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Retreat Speaker Gabe Barber

Pastor Gabe has been serving at Abundant Life since August of 2011, when he and his family moved here from Orange County. Prior to joining the Abundant Life family, he served for 6 years as the English Pastor at a Taiwanese Church in Garden Grove, CA. Gabe got his BA in Communications from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and his MA in Bible Exposition from Talbot School of Theology. He and his wife Cheri, who have been married since 2000, have 3 awesome kiddos:  Andrew, Keira, & Kai

 

Be WATCHFUL STAND FIRM in the FAITH - Act Like Men Be STRONG

1 Corinthians 16:13

The theme of this year's retreat is STAND STRONG. We will look into the life of Jacob. He was a man on the run. That's what he did! He was a man with long established patterns of lying, deception, theft, manipulation, passive-aggressive behavior, lack of accountability and responsibility, and more. When life got to intense or he faced consequences that seemed too harsh, he ran from his parents,  his brother,  his boss and most of all from his past. And, yet all this running, Jacob had a God who pursued him with unwavering faithfulness and unconditional love. God was the One Jacob could not outrun and who eventually taught him to STAND STRONG and FACE LIFE head on.

As men, we often share in common with Jacob this tendency to run and hide. We may have a past we wish we could escape, responsibilities we would prefer to see go away, or excuses that keep us fully engaging in our faith and our families. We hide behind work, numb ourselves through addiction and abandon leadership in our homes, churches and community. Like Jacob we need a genuine encounter with the Lord and we need to walk away changed. Let's talk about how we can stop living life on the run, and instead STAND STRONG and be the men God has called us to be!

Retreat Schedule

Friday

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ..............................Registration

6:30 p.m. .................................................Dinner

7:30 p.m. ................................................Chapel

9:00 p.m. ...............................................Fellowship/Refreshments

Saturday

7:00 a.m. ..............................................Early Bird Coffee

8:30 a.m. ..............................................Breakfast

9:15 a.m. ..............................................Chapel

10:30 a.m. ...........................................Time Alone With God

11:15 a.m. ..........................................Chapel

12:30 p.m. ..........................................LUNCH

1:00 p.m. ............................................Free Time

4:00 p.m. ...........................................Chapel and Communion

5:30 p.m. ...........................................Dinner/Head for Home

 

 

 

Cost -- $80

Includes

  • Friday night lodging
  • Four delicious meals
  • T-Shirt -- XXL, XL, L,M
  • Impacting teaching
  • Intimate worship
  • Fun activities
  • Needed rest

What to Bring

  • Bible
  • Notebook/Pen
  • Towel
  • Bedding
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight

NOTE: Mt. Hope Bible Camp may use photos and videos taken during retreat for print, video and web applications, Your registration constitutes permission to use any images for those purposes.

 

For Registration Information call the camp at (530) 675-2022 or Ric Hammond at (530) 432-4843

Stand Strong Brochure (pdf)