A great chance to get away with other men, enjoy great food, have fun, and walk away with practical ways to live the extraordinary life Christ has called us to as his followers.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the retreat?
Friday evening, January 31 through Sunday morning, February 2. Registration is available online by clicking here or at the HUB on Sunday mornings.

What is the topic for this year’s retreat?
Walking with Christ is not a short-term sprint nor is it a journey where we find ourselves disqualified at one misstep.  Rather, it is a life-long journey, a marathon, sometimes full of detours, mis-starts and mis-steps.  The journey that Christ invites us to is one that calls us into a long obedience in the same direction.  Join us as we hear from the men walking this journey with us, as their stories and God’s word call us to look up, to look in, to look out, and to look together.

Where is the retreat?
Lakeview Baptist Assembly Grounds (Lonestar, TX). The camp is located about 45 minutes north of Longview on Highway 259/Eastman (see map below).

What will we be doing? Will we be meeting and talking the whole time? What other things will we be doing?
The retreat is a great mix of intentional time together in short sessions and small groups, activities, and down time to be refreshed.  Our goal is that the men who come will be encouraged by and connect with other guys who are following Christ, will be challenged to grow in their walk with Christ, walk away with practical ways to continue growing and applying their faith in their daily lives, and refreshed by a chance to get away from the busyness of our weeks and weekends.  (See the full schedule below.)

How much does the retreat cost? How do I pay for the retreat?
The retreat cost is $65 for those coming for 1-night or Saturday (covers food and lodging).  It is $85 for those staying for both Friday and Saturday night. You can pay with cash or check at the HUB on Sundays (beginning Dec 22nd), by sending a check to Longview Christian Church, 2400 McCann Rd (please include “Men’s Retreat” and your name in the memo line), or via Paypal by sending money to giving@longviewchristian.com. Scholarships are available (contact office@longviewchristian.com for more information).

Can my sons come with me?
Absolutely! We do ask that those who attend are 12 years old or older.  For fathers bringing their sons, the maximum cost per family is $125.

Will we be outside the whole time? What if it rains or snows?
If weather allows, we looking forward to spending a good bit of time outside. However, we do have access to a heated inside meeting room with fireplace where we will meet as needed.

What are the sleeping arrangements?
The group will have access to two sets of bunkhouses, with showers and toilets, that can sleep 30+ guys in each bunkhouse. You are also welcome to bring a tent, should you prefer to tent camp.  There are hookups and spots for a limited number of RVs – although these are located on the opposite side of the camp from the bunkhouses and meeting room.

Is transportation provided? Can I get a ride to the retreat?
Yes.  We can help coordinate rides for those who need or would like to ride up to the retreat with someone else.  Whether you are planning to come out Friday evening or Saturday morning, we’ll make sure you have a ride.

SCHEDULE

Friday
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Session #1: Looking Up
9:00 pm – Small Groups
9:30 pm – Fireside, games, and time to connect

Saturday
7:30 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – Session #2: Looking In
9:30 am – Personal Reflection Time
10:00 am – Free Time and Activities
10:30 am – Session #3: Looking Out
11:45 am – Small Groups
12:15pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Activities & Free Time
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Session #4: Looking Together
9:00 pm – Small Groups
9:30 pm – Dutch-Oven Desserts
10:00 pm – Fireside time, board games, and fellowship

Sunday
7:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Session #5: Communion & Worship
9:45 am – Breakdown Camp

Lakeview Baptist Assembly Ground