1,500 men expected
MYRTLE BEACH—There is still time to register for the United Methodist Men’s “Rooted: Grow Deep, Live Strong” Men’s Spiritual Weekend, set for Feb. 17-19 at Christ United Methodist Church.
That’s the word from Herman Lightsey, president of the South Carolina Conference UMMen, encouraging
“Come be a part of this ministry,” Lightsey said, noting this year’s event focuses on how to grow churches and how to grow men and get them involved in churches, families and communities—and how pastors and laity can work together to make these things happen.
The UMMen are hoping the retreat will draw 1,500 men from across South Carolina and be the largest spiritual retreat they have held to-date. The 2016 event drew 1,100 men, the 2015 event 850, the 2014 event 500 and the 2013 event 150.
South Carolina UMC Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston, the Rev. Jim Cowart, the Rev. Darren Hook and Romal Tune will serve as keynote speakers—who will each expand on the retreat themes and help men take next steps in their walk with Christ. Cowart is an author and the leader and founding pastor of Harvest Church in Warner Robbins, Georgia. Hook, senior pastor of Covenant UMC, Greer, is a visionary leader, preacher, coach and encourager. In 2016, Covenant was recognized as the sixth-fastest growing UMC in America. Tune is a well-known speaker, author and consultant who is also a cultivator of purpose and passion that equips teams to maximize performance allowing God to redeem their stories. He’s a military veteran of the Gulf War and Desert Storm.
Workshop leaders include Tune along with Tom Albin, Rev. Earl Bradshaw, Nick Cunningham, the Rev. Jason Everson and Robert Noland.
Registration is $90/man. The rate for man and wife is $120. Clergy rate is $45, and clergy plus spouse rate is $75.
To register, as well as to learn about host hotels: www.ummsc.org.