Living the Adventure: Christian Men's Mountain Weekend -- October 5-6, 2018

October 5-6, 2018 

Called to be Christian Men: 
How do we balance family and work?
How should we interact with our children?
Are we to be warriors, sensitive, or what?
What is moral masculinity this day and age?

What is Christian Men's Mountain Weekend? 
Aaron Kipnis, in Knights Without Armor, states that, "Men are not only competitors. Men are also brothers. It is natural for us to cooperate and support one another. We find strength and healing through telling the truth to one another--man to man" (1991, p. 93). Solomon says it this way: "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Prov. 27:17). So this is a weekend experience of exploring together the call to be Christian men. Cabin lodging, a rock climbing/rappelling adventure, interspersed with some input and discussion times--this setting gives us an ideal opportunity to be challenged, to explore and play together, and ultimately, to learn from each other how to be the men God is calling us to be.

Retreat Information

When: Friday, October 5 (starting at 6pm; eat supper on the way or before arriving) and Saturday, October 6 (around 7pm).

Where:  Cabin lodging north of Timberville, VA and rock climbing on Waterfall Mountain in the George Washington National Forest.

Who: Any Christian man (18 or older) who desires to be faithful to Jesus Christ, and who wants to go deeper in this journey of manhood with a small group of like-minded men. Activities will be physically vigorous but not extreme--a moderate degree of physical fitness should be adequate. Group size will be limited to 12.

Cost: $75 each covers meals, insurance, activity fees and permits. Activities include: half-day rock climbing, some outdoor solo time, and good times of group input and sharing. Each one may determine their personal level of participation in the adventure activities. Snack Friday night and 3 meals on Saturday are provided.

Leadership

This event is co-sponsored by Brethren Woods and WILD GUYde Adventures.  Lester Zook is a member of the Horizons Christian Fellowship in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He and his wife Robin have 4 grown children and 3 grand-kids, and he readily admits he hasn't always done the parenting and husbanding thing very well. Lester owns WILD GUYde Adventures, providing beginner outdoor adventures in the nearby National Forests and National Park. Lester is a Wilderness First Responder, and a certified member of the American Mountain Guides Association (Singe Pitch Instructor).

Equipment

WILDGUYde Adventures provides all specialized activity instruction and gear (caving helmets, ropes and harnesses, etc). A personal clothing/equipment list is provided on the registration handout.