A seven-part video series helping men retell their story as they journey into the redemptive story of God.

 

A seven-part video series helping men retell their story as they journey into the redemptive story of God.

 

TAKE BACK YOUR SWORD

Kevin DeVries, founder and president of Grace Explorations, talks about why each man must journey into their story.

SESSION INTRO: Everyone has a story

SESSION INTRO: Everyone has a story

Most of us don’t think our story is worth revisiting. Either it seems insignificant or too painful. Either way, Matt Kenney launches the series highlighting why vulnerability is so important in making sense of our story. 

 

YOUR STORY GUIDE

MATT KENNEY, MA LPC

Journey Christian Counseling, Grand Rapids, MI

My passion is to lead men and women through seasons of transformative growth that enable them to live into their world with impact and to bring hope and healing to others.  I currently serve as the Director of The Journey Christian Counseling, as well as on the pastoral staff at Crossroads Bible Church as the Director of Men’s Ministry, counseling and care.  As a pastor and counselor, I have spent the last 20 years of my life walking with people through all kinds of personal and relational concerns, struggles and trauma.  I have particular experience and interest in men’s issues, freedom from sexual addictions and sexual abuse recovery. I have had the privilege of leading groups of all kinds and have developed a love for guiding wilderness retreats for men and fathers and sons.  My hope is that you will find TJCC to be a clinically relevant, client-centered, and relational environment where you can meet God, and feel comfortable to be yourself and pursue healing in your story.

When I’m not working, I enjoy being in the outdoors camping and fishing, spending time with my wife and 3 kids, watching college and pro football, having coffee with a friend, or visiting one of Michigan’s great breweries.

 

Education and Experience

  • Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Western Michigan University
  • 3 years Director of Ministry Operations for international sexual abuse recovery ministry
  • 20+ years of pastoral and ministry leadership experience
  • Certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors
  • 3 years as a professional High School and Middle School teacher
  • 6 years sexual abuse recovery group leader