MEN

 

Our men’s ministry is designed to help men do two things: connect with other men and grow as a man. Most men’s lives are fast paced and filled with lots of responsibilities and choices. In that environment we need the friendship, encouragement and wisdom that comes from being with other men and learning from one another. The Bible says “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” We all have things we’ve learned and things we “bring to the table” that other men can learn from. We also all have challenges and blind spots that other men can help us with. Connecting with other men in both fun and purposeful activities enriches our lives as men. We help men connect and grow in three ways:

  • Bible Studies / Groups: We have Life Groups and classes for men that meet at various times.
    Current Studies.
  • Events: We do regular events that are open to all men and designed to broaden our circle of relationships.
  • Annual Men’s Retreat in the fall

UPCOMING

Men’s Retreat

October 1-3, 2021

Cost: $95 ($75 for men 25 and under)

Learn More

We can’t wait to spend this weekend together!

Here are some more details:

Location:

We convene at Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center, near Westboro, WI (about a 90 minute drive).  The 570 acres that the camp is situated on provide a rich combination of natural beauty, modern conveniences, and leisure activities.

More information and photos of the camp’s facilities are available here.

A full map of the camp is available here.

Lodging:

Included in the cost of the Men’s Retreat Weekend is lodging in a Standard Cabin, which includes a private restroom, shower, and four sets of bunk beds.

For an additional cost, hotel-like Lodge Rooms are available, with private bathrooms and 4 twin beds with Temper-Pedic mattresses, air conditioning, WiFi, and more.

The Speaker:

Living Like a Champion is the theme of this year’s Men’s Retreat. Our speaker is Steve Sonderman, President and Founder of No Regrets Men’s Ministry.

Every team has a go-to guy when the game is on the line. Tampa has Brady, the Bucks have Giannis, the Dodgers have Kershaw, the Bears have, well they haven’t had anyone for a long time! Men, you don’t need to be told that the game is on the line and God is looking for someone to step up, He is looking for champions. I believe to the core of my being that every man wants to be a champion and at this year’s men’s retreat we are going to talk about what it means to be a champion where it matters; at home, with our friends, in the community and in our relationship with Jesus.  We will be discussing:

  • The Qualities of a Champion
  • The Making of Champion, and
  • The Influence of a Champion.

Steve is one of the most experienced men’s speakers in the Midwest. Steve started one of the first men’s ministries in the country at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. In 1994, he began the annual No Regrets Men’s Conference which today draws thousands of men across the country and around the world. He has authored books on leadership and curriculum studies for men. Steve and his wife, Colleen, have four grown children and are proud grandparents.

The Schedule

(Subject to change)

Friday:

? – 7:00 pm                   Friday optional activities (see below)

5:00 – 7:00 pm              Check-in

7:30 – 9:00 pm              Announcements, Worship, Session 1

9:00 – 9:30 pm              Small Group

9:30 pm                        Free Time
Lodge Café is open from 9:00-10:30
Volleypong in basement of Neale Lodge
Basketball/volleyball in gymnasium
Campfires

 

Saturday:

6:30 – 9:00 am              Coffee/tea/hot cocoa available in our meeting room

7:45 – 8:30 am              Breakfast

8:45 – 10:00 am            Worship, Session 2

10:00 – 11:30 am          Time alone with God

11:30 – 12:15 pm          Small Group

12:15 – 1:00 pm            Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 pm              Free Time
Extra cost for:  Trapshooting ($10 for ½ hour session)

Sign up needed for:  Trapshooting, archery, climbing wall, canoes, and rowboats. Bows provided, may bring your own rifles, pistol & bullets for pistol range.

No sign up for: Volleyball, basketball, football, horseshoes, mini-golf, tennis, or 9 hole disc golf!

1:30 pm            Touch football game
3:30 pm            Mini-golf tournament

5:00 – 6:00 pm              Dinner

6:00 – 7:30 pm              Worship, Session 3

7:30 – 8:15 pm              Small Group

8:15 pm                        Men that are only staying for one night usually pack up and leave

8:15 pm                        Free Time
Lodge Café is open from 9:00-10:30
Volleypong in basement of Neale Lodge
Board games in Neal Lodge
Basketball/volleyball in gymnasium
Campfires

Sunday:

? – 9:00 am                    Time alone with God

9:00 – 10:00 am            Large Group sharing

10:00 – 11:00 am          Brunch

11:00 am                          Pack up & leave for home

The Game

Woodlands Men’s Retreat is the only place in the world where you will be able to participate in an officially sanctioned Volleypong event! Both Friday and Saturday nights, circle around the ping-pong table for this one-of-a-kind game.

The Tournament

New in 2021! Join us at 3:30 pm on Saturday for a 18-hole mini-golf tournament. Men will play in groups of 4, and the lowest 3 scores overall win a free scoop of ice cream Saturday night from the Lodge Café!

Packing

Things for you to pack: Bible, sleeping bag/bedding, pillow, towel, snacks, personal items & credit card or cash for the Lodge Cafe’. Lodge Rooms will have bedding, pillow & towels.

You can bring your own handguns, rifles and ammo if you want to shoot them at the range.

Optional Friday Activities

Golfing at Inshalla Country Club

This beautiful 18-hole, par 70 golf course is situated just outside Tomahawk, Wisconsin. We meet there and tee off (shotgun style) around 8:00 am.  Everyone gets a golf cart, and lunch is included.  Unlimited holes are included – so how many can your foursome get in by 5:00 pm? All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Men’s Groups

Men’s compass group
thursdays @ 6:30pm

This group meets every week at Woodlands. The purpose of this group is to encourage one another to follow God’s standard for sexual purity. We do this by reminding one another of the Bible’s teaching on healthy sexuality. As a supportive team of brothers we are there to hold one another accountable and provide a safe, confidential place to share. Please contact Pastor David Hansen for more information or sign up below.

Men’s Group
Wednesdays 6:15 -7:30 am

 

ATTRIBUTES FOR MEN
October 6 – December 15

LEARN MORE
Woodlands’ men, join us for the Attributes for Men study on Wednesday mornings at 6:15 am starting October 6 at the church. In a world where everyone is attempting to define manhood, why not look to God who designed men. God’s definition of real manhood is found in the ultimate man – Jesus Christ. Ten sessions on nine attributes that will empower you to become the man God wants you to be.

    COST: $11 for study guide

    If you have any questions e-mail us here.