The 2020 Disciples Men Retreat is yet another new thing happening in 2020. But this one is a good thing! It is the first time the Retreat has been a Tri-Regional event, including the Northern California-Nevada Region, the Pacific Southwest Region and the Arizona Region.
The Retreat is a time for churchmen to gather for study and worship and fun. It focuses on doing what we can to heal divisions that abound in our culture today. We intend to revitalize men’s ministries in our Regions and empower men for ministries that build connections and care in an increasingly divided world.
An old saying claims that “showing up is 85% of life.” Showing up has never been easier. So show up!
Director Disciples Men at Disciples Home Missions
Men’s ministry has been a passion of mine for over 30 years. From 1992 to 2004, as Associate Regional Minister for the Christian Church In Kentucky, I had the privilege of developing men’s ministry resources and working with ecumenical men’s leaders both nationally and internationally. My call to be the General Minister of Kentucky required that I place this vital ministry on the back burner…but my passion for this vital ministry never waned. I am so very grateful to have this opportunity to focus on men’s ministry once more as the new Director for Disciples Men. Rev. Alex Ruth, the new Associate Director for Disciples Men, and I promise exciting times ahead for Disciples’ Men!
Associate Director Disciples Men at Disciples Home Missions
My passion for ministry to men stems from my own experiences of struggling to find, understand, and uncover my identity as a Christian man. I have benefited from many great examples of men who live out their faith and masculinity in different, yet life-giving ways. I have been blessed to serve as pastor of Marshfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 2006, and have worked with church leaders to develop ministry opportunities for the men of the church to grow and learn together. I am profoundly appreciative of the opportunity to work with Rev. Greg Alexander and the General Conference of Disciples Men as we grow and develop the vital ministry to men in our denomination, and especially in our local communities of faith. Truly, the future is bright for Disciples Men!