Wild at Heart

Weekend for Men

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What the WEEKEND IS:

The word that had been coming was the word “significant.” It had come on severaldifferent occasions, both whispered and shouted, this definitive word, “Significant.”Now, a variation of that word comes along side to spur us further; Weighty. Most of us men may be able to muster some acknowledgment that we are significant in smaller realms and smaller stories. There are enough messages out there that communicate to men that we are needed. Unfortunately, we lose heart if all we have is significance in smaller stories; moving up the corporate ladder, creating squeaky clean kids, serving as an elder of a wannabe Mega-church, moving and shaking in the financial realm, and on and on.

The truth about men is this; In the Adventure that is Christianity, we are truly significant. Our lives are weighty, that is they carry a unique glory given to us by God himself. In the Battle that rages for the hearts of men and women, we are significant. In the rescue of our beauties and others, we are significant, our stories weighty. The story is large, requiring that a man have his heart restored, be full of passion, and loving and fighting hard! None of this is possible without a very real encounter with the very real God and a continued walk with Him.

This weekend presents an opportunity for men to encounter the God who created them to be fiercely intentional as adventurers, warriors, and lovers, as SONS... and to recover their hearts. 

This is an event for men who are looking for the origin of True Masculinity, utilizing the material from John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart.  Three days of stories, presented through multimedia and live speaking, to facilitate a breakthrough into authentic masculinity!   Relax.   Unplug.   Engage.   Renew.   "This ain't your Mama's Man Retreat!” This is real. This is intense. This is fierce. This is manly.



1.  Masculine Image – The perversion of fierceness and wildness has stolen the freedom to see why men need a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.  This is part of God’s image in us as men.

2.  The Real Story   Somehow we have missed the whole story.  Many have come into Christianity as one coming into a movie 20 minutes late; they have missed some very important parts of the story.

3.  The Poser– There is something in us that causes us to hide or want to be more in control.  Just as one posing for a picture, we present what we want others to see, so we do this in life.  Unfortunately the “Poser” puts us in bondage.

4.  The Wound – Our question as men is, “Do I have what it takes?”  Most often the world and many times our fathers answer this question, “no.” It is this wound or wounds that drive us into posing.

5.  HealingIdentity and Name – The Poser covers up who we were meant to be.  We are individually known and created by God.  He intends for us to discover and step out into that identity.

6.  Our Calling and Glory – Discovering who God intended us to be may give us a glimpse of His calling for us.  We have a glory as Jesus said, “Father, the glory you have given to me I have given to them.”

7.  The Evil One and Our Battle – How often do we wind up fighting the wrong battle?  We were born into a world at war and if we fight the wrong enemy, we lose!

8.  Fighting for Others – We are not called into a self-exalting masculinity.  Our strength is for others; our wives; children, loved ones; friends.  We fight for them.

9.  Band of Brothers – Men tend to isolate themselves and thus become a prime target for Satan.  We need other men who know us and share a common vision with us.  Without this we will be taken out by the enemy.


  • Fishing
  • Basketball and Volleyball Courts
  • Hiking / Nature Trails
  • Domino's, Cards
  • Firepit and Cigar Time
  • Rest and Relax


  • Bible, Notebook/journal, Pen
  • Swimming Gear
  • Toiletries
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Pillow, Twin Sheet, Sleeping Bag
  • Sunscreen & Insect Repellent
Check in 4:00 - 5:30PM
Dinner is 5:00 - 6:00PM
First Session is at 7:00PM


We welcome all men ages 18 & older.



$169.00 per person*


  •  bunkhouse cabin accomodations
  •  food and snacks
  •  materials
  •  long sleeve t-shirt. 

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*Scholarships may be available on case-by-case basis

**Disclaimer: Neither John Eldredge nor the Ransomed Heart team will be in attendance. The event is led by the staff and allies of Four Streams Ministries.

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