In his daily devotional/blog today (see below), Rick Warren captured NCS (maybe he got the idea from seeing us back in 2008 when he spoke at the National Retreat). NCS is about brudders “showing up”–on Fridays, at a Retreat, over coffee, over a beer, in a “burnt offering”, on the phone, etc. It is recognizing that the reason you are “showing up” may not be about what you need or what you receive–it may be all about the broken guy who will sit next to you and find hope in hearing your story. “Showing up” is about being ready to give–not being ready to get. So “show up” on Friday, whether you need it or not.