Formed After the Father’s Own Heart Men’s Retreat

“You formed my innermost being …” Psalm 139:13. A while back while hiking Elsie’s Peak I sensed the Lord impressing these words upon my heart.

We all need to be reminded that we are formed by the Father and reflect His image. This is especially important for men in this day—oh how the devil seeks to distort and destroy men in order to keep them from living out their Biblical role.

In response to the words from Psalm 139 we would like to invite fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, grandfathers–men of all ages–to gather in the Rocky Mountains and explore what it means to be Formed after the Father’s Own Heart.

We ask you to prayerfully consider joining us as we spend time encountering the Father’s Heart through His Word, listening to His loving voice while enjoying His spectacular creation and fellowship with other men.

The Details

The retreat will be held at the Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center, which is located about 20 minutes south of Estes Park, Colorado.

Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center
1306 Highway 7 Business Route
Allenspark, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80510-0066

Click here to see location on google maps.

The price for the retreat is $300.

The amount will include 3 nights of lodging and all meals. (See the tentative itinerary below).


Friday, July 28th, 2023 4:00-6:00 pm – arrive at retreat location
6:30 pm dinner
8:00 pm opening session
9:00 bonfire
Saturday, July 29th, 2023 7:00-9:00 am – breakfast
9:30-10:30 am – morning session #1
10:30 am – break
11:00 am – morning session #2
12:30-1:30 pm – lunch
2:00-5:30 pm – free time
5:30 pm dinner
7:00 pm – evening session
9:00 bonfire
Sunday, July 30th, 2023 7:00-9:00 am – breakfast
9:30-10:30 am – worship & morning session
11:30-12:30 pm – lunch
1:00-5:30 pm – free time
5:30 pm dinner
7:00 pm – worship, communion & anointing
9:00 bonfire
Monday, July 31st, 2023 7:00-9:00 am – breakfast
9:30-11:00 – closing session

Space is limited for this event, so please register soon!

Register and pay by clicking here.

PLEASE NOTE: If registering and paying for more than one person, please adjust the number on the next screen next to the “add to cart” button accordingly. After clicking on “add to cart”, follow the checkout procedure and when you arrive at the page where you enter your name and billing details, please add the names and email address of the other people you are paying for in the “additional information” field.

As an option, you may also send your check by May 15th, 2023 to the address below. Make checks out to Oceans Ministries and add “2023 Men’s Retreat” to the memo field, then send them to:

Oceans Ministries
6928 Elks Court
Aurora, CO 80016
Attn: Men’s Retreat

For additional information, please email Tim Spykstra @:

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