Men Don’t Retreat. They Advance.


March 1-2
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: Forgiven // Called // Restored. 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
  • Kayaking

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 (FORGIVEN Challenge)
  • 9:00-7:30am – Connect, outdoor movie, sleep
  • 7:30am – Breakfast and Devotion (CALLED Challenge)
  • 9:00-12:00pm – Leisure activities
  • 12:00-1:00pm – Lunch and Bible study (RESTORED Challenge)
  • 1:00-3:00pm – Break down and get in last minute activity
  • 3:00pm – Dismiss