Men's Ministry

2020 Men's Retreat – Postponed

The Men's Retreat scheduled for April has been postponed because of the coronavirus.

Life was a lot different 15 years ago. Back then we used maps. Now we use apps. Most cameras had film. Today cameras are in our phones. Cars ran on gas. Now many run on batteries. But it’s not just the practical objects that have changed. People have job titles that didn’t exist 15 years ago. And many of the job titles from 15 years ago don’t exist today. Then there’s culture. And life in general. We email 24/7. Our kids are growing up faster. And the change is only stepping up pace. Artificial intelligence, anyone? Robots? Genetics? Change can be dizzying. It can be stressful. And it can keep us up at night. But does it have to?

Thriving in Change

We’re going explore this at the OSWLC 2020 Men’s Retreat. We going to look beyond how to survive in the modern culture of relentless change to consider how God can help us thrive in it. 

We’ll explore important parts of life that are bombarded by change. Career, finance, being a Dad and culture change. And look at what it means to practically take comfort in the changelessness of Christ (Hebrews 14:8).

Like every year, there will be plenty of time to hang out with other men for social time and activities like archery. Join men of all ages who want God to speak to their lives in the midst of today’s challenges.

Rustic Retreat

The OSWLC 2020 Men’s Retreat is held at Marlu Ridge, a rustic retreat on Catoctin Ridge, in Maryland.  

Just 30 minutes north of Leesburg, it boasts spectacular tri-state views that include the Potomac River and Washington. This year, the retreat will be in the Lodge which offers comfortable accommodation.

The retreat offers an opportunity to step out of the rat race to enjoy good company, conversation and the fresh mountain air.

Can’t Make It All Weekend?

If you can’t get away for the whole weekend, why not join us Saturday, even if only for a few hours?  MarLu Camp is 30 mins north of Leesburg, so it’s close by.

Details

Dates: April 24th to 26th
Cost:

Full weekend (includes accommodation, meals, and conference book) - $160

Saturday only (includes meals, study book but no accommodation) - $37

Location: Mar-Lu-Ridge Lutheran Camp in Jefferson, Maryland (just north of Point of Rocks – Route 15 North)

For more information, contact any of the following:

Jonathan Halls, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pastor Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration is available here

Online payment can be made here (scroll down to "Men's Retreat").


Men's Groups

4-1-1 Men's Group (Monday)

A weekly men's Bible study group. We share our faith and our doubts, our joys and sorrows and encourage each other to live out our faith in our daily lives. "Iron sharpens iron, and so one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17

Where: Panera Bread in Ashburn

When: Mondays 8am - 9am

Who: Open to all men

Leader: Pastor Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4-1-1 Men's Group (Thursday)

Iron sharpens Iron, and so one man sharpens another. Men encouraging each other to live out their faith in their daily lives.

Where: Panera Bread in Ashburn

When: Thursdays 6:30am - 7:30am

Who: Open to all men

Leader: Mike Meese, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Men's Breakfast

A Men's fellowship that meets once a month for breakfast, to talk about their faith, and to connect with God and each other.

Where: OSWLC Fellowship Hall

When: 2nd Saturday, 8am - 9am

Who: Men of all ages

Contact: Mike Meese, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Softball Team

This is a slow pitch recreational softball team which is open to both men and women. It plays in the Loudoun County Church League in the spring.

Contact: Stu Dunnett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Past Men's Retreats

2019 Men's Retreat – April 26 to 28

Theme: After Easter
Co-Leaders: Jim Kane and John Keppel

Easter is the high point of our Christian faith. In His resurrection from the dead Jesus Christ fulfilled God’s promise to break the power of evil, sin and death. Jesus in His resurrection is the first fruit of the new creation, which God promised from the beginning of time. Those who believe in Jesus Christ and are baptized share in this new creation and have put on eternal life.

“Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life." (Romans 6:3-4)

The theme After Easter explored how we can daily live out our faith in Jesus Christ and live out the new life that He has won for us.

2018 Men's Retreat

The 2018 Men's Retreat was head at Mar-Lu-Ridge Retreat Center (near Point of Rocks, MD), May 4 to 6. The theme of our 2018 men's retreat was "Wearing the Armor of God" which is based on Ephesians 6:10-18. As Christian men, we face temptations every day that distract us from leading lives that are pleasing to God. God knows our weaknesses and provides us with the spiritual resources we need to fight temptation so we can lead healthy spiritual lives.

2017 Men's Retreat

The 2017 Men’s Retreat was held at Mar-Lu-Ridge (near Point of Rocks, MD), see highlights below:

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Our Mission

At Our Savior's Way, we glorify God and make disciples for Jesus by:

  • Forming relationships,
  • Experiencing Jesus together, and
  • Sharing God's love.