Men's Retreat at Lake Aurora

March 3-4, 2023 -Registration FULL - Waitlist only

Theme: Divine Design
Keynote Speakers 2023:
  • Keynote Friday 7:30 pm - Tim Gray, Tamarac
  • Keynote Saturday 8:30 am - Jim Book, Kissimmee
  • Keynote Saturday 1:15 pm - Steve Brooke, Lakeland
  • Men's Retreat 2023 will explore what it means to be a man in a culture of confusion. God's intent with his original divine design.

    Men's Retreat at Lake Aurora

    Cost: $75
    Part-time Rates: $35 for Friday or $45 for Saturday
    Hold your spot for $35 deposit. Have a group coming? Secure group space with deposit on number attending. Deposit transferrable among participants.

    Because of the positive response to the outdoor 'Steel Tents' for our keynote and workshop sessions, we are continuing this format for 2023. Bring a jacket for possible chilly weather and your favorite camp/lawn chair.

    2023 Participant Program Book

    Information Brochure - 2023

    Online Registration Portal - WAITLIST ONLY

    Poster for Promotion- 2023

    Paper Registration for mail/email


    Please register online, mail registration, or email, Attention Emmalee.
    Online Registration available at link above

    Here's an idea of what to expect during your Retreat:

    Friday, March 3

    2:00pm-4 pm - Pre-Event Paintball ($30)Advance signup

    4:00pm - Check in opens

    6:30pm - Dinner

    7:30pm - Main session #1 - Tim Gray (Outdoors)

    8:45pm - Break/Snacks

    9:15 pm - Campfire Roundups/Workshop #1

    11:00 pm - Quiet Hours

    Saturday, March 4

    7:00am - Early coffee/Prayer Walk

    7:30 am - Breakfast

    8:30 Key Session #2 - Jim Book (Outdoors)

    9:30 am - Workshop #1 or active options

    11:00am - Workshop #2 or active options

    12:30pm - Lunch

    1:15pm - Key session #3 - Steve Brooke (Outdoors)

    2:00pm - Closing

    2:00-5:00pm - Enjoy the campus.

    18 Hole Disc Golf Tournament-Cancelled

    About our Keynote Speakers:

    Keynote speakers

    Jim Book, Kissimmee Christian Church

    Jim spent 17 years as the Sr. Minister of First Christian Church of Winter Park before coming to Kissimmee Christian Church in 2011. He is a 1987 graduate of Johnson University FL (formerly Florida Christian College) and formerly served as a member of the Board of Trustees. He is presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Christian Restoration Association. He is also one of the founders of Advance Center for Ministry Training.

    Tim Gray, Community Christian Church, Tamarac

    Tim is a 1996 graduate of Johnson University Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry and Christian Education. Over the past 20+ years, Tim has served as a student pastor. Now Tim oversees the ministry to adults, focusing on the development and oversight of LIFE Groups. Tim enjoys mountain biking, disc golf, bass (both the music and fish types), all Michigan sports teams, and eating BBQ as often as possible.

    Steve Brooke, Legacy Christian Church, Lakeland

    Steve Brooke was that kid from a broken, irreligious family whose life was spiraling into a mess, when he was introduced during high school to a church, and to Christians, and to the person of Jesus Christ, who would end up saving his life, changing his life and calling him into the adventures of life in ministry for Him. From youth ministry to senior ministry, from preaching in the pulpit, to ministry in the streets, from planting churches into existence, to pastoring churches out of danger, Steve loves Jesus and His people.

    Men getting ready to board Giant Swing

    2023 Breakout Options and Presenters: 

    Coming Soon

    What to Bring:

    This is a camp, so dress is casual. Bring comfortable shoes and a jacket for possible chilly weather.

    What's continuing in 2023?

  • MOSTLY Outdoor event - Keynote and break out sessions under Hillside Steel Tent or ventilated indoor spaces
  • Meal times will sit by housing unit or day use status. Limited outdoor seating available
  • Self screening requested prior to arrival (Symptoms/exposure)