Men's Summit 2017
Click here to request financial aid.
Who: The men of Del Rey Church (and their friends)
What: A refreshing weekend men's retreat in mountain cabins
Speaker: Pastor Matt Jones
When: Thursday night, April 27, through Saturday afternoon, April 29
Where: Pine Summit Christian Camp near Big Bear Lake (more info here)
Why: Because it's life changing and fun
How: We carpool up the mountain and back
Cost: Covers program, room and board, and fun stuff
- Regular registration: $190 from March 1 to March 31
- Late registration: $220 from April 1 until April 23
- Further registrations as space permits
The retreat starts by carpooling with other Del Rey Church men on Thursday afternoon/evening and sharing a time of fellowship in the car. We encourage you to arrive at Pine Summit that night for "hang out" time, but if you have to, you can drive up early on Friday morning, because there's nothing formal on Thursday night - we'll start on Friday morning. On Friday we will eat three meals together and have times of Bible study and hanging out, including hours of free time for hiking, sports, ziplines and ropes courses, sports, relaxing or paint ball (bring your cash for that). On Saturday, we have fellowship and learning time, and then we return to our families and homes on Saturday afternoon/evening. On Sunday morning, we lead our families and our church in corporate worship, as men ought to do.
WHAT'S IT LIKE UP THERE?
Pine Summit Christian Camp is a phenomenal retreat site near Big Bear Lake among trees, mountains, and the water. The camp includes lodging of several different kinds - we are staying in the hotel-style lodges, four to six single beds per room (two of the rooms have six beds), with no bunk beds, all in the same building that includes a large meeting room. During free time, Pine Summit provides a climbing wall, ziplines, ropes courses, soccer field, basketball, tennis, horseshoes, BB gun range, archery, and paint ball.
It's like a hotel room. Four to six men to a room, in single beds, with an attached bathroom. See photos here - see the "Hotel Style Lodges" section.
What to Bring
Toiletries, flashlight, Bible, pen or pencil, warm clothes, and money for snacks and extras. Ear plugs or noise-cancelling headphones if you have trouble sleeping with noise (e.g., snoring). Bedding, linens, and towels are INCLUDED - don't need to bring those.
What to leave behind
Drama, stress, work, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and firearms.
SPEAKER and PROGRAM
Matt Jones, Lead Pastor, Del Rey Church
You know who he is. All of his sermons can be found online at http://delreychurch.com/sermons.
Thursday, April 27
3:00-7:00 Check-in. Dinner on your own, on the road or in Big Bear
7:00-12:00 Hang-out time
Friday, April 28
9:00 Session 1
11:00 Session 2
1:00 Recreation: rock wall, sports, paintball, etc.
7:00 Session 3
9:00 Campfire with s'mores
Saturday, April 29
7:45 Breakfast and check out of rooms
9:00 Session 4
10:00 Group photo then discussion groups
11:00 Free time
1:00 Session 5
2:30 Leave Pine Summit
COST, PAYMENTS, REFUND POLICY
See above. $190 for regular registration (March 1 through March 31); $220 for late registration (starting April 1). If you have the means, please consider donating extra for financial aid to our needier brothers. The extra will be considered a donation to the Congregational Care Fund and will appear on your annual Giving Statement. Paintball is $10 per person per game, with 2 games maximum on Friday afternoon, up to 40 guys per game. Bring your own cash for paintball.
- Credit card - Pay online
- Check or cash on Sundays at church - Write "Men's Summit" on the offering envelope. Make checks payable to "Del Rey Church" and write "Men's Summit" in the memo.
Del Rey Church will not issue refunds. If you have paid and cannot attend, we encourage you to recruit a substitute man to attend in your place, and have him reimburse you directly. Alternatively, you may contact Tony Shen (see below) to have your registration fee donated to Del Rey Church's Congregational Care Fund.
No excuses. We want you DRC MEN to be at this retreat...
We realize that it may be hard for some guys to pay for the retreat. We are prepared to help.
Click here to request financial aid.
REASONS SOME DON'T ASK FOR HELP
REASONS WHY WE GIVE HELP
Didn’t know about it
Lost job, laid off, low income
Embarrassed by their situation
Major unexpected expense, depleted savings
Too proud to ask
Fear of not getting it
Death or divorce
Single parent working
IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK FOR HELP. James 4:6: "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble"...including financial aid if you can't afford the full cost of the retreat.
QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION
Contact Pastor Tony Shen: firstname.lastname@example.org