One of the primary ways God is described in Scripture is Father. This is intentional. We were not designed to figure life out on our own. God wants to father us. Father you. More than you know.
How gladly I would treat you like sons...
Jeremiah 3:19 (NIV)
That's the spirit of the Men's Retreat this fall – learning to walk intimately with God as Father.
Many men remember having good dads, involved dads, who helped them grow strong with a sense of direction and purpose. Others remember abuse and control or absence and neglect. Either way, boys need fathering. Someone to guide, strengthen, provide healing and develop integrity and courage to face the battles of life.
No matter what your childhood was like,
there are things your earthly dad could never teach you.
In his book, Fathered by God, John Eldredge offers six stages every boy must soak in and progress through to become a man. This is the masculine journey, a process of initiation designed to shape boys to be the men God had in mind when He created them. True men. Wholehearted men.
Through sessions, quiet reflection, movies, adventures and downtime, we'll discover something profound about the father-heart of God and the heart He gave us as men.
Wherever you are in the journey, your initiation can begin today. You are the son of a kind, strong and engaged Father. A Father wise enough to guide you in the Way and generous enough to provide for your journey.
Let's unite as men on a quest to become sons of God.
The Son of God became a man,
to enable men to become the sons of God.
For men ages 18 and older.
- Bunkhouse: Guests are responsible for providing their own linens and towels (pillow and sleeping bag are recommended).
- Cost includes T-shirt*, archery activity, dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
*Register by Wednesday, September 20 to receive a T-shirt.