Fall 2017 Men’s Spiritual Weekend

Men from the Florida Conference United Methodist Men have been gathering in Fruitland Park (Leesburg) every fall since 1948. Back then gas cost 16 cents per gallon and NASCAR held its first race for modified stock cars on Daytona Beach. Over the years a lot has changed.

But what has not changed is the desire for men to come together with a common goal to become more Godly men. We know there are a lot of distractions out there that challenge us every single day. As men, we have brought the challenge into our garages, our basements and the like as we created “Man Caves” filled with wide screen TVs and other toys.

Our goal for the weekend is to give our men the tools needed to renovate their man cave in such a way it brings Glory to God! Please bring as many men from your local church as you possibly can, including your pastor. We will be ending the weekend Saturday at 4:00 so all of our men and their pastors will be home for a good night’s rest before Sunday morning’s worship service in your local Church.



Friday, October 13, 2017

11:00am-4:30pmFlorida Pastor’s Appreciation Golf Tournament
Deer Island Country Club in Tavares
(28 miles east of Leesburg)
$50 includes box lunch at start
3:00-6:00pmWelcome Reception & Check-In at LEC
6:00-7:00pmManly Dinner
7:15-7:30pmMusic: Connection Praise Band
7:30-7:45pmWelcome from John Delaney and Seth Seidner
8:00-8:45pmSession #1:
Skit #1: "Proud of My Man Cave"
Message:”Elijah’s Cave” with Rev. Mike Hudson
9:00-9:30pmRock Concert: featuring Elvis, Neil Diamond, and other Rock Legends with Ice Cream & Cookies

Saturday, October 14, 2017

6:30-6:45amSunrise Message on the docks (optional)
Rev. Jeff St Clair
7:30-8:30amCountry Breakfast
8:45-10:00amSession #2:
Music: Connection Praise Band
Skit #2: Does your man cave need renovation?
Message: “David’s Cave” with Rev Mike Hudson
10:00-11:00amCorn Hole / Bean Bag Tournament:
Iced Tea outside the auditorium
11:15am-12:00pmWorkshop/Discussion Options:
a) "Strengthening Your Men’s Ministry"
(For Pastors & Men's Ministry Leaders)
Roy Smith,, Knights of the 21st Century
b) "Youthenizing Your Men’s Ministry"
Father-Son Team of Bruce & Seth Seidner
c) "ABCs of a Successful Men's Ministry"
Michael Maxwell, UMM NE Florida District President
12:00-1:00pmManly Lunch
1:00-1:30pmGroup Photos/Free Time by the Lake (optional)
1:30-2:15pmWorkshops/Discussion Options:
a) "UMC Fresh Expressions for Men"
Rev Jeff St Clair  (Pastors only)
b) "The Internet is Killing Our Men"
John Delaney, UMM Florida Conference President
c)  "Men's Ministry Training & Resources Options"
Jim Boesch, General Commission on UMM
2:30-2:45pmService in Action: Tool Belts United Ministry
Michael Maxwell, Co-Founder Tool Belts United
2:45-3:00pmLeadership Appreciation / What's Ahead
John Delaney, UMM Florida Conference President
3:00-4:00pmSession #3:
Music: Connection Praise Band
Skit #3: Man Cave Renovation Is Never Complete Complete?
Message: “Jesus’ Cave” - Rev. Mike Hudson
4:00pmSend-Off: Homeward bound to Renovate Our Man Cave!
John Delaney, UMM Team, Pastor Mike Hudson