March 2-4, 2012 at Mount Hermon
The Converge PacWest Men's Retreat 2012 will challenge and encourage men to be "Soldiers for Christ." You will be encouraged in your faith and equipped to fight the good fight and become the godly man, husband, or father that God wants you to be. We look forward to seeing you there!
Download the brochure to find out more! Registration for this reteat should be made through your local CPW church. Please contact your Men's Ministry point person for registration info.
FRIDAY ACTIVITIES: Learn more and pre-register for the Friday Golf Tournament Seascape Golf Course in Aptos, CA.
SATURDAY ACTIVITIES include the following:
- 9-hole golf tournament at Valley Gardens Golf, Scott's Valley, CA**
- Bowling at Surf Boel, Santa Cruz, CA**
- Table Tennis - singles & doubles
- Basketball, 3-point shot competition
- Basketball, 3-on-3 teams
- Dodge Ball, 6-man team
- Volleyball, 6-man team
- Board and Table Games
**Additional costs for Golf and Bowling
This year's retreat speaker is Greg Koukl, founder of Stand To Reason. Greg started out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of the Christian faith. He believes that Christianity can compete in the marketplace of ideas when it's properly understood and articulated.
Greg's teaching has been featured on Focus on the Family radio, he’s been interviewed for CBN and the BBC, and did a one-hour national television debate with Deepak Chopra on Lee Strobel's “Faith Under Fire.” Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University. He is an author, speaker, and adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University. See the clip below in which Greg answers the question, "How did you become a Christian?"
We'll also be joined by guest speaker, James Hodgins. James is a 9 year veteran of the NFL where he was a Super Bowl champion as a member of the “Greatest Show on Turf” St. Louis Rams. He was coached by Mike Martz, one of the most creative and innovative offensive minds the NFL has seen. As a player, Hodgins was the lead blocker for several hall of fame running backs such as Marshall Faulk, Curtis Martin, Edgrine James, and Emmitt Smith. A multi-faceted coach, consultant, and public speaker Hodgins has worked with the Fellowship Of Christian Athletes, San Jose State University, and the Denver Broncos. Hodgins brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable life experiences as a Christian husband, father, and youth pastor. Hodgins uses his former NFL position as a platform to share the Gospel, motivate others, and create interest for new believers.