Photo credit: Charles Knowles “Blue Lake Sunrise” – Blue Lake, Idaho
Where: River Canyon Retreat, Garden Valley, ID
When: May 5-7
What is 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 can help. 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.
- 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.”
- To worship God together. 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 boot camp” 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.