Men's Ministry Camping Trip in the Sierras

The Trip

This is our unofficial Men’s Retreat; a time for us to get away from the distractions of the city, leave cell service behind and connect with God and each other. This trip is a great time to re-energize and refocus. You will have an amazing time, guaranteed!*

We will be camping in the Red's Meadow area of Mammoth near Devil's Postpile, sleeping under the stars, cooking copious amounts of bacon each morning, hiking, and catching fish.

There will be great teaching sessions each morning and evening, and plenty of quiet time for you enjoy the spiritual disciplines. We encourage all Redeemer men to join us on this trip.

Space is limited so sign up early!

*Guarantee not valid in California

Details

When: Thursday, August 2 – Saturday, August 4

When: Leave 6am Thursday morning from Matt Irving’s house (5 minutes from Redeemer). Return Saturday evening. Some stay thru Sunday (optional and at your own expense)

How: Carpool together. If you have a truck, plan on driving! Riders will pitch in gas money :)

Cost: $75

What to Bring: All food and cooking gear will be provided. You just need to bring your own personal camping gear (sleeping bag, pillow, hiking boots, clothes) and fishing gear if you want to fish. A fishing license is required. You can get either a two day or annual license here:

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Online-Sales

FAQ

  1. I can’t afford $75! - Please let Matt Irving or Brandon Burns know. Scholarships may be available.

  2. I don’t fish! - No problem. You can hike, swim, relax, play board games, and hang out. You’ll have a great time anyway.

  3. But I want to fish! - No problem! If you are a n00b who wants to learn, we have plenty of guys there who will teach you, and we’ll have extra gear for you to use. Just make sure you get a fishing license.

  4. I don’t have a tent - No problem. Many guys (ahem, Kevin Pawley) have big tents. We’ll have plenty of room for you.

  5. I don’t have a sleeping bag - You can get one pretty cheap, but blankets work too. Just bring some warmer jammies and you’ll be fine.

  6. What about drinks? - We will have drinks available for everyone, but feel free to bring the drinks of your choice as well. If you bring your own then maybe bring a few extra to share as well.


Discipleship, Nurturing, and Accountability

Redeemer is committed to creating intentional settings where men can devote themselves to Gospel-shaped living. As a church, we are convinced that every member should seek to grow in their love of the gospel and believe that DNA (Discipleship, Nurturing, and Accountability) groups are a very effective way of pursuing this growth. We hope that DNA Groups will be accessible to every man who desires to grow in his spiritual life and be held accountable by his brothers in Christ in this structured process and setting. Below is the overall DNA format.

 

Discipleship

1. At each DNA meeting (with 2/3 other guys), you will cover a section of the book from the reading schedule. Bring questions from the texts, write a quick summary of your thoughts on the reading…overall be prepared.

2. Press one another to know the gospel. Go through in greater detail the different aspects of the gospel and their implications. Learn passages that are helpful in understanding the Gospel.

3. Encourage each other to be in the process of developing purposeful relationships with non-Christians, to share the gospel, and to be in prayer for those relationships.

 

Nurturing

1. Get to know one another well. Share your stories with each other. Understand the way that each member came to see the beauty of the gospel, what struggles they have experienced, what they are passionate about. Do this so that you can give each other godly encouragement with major factors in mind.

2. Each meeting you should take time to assess how you are doing in your discipline, in your behavior, in your motivations. Spiritual Assessment Questions are given to every group member to honestly examine their spiritual health before their DNA meeting.

3. Take time to pray for one another. Be intentional to pray that each of you would grow in your love for the gospel & for one another.

 

Accountability

1. Press one another to obedience out of love for Christ, think together on what it would look like to be an obedient believer in their context. Write out what obedience would look like on a daily basis, on a weekly basis, long-term. Hold one another to intentional pursuit of obedient living.

2. Review the time between meetings and examine areas of life where sin has crept in and also areas where you have grown. Pray for one another’s battles against sin & seek to bring godly encouragement in this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Deacon of Men's Ministry, Matt Irving.