Men’s Retreat (November 2-4)
OBC’s 2012 Men’s Retreat will be held at The Carter Hall Conference Center in Millwood, Virginia on November 2-4. This year’s speaker will be our own Steve Crow, and Steve will be speaking on “God’s Man or Man’s Man: Seeking Biblical Manhood in a Modern World.”
The Carter Hall Conference Center is an elegant 18th century estate located on 200 acres of beautiful Virginia country hills just west of Woodbridge. It served as headquarters for Stonewall Jackson during part of the American Civil War, and was raided and sacked by Union troops during the war.
The cost will be $140 for the weekend, including meals. Scholarships are available, and we will begin registration on Sunday, October 7th. Please email Dave Shaw if you have any questions.
Below you will find summaries of each session’s content:
Session 1 – ACKNOWLEDGING OUR CREATED-NESS – In the beginning . . . An intense session that will clearly establish what a Godly man is (Characteristics), why he was created, and where we fit in the order of creation.
Session 2 – ACKNOWLEDGING OUR HEADSHIP (PART 1) – Both male-female equality and male headship, properly defined, were instituted by God at creation and remain permanent, beneficent aspects of human existence. This two part session will dig deep into Biblical Headship. Part 1 covers what God intended at creation.
Session 3 – ACKNOWLEDGING OUR HEADSHIP (PART 2) – Part 2 focuses on roles – Husband, Father, Son, Elder/Deacon.
Session 4 – EMBRACING MASCULINITY – This session will build on the characteristics of a Godly Man learned in Session 1 and will show Satan’s attempts to destroy masculinity through worldview and “enlightened culture”.
Session 5 – IRON SHARPENING IRON – God is integrity. He does not merely act with integrity; integrity is his character. But what about us? The biblical virtue of integrity points to a consistency between what is inside and what is outside, between belief and behavior, our words and our ways, our attitudes and our actions, our values and our practice. This Session explores how we can help each other through mentoring, teaching, and sharing with one another.