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 arrived in your mailbox in late March/early April 2022. Look for information on two new books (Team Workouts on Character, Book 1 & 2), plus more updates!! (NOTE: This might be our final edition...details inside of the newsletter).

View the Event Schedule

Character That Counts YouTube Channel

Check out a brand new YouTube Channel (effective April 1, 2020) with TGIW lessons and notes. As of August 5, there are 301 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.

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Sherman & Sharon Smith

We are thrilled to have Sherman & Sharon Smith with us here in Kansas City between September 19-22, 2022. The Smith's story is seen in the movie "SHOW ME THE FATHER." Please join us for any of the following events:
**Monday, September 19 -- Abundant Life Church (Lee's Summit, MO) 6:30 optional movie segment--7:00 p.m. Sherman & Sharon
**Tuesday, September 20 -- TGIW--Lee's Summit @ Lee's Summit Community Church (Lee's Summit, MO) 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
**Wednesday, September 21 -- TGIW--Lee's Summit @ The New Stanley Event Space (Lee's Summit, MO) 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
**Wednesday, September 21 -- FBC-Blue Springs (Independence, MO) 6:30 p.m. Optional movie segment 7:00 p.m. Sherman & Sharon
**Thursday, September 22 -- 20th Annual Golf Tournament (Raymore, MO) -- You must be a sponsor, golfer or volunteer to be part of this event

DVD copies of "SHOW ME THE FATHER" will be available for $20 per copy at each of these events.

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 123 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; 5/18/22)
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)
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)
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; 6/29/22)
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; 7/13/22)
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)
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)