Founder's Corner

Steve Silver

Steve Silver – MGF Founder

Steve is a semi-retired business advisor, author and men’s ministry leader. His consulting career spanned thirty years in operations and technology consulting for public and private companies with the firm he founded. Upon the sale of his company in 2003, Steve founded Men’s Golf Fellowship (MGF) in Naples—a men’s ministry dedicated to helping golf friends engage in spiritual conversation and grow together in faith. Today there are over 2,000 men in SW Florida and other golf clubs around the country actively involved in the ministry.

Steve’s 2013 book, New Man Journey, grew out of his MGF experience. It is a practical field guide for men and couples seeking renewed purpose, fulfillment, and spiritual growth in their second half. Drawing from many years of men’s ministry and his own journey, Steve encourages and inspires readers to reexamine their priorities; and to get honest about who is really in charge of their life—the Old Man or the New Man? Warm in tone, conversational in style, New Man Journey is ideal for anyone who is ready to make the rest of their life—the best of their life. www.newmanjourney.com

Steve and his wife, Sandy, reside in Naples, Florida in the winter and Connecticut in the summer. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Below are some of Steve’s interviews and articles related to Men’s Golf Fellowship.

Connect Show
WSGW 9/17/14 Video
Atlanta Live 6/24/13 Video
Focus 4 4/12/13 Video
Harvest Show 3/19/13 Video
WJR Detroit
Faith Radio 10/2/13 Video
Marty Heiser 6/20/13 Video
Word FM Video
First Baptist Naples

Growing in Faith with Golf Friends

By Steve Silver - - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Does the title of this article sound like an oxymoron? If you’re a golfer, when was the last time you turned to your walking or riding partner and said, “How is it with you and your faith?” I’ve never asked that, even...

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Caught Off-Guard By Christmas

NAPLES, Fla. (BP) -- At Christmas, regardless of what people believe about the birth of Jesus, all boats rise to the occasion of this special day. Thanksgiving rolls by, the November calendar page turns to December, and we sense a change in the air. Gradual at first,...

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New Life

Do you have a lawn? Did you used to? Maybe you’re a city dweller, condo owner, or renter who’s not lawn-challenged. Maybe you hire someone to keep your lawn perfect. Perhaps your mostly crabgrass–yard doesn’t bother you or you got out of the lawn business with your...

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5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Adult Children

1. “You're doing that the wrong way.” 2. “Let me give you some advice.” 3. “I'm very disappointed in you.” 4. “Can you afford that?” 5. “Why in the world did you do that?” These are a few examples of how NOT to speak to your adult children. You’ll put them on the...

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Inside the Empty Nest

Here’s the scenario. You and your spouse will soon be empty nesters. Maybe you’re already there. Until now, your focus has been on nurturing, raising, loving and launching your children. You’ve thought about this time over the years, but it’s now becoming a reality....

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Growing in Faith with Golf Friends

“Retirement” is something most think of as a time to throttle down, relax, re-prioritize, and enjoy the people, places and activities most important to them. For those fortunate enough to retire, it can indeed be all of that. However, retiring from a career doesn’t...

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Don’t Labor in Vain Day

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. Psalm 127:1 Most of us have worked hard to get to where we are today. If you're like my wife and me, you periodically reflect back over...

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A New Man, An Engaging Vision

Lunch. It was only lunch. “Let’s pay for lunch,” Sandy Silver said as nonchalantly as a husband might expect. But Steve Silver had a calculator in his head. And this lunch, at this time, in this place, with this many people, was adding up in a hurry. Steve balked....

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Success To Significance

Following is an extract from a parishioner’s testimony recently published in The Harbinger, a newsletter of the church my son Blake pastors in Southwest Harbor, Maine. It clearly encapsulates the struggle and victory many of us have known — Steve My primary goal in...

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Retirement

NAPLES, Fla. (BP) — I recently saw the movie “Quartet.” This directorial debut by Dustin Hoffman caught me off guard. I expected a pleasant afternoon of English landscapes and edifying dialogue wrapped in a story about a retirement home for gifted musicians. I got...

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Making Good Choices

NAPLES, Fla. (BP) — Life is a continuous series of choices. Big ones are obvious. Go to this college. Marry this woman. Break off the engagement. Take that job. Start a business. Buy that company. Have children. Move to this city. Have the operation. Buy that house....

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Some Golf Invitations Are Different

Several men recently hosted Men’s Golf Fellowship events at their Northern clubs. The opener for those invitations read: “You are invited to be my guest at an overnight outing to include golf, food, fellowship, and a discussion about God and life.” There’s nothing...

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