March 15 to 17, 2019

All men are invited to join us for the 2019 Men's Retreat! This is a great weekend of studying God's Word, building relationships, getting to know other men in the church, and of course hiking, games, and good food. The retreat is held at the Wesley Forest Retreat Center in Weikert, PA. Mark your calendars and plan to come for the whole weekend, or just join us on Saturday, or whenever you can make it! Sign up by completing a registration for, available in the church foyer, at the welcome center, or you can register online by clicking the link at the right.
  • Retreat begins 6 pm Friday with dinner.
  • Saturday begins with breakfast at 8 am and the morning session at 9 am.
  • We highly recommend you stay after dinner for the session and testimony time!
  • Retreat ends around 11 am Sunday.

Cost: $110 (includes 1 meal Friday, 3 meals Saturday and 1 meal Sunday)
$75 for One Night (includes 1 meal Friday or Sunday, and 3 meals Saturday)
$50 for Saturday Only (includes 2 meals Saturday)

~We do not want cost to keep anyone from the men's retreat. Let us know if cost is a concern!
Please bring games and snacks to share. There will be time for outdoor activities if the weather permits. Sign up in the church foyer or at the welcome center in the FLC, or you can register online below.

What to Bring to the Retreat:
  • Your own bedding (sleeping bag and pillow, etc.)
  • Toiletries and towels (showers are available)
  • Bible
  • Snacks and drinks to share
  • Games 
  • A Friend!

About This Year's Topic:

Your life is your vessel. God is the creator of the vessel, and you are the captain. He’s given you the privilege and responsibility of captaining your voyage. Is your voyage worth writing about?
Vessels are created for adventure. As a man and captain of the vessel, you are designed to cross choppy seas and are responsible for the people and cargo on your ship. Captains must stand firm with leadership and strength. The voyage ahead of you is long. You will encounter winds, waves and storms, but you are fully capable of standing firm.
Garret and Justin will use this time to encourage all men in attendance to embrace their role as captain and to lead a voyage that is worth writing about.

About This Year's Special Speakers:

Garret Barbush is the President & CEO of the Men of Iron Mentorship Ministry. Garret experienced the ministry’s powerful impact. One of his mentors helped identify his heart to work in ministry. Garret has an MBA and has worked in finance and as an entrepreneur. At the same time, he was an active volunteer and led the young adult ministry at his church. Garret and his wife, Eden, have 2 daughters. He enjoys coaching wrestling and also loves spending time outdoors, including golfing, hunting, camping, hiking and cycling. He attends Victory Church in Lancaster.
Justin Watkins is Men of Iron’s VP of Development. Mentorship has been a significant part of Justin’s walk with the Lord, as several mentors throughout his own life demonstrated Christ-like love and truth to him. He studied Youth Ministry at Messiah College and served as a Youth Pastor for several years. Most recently, he served as the Regional Representative for HOPE International. Justin and his wife, Jenna, have a son and 2 daughters. He enjoys coaching soccer, playing basketball, and going to the gym. The Watkins attend Willow Street Mennonite Church.


For more information, contact:
John Alderfer 
or the Church Office


Wesley Forest
Retreat Center
Weikert, PA