February 27 - March 1, 2015
Cultivating Courage with John Paul Lederach
Join us for Men’s Retreat to spend time with God and fellow men in the beauty of creation. Men’s Retreat is planned each year by Mountain States Mennonite Conference. The festivities for the weekend include worship times, foosball, ping pong, chess, human curling, great fellowship and more!
Cultivating Courage: the ins and outs of the good fight
Through stories, songs, and sharing we’ll take a look at practical ways to transform conflict with our family, church, community, and business colleagues. We’ll also explore the biblical basis of transforming conflict and hopefully come away with more courage to face conflict than before.
John Paul Lederach has worked in international reconciliation for more than thirty years. He has developed training in conflict transformation and provided direct mediation and support services for reconciliation efforts in some of the most violently conflicted regions across five continents. As professor of international peacebuilding and director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Lederach is the founding director of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. (mennomedia.org)
Herm Weaver serves as the Conference Minister for Mountain States Mennonite Conference and will be assisting in the worship sessions.
ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE: The retreat begins Friday after supper and concludes Sunday after worship and brunch.
COST: The cost for the weekend covers meals, lodging, and the program.
Emmental (Note: bedding and towels provided)
- Shared room: $120.00 / person
- Single room: $135.00 / person
Main Camp (Note: please bring own bedding)
- Shared room: $85.00 / person
- Single room: $105.00 / person
Saturday only (meals & program): $35 / person
PLEIADES CONSTRUCTION PROJECT: Camp is in the midst of a building project and many hands are needed to keep the construction moving along. Continuing the tradition of Men’s Retreat participants volunteering before or during the retreat, we hope many of you will lend your skills to the project. Follow the weekly update sent out by email to see which stage of the construction will be happening in February. If you are planning on working all or part of the day on Friday, please contact the camp ahead of time so meals and other details can be planned. THANKS!
ACCOMMODATIONS: Housing is assigned by camp on a first come first served basis for your preferred housing location. Reservations are limited. The housing location options are Emmental or Main Camp. Emmental has twin beds and linens and towels are provided. For those wishing to stay at main camp, please bring linens and towels. Aspen is our primary housing location at main camp. To see detailed information about these facilities please go to our Facilities page.
PREPARE TO COME: RMMC is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. To prepare for your retreat with us, please check out our information about things to know before you arrive. Follow the link on the right "Prepare to Come".
THINGS TO BRING:
- Warm clothing for tubing, snowshoeing, broomball, & human curling
- Sleeping bag and pillow (for those staying in Main Camp accommodations)
- Snacks to share
- Hand tools (if planning on helping with work projects)
- Bible & notebook / journal
- Musical instruments
REGISTRATION: A $50 deposit is due at registration. This will confirm your space for the retreat. Deposit is non-refundable. To register, call camp at 719-687-9506 or mail in the paper registration form.
PHOTOS - To see photos from Men's Retreat go to our album on Facebook.
SAMPLE RETREAT SCHEDULE
Meals on Friday are for work project volunteers.
6:30 General registration & welcome for retreat participants
7:30 Evening worship
9:00 Morning Worship
10:00 Free time, tournaments & work projects (optional)
1:00 Free time, tournaments, work projects (optional)
7:00 Evening Worship
8:30 "Talent Show" - favorite poetry, songs, stories, joke, etc.
9:30 Free time & finish tournaments
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Morning worship & camp offering
10:00 Men's Retreat planning meeting
A committee from the Mountain States Mennonite Conference plans the annual Men’s Retreat. Each year a person is selected to replace the outgoing member who has completed his three year term. Selection of the new member will be held Sunday at the retreat. If you are interested in helping with the planning committee for next year or would like additional information about this year’s retreat, feel free to contact camp.