Men Don’t Retreat. They Advance.


March 2 -3
On Lake Tarpon

About the Weekend

Throughout the Men’s Advance Weekend, we have a lot of nothing prepared for you! When you arrive, we want you to unwind and find something relaxing to do. Kayak on beautiful Lake Tarpon, jump on a jet ski, take a ride on a pontoon boat, go fishing with some other men, lay in a hammock, throw a Frisbee, take a nap…relax.

We also have three sessions prepared to challenge you as men. These three sessions are centered around three words: Conviction // Commitment // Courage. We will address core convictions of every man, accountability that is necessary to follow through on our commitments, and the need to find the courage to be God’s man.


Fishing                                               Canoeing
Camping                                            Boating
Games                                               Campfire
Swimming                                          Bible Study

Unwind on Lake Tarpon

Cost is $75 and includes food, tents, cots, custom Men’s Advance shirt, and all scheduled activities.

What to Bring


  • Bible/Pen
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Water bottles and light snacks
  • Comfortable shoes
  • 1-2 Change of clothes
  • Hat
  • Light Jacket
  • Toiletries
  • Bug spray
  • Swim suit (You never know. You might get brave and stupid after the Courage Challenge)
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Camping Chair



  • Fishing Pole(s)
  • Bait
  • Motor boat (please contact Ron ahead of time before February 23 to make arrangements.)
  • Jet Skis (please contact Ron ahead of time beforeFebruary 23 to make arrangements.)
  • Kayak or canoe (We have several canoes and kayaks for your use)
  • One-person tent (if you would rather have your own tent, feel free to bring yours)

Event Schedule

  • Arrive any time after 11:00am on Friday (lunch on your own)
  • 11:00- 5:00pm – Check in, set up camp, and leisure activities (kayaking, eating, fishing, etc. – basically, do what you want!)
  • 5:00-6:00pm – Dinner
  • 6:00-7:00pm – Competition
  • 7:00-9:00pm – Campfire and Bible study (CONVICTION Challenge)
  • 9:00-7:30am – Connect, outdoor movie, sleep
  • 7:30am – Breakfast and Devotion (COMMITMENT Challenge)
  • 9:00-12:00pm – Leisure activities
  • 12:00-1:00pm – Lunch and Bible study (COURAGE Challenge)
  • 1:00-3:00pm – Break down and get in last minute activity
  • 3:00pm – Dismiss