The aim of the weekend is to strengthen and challenge our faith, spurring one another on to love and good deeds; and to build solid relationships centred on the gospel.
Our desire is to disciple men and encourage them to live lives which reflect and honour Jesus.
The cost for the weekend is £30, which covers all accommodation, activities and food for the weekend.
Places are limited and a deposit of £20 is required by December 13th to reserve your place.
A men’s weekend away with a program consisting of prayer, bible study, teaching, small group discussions and team activities. It will run from Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime (similar to the successful Fellowship Weekend model, but obviously without the allowances for families and small children). As men tend to bond better in the midst of activities, we intend to provide a full programme with fellowship as the inevitable by-product of activities, small groups etc.
As we made our way through the gospel of Luke, we saw numerous occasions when Jesus took his disciples apart for the purpose of teaching them and building them up with a view to releasing them into ministry. (e.g. Luke 8:22-39 where he takes them on a short-term mission trip into gentile territory, Luke 9:1-6, where he calls them aside, gives them authority and sends them out, again in Luke 9:10-17, Jesus evident intent was to take weary disciples away for some quality time with them. Luke 9:28-36, the transfiguration is Jesus taking the guys aside to teach them). He equips and sends.
The intent of the men’s ministry is to encourage and help equip men to live authentically Christian lives, with integrity, humility, pursuing holiness and leading well, in whatever sphere of influence God has given them. Our desire is to disciple men and encourage them – rebuking where necessary – to live lives which reflect and honour Jesus.
In keeping with this, the aim of the weekend is two-fold:
- to strengthen and challenge our faith, spurring one another on to love and good deeds.
- to build solid relationships between the men attending centred on the gospel, from which we can support one another as we go through life’s struggles and grow in faith together.
Boot Camp will take place the last weekend in January, from the 29th to the 31st.
The weekend will cost £30 per person, with £20 deposit required before the end of 2009. This is tremendously good value and covers all activities, accommodation and food for the weekend.
The weekend will be held at Poole & Dorset Adventure Centre, a converted ex-RAF radar base which provides accommodation and other required facilities.