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Blowing Rock Men’s Training Camp 2019
“Building Christian Men”
Why a “Men’s Training Camp?”
We live in a time of crisis for men in our society. But there are ways to fight the demise of the Godly role of men in the family, community and society. The best mechanism is to have Godly fathers and male role models in the church. We can also offer education in sermons, Bible Study topics and Spokesman’s Club. But a concentrated, focused “Spiritual Training Camp” is another mechanism that is a real help for our men. The purpose of this weekend activity is threefold.
To gather men together with other men to build bonds of brotherhood, building and deepening friendships. Men need to know and respect other men in the church. That takes time and face to face contact.
We need to continue to learn together how to be better and sharper tools in God’s hands. In other words, this weekend is a time of “continuing, concentrated education.”
We need to worship God together. We need to do this. We face a society that is hostile to God. The challenges and temptations create a minefield for us and we, together, need to beseech God for His help to navigate this spiritual minefield.
This type of weekend is meant to be a “spiritual bootcamp” for all men. It is not necessarily designed to be a “leadership training” weekend. All men in the congregation are encouraged to get involved – even if they don’t consider themselves leaders. Our goal with this program is to focus the attention of all of our men on becoming better husbands, fathers and Christians. This is the foundation upon which leadership is built.
The accommodations are bunkhouse-style in shared rooms. ( note: we’ve been upgraded to the hotel-style rooms for no additional cost)
Click on this link to Request Room Assignment. This will allow you to assign yourself to a particular room. If you would like to room with another specific individual, have them request the same room. Because of the recent upgrade from the facility, we have two men per room, each with their own bed.
Casual clothes for Friday evening, Sabbath evening, Sunday.
For the Sabbath, attire should be “Sabbath wear” – coat and tie.
The location is in the mountains, so it can be cool at night. A light jacket might be required. The meetings will all be indoors, however.
Bring casual shoes for walking if you’d like to enjoy the property.
Bring your Bible and a notebook. Bring a concordance if you can fit it in
Don’t bring alcohol. We don’t need it to have a good weekend.
Personal recording of the sessions is not allowed so please don’t bring a recorder or plan to record on a mobile device. We have interactive discussions and they aren’t meant to be recorded and played in another context.
Meals will be provided for Friday evening, Sabbath Bfast/Lunch/Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast.
If you have special requirements, please let Mr. Jonathan McNair know.
The speakers currently on tap for the activity will be John Strain, Jonathan McNair, Rod McNair and Bob Rodzaj. Many of our sessions are interactive, however.
Register and Pay
To register, just follow the instructions as per the announcements that have been made, or send an email to Jonathan McNair at [email protected], who will route you to the registration page.
I just got an email from the management of Blowing Rock Conference Center offering us to use the regular “hotel-style” rooms instead of the dormitory lodging – without any additional cost. That should make things a bit more comfortable for everyone. A rooming request form will come out this morning…jmc
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