Overview

Overview

Waking the Passion

OUR PURPOSE – WHY WE EXIST

Leading men to build more authentic connections with God, others, and themselves

OUR VISION

Seeing thousands of men set free to discover their true purpose through Getaway Weekends, covenant friendships, and courageously live it out in service to God, their families and community.

OUR FOCUS

Men who:

  • Find themselves isolated and “stuck” in a crowded, hurried world, even in church
  • Have been turned off by organized religion with it’s rules, hypocrisy and distorted images of God
  • Desire to find significance in something more than possessions, performance, power and status

OUR STRATEGY – THE CHURCH PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE – ( CPI )

A Catalyst for Men of Faith

  • Serving Pastors, Ministry Leaders and their men
  • Creating a GETAWAY WEEKEND in a countryside retreat setting to serve as a catalyst for their men to experience:
    • deeper connections with Christ,
    • greater awareness of their own hearts
    • transparent friendships with other men

The CPI Getaway Weekend can be customized to help start or enhance:

  • Men’s discipleship / support network
  • Small groups
  • Men of Service- seeing men step out of passivity and into service for their family and community. (Church being one of many ways to serve)

We take men toward:

  • Discovering the power of their story in God’s unfolding plan
  • Developing their spiritual life
  • Finding the courage to start again after failures
  • Realizing they are not alone

OUR RESOURCES

  • Getaway Weekends (Church Partnerships Initiative – Spring & Fall 2018)
  • Round Tables (Getaway follow-up small groups)
  • Feasts (building a team of volunteer leaders to host feasts in 2018)
  • Outdoor Adventures (Teaming with Sojourney Expeditions to provide men an experience of God’s beauty and awe in Big Bend National Park – Spring & Fall 2018)

OUR VALUES

  • Relationship
  • Authenticity
  • Grace
  • Freedom
  • Resilience
  • Fun

OUR LEADERSHIP

Steve Cooper – Executive Director and Volunteer Support staff

OUR BIBLICAL CALLING

“.​..c​hosen to proclaim good news of real freedom for the oppressed.” Luke 4:18

 

C.S. Lewis said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another:

“What, you too! I thought that no one but myself…”