DAVIS—Later this month, hundreds of men from all over the state will unite in brotherhood at the Oklahoma Baptist Men’s Retreat. Psalm 133:1 reminds us, “How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” The Men’s Retreat has served as an opportunity for men from different walks of life (tribes) to gather for fellowship, worship and discipleship. Events like this create space for men to be transparent and authentic to get the help they need or to be challenged. This year our hope is to challenge men to be who God has called them to be in Christ.

The theme this year is “Custom Made” coming from Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” It is very easy for men to place their identity in places we shouldn’t. The hope is that men leave understanding that their identity needs to be firmly found in Jesus Christ. This year’s speakers will help us understand our uniqueness and role as men as well as help us realize our desperate need for the Savior. Our general session speakers are two exceptional preachers—Pastor Brian Mills from Yukon, Together We Church and Pastor Garry McNeill from Durant, First. Worship through music will be led by Grant Adams from Edmond, North Pointe.

Breakout sessions will feature Coach Tee, who serves as evangelism director for Oklahoma Baptists, and Pastor Tom Gragg of Little Axe, First will help us focus on reaching men. Lastly, we are excited about the scheduled activities. We are bringing back some favorites like trout fishing, archery, skeet, Tannerite and the Dodgeball Tournament. We will also add some new activities like a basketball 3-Point Contest, Disaster Relief demonstration, Pickleball, as well as a Car Show. If you have a car that you would like to show, please email bbailey@oklahomabaptists.org.

Please pray that God would meet men where they are; for the lost to be saved; for those unenthused to find rejuvenation in their walk with God, and for those discouraged not to grow weary leading and reaching men.

To find out more information about the retreat, visit oklahomabaptists.org/men.