Our boot camp is inspired by the book “Wild At Heart” by John Eldredge. The retreat is hosted in a setting of beauty and adventure, and includes teaching sessions, films, guided periods of reflection, and journaling. We have designed something far more than a retreat – it’s an expedition of the heart. The men attending will never be the same. To read more about John Eldredge, go to his website at .
The Wild at Heart Boot Camp is not a retreat about the seven things a man ought to do to be a nicer guy. It is a four-day quest into the recovery of a man’s masculine soul, the release of a man’s heart – his passions, and his true nature – all of which has been given him by God.
It’s an invitation to rush the fields at Bannockburn, to go West, to leap from the falls and save the beauty. For if a man is going to know who he truly is as a man, if he is going to find a life worth living, love a woman deeply, and not pass on his confusion to his children, he simply must get his heart back.
What if those deep desires in our hearts are telling us the truth, revealing to us the life we were meant to live? God gave us eyes so that we might see; he gave us hearts that we might live. The way we handle the heart is everything. A man must know he is powerful; he must know he has what it takes. (Wild at Heart, p.18)
Wild at Heart Boot Camp isn’t just another men’s retreat. That’s the last thing anybody needs. The reason most messages for men ultimately fail is simple: They ignore what is deep and true to a man’s heart, and try to shape him up through various forms of pressure. Not this. This weekend is an honest, trek into the deep passions and desires of a man’s heart, into the healing of the wounds he’s taken in this battle, into the realm of fatherhood and sex and God and calling – life as it was meant to be lived. Through the sessions, the times of quiet reflection, the movies, the adventures, and the downtime, you will discover something profound about the heart of God and the heart he gave you as a man. Those who come say it is one of the greatest weekends of their entire life.
Relationship, Discipleship, Leadership
We believe that relationships are the foundation, in order to do the discipleship and lead we must cultivate relationships. The boot camp is amazing but without the relationships at home, we forget and move on. This is why we encourage groups to come to the boot camp to build upon the work they are already doing.