Fri-Sat, August 25-26
As men, we can often be tempted toward self-reliance and independence. Depending on our own strength. Doing things myself without asking for help. Leaning on my abilities and my own understanding.
And then we hit a wall. We fail.
Through challenge, trial or adversity, we come face-to-face with our own limitations and weaknesses. But rather than seeing these times as God’s judgment, we should see them as His grace. For it is in these times God reminds us that He alone is our source and our strength.
As we come together for our 2017 Men’s Prayer Retreat, I believe God wants to refocus our attention on Him, to remind us how dependent we are on Christ for everything. And remembering how much we depend on Him also reminds us how faithful and powerful and good He is.
Join me and other men of Cross of Grace as we get away and seek the Lord together.
The Men’s Prayer Retreat, is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, August 25-26 at the Mt. Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN. Space is limited and spots typically go fast. So sign up today.
What we will do
As the Holy Spirit guides us there will be:
-Worship in song
-Mediation on Scripture, Christ the Word
-Times of solitude, silence
-Intercession for our families, community, and church
-And of course great fellowship and relationship building among your brothers
** Men, and boys ages 13 & up
Friday, August 25
Arrival, Opening Session 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 26
Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Morning Solitude 9:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Morning Session 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m.
Meet-Up 12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Solitude 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Final session, wrap-up 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Things to Bring
-notebook, pen, Bible
-basic toiletries (linens, towels and wash cloths provided)
-swimsuit (for the indoor pool)
$90 – Dorm Style > (view form)
$100 – Motel Style (double occupancy/2 double beds) > (view form)
Event registration covers your overnight lodging (linens, towels, etc), 2 meals on Saturday (breakfast and lunch), coffee and snacks throughout the retreat, and retreat materials.
We are accepting payment by echeck via The City, or through PayPal (if you are a Cross of Grace member, our preference would be echeck via The City to keep online payment fees low).
Payment with The City:
– Check “Paying through The City” on the form below.
– Once you submit, simply close the window (Your name is registered, but NO payment was made.)
– Next, go to The City, under “Giving” tab, make payment under “Men’s Prayer Retreat 2017” fund.
Payment with PayPal
– The form will auto-direct you to PayPal. Make payment.
Registration and payment is due by Sunday, August 11th.
** If finances are an obstacle to your attendance, there are scholarships available. Please speak with Scott Crook.
We have a limited amount of spots, so please register as soon as possible.