MEN’S ADVANCE 2019

2019 Men’s Advance: Building Community
Saturday, May 4th
Hosted by Covenant Family Church (OPC)
at the facilities of St. Stephen UMC, 101 St. Stephen Ln, Troy, MO 63379

Community is weak in modern America. People are taught to live for themselves and to adopt a consumerist mentality. The family is fragile. The father’s leadership in the family is tenuous, if not ridiculed. The generations are generally severed.

The church, by adapting to these realities, sometimes makes them worse. It too can become a well-branded commodity, more an activity center than a community, catering to youth culture and neglecting the place of the family in its ministry.

A number of churches and families have realized these problems and have sought to foster an organic, familial, and multi-generational church culture where church and family strengthen each other. But this effort has not been without difficulties and failures.

At this year’s Men’s Advance, Kevin Swanson and Scott Brown will be coming to articulate this vision, to reflect on lessons learned, and to kindle a zeal for community.

The Men’s Advance is a men’s retreat, but more optimistic. Men and young men gather to learn to be mature Christians and godly leaders of their households.

As with prior Men’s Advance events, we will learn together by listening to talks by our speakers, engaging in small group discussions, and participating in a Q&A panel discussion near the end.

Unlike prior years, this will be a one day event, from 8:30am to 5pm on Saturday. Here is the schedule:

8:15 a.m.Registration
8:45 a.m.Welcome & IntroductionPeter Bringe
9:00 a.m.Address"Looking Back"What happened to our community?Scott Brown
10:00 a.m.Discussion Groups
10:45 a.m.Address"Looking to Scripture"Community defined by holy scriptureKevin Swanson
11:45 a.m.Discussion Groups
12:30 p.m.Catered Lunch
1:30 p.m.Address"Looking for Leadership"A call to men to rebuild our community Scott Brown
2:30 p.m.Panel Discussion
3:15 p.m.Break
4:00 p.m.Address"Looking Forward"Encouragement for the whole familyKevin Swanson
5:00 p.m. Dismissal

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