I had heard so many good things about the Lake Champion Men’s Retreat that I felt compelled to go and experience it for myself. After arriving at Lake Champion, I really had no idea what to expect. There was free time to meet new faces and familiar faces. The worship time was fulfilling. It was amazing to hear more than 300 men singing their hearts out to every song that was performed. Last, but certainly not least, was the quality time that I was able to spend one on one with God—a very fulfilling experience. After the weekend was over, I felt as if I had gone through a transformation. I was able to see things differently than I had seen them before. And I reacted differently to conflict in my life than I had before. I am already looking forward to returning to Lake Champion to continue my journey with Christ in the near future.
“Lake Champion was absolutely amazing and a complete blessing. It was good to be able to talk more in depth with men that I knew. There were also men that I met for the first time. The last few months have been a time of transition for me, and Lake Champion was a tremendous opportunity to grow closer to the Lord and talk to people in similar situations. It was a great time to share and listen to what others were doing and what God has taught me in my time of transition. I thought that I would be doing a lot of hiking and reading during our free time, but there were a lot of activities going on which gave me opportunities to talk with my brothers in Christ. The event exceeded my expectations, mostly because I wasn’t sure what to expect.”
“The Lake Champion weekend far surpassed my expectations. When I arrived at the lake, I instantly felt welcomed and felt like I belonged there, even though I didn’t know many of the several hundred men who came. I met many fellow brothers in Christ. We talked about our lives and families, and often the conversations went a bit deeper—we talked about things like our faith, how we came to know Christ, and some of the things we are facing in our lives or have had to face in the past. In addition to the conversations that we had, the camaraderie was great as well. The group meetings were very powerful and the worship band was awesome. The meals were fantastic and so was the entertainment. There was plenty to do during our free time over the weekend. I personally used much of that time to catch up on some reading, and, occasionally, seek out a nice quiet spot to reflect on things in my life and spend time with God. All in all, it was an exceptional weekend, and I’m so glad I committed to going this year. I hope to see you there next year!”
“At the Lake Champion men’s weekend I found a group of men with one common mission: to improve their relationship with Christ and to improve their relationships through Christ. Through candid conversations with these men, I walked away from Lake Champion with some of the most simplistic, yet most crucial, knowledge to help a man of faith grow. Sure, the softball game was fun. Watching folks attempt Frisbee golf against 20mph winds was amusing. Our speaker delivered The Word with conviction, making an impact. But it was the men. Men I would have never met otherwise. Men I’d never have had the chance to learn from, listen to, or share a struggle with—a struggle I may never have shared with anyone. It was the men and the opportunity for real, transparent conversation that sent me home from Lake Champion with confidence, passion, and compassion. For the first time, I have a tangible action plan for my relationship with Christ, and my relationships through Christ.”