Some ideas are so right for the time that, once they are born, they seem to be carried along by their own power. That is how I feel about the plans being made for a Men’s Retreat to take place at Frontier Lodge in Nordegg, June 3-5.
The men asked to organize this event readily volunteered. Their excitement is palpable. When they strategize for the weekend their ideas are fresh and creative. They want the men of Bethel to grab life by the tail and to live the adventure of an extreme faith.
When I have mentioned to other men in the church that plans are being made for a retreat I have often seen their eyes light up. They take note of the date. They talk about good experiences they’ve had at other men’s events.
In the past, efforts were made in the direction of men’s ministry, but it has been a while and there is nothing currently available to create the opportunity for men to connect and grow. I think the time has come to change that.
I am persuaded that this upcoming event is going to be enjoyable and memorable, but I think it is going to be much more than that. I believe it will have a profoundly shaping effect on the lives and friendships of those who attend, and I believe it has the potential to influence the life of the whole church in important ways.
Watch for details about the event in upcoming newsletters. If you have any questions about this special weekend, be sure to talk to one of the planners: Greg Boskers, Rene Cloutier, Mark Dubbeldam, Rene Hebers, Brian Hofstede, Paul Vandyk or either of the pastors.
— Pastor Tom
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