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Men's Retreat

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Friday, May 3 at 6:00am - Sunday, May 5, late afternoon | Edgewater Beach Resort on Lake Taneycomo (2446 State Highway Y, Forsyth, MO 65653)

The annual Men’s Retreat is a great opportunity to take a weekend to step back from the normal rhythms of life and be refreshed. The weekend will including sessions featuring Jonathan Classen as the speaker, as well as free time to enjoy fishing, golf, and other Branson-area attractions.

Here are more of the nitty-gritty details:

Registration cost (includes lodging and meals Friday & Saturday)

  • Normal registration: $105 (Mar 11 - Apr 14)

  • Late registration: $115 (Apr 15 - May 2)

Registration is confirmed with payment in full.

No refunds for cancellations after April 23.

Additional expenses

  • Fishing requires Missouri non-resident fishing license ($7 per day) and trout stamp ($7)

  • Boat expenses (rental), bait and tackle

  • Golf green fees and Branson outings

  • Travel meals and gas (please pitch in if carpooling)


  • Meet at Grace Friday, 5/3 at 6:00am (for those carpooling

  • Retreat begins Friday, 5/3 with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by evening program at 7pm

  • Saturday, 5/4 is a free day with dinner at 6pm, followed by evening program

  • Retreat ends Sunday, 5/5 at 10:30am after morning program and communion

  • Return to Grace Sunday, 5/5 late afternoon

Speaker: Jonathan Classen

Jonathan Classen is no stranger to our Men’s Retreats. The son of Ray (our long-time retreat coordinator who went to be with Jesus in January this year), Jon grew up at Grace and has joined Ray on many a Men’s Retreat, coming from as far as Michigan and Nebraska to enjoy the weekend. Jon’s Michigan connection stemmed from his 7 years as the Outdoor Activities Director at our FEC Miracle Camp in Lawton. Over the past 10 years, Jon has served as Camp Director at Rivercrest Camp, a thriving year-round ministry on the banks of the Platte River in Fremont, Nebraska. He’s married to Laura and is dad to their two teenagers, Alyssa (17) and Dominick (14). Jon will be speaking Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Golf: Anyone interested in golfing, please contact Andy Friesen at 316-217-1834 or

Retreat coordinators:

Tony Koehn (316-215-5181)
Jesse Nickel (316-204-4495)

Earlier Event: May 2
National Day of Prayer service
Later Event: May 31
Men's Encounter