A MESSAGE FROM

RICHARD RICE

I have a passion and desire to help men become the man they are intended to be with purpose, on purpose.


Searching for men in the church to help me in my walk, I found very little help. What I did find were men that needed the same kind of help I did. So with guidance from God and a lot of  reading and studying I began the search of what a Spiritually mature man of God looks like. As I progressed in my learning, I received the opportunity to help launch and become part of Celebrate Recovery in our church. 


THE AUTHOR


Richard's goal is to connect with you at a level that makes you feel comfortable. He believes one way of connecting is through transparency and of sharing his journey with you. Richard hopes that anyone who is still struggling with past hurts, habits, or hang ups can understand that they too can be freed as he has been. Of course, he hasn’t arrived or got it all figured out. He just knows that he is not who he once was because of what God has done in him.


From violent physical and emotional abuse as a child, sexual molestation and a homeless run away as a teenager who would later work in various night clubs as a bouncer who suffered from sexual addictions, anger & rage issues and bipolar disorder that destroyed many relationships and a former marriage of 13 years; God showed up huge and "snatched" him out of his former life and gave him a new life in Christ with an amazing wife, Carrie of now 10 years. Throughout the years God has opened up doors and opportunities for Richard to serve in various capacities in the homeless ministry, security ministry, marriage ministry, celebrate recovery ministry, and in 2012 blessing him with MAN ON PURPOSE a men’s ministry where God uses Richard to empower men to become the man they are intended to be with purpose, on purpose. Richard is also a founding member of The John Maxwell Team where he is a certified leadership trainer, coach, and speaker. Richard has more recently been blessed by publishing his first book: “The ABC’s of MAN ON PURPOSE - 26 steps to become the man you are intended to be”. Richard’s prayer is that God continues to use him to share the testimony that God has given him through speaking at men’s events, as well as sharing this book that was initiated by God to write and now to give away to men all across the world in men’s homes who are working toward salvation and deliverance to be used by God to further His kingdom. The purpose of life is a life of purpose.


Richard has a passion to see men's lives transformed from the inside out, as God has done in his own life. This book takes men back to the basics, with various bible scriptures to back up anything that has been written; as well as personal testimonies from his own life. He shares with you personal issues and difficult obstacles and situations he had to overcome, and he hopes that his testimonies resonate with men who have or are dealing with their own share of the same.


Read more about Richard Rice and his journey in his new book:


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    The ABC's of MAN ON PURPOSE - 26 steps to become the man you are intended to be.

We have all been created for a specific purpose. I believe finding out what that purpose is and should be a top priority in life.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11


Realizing you are a NEW person once you have received Christ:

Once we have received Christ into our lives and have FULLY surrendered to Him then the process of becoming a NEW and different person begins. We have to understand that the image we created for ourselves is not the same that God created us for. Only through completely surrendering ourselves to God will we find the NEW YOU.


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Realizing the importance of proper accountability:

The more we keep in the less we can do for God’s Kingdom. We can’t fully do any of the other 2 until we learn how to allow ourselves to be fully accountable to someone. We have to be able to confess our sins to one another so we can be free to grow for God’s glory.


​Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. – James 5:16​

WHAT IS A MAN ON PURPOSE?

1. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN LIVING FOR GOD - 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 1 Peter 4 NLT


2. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN GROWING IN GOD - 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18 NIV


3. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN SEEKING GOD - 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 NIV


4. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN PRAYING TO GOD - 8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 1 Timothy 4:8 NLT


5. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN SURRENDERING TO GOD - 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

Matthew 16:24, 25 NIV


6. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN SHARING GOD - 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:2 NIV


7. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN LOVING GOD - 27 He answered,  "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind". Luke 10:2 NIV


8. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN TRANSFORMING HIS MIND - 2 Don’t live any longer the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 NIRV


9. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN LOVING OTHERS - 34 “I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you. - John 13:34 NIV


10. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN LOVING HIS WIFE - 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. Ephesians 5:25 NIV


11. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN SERVING OTHERS - 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Galatians 5:13 NIVUK


12. A MAN THAT IS INTENTIONAL IN FATHERING HIS CHILDREN - 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 4:4 NIV


As you can see, a MAN ON PURPOSE is intentional with all he does in life on a daily basis. He is purposeful in all he does. Seeking God's wisdom on the matter of "being on purpose" is what we need to do to know what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. If you noticed, I did not put "why" to do it because God doesn't always tell us why; we need to trust and know that God knows why.


Being "intentional" doesn't happen over night, and being "intentional" doesn't just happen. One has to be intentional to be intentional. You have to allow for change to happen so God can work these principals into you. 


A MAN ON PURPOSE is simply a man who has surrendered himself completely to God allowing Him to do what He needs to do to make you the man that He created you to be.

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    INTENTIONAL WITH KNOWING THE WORD OF GOD

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:





Nick Panzera

Pastor – Victory Church Fort Worth, Texas

"The event has been great! Eye openeing, very motivational, encouraging, and very true to the word that we are to live intentional and have our hearts set purposefully on what God's called us to do".





Jose Gonzales

Men's Home Director – Victory Church Men's Home Fort Worth, Texas

"It was a pretty good thing to get everybody together; the fellowship, and I'm just happy for Richard with his book and what God is doing in his life. I'm real happy for him."





Ryan Griffin

Men's Home Leader– Victory Church Men's Home Fort Worth, Texas

"I thought it was really awesome! Really exciting, really, really motivating to let all these men know that someone who has been through what we've been through and now has purpose and is driven by passion to be intentional; so it's been really awesome, really motivational."






Anthony Anderson

Pastor – Living Word Harvest Church of Dallas

"This event is a life changing event! Impactful! It's simple but impactful. Every word stands for something, and not only that, Richard is not just talking at you, he's actually sharing his life with you.."


Raymond Zifer

Pastor– Victory Life Ministry Ben Wheeler, Texas

"I thought it was great! I think it was really focused on helping these young men, these older men get to where they need to be in life. So, overall I think it was a great event".

Dale Cyprien

Author of  “A Dream Realized, then Lost”

“Richard’s transparency caused all the men at the conference to “buy-in” to his message. He has a testimony and a witness, and is a testament of God’s immeasurable love and grace!”

Charles Dike

Associate Pastor – World Outreach Church for all Nations Atlanta, Georgia

“Thank you Richard for teaching us so powerfully that the journey to true manhood is not the result of random happenstance but of the deliberate and purposeful application of the laws and principles found in the ultimate manual for manhood – the Bible.  I recommend this program for anyone that desires to be all the man he was created to be.”

Stephen Verner

Missionary – Wake Up Italy

“MAN ON PURPOSE is a dynamic ministry focused on helping men discover and fulfill their God-given purpose in life. Richard not only teaches the leadership principles he discovered through John Maxwell, but ties them firmly to their Biblical roots while weaving in his personal story of transformation and triumph. MAN ON PURPOSE is not another spiritual B-12-shot-in-the-arm weekend conference, but an invitation to a life long journey of discovery, application, and accountability into Christ centered manhood.”

Anthony Malone

Founder and Editor in Chief Atlanta Multisports Magazine Atlanta, Georgia

“I find  that Richard is passionate in his convictions, relentless in his mission to better the lives of his fellow men through serving God. Richard is a visionary who seems to understand that his life is still a work in progress , but he is willing to put in the work to move his life and that of others to align with God’s teaching.”

J. Ashley Jensen

Speaker & Author of Getting Up

“Richard’s heart for men to live in their purpose is without question. This is a man who has come from the depths of life’s worst circumstances and has risen above not only to conquer them but to turn into a life-giving ministry for men. I encourage every man to get involved with Man on Purpose.”

Travis Rogers

Firefighter/EMT Atlanta Fire Dept. Atlanta, Georgia

“MAN ON PURPOSE was an event that raised the bar for all men. The event set standards on obedience, accountability, and responsibility as well as teaching men of all races how to personally change their lives using Biblical principles taught by Richard Rice. Richard’s teaching on how to help men identify their purpose is inspiring as well as refreshing.”

George Ridgway

Event Attendee

“The Man on Purpose conference was the ideal platform for those men seeking to take their spiritual walk with Christ and their chaotic lives to the next level….it was the perfect synergy of pratical information, uplifting music, hardcore inspirational and moving testimonies from “real” men.. It provided me with a badly needed road map and role models from “real” men who have been there, done that, who have experienced the worse in life and have come out on the other side and are living God’s purpose for their lives! sad the it had to end so soon. Can’t wait til the next conference!”


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