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WHAT IS THE RETREAT ALL ABOUT?
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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 the chance to interact with other men, if you want to – but nothing forced or planned or staged. 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 it’s 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 is 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. We’ve found it best for first-time attenders that fathers and sons do not 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.
* as outlined in Isaiah 61, Luke 4:16-19
LIFEQUEST weekend is a ministry modeled after John Eldredge’s Ransomed Heart Ministry and his team (Bart Hansen, Craig McConnell, Morgan Snider). 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.