Men's Retreat- October 19 & 20- REGISTER NOW
The men of Rivertree are invited to retreat at the Promise Land in Estill Fork, AL, 45 minutes away from the church campus, on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20. Bruce Martin is serving as the retreat speaker and will be encouraging our guys in the areas of the worth, work, and walk of a man. This will be a great chance for guys to rest, learn, and play while sharing meals and life with other Rivertree men over the course of the weekend. Registration for the retreat is now open.
Friday, October 19
4:00-6:00- Check-In, Set-Up Tent & Relax
7:00- Session One: “The Worth of a Man”*
7:45- Session One: Small Group Discussion
Saturday, October 20
8:00- Guided Quiet Time
9:00- Session Two: “The Work of a Man”**
9:45- Session Two: Small Group Discussion
10:30- Games, Sports, Downtime
1:00- Session Three: “The Walk of a Man”***
1:30- Session Three: Personal Reflection
4:00- Pack Up & Depart
*The Worth of a Man
The world tells us in so many words “You are what you do.” In other words, your identity, your self-image, your worth is determined by what you do, good or bad. Are you successful, or struggling? Are you wealthy, or barely scraping by? Are you overcoming temptation, or are you overcome by sin? Then, that’s who you are. But is this actually true? At all? What if our worth isn’t determined by what we do, but by who we are? In this first session, we’ll unpack the powerful truth about our true identity.
**The Work of a Man
When most of us think about our work, we think about our job or career. But in reality, that’s only a small part of our work. We’re also husbands, fathers, grandfathers, friends, disciples, disciple-makers, etc. With so many different roles, different kinds of work, is it possible to do all of our work well? This is one of the reasons most men just focus on career. But it is possible to fulfill all of these roles well. In this session, we’ll unpack the secret of doing our work the way Jesus did.
***The Walk of a Man
In the Old Testament, there’s a story about a guy named Enoch, “who walked with God and was no more.” We know almost nothing about his life, his family, his accomplishments. We only know that he walked with God. That was the single most important part of his life and the only thing Scripture records about him. In this session, we’ll talk about how to walk with God, how to hear Him speak, and how to experience this on a daily basis.
Bruce Martin is serving as our retreat speaker. Bruce has been a pastor and counselor for 25 years and writes and speaks extensively on hope, mission, the Gospel in culture, marriage stuff, and how to invest our lives in what matters most. More than anything, he wants to help other men live out the Gospel in their everyday lives. He’s the author of “Desperate For Hope: Hanging On and Finding God During Life’s Hardest Times.” In 2003, he started an outdoor adventure ministry called Born 2 Be Wild, and has logged over 4,000 miles in the Appalachian and Sierra Nevada Mountains. He’s been married to his sweetheart, Marlina Martin, for 34 years. They have a 20-year-old son Zach, a 3-year-old dog Dugg, and reside in Huntsville, Alabama.