Welcome to Character That Counts

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Character that Counts offers a wide range of books, accountability cards and merchandise at discounted prices if you order through our website.

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Contact CTC

If you call our office (815-525-6339), you can connect with Rod Handley directly or, if you prefer, use the link below to contact us via email or Contact in the navigation bar above to join our mailing list or request a speaking engagement.


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!!

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2022 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 will arrive in your mailbox sometime in late March/early April 2022. Look for information on two new books (Team Workouts on Character, Book 1 & 2), plus more updates!!

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Character That Counts YouTube Channel

Check out a brand new YouTube Channel (effective April 1, 2020) with TGIW lessons and notes. As of May 19, there are 291 subscribers.

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KC Royals Faith & Family Day - July 9, 2022

Once again we will co-host this event on July 9, 2022 at Kauffman Stadium with special guest concert artist (CROWDER). Also, Scott Dawson & Royals players will share the Gospel.

To prepare for this event, there was a special Pastors & Ministry Leaders Luncheon for the Faith & Family Day on May 3, 2022 with special guest speaker Royals President Dayton Moore.

For special ticket pricing, visit https://www.royals.com/faith or use the link below.
For orders of 20 or more: Contact Royals Group Sales: 816-504-4040, Option 4

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

MAIN EVENT: Fall 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: Fall 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.

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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 112 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--Jan 2021 - Dec 2021; Identity--Current)
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)
Dr. Dan Gerdes (8/5/20; 1/21/21; 4/28/21)
Glen Nash (10/20/21; 3/16/22)
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)
Paul Coffman (12/30/21)
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)
Evan Lange (9/16/20; 3/10/21; 2/16/22)
Jeff Kemp (5/13/20)
Scotty Kessler (5/27/20)
Jon Kitna (5/13/20)
Dan Meers (12/22/21)
Brian Phillips (7/14/21)
Jim Ramos (9/29/21)
Tass Saada (10/7/20; 11/4/20)
Byron Shepherd (7/28/21)
Lance Spencer (9/1/21)
Scott Stanger (8/12/20; 12/23/20; 2/24/21; 6/23/21; 1/19/22)
Cory Stout (4/27/22)
Mike Sweeney (5/20/20)
Team Jesus (7/29/20; 10/28/20; 3/3/21; 10/27/21; 1/26/22)
Trace Thurlby (4/15/20; 8/4/21; 3/23/22)
Terry Towles (6/9/21)
Clay Withers (12/2/20; 4/14/21; 11/17/21; 3/30/22)

View Lee's Summit YouTube Page

TGIW/CTC/PMM 20th Annual Golf Tournament - September 22, 2022

2022 Special Speaker: Sherman Smith (SHOW ME THE FATHER), NFL player & coach
Creekmoor Golf Course; Raymore, MO
Lunch catered by Chick-fil-A
Pricing information and schedule is the same as 2021

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)