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MEN'S ADVANCE 2024

March 22-23rd 2024
Lake Geneva Christian Center,
Alexandria MN

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

“Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path.” (Ps. 143:10)

Experience a powerful weekend of worship, teaching and fellowship. Evangelist Randy Ruiz along with other dynamic breakout speakers will challenge and motivate you to keep moving forward in pursuing God. JJ Bautista and the Cedar Valley band will lead us in worship and Micah Mac will keep the program moving as the Emcee.

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“Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path.” (Ps. 143:10)

Schedule

Friday March 22nd
12PM Registration Opens
4:15PM Breakout session #1
5:00PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Service – Worship Center
9:30PM Late night Activities*

Saturday March 23rd
6:30AM Breakfast (Office/Registration Opens)
7:00AM Sunrise sessions
8:30AM Morning Service
10:15AM Breakout Session #2
11:00AM Lunch
1:00PM Afternoon Service
2:30PM Go Home

Cost per person – Men’s Advance.  Price includes the Advance, Meals and 1 spot for housing
(reservations are for 1 bed not for a whole room)
Guests need to bring bedding & towels for all housing selections other than Kingsriter and Legacy Lodge Hotel Rooms

  • Kingsriter ($170)
  • Legacy Lodge Hotel Room ($160)
  • Legacy Lodge Dorm Room ($140)
  • Lakeview Dorm Suites ($140)
  • Duplex Cabins ($140)
  • Heritage Dorms ($120)
  • Rustic Cabins with heat ($115)
  • Rustic Cabins no heat ($100)
  • Friday and Saturday no lodging ($85)
  • Friday only no lodging ($50)
  • Saturday only no lodging ($65)

*Late Night Activities:
Volleyball and Basketball– Gym | Ice Cream – Event Center/Dining Hall | Bonfire – 2 next to Kingsriter Retreat Center and 1 on the beach by Event Center | Movie – LeHomme Dieu in Event Center | Geneva Java – open Friday 1:00 p.m.- 5p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Saturday 6:30a.m.-9:00 a.m | Games in the rec. area in Lakeview Center | NCAA Final Four Regional Basketball Game – Fireside room in Lakeview Center | “Taking care of business” prayer time in Worship Center

Breakouts

Take advantage of these great equipping opportunities! We have amazing breakout sessions led by outstanding teachers. Each breakout session will be held twice – 4:15PM Fri. and 10:15AM Saturday. (Pastors Breakout Friday and Saturday)

Living a Supernatural Lifestyle!
During this workshop you will be inspired, equipped, and activated to walk supernaturally and see miracles in everyday life.
Steve Ekholm
Lead Pastor | Living Hope, Mora MN

Moving Forward In Every Relationship!
You are designed to thrive! Let’s move the needle to health in our lives, marriages, families,
neighborhoods, workplaces.
Josiah Kennealy
Co-founder Young Adults Today

Drop The Weight
What’s keeping you from moving forward?
Learn how to identify entanglements and take a faithful approach to eliminating them.
Chris Cleveland
Lead Pastor | Eden Prairie Assembly
Eden Prairie MN

Six Imperatives For Men In Present Times
In today’s world we need believing men with uncompromising conviction, discover the imperatives that make it possible to be this man at home, work, and everyday life.
Vince Miller
Founder | Resolute Ministries

The Language of Security
Learn 5 areas of security to help you and your spouse be your best in your marriage.
Bob Headley
Lead Pastor | Revive Church, Forest Lake MN

Father and Sons, A Lasting Connection
Listen, my son,” What can these inspired words of Solomon teach us?
What can we learn from these inspired words of Solomon?
Greg Kalyvas
Pastor

No, You’re Not Nothing!
Confronting the lie that everything in your life is ultimately pointless and that you are insignificant and amount to nothing.
Mike Stevens
Lead Pastor | Good Hope Church
Cloquet MN

Devotional Road
Living out your faith devotionally and engaging missionally – lessons learned from a 10,000 mile ride to Brazil.
Dan Parotti
Missons and Senior Adults Pastor | Cedar Valley Church

Living Light and Free – God’s Way!
We live in a heavy world – What did Jesus mean in Matthew 11 when he said, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light?” Let’s find out!
Kyle Peterson
Lead Pastor | River of Life
Sauk Centre MN

The Doorway to Victory
You will never be the man God has called you to be until you realize the man God already says you are. Learn how understanding your identity in Christ can lead to victory in every area of your life.
Greg Linz
Lead Pastor | Zoe Church, Burnsville MN

Don’t Take the Bait
Just because it’s looks good to you doesn’t mean it’s good for you. The Enemy wants you to settle for less then Gods best by accepting the counterfeit.
Jono Gates
Traveling Evangelist | Jono Gates Ministries

How To be a Dad Your Kids Love and Respect
Parenting requires constant recalibration. Every child and phase is different. Come learn how to lead, set boundaries, discipline, and love like never before.
Chris Pruett
MN District Director, Children’s Ministry

Pastoral Tension
Pastor Breakout (Friday 4:15pm)
Manage it Well & Thrive
Dr Douglas Graham
Assistant Superintendent | MN District
Interim President | North Central University

Why? A Reminder for Us
Pastor Breakout (Saturday 10:15am)
As pastors there are so many things. Preaching things, people things, project things, property things… it’s so easy for us to drift into all the things and be consumed with the “what’s” of ministry. In this breakout we will remember the WHY and crystallize our focus for the next leg of the journey.
Dave Simerson
Lead Pastor | Cornerstone Church
Austin MN

Discipline of Love
This session will explore love, not as a feeling, but as a spiritual exercise that strengthens our souls and sharpens our influence as followers of Christ.
Dr Allen Tennison
Theological Counsel to The General Council of the Assemblies of God
Chair | Commission on Doctrines and Practices

Culture Wins!
Culture is simply a matter of the heart.
Vern Swedin | CEO Engage IT.

Saturday Sunrise Sessions

Building A Ministry To Men
Strategies for uniting & engaging the men of your church.
Paul Logan
Men’s Ministry Pastor. Founder and Director of Marathon Ministries

Your Life Matters So Make It Count
Join us as we walk through steps to align our daily plans with our life purpose in Christ.
Dave Simerson
Lead Pastor | Cornerstone Church
Austin MN

Promise Principle
Activate your daily God connection!  This simple process will also empower you to easily engage other men in meaningful biblical community.
Jay Jensen
Elder | Cedar Valley Church

Power of a Praying Man!
Renewing your heart for prayer through scripture.
Aaron Topp
Lead Pastor | River Valley Church
Eagan MN

Moving Forward In The Spirit!
Steve Ekholm
Lead Pastor | Living Hope
Mora MN

5 Keys to Seeing More Miracles
Learn how to hear God Voice and Exercise Faith to see the Impossible in your Life.
Mike Huey
Evangelist, Business Consultant

Living Light and Free – God’s Way!
We live in a heavy world – What did Jesus mean in Matthew 11 when he said, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light?” Let’s find out!
Kyle Peterson
Lead Pastor | River of Life
Sauk Centre MN

So You Have A Prodigal?
How do we respond when someone we love turns their back on God?
Troy Fields
Lead Pastor | Tree of Life Church

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