Man Up, the annual KNCSB men’s retreat, will be held March 8-9 at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan.

The retreat is aimed at adult men and teen guys in grades 7-12. It will start at 3 p.m. Friday, March 8, and end at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

All KNCSB churches, other churches and men/teen guy groups are invited to attend.

Online registration is now underway and ends Feb. 14 at http://kncsbevents.org/

After Feb. 14 you will need to call KNCSB to register. Call Jessica at (800) 984-9092 ext. 828 or (785) 228-6828. Or send email to kncsbmen@gmail.com

Participating in shooting sports will require filling out a Sports Activity Agreement the day of the event. Find this form and other retreat materials at https://bit.ly/2sivyWt

Bryan Carter will be the featured speaker. He is a co-presenter/developer for “33 The Series,” a curriculum on authentic manhood published by LifeWay Christian Resources. Carter has served as senior pastor of Concord Church, Dallas, since 2003.

Visit his website at http://www.bryancarter.org/

Learn more about “33 The Series” at https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/33-the-series

KNCSB’s own Jason Waller will be the featured musician. Waller grew up in Burlington, Kan., and now serves as worship arts minister at The Mount Church, Keller, Texas. He will be returning to CrossPoint Church, Salina, Kan., where he served before going to Texas.

Read more about him at https://jasonwallermusic.com/

Here is the schedule:

Friday, March 8

3-4 p.m. — Registration

4-5:15 p.m. — Worship and Bryan Carter

5:15-5:30 p.m. — Break

5:30-6:30 p.m. — Breakout Session 1

6:30-7:45 p.m. — Dinner

8-9 p.m. — Church group time

9-11 p.m. — Bonfire & s’mores, open gym, cards and games

Saturday, March 9

6:30-7:30 a.m. — Breakfast

7:45-9 a.m. — Worship and Bryan Carter

9:15-10:15 a.m. — Breakout Session 2

10:30-11:45 a.m. — Free time: choice of skeet shooting, fishing, Nerf war, longest-drive competition

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. — Lunch

1-2 p.m. — Breakout Session 3

2:15-3:30 p.m. — Closing and Derrick Lynch

 

Breakout Sessions

PRACTICAL DISCIPLESHIP….DOING LIFE TOGETHER
LEADER: TERRY MCILVAIN
THIS COURSE WILL EXAMINE PRACTICAL WAYS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES TO HELP MEN SPEND QUALITY TIME DISCIPLING YOUNG MEN BY SPENDING TIME TOGETHER WITHOUT WRECKING AN ALREADY BUSY LIFESTYLE. THE MATERIAL COVERED WILL APPLY TO MEN WANTING TO DISCIPLE THIER OWN SONS OR OTHER YOUNG MEN IN THEIR LIVES.

DISC “DON’T CALL ME FRISBEE” GOLF!
LEADER: ROBERT WARD
DISC GOLF IS A WALK IN THE PARK, THE WOODS, THE MOUNTAINS, OR EVEN AROUND THE LAKE. IT’S FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. DISC GOLF ALSO PROVIDES US WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH THE LORD THROUGH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ENJOYING HIS CREATIONS. COME LEARN MORE ABOUT DISC GOLF AND GOD!

MEAT IS WHAT’S FOR DINNER, BUT PATIENCE IS THE KEY INGREDIENT
LEADER: NICK DOWELL
ECCLESIASTES 7-8: “THE END OF THE MATTER IS BETTER THAN ITS BEGINNING AND PATIENCE IS BETTER THAN PRIDE.” WISDOM PRESERVES THE LIFE OF ITS OWNER. MUCH LIKE SMOKING OR PRESERVING MEAT, IT’S ALL ABOUT REMOVING MOISTURE OR USING LOW HEAT TO BREAK DOWN THE MEAT OVER TIME. WHAT NEEDS BROKEN DOWN THROUGH PATIENCE IN OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES?

FINDING YOUR ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS
LEADER: JIM LEWIS
COME LEARN ABOUT WHAT HELPS MAKE PARTNERSHIPS SUCCESSFUL. ACCOUNTABILITY, MEETINGS, FREQUENCY AND AVOIDING PITFALLS ARE ONLY THE BEGINNING. THIS SESSION WILL GIVE TIPS AS WELL AS ANSWER QUESTIONS.

SHARING CHRIST IN A CULTURE OF CONFLICT
LEADER: STEVE BARNES
WHY ARE THE MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS SO INTIMIDATED WHEN IT COMES TO SHARING THEIR FAITH? WHAT CAN CHURCH LEADERS DO TO BREAK THE BARRIER? IN THIS SESSION, PASTOR STEVE BARNES OFFERS INSIGHT AND SOLUTIONS TO THESE QUESTIONS. YOU’LL LEAVE EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES NEEDED TO ENGAGE, INSPIRE, AND MOBILIZE EVEN THE MOST TIMID CHRISTIAN TO PERSONALLY SHARE THIER FAITH.

MEN AND MISSIONS
LEADER: TIM TIDENBURG
GOD IS USING MEN AROUND THE WORLD TO SHARE HIS LOVE FOR HIS GLORY. COME JOIN US AS WE LOOK AT HOW WE CAN BE INVOLVED IN REACHING OTHER MEN FOR CHRIST. LEARN HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN WAYS YOU MAY HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF. YOU CAN CHANGE THIS WORLD BY LEADING OTHER MEN TO HIM!

THE GOSPEL WINS! (WARNING: THIS SESSION IS A CALL TO ARMS!)
LEADER: ROY JAYE
OVER 72,000 AMERICANS DIED OF DRUG OVERDOSE IN 2017. THE U.S. INCURRED 58,220 CASUALTIES DURING THE ENTIRE VIETNAM WAR. LET THAT SINK IN. WE ARE LOSING THE WAR AGAINST DRUG ADDICTION. OPIOD USE DISORDER IS STRANGLING MEN, THEIR MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, CHURCHES, AND COMMUNITIES. SIR, WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THIS EPIDEMIC? WHAT IS YOUR CHURCH DOING? COMMUNITY? IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO? IS THERE HOPE? (SEE 1 CORINTHIANS 16; 13-14.)

WEATHERING YOUR WILDERNESS
LEADER: SHANE LESTER
FOR THE NATION OF ISRAEL, THE WILDERNESS PROVED TO BE A SEASON OF DIFFICULT TRANSITIONS WHERE LIFE WAS NOT AS THEY REMEMBERED, AND YET WAS STILL NOT REFLECTIVE OF WHERE GOD HAD PROMISED. CAN YOU RELATE? WE’VE ALL BEEN IN SEASONS WHERE LIFE IS NO LONGER WHAT WE WERE FAMILIAR WITH, NOR SETTLED IN THE NEW PLACE WE FEEL GOD WAS LEADING US INTO. THESE WILDERNESS EXPERIENCES ARE FILLED WITH FAITH-DEFINING MOMENTS THAT CAN BE CATALYSTS FOR GREAT SEASONS OF GROWTH IN YOUR LIFE. OR, LIKE MANY IN ISRAEL EXPERIENCED, THEY CAN GIVE WAY TO FAITH SHATTERING MOMENTS THAT CAUSE YOU TO MISS GOD’S BEST. THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU GET TO CHOOSE! YOUR CHOICE NOT ONLY SHAPES THE MAN YOU ARE, BUT IT ALSO DEFINES THE MAN YOU’LL BECOME.