Fall Expedition 2018

Manhood is a Team Sport

The men of the Florida Conference have been gathering every fall in Leesburg since 1948. That’s right! We are celebrating being 70 years young, dating back to the very first “Men’s Retreat” at the same property we come together on this year, at the Life Enrichment Center. There’s a long history dating back to a pre-air conditioning era and long hikes to take a shower.

While that’s no longer the case and a lot has changed, one thing that hasn’t changed is the fraternal feel of men from across Florida coming together in an effort to grow into deeper relationships with each other and with Jesus Christ.

As you prayerfully consider attending this event, is crucially important to understand that manhood is not easy. We need a team of men to help us through challenging times as well as celebrate life’s victories.

We will take a journey together and hope you will bring your Pastor and a large group of men from your church.



Friday, October 19, 2018

10:30am-3:30pmFlorida Pastor’s Appreciation Golf Tournament
Deer Island Country Club in Tavares
(28 miles east of Leesburg)
$50 includes box lunch at start
4:00-5:30pmFlorida Cornhole / Bean Bag Tournament @ LEC Worship Center Under the Oaks
3:00-6:00pmWelcome Reception & Check-In at LEC
7:00-8:30pmSESSION #1
Music by Connection Praise Band
Welcome from John Delaney
Skit: Defining Manhood
Message from Rev. Scott Smith
8:45-9:30pmIce Cream, Cookies & Coffee

Saturday, October 20, 2018

6:30-6:45amSunrise Message on the docks led by Youth Pastor Chad Deetz
8:45-9:45amSession #2:
Music: Connection Praise Band
Message: Bobby Lee Belton, Jr.
9:45-10:15amCoffee, refreshments & tailgate snacks outside the Worship Center
10:15-10:30amUMM Florida Hands & Feet (Pick one)
Terry Sisco - Gulf Central UMM - All Pro Dad Connection
Jim Haynes - Mandarin UMM President - Men in Recovery Connection
Steve Kennedy - South West District UMM - Kairos Prison Ministry Connection
10:30-11:00amFlorida Resource Opportunities
Michael Maxwell (UMM Florida First V.P.) - Igniting Men Conferences
Brian Darocha (UMM Florida Second V.P.) - Authentic Manhood and More
John Delaney (UMM Florida President) - Men's Ministry Partnerships
Young Man's Faith & Football - Youth Pastor Chad Deetz
5 W's of Living Your Life to the Fullest - Rex Tignor, Man Up Ministries
The All Pro Dad Connection - Paul Kelley, All Pro Dad Regional Captain
Overcoming Addiction - Jack Alan Levine, Voice of God Ministry
Dealing with Anger - Larry Leak, Just Stand Firm
Youthenizing Your Men's Ministry - Bruce & Seth Seidner, Mandarin UMC
ABC's of a Successful Men's Ministry - Michael Maxwell, UMM Florida
12:00-1:30pmLunch / Group Photos / Free Time by the Lake
1:30-2:15pmWorkshops/Discussion Options:
Young Man's Ultimate Life - Youth Pastor Chad Deetz
The Internet is Killing Our Men - John Delaney, UMM Florida
Staying on Track - Rex Tignor, Man Up Ministries
Intentional Mentoring - Rick Thomas, Mandarin UMC
Discovering Your God Given Strengths - Jim Boesch, UMM Florida Trainer
Impacting Men & Families with Fresh Expressions - Rev. Jeff St. Clair and Wes Lindner
Dealing with Conflict - Larry Leak, Just Stand Firm
2:30-4:00pmSession #3
Looking Ahead: UMM Florida 2019 - Brian Darocha, UMM Florida Second V.P.
Music by Connection Praise Band
Message by Rev. Jeff St. Clair
Offering / Communion / Commitment / Send-Off
4:00pmHead Home to Our Local Church Families