by Taylor Jervis Posted Feb 21, 2014
“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13
There are fewer things more powerful than listening to a room of a few hundred men singing in unison and laughing together.
On the weekend of January 24-26, over 450 men from multiple churches, small groups, families, and communities gathered at Pine Cove’s Shores, Bluffs, and Timbers camps. For years, several hundred men have been meeting at Men’s Weekend to be encouraged and to encourage each other as they take a weekend away from their daily routine and distractions in everyday life.
Sometimes you just have to smash up an old car with sledgehammers! Great fun.
This year, we were blessed to have Dr. Gary Brandenburg as our speaker. Gary is currently the Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church of Dallas and has been a speaker at Pine Cove for many years, including a few years on Pine Cove’s Board of Directors. He is passionate about the Gospel and has a gift of connecting with a range of people from stage, especially men. Thanks, Gary!
Many of our attendees ask if we record the breakout sessions, and we definitely do! For those that attended but didn’t get to hear all of them, they are available below. And for those who were not able to join us, please take a listen and be encouraged by the Godly men that blessed us this weekend.
• Kevin East: Gospel Homes, where ambassadors are born (download)
• Matt Edwards: Can I Trust You? Being a trustworthy man (download)
• Andrew Bacon: Raising Teens in Today’s Culture (download)
• Chris Legg: Understanding how your wife views sex (download)
• Chris Sherrod: Save the Males, rescuing masculinity from a culture of passivity, feminism, and pornography (download)
• Jared Schuler: Pure in Heart (download)
Men, our hope and prayer is that no matter where you came into this weekend in your life and faith, that you left encouraged and strengthened; that in some way, you left this weekend knowing God in a deeper way.
If you were unable to attend this year, we would love to have join us next January and experience some of the amazing things God does during our Men’s Weekend! Until next year, “be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
Check out photos from the weekend on Facebook!