The Iowa Revolution – by Patrick Campbell

Meet the Iowa Revolution Team –  Dave Stiltz, Mark Cobler, Mike Wieskamp and Pat Edwards

In Feb 2014, Mark Cobler, along with his friend Dave Stiltz, were attending the Man in the Mirror (MIM) annual FUEL Conference in Orlando, FL.  While there, Mark was encouraged by another MIM Area Director Mike Grimm to attend the Christian Mentors Network (CMN) Workshop. Since Mike already had a personal connection with Dr. Roy Comstock and spoke very highly of him, both Mark and Dave decided to attend the CMN Workshop.

Throughout the fall of 2014 and into 2016 the stories of four men tell how they began to mentor others as they were being mentored.

As Mark Cobler describes it, “God organically opened so many doors that we saw an explosion of growth.  We all had learned that any man can teach what he knows, but he can only reproduce who he is. BEING must come before DOING.”

Pat Edwards says, “This curriculum happens to be packed with a lot of Scripture and so between that and sharing your life with another individual it makes for one transforming event in your life.  So be warned, if you don’t want to change, this mentoring thing is not for you. But if you are ready for the adventure of a lifetime and want to see God reveal Himself to you and others; then come on in. You will never be the same!”

Dave Stiltz says, “There is a part of every man longing to belong. Mentoring is life-giving and the investment of time and commitment yields resounding fulfillment.  I challenge anyone to use Mentoring His Way!”

Mike Wieskamp says, “I had been involved in leading outreach and local mission teams at several churches for over 15 years. I have seen folks come into the church for a hot meal, a saving word, or a new direction. I have seen people transformed; or at least I thought I did. Watching people absorb the Mentoring His Way materials and become spiritually mature is the real definition of transformation.”

Together, using Mentoring His Way and forming accountability groups through TriCord teams, these men are reaching out to numerous churches. And, collectively they are catalysts for potentially thousands in what Jesus called each believer to “the Great Commission.” Or as these men refer to: “The Iowa Revolution.”

Click here to read more about each man’s story and “The Iowa Revolution”

Together we praise our UNSTOPPABLE God. 

Patrick Campbell
CMN’s CFO