Acts 13:22 says that David was a man after God's own heart, and that he would do what God asked him to do. This year's retreat is going to be focused on being a man after God's own heart. We are going to study the life of David and examine him as a shepherd, a warrior, a king and a poet. He was both a leader of others and a follower of God as well as a man who could connect well with other men.

Justin Gerhardt from Round Rock, Texas, will lead us through some devotional periods to reflect on these different aspects of David's character, while the team leaders from The Vision Ministry will take our group through some exercises on the ropes course and other challenges designed to help us rely on each other to accomplish the challenges and grow closer to one another in the process. Whether you're 25 and full of physical strength or 85 and bringing a lifetime of wisdom, your participation will be the key to make this event a success.

We hope you'll join us Friday evening through Sunday morning, September 22-24, conveniently located at The Vision Ministries Retreat Center just off of Hobbs Island Road in South Huntsville.

Theme: Men After God’s Own Heart Here's the main lesson and session titles: Poet Warrior Kings: How Expression, Opposition, Power, and Priority Can Make Us More Like God, David, and the Men We Were Created to Be

  • Session 1 -- When You Learn to Answer God: David as Poet
  • Session 2 -- When Something Stands In Your Way : David as Warrior
  • Session 3 -- When You Find Yourself In Front: David as King
  • Session 4 -- When the Urgent Eclipses the Important: David As Father


  • Ropes Course
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • Shooting Range (BYOG)
  • Hiking
  • Fishing

Registration and Release Forms located in church lobbies now, or you can download a PDF at right. Completed forms should be given to Steve Crigger or the Church Office.

So that we can have an idea on the number to prepare for and the number who want to participate in the ropes course to ensure we have adequate instructors, please complete and return your registration form, including the Activity Authorization form, to the church office or Steve Crigger by Sunday, September 3, 2017.  If you plan to come, but cannot get your form in by Sunday, please send Steve an email stating your intent to attend.

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