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NCOM CHRISTIAN UNITY NEWS
How pleasant it is that brothers should dwell in unity…Psalm 133:1
Editor Denise Nobs email email@example.com
IT’S CONVENTION TIME AGAIN!
CHRISTIAN UNITY TABLE
Welcome to the 26th Annual NCOM
Make sure you visit the Christian Unity table
Albuquerque, New Mexico. If this is your first
for convention and area information.
time to convention, we invite you to attend
Are you a member of
the highly informative workshops, kick back
Christian Unity? Sign up at
in the lobby and visit with other club and
our table and receive your
ministry members and if you can, find some
CU patch and member
time to visit this beautiful city. For those who
have attended these meetings, you already
know this is THE don’t miss yearly event for
What’s your region? Do you
anyone involved in Christian biker ministry.
know which NCOM region
you represent? Check out our region display
board and mark it with a pushpin. Why, you
might ask? We want to know what regions
our NCOM CU folks are coming from and we
will be breaking up into regions during the
Christian Unity meeting this year. When you
know what region you are from, then you will
know which Confederation of Clubs you can
Lou Nobs and Joey Lester consulting with
NCOM founder, Richard Lester, during
NCOM Convention. Each year NCOM
provides workshops and meetings to
connect bikers and move them to action.
Pace yourself; there is a lot of information to
take in, a lot of people to visit with and not
much time to sleep. For those of us who put
on the convention, we trust that our
attendees will come away better educated
and tanked up to share the NCOM message
There will be a collection basket at the
back where they live. So we will stay up late
NCOM Christian Unity table for unused hotel
with you to bring you the best convention
soaps and shampoo. They will be delivered
ever. We can sleep when we get home.
to a shelter in Albuquerque by area bikers.
Welcome, and thank you for choosing to
spend this weekend with us.
Make sure you sign the Christian Unity
guestbook at our table. And if you don’t get
“THIS IS A DON’T MISS YEARLY
this newsletter, add your email address to
EVENT FOR ANYONE INVOLVED IN
our Christian Unity computer and it will be
emailed to you quarterly.
CHRISTIAN BIKER MINISTRY.”
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26th Annual NCOM Convention
Christian Unity Meetings
at NCOM Convention
CHRISTIAN UNITY EVENTS
NCOM Christian Unity has been a well represented
part of the convention for about 8 years. What began as
a few Christian bikers praying together during an NCOM
National Day of Prayer Event
convention, has now grown to a convention inside a
convention, complete with workshops geared toward
Thursday May 5 6:00 – 7:00 pm
biker ministry, special speakers, hospitality room,
CU Council member Ron Baptiste
presentation of awards, and of course prayer meetings
Junkyard Dawgs MC
and bike blessings.
Bike Parking Lot
This year’s theme will be “People Get Ready”. We
have a great slate of speakers from around the country
Women’s Prayer meeting
speaking on preparing for the days ahead. From
Friday May 6 9-00 am
ministering to the needs of those in the biker community,
(See signs posted for meeting room)
to assessing and implementing strategies to maintaining
security of those around you, and to be spiritually
Christian Unity Workshop
prepared for the future, we encourage you to attend the
Friday May 6 4:30 – 6:30 pm
NCOM Christian Unity Workshop this year.
NCOM CHRISTIAN UNITY COUNCIL
Word for the Road/Bike Blessing
Sunday May 8 8:00 am
Bandido Steve-O OKC
Bike Parking Lot
Soldiers for Jesus Hospitality Room
Throughout the convention
NCOM Christian Unity Council
from left Pastor Ron Baptiste, Covenant Confirmers MM,
Louie Nobs, NVP Soldiers for Jesus MC/ Christian Unity Liaison
NCOM Board of Directors, & R. Duane Gryder, Honor Bound MM.
Book of Hope - Road Edition
Nearly four years ago, Chaplain R. Duane Gryder envisioned an easy-to-read evangelism tool for those in the biker
culture. Last year the pocket size Book of Hope - Road Edition was published for distribution to bikers and
motorcyclists. The 184 page Road Edition is not a complete New Testament. It is an evangelism tool and a study
guide for the life of Jesus as an introduction to Christ. It merely takes the four gospels in an easy to read version
(CEV) and puts the story of Jesus in Chronological order so that it reads like a book. It also has articles: Brotherhood
of the Way, Honor and Respect, Commitment, Faithfulness, and Loyalty, plus testimonies by Chaplain Curtis Hubbell,
a Teen Challenge graduate; and Rich Vreeland, a Harley-Davidson dealer and championship racer. It also has 6 fill-
in-the-blank sections that can be used with a small group on a weekly basis to study the life and message of Jesus.
Because the Assemblies of God Light for the Lost financed the first 100,000 of the books, Gryder is able to provide
the books for FREE. He only asks for two things: 1.) That you pay for labeling the boxes and shipping them to you.
2.) That you put labels on the back of each book with your church's/group's contact information so
people will know who gave them the book.
You can see the articles and excerpts from the book at www.BookOfHope-RoadEdition.com.
Contact Chaplain R, Duane Gryder at Duane@DesertHighway.org to find out how to get these books
shipped to you. He only ships by the case and there are 72 books per case. 5 case maximum unless
you get prior permission. AG LFTL just approved printing an additional 100,000 books this year.
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CHRISTIAN UNITY GETS AROUND
The National Coalition of Motorcyclists is a bringing
together of existing motorcycle groups for the purpose of
mutual exchange of information, legislative strategy and
the combined strength to fight all that is adverse to the
freedom of the road.
NCOM has grown to over 2,000 member organizations
representing hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists
The goal and purpose of NCOM is to assist all
motorcycle organizations and individual riders with legal,
1% Chaplains Lil Wolf, Frosty, & One Wire
legislative and other motorcycling issues. The Coalition
with Ron and Louie CU council in Tennessee.
is available to assist NCOM member groups such FREE
information network, public awareness programs, safety
Springfield TN – February 19
projects, loan program, biker anti-discrimination legal
In February, we attended the 4th Annual TN COC/
and legislative assistance, etc. The NCOM message is
Christian Unity meeting hosted by Covenant Confirmers
spread through regional meetings, information passed
ministry. Pastor Ron Baptiste does an excellent job of
down through Confederation of Clubs in every state,
bringing in great speakers, Chaplains from 1% clubs
There is also information available on the the
and putting on a great feed.
AIM/NCOM website, and various publications such as
Each year attendance grows for this meeting. It was
Cycle – Enews, put together by board member Bill Bish,
interesting this year when Louie asked for a show of
hands of who had never attended an NCOM regional
Gunny Sack, by Oregon’s AIM Chief of Staff, Gunny.
event or convention, about 80% of the crowd raised
their hands. It was great to see such a large group of
publications will keep you informed on legislation and
newcomers. We were able to get contact info for many
news for and about bikers.
of them, so they can attend the regional NCOM meeting
that will be held in Memphis, in November.
NCOM Christian Unity
NCOM CU was developed in response to a need to
STRATEGIC ALLIANCE MEETING TULSA, OK -
unify and educate Christian bikers. Christian bikers
across the country have become more connected with
. The Strategic Alliance is all about Christian MC’s
their Confederation of Clubs and NCOM. We have seen
and MM’s meeting specific needs within our community.
a record year of people requesting Christian Unity
Currently it is being implemented in Texas and
patches, both online and at events. We’ve gained more
than 500 members this year as well as Motorcycle
Specific needs will include a database of legitimate
Ministries requesting membership as an NCOM
ministers for weddings, funerals, and that are able to
respond to emergency hospital and jail visits as
Seeing the same need, The NCOM board has
needed. It will also include more basic needs such as
included Christian Unity in the slate of workshops during
responding to disasters or helping to care for family
the regional seminars and the NCOM Convention. The
members of bikers who may be down or incarcerated.
Christian Unity workshop has many times been a
As Priesthood Big Jim says it becomes a win-win
popular and lively standing room only meeting at
situation for all of us. We get to do what we are called
to do and the community gets the services they need.
We will all be watching what happens as two states
STAY INFORMED AND SUBSCRIBE TX and OK are implementing these principles, but
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already several other states in attendance said that
they were going to develop this concept in their COC’s,
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