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About Character That Counts, Rod Handley, and Staff About Us

The purpose of CTC is to equip men, women, students and athletes by communicating the unique and critical message of character (doing right), integrity (being whole through Christ) and accountability (honestly reporting to one another) into our daily lives.

Ministry Resources from Character That Counts Ministry Resources

Ministry resources are available here on the site to help equip you to stand firm (Eph. 6:13). You'll find accountability questions, 100+ character qualities, information to help overcome pornography, links to other resources as well as what others are saying about CTC.

Character That Counts Schedule Schedule

Thinking about having one of Character That Count's staff speak at your next event? Check out our schedule here to see schedules for Rod Handley, Greg Griffin and others. You can also see where we've been by accessing our schedule archive files.

Dedicated Life Coaching Dedicated Life Coaching

Sometimes it helps to have a coach to help you reach goals or overcome struggles. The mission of our Dedicated Life Coaching is to coach healthy Christian men on their journey to an effective and purposeful life. See if Bill Stutz may be the perfect coach to help you live a more purposeful life.

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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, and products. 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!!

2021 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 Fall Newsletter, it arrived in your mailbox in late August/early September 2021. There's a great lead article which tells the story about our latest book, "Team Workouts on Character, Vol. 1" plus other updates.

Our CTC/TGIW Spring Newsletter featured Damion Cooper (Collektive Company) who joined the CTC staff in July 2021. This was bulk mailed to 3,000+ people on April 28, 2021.

KC Royals Faith & Family Day

We co-hosted for this event on July 17, 2021 at Kauffman Stadium with special guest Zach Williams as our concert artist. Also, Scott Dawson shared the Gospel and our counselors prayed with 153 people when the invitation was extended..

To prepare for this event, there was a special Pastors & Ministry Leaders Luncheon for the Faith & Family Day on May 11, 2021 with Matt Marasco & Matt Farmer speaking.

Valor & Virtue Conference with "FIGHT THE NEW DRUG" - April 2022

MAIN EVENT: April 2022 @ College Church of the Nazarene; Olathe, KS (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.). An inspiring educational event for students (6th grade and up), parents, youth groups and adults. Chick-fil-A dinner included with registration fee.

TRAINING EVENTS: April 2022 @ Holy Trinity Catholic Church; Lenexa, KS (8:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR 1:30 -4:30 p.m.).
Two identical training events for youth and ministry leaders, pastors, school leaders, school counselors, and professional counselors.

NOTE: These events were originally scheduled for April 22, 2020; September 16, 2020 & April 21, 2021, but had to be re-scheduled due to COVID-19.

Character That Counts YouTube Channel

Check out a brand new YouTube Channel (effective April 1, 2020) with TGIW lessons and notes. As of December 2, there are 265 subscribers.

TGIW--Lee's Summit ZOOM Meetings & YouTube Page

Due to COVID-19, we began meeting via ZOOM on March 25 for TGIW--Lee's Summit. All 89 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:
3/25 Rod Handley
4/1 Rod Handley
4/8 Greg Griffin
4/15 Trace Thurlby
4/22 Ron Brown
4/29 Jeff Kemp
5/6 Eric Boles
5/13 Jon Kitna
5/20 Mike Sweeney
5/27 Scotty Kessler
6/3 Joe Calhoon
6/10 Rod Handley
6/17 Greg Griffin
6/24 Tim Truesdale
7/1 Rod Handley
7/8 Greg Griffin
7/15 Damion Cooper
7/22 Rod Handley
7/29 Team Jesus
8/5 Dr. Dan Gerdes
8/12 Scott Stanger
8/19 Rod Handley
8/26 Charles Graham
9/2 Greg Griffin
9/9 Rod Handley
9/16 Evan Lange
9/22 & 23 19th Year Celebration
9/30 Dr, Dan Gerdes
10/7 Tass Saada
10/14 Greg Griffin
10/21 Rod Handley
10/28 Team Jesus
11/4 Tass Saada
11/11 Dustin Doll
11/18 Greg Griffin
11/25 Rod Handley
12/2 Clay Withers
12/9 Greg Griffin
12/16 Rod Handley
12/23 Scott Stanger
12/30 Paul Coffman
1/7 Greg Griffin
1/14 Rod Handley
1/21 Dr. Dan Gerdes
1/28 Mike Bayly
2/2 Greg Griffin
2/9 Rod Handley
2/16 Bill Hildebrand
2/23 Scott Stanger
3/3 Team Jesus
3/10 Evan Lange
3/17 Greg Griffin
3/24 Rod Handley
3/31 Damion Cooper
4/7 Greg Griffin
4/14 Clay Withers
4/21 Rod Handley
4/28 Dr. Dan Gerdes
5/5 Bill Hildebrand
5/12 Greg Griffin
5/19 Bill Stutz
5/26 Rod Handley
6/2 Joe Calhoon
6/9 Terry Towles
6/16 Rod Handley
6/23 Scott Stanger
6/30 Dalton Vann
7/7 Rod Handley
7/14 Brian Phillips
7/21 Damion Cooper
7/28 Byron Shepherd
8/4 Trace Thurlby
8/11 Rod Handley
8/18 Rod Handley
8/25 Damion Cooper
9/1 Lance Spencer
9/8 Rod Handley
9/15 Greg Griffin
9/21 & 22 20th Year Celebration
9/29 Jim Ramos
10/6 Rod Handley
10/13 Greg Griffin
10/20 Glen Nash
10/27 Team Jesus
11/3 Rod Handley
11/10 Greg Griffin
11/17 Clay Withers
11/24 Rod Handley
12/1 Damion Cooper

TGIW/CTC/PMM 19th Annual Golf Tournament - September 23, 2021

Special Speaker: Damion Cooper (Collektive Company)
Lunch catered by Chick-fil-A
Creekmoor Golf Course - Raymore, MO

In 2021, we had 96 golfers (24 foursomes) and 27 sponsors.

Here are our 27 sponsors:
*Triune Financial Partners (GOLD)
*Beyond Wealth Advisors (GOLD)
*Chris Bell Insurance (SILVER)
*Insurance One Moyer & Moyer (SILVER)
*Schnick Construction, Inc. (SILVER)
*United Heating & Cooling & Plumbing (SILVER)
*Compass Wealth Management (BRONZE)
*Fender Family Dentistry (BRONZE)
*Orthosport Rehabilitation (BRONZE)
*Raymond James Financial Services (BRONZE)
*Reed Automotive Group (BRONZE)
*Stinson (BRONZE)
*Tom & Kari Lipscomb (BRONZE)
*Advocare (HOLE)
*Barnabas Group (HOLE)
*Boundless (HOLE)
*B-21 Realty (HOLE)
*Chick-fil-A (HOLE)
*Foster Marketing Group (HOLE)
*God's Bucket Brigade (HOLE)
*Metcalf Auto Plaza (HOLE)
*Stewardship Capital (HOLE)
*The HR Office (HOLE)
*Wilkinson Family Dentistry (HOLE)
*Friends of the Ministry (3 Anonymous Givers)