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HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A WEEKEND GATHERING?

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WHAT ABOUT COVID?

We care about your safety and are making arrangements to protect everyone who attends. We will be implementing social distancing and have hand sanitizing stations. All facilities allow for at least 6ft distance (including dorm rooms.) Masks will be available and worn, as desired. (We will be referring to the Indiana State guidelines as our guide to providing as safe an environment as possible.) We’ll have more information soon. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LQW AND LQW-Experience?

The LIFEQUESTWEEKEND | Experience is not an adventure weekend. It similar to the original LIFEQUESTweekend — in heart — but it is very different from the original retreat in format and content. Both the original LIFEQUESTweekend and the LIFEQUESTweekend | EXPERIENCE are very unique and special. Both provide a space for men to be men, learn about what it means to be a man, and deal with the issues men face. It’s all set in a very non-religious atmosphere and creatively focuses our attention on the Father, allowing him to help us recover and live from a restored heart.

The LQW | EX gathering provides a special, less formal, more conversational environment, sitting with experienced trail-guides and others to invite the Fathering of God.  The environment invites small groups of men to unplug, pause, and engage with the Father and each other. You’ll have time with God, but also adds opportunities to ‘unpack’ with a few others what we’re learning and engage in meaningful and practical ways throughout the weekend.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?


You’ll arrive with other men from around the area… men from different places, different churches, different lives. You won’t be asked to stand up and introduce yourself. There won’t be any camp-games or scavenger hunts.  This isn’t an “adventure sport” weekend or a team-building weekend or a “physical” quest… it is a spiritual journey.

We won’t all know each other. Some will come in groups – some will come alone. You will encounter God, individually, personally. There will be sessions of teaching and the speaking team will share stories — and there will be time to spend with God. Time to listen. There will also be some free time for some optional activities. You’ll have opportunities to interact with other men, if you want to – but nothing forced. The atmosphere will be safe, relaxed — perfect for a man and his God.

FACILITIES:  You will stay in comfortable, dorm-like cabins. Most rooms accommodate between 2-4 men.  Most beds are bunk-style. Each cabin has its own bathroom and shower.  If you are unable to sleep on a “top bunk” be sure to contact us prior to the event so we may reserve a bed for you.

I’VE ATTENDED A PAST EVENT — SHOULD I ATTEND AGAIN?

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IS THIS AN “ADVENTURE” WEEKEND?

LIFEQUESTWEEKEND (and LIFEQUESTWEEKEND | Experience) are not an “adventure” weekend or a “team building” event… it is an invitation to dive deeper into God’s Larger Story and into your story…because in order for a man to find true Life, he must follow God into the deeper places that we too often neglect.

WHAT HAVE PAST ATTENDERS SAID ABOUT THE EVENT?

Read what others are saying about our past events. [Link]

SHOULD FATHERS AND SONS ATTEND TOGETHER?

We leave that up to you with these words of counsel — If you have attended a past LIFEQUESTWEEKEND and feel ready to have your father/son come along, then do so. This weekend is not a Father/Son retreat. We provide an environment and space for each man to meet with God, individually. And we wrestle with some difficult topics, including our relationship with our fathers. For the LIFEQUESTWEEKEND, we’ve found it best for first-time attenders that fathers and sons do not attend together. (Due to content and format differences, the LIFEQUESTWEEKEND | EXPERIENCE weekend  should be fine for fathers and sons to attend together.) But, as with all things, pray about it and see how God leads.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “BOOT CAMP“?

We refer to this weekend as a “Bootcamp” weekend because it will be a very intentional time away… time to meet with God… to get your heart back… to get back what God meant when He made you.  As John Eldredge says, you are in a sacred romance set in the midst of a fierce battle… a battle for your heart. You have an enemy… and he does not want you to take back what he has stolen from you.   So, fight for it!  Resist busyness and chaos. Resist doubt. Resist the temptation to allow relational and financial pressures to stop you from coming. Resist feeling disqualified. Resist the temptation to discount the importance of this event in your life. (Many have already fallen prey to these attacks.)

It will be worth it!  Go to the PREPARATION page for more tools to help you ready yourself for the battle for your heart.

IS THIS AFFILIATED WITH A SPECIFIC CHURCH OR DENOMINATION?

LIFEQUESTWEEKEND is not affiliated with any specific church or denomination.  Our message and our team hold to orthodox Christian views, but this retreat is not about recruiting or church-building.  Our goal is to provide a non-”religious” environment for men to hear from God, regardless of denominational and theological boundaries.  When the retreat is over, we encourage men to return to their churches and form real, meaningful connections with other men on the journey.

TELL ME ABOUT THE LQW TEAM

We are men on a journey, just like you. And, part of our journey is to bring this bootcamp to you — our small network of men’s singular purpose is to BRING LIFE to men and women.  We come from different churches and backgrounds and are united in our desire to help each other find real LIFE!  So, what you get may not be perfectly polished, but it will be real and God-driven.

We believe Jesus’ ministry of Healing, Freedom, Release, Strengthening, and people becoming displays of God’s splendor* is something we see as PRACTICAL, AVAILABLE, and POSSIBLE.  We want to see men and women set free to live out the calling God has placed in them.

In light of this mission, we keep very active in pursuing issues of the heart.  We walk in the messages outlined by John Eldredge and the WildAtHeart.org team, Gary Barkalow (Calling), and others.

* as outlined in Isaiah 61, Luke 4:16-19

 

LIFEQUEST weekend is a ministry modeled after John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart Ministry and his team (Bart Hansen, Craig McConnell, Morgan Snyder).  We at LIFEQUEST weekend are inspired, encouraged and trained to move forward into our calling and great missions by The Noble Heart (Gary Barkalow) and others.

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