Men's Retreat

Men's Retreat

Registration is open for our Men's Retreat at Stillwood Camp from November 3-5! Click here to register online.

We’re going to get away for the weekend and have lots of fun doing crazy guy things with the added benefit of getting to know one another and building unity in our community. We’ll be challenged by a great speaker, Jon Morrison, to be men of courage, and will enjoy worshipping God together in this beautiful setting near Cultus Lake. Accommodation is in Chestnut Lodge and all meals are included. You will have the opportunity to take part in the Skyhigh Adventure, a challenging game of floor hockey and a night game. There will even be free time for those who are looking for simple fellowship or a quiet space to get away. Space is limited so get your registration forms, waiver and cheque in as soon as you can. Hope to see you there.  

 

Retreat Info

Date: November 3-5

Location: Stillwood Camp, 4005 Watt Rd, Lindell Beach (go to stillwood.ca for directions)

Cost: $210

 

Speaker

Jon Morrison is a pastor, speaker, and author. Jon lives in Maple Ridge and currently serves as an interim pastor for Cornerstone Church. He has authored two books geared at equipping Christians for missional living in a post-Christian world. Jon studied theology at Ambrose University College and has completed graduate programs at Oxford University and Biola University. His strongest influences are C.S. Lewis, Tim Keller, Charles Spurgeon, Os Guinness and John Lennox. Jon is married to Hayley and they have two daughters, Abigail and Grace. Learn more about Jon on his website at: www.jonmorrison.ca.  

 

Topic

There are some days when we wake up and wonder if we have appeared in another world. Things seem different and it feels like it happened just overnight. How many felt like we are on the brink of a cultural meltdown? We have nuclear threats from megalomaniacal dictators and we have a new story of terrorism seemingly every day. At a local level, things don’t seem to get any less complicated. We have our own political struggles, economic concerns, fears, etc.   Daniel and his three friends experienced an overnight change in their world. In the sixth century B.C, these boys were kidnapped and had to make it in a new culture far away from anything they knew before. These young men who refused to despair, instead, they thrived. They held to the hope that God was in control, that he was good, and that he would always be with them.   The book of Daniel is a story about courage - courage to face evil, live humbly, excel under adversity and remain faithful to God despite every temptation to compromise. The story will comfort and challenge us as we explore the foreign world of Ancient Babylon. We will learn about standing strong when you want to give in and remaining true to who you are when everyone is trying to get you to conform. Lastly, Daniel is about men learning to adapt to a different world and living courageously in a tidal wave of cowardice. This couldn’t be more timely for us today. That’s what this retreat will seek to do.   

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