Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore | August 19–22 & October 14–17
The heart of a man is hardwired to connect with God, seek adventure alongside a band of brothers, and partner with God in impacting the world. But too often we forsake this kind of life and just give ourselves to the daily grind. This weekend is about the recovery of your heart. It’s about plugging yourself into the larger story that God is writing in this world instead of the lesser narratives all around us. It’s about getting real with each other and with God.
At a story retreat we will explore the north woods, enjoy the campfire, and eat great food. However, the real meat of the weekend will be an opportunity to explore our stories, and confront the ways in which the enemy has tried to keep us down. We go to the wilderness to explore the things that make our hearts come alive, but we also go to the wilderness to unearth and tend to the places in our story where we feel stuck so we can open ourselves up to receive all God has for us.
The weekend is a combination of fun in the wilderness, storytelling, times of reflection, and times of sharing together. The cabin will be comfortable, the wilderness beautiful, the meals delicious, and the campfires will burn into the night. Whether you love the outdoors or not, this will be a meaningful opportunity to refresh and reawaken your heart.
This year’s story retreats will be in the Upper Peninsula, near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There will be one pre-trip meeting prior to each retreat, dates TBD.
Please email Matt Kenney ( ) if you have questions and click on the link to register. Groups will depart at 6 am Thursday morning and will return around 7 pm Sunday evening.