2018 Men’s Retreat

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY for the 2018 Men's Retreat! Southwest Michigan is at its best in the late Summer/early Fall, when the crowds are gone but the weather is still perfect.

You are invited to participate in the 2018 Men’s Retreat at Gordon Beach Inn in southwest Michigan (Google Map). It will be an invigorating opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth, including time on beautiful Lake Michigan and out on the golf course, for those who desire it!

THIS YEAR'S SPEAKER - Rev. Kevin McClain

Kevin grew up fishing and surfing in Southern California. He is an avid outdoors-man. He attended Seminary at Wittenburg Institute and was recently ordained as a minister in the NALC. He has a wife and four young children.


The dates for the retreat are Thursday, September 6, through Sunday, September 9, following this basic schedule:

Thursday, September 6
Afternoon – Round of Golf (if interested)
Dinner (on your own)
Evening - Bible Study (pt 1 - 8:45 -9:45 pm)

Friday, September 7
Morning – Bible Study (pt 2 - 9:30-11:00 am)
Afternoon – Bible Study (pt 3 - 1:15-2:45 pm)
Evening – Relax

Saturday, September 8
Morning – Golf, Fishing, Hiking
Afternoon & Evening – Relax, Watch Football

Sunday, September 9
Morning – Breakfast, Worship at a Local Church & Depart for Home


For those who cannot stay for the whole weekend, departing early on Friday evening or any time on Saturday is not a problem. Some participants may need to make it home for worship at their home church or to spend time with family. Those who depart early will miss out on some of the outdoor recreation, but they will still be able to participate in the Bible Study. (There is no discount for early departures. Sorry.)


The cost for the retreat is $130 (shared room, shared bed), $220 (shared room, own bed) or $400 (private room), and includes lodging and continental breakfast, as well as program costs. Lunch, Dinner, and any fees for golfing are not included. There are plenty of restaurant options nearby with reasonable prices, and we try to keep the golf costs down to around $30-$35 for 18 holes with a cart.