/22/21)
Brian Phillips (7/14/21)
Jim Ramos (9/29/21)
Darrell Robinson (5/3/23)
Tass Saada (10/7/20; 11/4/20)
Byron Shepherd (7/28/21; 6/29/22; 5/17/23)
Sherman Smith (9/21/22; 6/21/23)
Lance Spencer (9/1/21)
Scott Stanger (8/12/20; 12/23/20; 2/24/21; 6/23/21; 1/19/22; 8/24/22; 12/21/22; 3/8/23; 10/11/23)
Cory Stout (4/27/22; 7/13/22; 2/8/23)
Scar Sullivan (5/24/23)
Mike Sweeney (5/20/20)
Team Jesus (7/29/20; 10/28/20; 3/3/21; 10/27/21; 1/26/22; 7/21/22)
Trace Thurlby (4/15/20; 8/4/21; 3/23/22; 4/12/23)
Terry Towles (6/9/21)
Clay Withers (12/2/20; 4/14/21; 11/17/21; 3/30/22; 9/26/22; 6/7/23)
TGIW/CTC/PMM 21st Annual Golf Tournament - September 14, 2023
2023 Special Speaker: Derek Handley
Creekmoor Golf Course; Raymore, MO
Lunch catered by Chick-fil-A
We had 103 golfers and 28 sponsors for 2023 tournament:
*Chris Bell Insurance - Chris Bell (GOLD)
*Triune Financial Partners - Jeff Jaworski & Partners (GOLD)
*Moyer & Descombes - BJ Moyer (SILVER)
*Orthosport Rehabilitation - Scott Ridings (SILVER)
*Stinson - William Hanna (SILVER)
*United Heating & Cooling - Mark McWilliams (SILVER)
*Compass Wealth Management - Jim Warren (BRONZE)
*Fender Family Dentistry - Dr. Roger Fender (BRONZE)
*Kintzele Custom Homes - Marshall Kintzele (BRONZE)
*Martin Mechanical Contractors - Jim & Seth Rogers (BRONZE)
*Raymond James Financial Services - Steve Heggs (BRONZE)
*Reed Automotive Group - Randy Reed Family (BRONZE)
*Stewardship Capital - Ron Finke (BRONZE)
*Tom & Kari Lipscomb (BRONZE)
*Advocare - Cynthia Olson (HOLE)
*Beyond Wealth Advisors - Dennis Bacon (HOLE)
*BT Financial - Zeke Bucci-Torres (HOLE)
*Boundless - Kevin Quinn (HOLE)
*Chick-fil-A - Lance Spencer (HOLE)
*Community Lending of America - Jeremy Marks (HOLE)
*Derek's Automotive Service - Derek & Austin Sanders (HOLE)
*Foster Marketing Group - Stephen White (HOLE)
*God's Bucket Brigade - John Higginbotham (HOLE)
*Jim Hubbard Insurance - Jim Hubbard (HOLE)
*Metcalf Auto Plaza - Don Collins (HOLE)
*Schnick Construction, Inc. - Ron Schnick (HOLE)
*Friends of the Ministry (2 Anonymous Givers)
2022 Special Speaker: Sherman Smith (SHOW ME THE FATHER), former NFL player & coach
Award winning chicken wings at the turn cooked on-site by Beyond Wealth Advisors
We had 106 golfers and 25 sponsors.
In 2021, we had 96 golfers and 27 sponsors with Damion Cooper as our special speaker.
God's Relay Race - November 11, 2023
Character that Counts/TGIW was one of the co-sponsors of God's Relay Race held on Saturday, November 11 (8 AM - 10 PM), at the Westport Plexpod at 39th & Gillham25
Who came and why did we meet?
Between 200-250 people (men & women) who have a heart for the marketplace and for revival in our nation prayed together. Exactly 100 years ago to the day (November 11, 1923), the largest Men's Bible study ever held in America was conducted with 52,121 men in attendance. We celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of what these men did and we grabbed the baton from them to run our leg for our generation and beyond!! The time included worship, 4 TED talks and prayer.
There are only about 50 spots available, so register NOW at www.kcpray.com.
This a FREE event, but you must register to attend. The first 300 responders will get an engraved prayer baton at the event. We would love to see a large group of men (along with spouses).