Jake and Brett talk about the various movements and dynamics that occur behind the scenes in preparation for the Men’s Retreat.
- Finding a theme involves a lot of time, prayer, and discernment
- The foundation of this year’s theme comes from Hebrews 4:16, “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence.”
- The motivation is a desire for the good of the men who attend the retreat
- We start with the question, “Father, what do you want for the men? How do you want to encounter your sons?”
- The core team gathers and begins to fellowship with each other
- Our approach and desire is just like Jesus when he says, “The son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the son also does.” (John 5:19)
- There is great benefit of a team having a unified experience of God as they are discerning
- The team doesn’t just do the same thing over and over; everything is on the drawing board every year
- An important reality for the team is being called and anointed. This is applicable throughout life.
- Calling is the place or area of life and service you are supposed to be in; it’s your “lane.”
- Anointing is a supernatural capacity that comes out of a calling where the kingdom of God is at hand
- David trying to wear Saul’s armour before his battle with Goliath is a symbolic example of trying to operate in something outside your calling an anointing (Saul’s armour).
- Part of “retreat” is getting to the event
- A special word to men who are considering coming
- We can’t underestimate the battle it takes to simply attend the retreat. We live in a world at war. There is an enemy.
- The Men’s Retreat 2019 is Sep 20-22 in Princeton BC
- What struck you from this episode?
- What was the last retreat you went on? How did it impact you?
- How would you describe your calling and your anointing?
- The Men’s Retreat 2019
- Rockridge Canyon
- Michael Hyatt
- Fr. Timothy Gallagher
- Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy Gallagher
- Justin Trudeau plastic bottle vide