Promise Keepers is an international Christian organization for men, based in Denver, Colorado, United States, self-described as "a Christ-centered organization dedicated to introducing men to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, helping them to grow as Christians". A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth A man is a Male Human. The term man (irregular plural The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Jesus of Nazareth (7–2 BC / BCE —26–36 AD / CE)  Promise Keepers promote the view that husbands have a responsibility to be the head of their household in a gentle and loving way, following the example of Jesus Christ and giving his life to his wife, so she in turn can willingly submit to his leadership. They are also associated with teenage abstinence policy of education. Promise Keepers is a non-profit organization in the United States. It is not affiliated with any Christian church or denomination. Their most widely publicized events have been mass rallies held at football stadiums and similar venues. They also sell a variety of promotional products to "help men keep their promises," including clothing, books, and music. Dr. Bruce Wilkinson developed the widely used video curriculum, Personal Holiness in Times of Temptation, as a part of “The Biblical Manhood” series for Promise Keepers. Bruce Wilkinson is a Christian teacher and author He was born ( Ca
The core beliefs of the Promise Keepers, outlined in the Seven Promises, consist of the following:
Promise Keepers was founded in 1990 by Bill McCartney, then the head football coach at the University of Colorado at Boulder. William Paul McCartney (born August 22, 1940 in Riverview Michigan) is the founder of the Promise Keepers men's ministry and a former college American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The University of Colorado at Boulder ( CU-Boulder, UCB officially Colorado and CU colloquially is the Flagship University Boulder is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and most populous city of Boulder County, Colorado, in the United States According to the group's website, McCartney got the inspiration for Promise Keepers on March 20, 1990, while he was attending a Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet in Pueblo, Colorado, during a conversation with Dave Wardell, who was also in attendance at the event. Events 1600 - The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a not-for-profit Christian organization that has been based in Kansas City Missouri since 1956 The City of Pueblo (ˈpwɛbloʊ is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County He envisioned his home stadium, Boulder's Folsom Field, would be used as a gathering "for training and teaching on what it means to be godly men". Folsom Field is an outdoor football Stadium on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder Colorado. In July 1990, 72 men came together at Boulder Valley Christian Church in Boulder to organize what would be Promise Keepers' first event at University of Colorado's Event Center. Coors Events Center is an 11064-seat multi-purpose Arena on the Boulder main campus of the University of Colorado. From that point, the Promise Keepers' membership gradually grew through word of mouth. Word of mouth, is a reference to the passing of Information by verbal means especially recommendations but also general information in an informal person-to-person By the time of the first official PK conference in July 1991, approximately 4200 men were in attendance. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The organization was incorporated as a nonprofit in the state of Colorado in December 1990. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar)
What Makes a Man?, Promise Keepers' first hardbound book written for the organization, was first published by The Navigators' Navpress publishing arm in 1992 for its first Folsom Field gathering in June of that year. The Navigators is a worldwide Christian para-church organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Dr. James Dobson had McCartney on his Focus on the Family nationwide radio program that same month. WikipediaPersondata --> James Clayton "Jim" Dobson (born April 21, 1936 in Shreveport, Louisiana McCartney resigned his coaching position in 1994 in order to focus his attention on the organization. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar)
Promise Keepers' most notable event was its Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men open-air gathering at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on October 4, 1997. The National Mall is an open-area National park in Downtown Washington D Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar C-SPAN carried the event live in its entirety, and over one million men participated in it. C-SPAN (officially the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is an American Cable television network dedicated to airing non-stop coverage It was reported at the time to be the largest gathering of men in American history, surpassing even the Million Man March. The Million Man March was a Political march convened by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in Washington DC on October 16  In 1998, the Promise Keepers began to experience financial difficulties. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) There is speculation that the cause of this was related to the 1997 Washington rally. Attendance at regional rallies, admission to which cost $60 USD, dropped by 50%, as many men opted to attend the free Washington rally instead. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been The organization laid off its entire U. S. staff and became strictly a volunteer organization. . From 1998 onwards, attendance figures at PK events were significantly smaller than they had been previously. Plans to have fifty simultaneous rallies on the grounds of every U. S. State Capitol at the turn of the millennium were canceled, over concerns about the Y2K bug. This is a list of state capitols (buildings in the United States, not to be confused with a list of state capitals (the cities where they are located A millennium (pl millennia) is a period of Time equal to one thousand Years (from Latin la mille, thousand and la annum The Year 2000 problem (also known as the Y2K problem, the millennium bug, the Y2K bug, or simply Y2K) was a notable Computer bug resulting Further layoffs were announced in 2000. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
McCartney resigned as president on October 1, 2003 after a personal leave of absence to care for his wife's health which had begun to decline in the previous March. Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Thomas S. Fortson, Ph. D. , previously the group's executive vice president for administration and operations since 1996, became the group's president and CEO the same day. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)
The Promise Keepers is non-denominational, and is a male only organization which says it focuses on the responsibilities of men that transcends race, wealth, and country. The group states "We believe that we have a God-given mission to unite men who are separated by race, geography, culture, denomination, and economics" . 40% of its present staff is a racial minority.
The National Organization for Women, an American feminist organization, has expressed the view that the Promise Keepers are a threat to women's rights. The National Organization for Women ( NOW) is the largest American Feminist organization NOW alleges that group encourages inequality within marriages and teaches a doctrine of male superiority. .
According to Amy Schindler, "the discourse of masculinity found within conservative religious movements, such as the Promise Keepers and the Victorian era movement 'muscular Christianity,' is inherently political. Any masculinity project aimed at restoring or reclaiming a 'traditional' male role for privileged white, heterosexual males has a political impact within the tapestry of class, race, and gender power. 
The group has also been criticized for doctrinal compromises and inconsistent doctrines. Some groups have called Promise Keepers' presentation of the Gospel "touchy-feely".