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2017 Men’s Advance!

March 31 – April 1, 2017

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One night. Three meals. Three sessions. Men’s Advance! beings with an 8pm Friday chapel and ends with a delicious Saturday dinner. This is the perfect spring weekend format! Church men’s groups can use Camp Lebanon’s annual Men’s Advance! to challenge men in their walk with Christ. The intensive Bible study is life relevant and goes deeper with small group follow-up discussions. There’s also time for fun with paintball, foosball, pool, pingpong, carpetball, power sleeping, and more!

THEME: “NO MAN LEFT BEHIND” – The MANdate for Discipleship.

Discipleship is MANdatory. “Go and make disciples,” Jesus charged the Church. So, our Master commands it. What’s more, your personal growth demands it. And, the vitality of your family and church community stands on it. Sadly, today’s church is losing ground as culture’s God-less grip tightens. Now is the time to MAN UP to our MANdate. Round up a group of men and together embrace our Lord Jesus’ call to discipleship by learning how to (1) become a disciple, (2) be a disciple in a brotherhood of disciples, and (3) make new disciples. The sessions will be biblical, practical, and inspirational for both new and long-time followers of the Savior.  Let’s leave no man left behind!

TEACHER: Dr. Marty Giese – Senior Pastor, Faithbridge Church, Park Rapids

amrtyA seasoned pastor, consultant, conference speaker, and leadership trainer, Marty has served in pastoral ministry for over forty years.  For seventeen years, Marty served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Parkers Prairie. In 1994, he accepted a call at Faithbridge Church in Park Rapids, where he continues to lead a growing congregation. He has also served for ten years as an adjunct faculty member of the Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism. Nationally recognized as an authority on organizational and church leadership in town and country/rural contexts, Marty is the founder of the Country Shepherds’ Workshop (a training seminar for rural church leaders). As a writer, Marty co-authored Leading Through Change (ChurchSmart, 2006) and has written for Leadership Journal. He holds degrees in Biblical Studies (Oak Hills Christian College), Pastoral Ministry (Moody Graduate School), and Doctor of Ministry in Executive Leadership (Bethel University, St. Paul). Hobbies include hunting, fishing, reading, and landscaping. Marty and his wife, Marcia, have four children and eight grandchildren.

NEW Relaxed Stayover Option!

The official program will finish by 5:15 PM on Saturday, but that doesn’t mean you have to go home right away. You’re invited to stay an extra night for $29! The schedule is yours. Play. Study. Chill. S’mores provided for HUB fire. Sunday morning breakfast 8:00 AM.


Paper Registration Online Registration


  • 3 Inspiring Sessions
  • 3 Delicious Meals
  • Small Group Sharing
  • Anything Goes Q & A
  • Ice Cream Sundaes
  • Paintball ($12)
  • Great Fellowship
  • Recreational Enjoyment (Pool, ping-pong, campfire, foosball, carpetball, Octoball, hiking, power sleeping, and more!)


Bible, pen, notebook, informal attire, bedding & towels (unless rented from camp), a friend or two, earplugs, and your questions about living victoriously as a Christ-follower.

Men’s Advance! is a retreat designed to encourage men both in their walk with Christ and in fellowship with other Christian men. Individuals welcome. Groups ideal.



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