Fri-Sat, August 17-18

Registration Closed


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 2018 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 17-18 at the Mt. Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN. Space is limited and spots typically go fast. Register today.



Friday, August 17

Arrival, Opening Session 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 18

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/journal, pen, Bible

-basic toiletries (linens, towels and wash cloths provided)

-swimsuit (for the indoor pool)

– ear plugs (depending on whom you are rooming with)

What we will do

As the Holy Spirit guides us there will be:

-Group prayer

-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



Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN (7984 257th St W Farmington, MN 55024)



Event registration covers your overnight lodging (linens, towels, etc) Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday, coffee and snacks throughout the retreat, and retreat materials.

Costs – 2 options:
$90 for dorm style or
$100 for motel style (double occupancy/2 double beds)

Registration and payment is due by Sunday, July 29th.

** 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.

Register here