Manhood outline pledge talks
*We started teaching this series three years with the goal of providing a more balanced pledgeship of learning and then breaking up into small groups and processing each talk. These talks are given by alumni each Monday night during pledge meetings. If you are interested in a more thorough outline and content of each talk then please call are email me at : Isaac.firstname.lastname@example.org 662-6072400
Talk 1: The purpose of pledgeship
The definition of Manhood: What does it mean to be a man?
A true man: rejects passivity (rejects the temptation to be lazy),
Accepts responsibility (for his own actions, how he treats others and the Chapter) and leads courageously (Is actively involved in the chapter; actively involved in his community and how he leads his family)
and invests back into younger men.
I identify 5 things that have changed since I was in college.
I have a large picture of the flag raising of Iwo Jima and point out that 6 men raised the flag but only one of these men went on to live a healthy life and finished well. That becomes one of my main final points. How will you finish?
Talk 2: A man and his decisions.
In this talk we tell the pledges that before college; his decisions only affected him, his friends, his siblings and his parents. But once he pledged this fraternity, his decisions not only affect the whole fraternity in which he pledged, but has an affect on the entire Greek system. Preston Lee did this talk last Fall.
Talk 3: Growing in Character and Integrity
Who are you when everyone is watching? Who are you when no one is watching?
In this talk I tell the story of “Easy Eddie” and Buch O’hare.
* I have the talk notes for this talk
Talk 4: A man and his woman
In this talk I contrast the advice King Solomon gives his sons. I contrast the loose woman in Proverbs 7 with the Proverbs 31 woman.
I end up asking the men what type of woman do they want to marry then ask them if they are becoming the type of woman that deserves that type of woman. You can not become what you are not becoming.
Talk 5: How ought we to treat the women ?
A man and his woman: Maybe this could be under the heading a man with a congenial disposition because I will talk about how to treat a woman
-We are called to provide, protect and yet most men are more like preditors
Talk 6: A man and his money
In this talk we look at the importance of taking responsibility for how you manage your finances as a student in the fraternity and in life. Jeff McManus, who is over our landscaping at Ole Miss gives this talk. I will be getting his notes soon.
Talk 7: Having a deep since of Personal responsibility
What does The complete Fraternity man look like?
Living a well balanced life, a life of significance
Sigma Chi manhood part 1
Current realities, nationally with Greeks
- I phone
- Social Media
- Field parties are a thing of the past
- The University’s role in handling Alcohol in Greek houses has changed
- The helicopter generation has produced parents/kids not willing to assume responsibility for their decisions
Thursday/Fridays to face time
Names of other staff working with Greeks
6 part series on manhood
Gracechurchsc.org 4 pillars of a woman