April 13-16, 2023 @ Lakeview Villages
Registration deadline is March 31, 2023
Stop the White Noise
Wondering how you can stop the white noise of this world? Do you feel like you are wallowing in the muck with those who have no hope? Tired of being a pawn in a world run by the devil? Come to the 2023 Men’s Gathering where we bring together men just like you, ready to build a future founded on the common faith that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, that his Bible is trustworthy and true, and that there is nothing more important in this life than passing his wisdom on from generation to generation.
The Mad Christian himself, Rev. Jonathan Fisk, will be our main speaker this year. He will teach us the importance of praying the Psalms, the very prayers of Jesus Christ. We will learn why the Proverbs are a philosophy on which to build our lives and what we can do to Stop the White Noise in our daily lives. Please don’t sign up if you are not willing to have your every-day-thinking be challenged! We will leave with our heads lifted up, all the more, as we see the day approaching.
Rev. Fisk is the husband of Meredith Fisk, the father of 5 children, and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL. He is the author of multiple best-sellers in Lutheran Christianity. Rev. Fisk is a highly dynamic, internationally recognized teacher, equipped to engage you on a variety of highly relevant spiritual topics. His weekly podcast with last years presenter Dr. Adam Koontz can be found at abriefhistoryofpower.com. Rev Fisk has also founded hebroncollegium.com, a gap year Bible school for men and sonsofsolomon.net, an ecumenical prayer habitus. Watch the Fisk’s family weekly show Stop the White Noise on Youtube by subscribing to RevFiskJ.
Special Sessions & Activities
In addition to the keynote sessions, we have many other sessions of which you may take advantage. You will have opportunity to sign up for these optional small group sessions during check in on Friday night.
If you choose to not participate in these sessions, you can spend this time relaxing in God’s creation. We have attempted to build this retreat schedule so that everyone can get what they need out of their time at camp. We desire that you do what you need to do in order to be refreshed and brought closer to God.
Eat Like a King
You certainly won’t go hungry this weekend. To give you a glimpse of one of our special meals, we will prepare a whole hog and smoke it on a rotisserie roaster for 20+ hours until it literally falls apart and onto your plate!
Each year, we join together in a Medieval Challenge, Gathering Quest, or the like which brings you together with your fellow men to compete in feats of skill, wit, strength, and determination. This is always a great time to bond with your brothers.
Mini Golf Tournament
We have regularly held a miniature golf tournament at Camp Lakeview’s mini-golf course on Friday afternoon. See if you can become a champion at the challenging nine hole course.
Bass Fishing Tournament
Enjoy Lake Wehmeier, the 10 acre lake at the Villages, which has been stocked with some very nice bass.
If you decide to extend your stay at camp by arriving Thursday night or by coming Friday morning, we will be offering additional activities for your enjoyment and manly fellowship. All 3G activities will be completed by 3pm on Friday afternoon so that anyone interested in participating in the Mini Golf Tourney will be able to do so. All Participants for the 3G activities will meet at the Lakeview Villages Lodge on Friday morning at 9:00 for orientation and departure to the selected 3G activity. Lunches will be provided by the Men’s Gathering staff as part of the fees for these activities.
Join us as we travel to a local shooting range for “Fellowship and Firing”. Please do not bring your own guns this weekend. The firearms will be provided, but the costs of the ammunition and range fees will be in addition to your retreat registration and will be paid directly to the shooting range. An orientation for the Gun Range will be conducted at the Lakeview Villages Lodge at 9:00 am on Friday Morning. Participation at the gun range is dependent on your completion of this orientation. We will release more information as we finalize the details for this event.
Join us as we travel to a local golf course for “Fellowship and Driving”. This may involve personalized instructions, driving range practice, or a round of golf depending on how the weather is treating us at that time of the year. Any costs related to this activity will be paid by the participant to the golf course and will be in addition to the retreat registration fees. We will release more information as we finalize the details for this event.
Giving Back to Camp
Join us as we work together in “Fellowship and Serving”. This activity will allow us to give back to camp by completing a servant project on site at Lakeview. There is no additional fee for this project as all project costs will be covered by Lakeview. Just give of your time and enjoy the fellowship of fellow servants. We will release more information as we finalize the details for this event.
What Does It Cost?
Stay tuned. This information will be available when registration opens.
Registration & Housing Options
|Extended Retreat (8 meals, 3 nights, basic programs)||$120||$110||$100||$90|
|Full Retreat (5 meals, 2 nights, basic programs)||$105||$95||$85||$75|
|Saturday Only (3 meals, most basic programs)||$60|
Previous year participants have contributed to our Help a Brother Out fund which helps defray the cost for those who might be unable to attend without some such financial assistance. If cost is standing in the way of your attending this year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registering to determine what money might be available.
Extended Retreat 3G Activity Fees
|Gun Range||$15 (plus activity fees)|
|Golf Outing||$15 (plus activity fees)|