HonorBound: Men of Promise is more than a new name for Men's Ministries in the Assemblies of God. It is a new way of looking at oneself as a godly man. As a result, it embodies the vision of where we are trying to go with all the men who are adherents to Assemblies of God churches throughout the United States. The major change in philosophy is to challenge men to think about who they are in Christ when they think of the name HonorBound: Men of Promise. HonorBound rests on four basic principles, all of which come from the Word of God.
- In John 5:23, Jesus declares that to honor Him is to honor our Father who is in heaven.
- In Matthew 15:4, the Lord also said that we are to honor our father and mother; and in this statement laid down a principle for honoring our families.
- And then the apostle Paul, in 1 Timothy 5:3, said we are to make provisions for those who are in need.
- In 1 Peter 2:17, the apostle Peter says we are to honor those who are in authority over us.
These four principles paint a picture of what it means to be an HonorBound man. At the very core of being HonorBound is the idea of honor in every sense of the word. If a man can look himself in the mirror and see himself as someone different, someone dressed in the full armor of God, fully ready to take on life as a man of honor, then we will have accomplished the vision of HonorBound: Men of Promise.