Man Camp: Just Because

MAN CAMP is an experience that is best shared. If you’re thinking about going, or you already know you are, you’ve probably got a buddy you think should go with you. Well, if you run out of reasons why he should, just look below and tell him:

BECAUSE THE DAILY GRIND SUCKS.

Is the highlight of his week watching SportsCenter? Or just getting 10 freaking minutes alone in the crapper without someone asking some annoying question? Does he live in fear? That sucks. He can have a whole weekend to just be a guy. On his own terms. To stretch himself and to have some real, honest, manly FUN with no judgement.

BECAUSE MEN DIE WITHOUT CHALLENGE.

The most challenging thing most of us do all day is have a tough conversation with someone on Twitter. We were made for more. For some of us walking into MAN CAMP is a challenge. For others, sleeping in a bunk or telling the guy across the fire you can’t quit looking at porn is a challenge. Giving your buddy a chance to face a real challenge and overcome it. It will change his life.

BECAUSE WE FORGET HOW TO TAKE OFF THE MASK.

We’re all great at seeming to keep it all together. Looking great on social media or at the office or wherever we wear our fake mask. There are things your buddy wants to tell someone. Needs to tell someone. There are things he needs help with. Things that he just can’t face alone. Get in there and help that dude.

BECAUSE JESUS WAS A REAL MAN.

Jesus was one of the manliest dudes ever. All we get to see most of the time is the hippy petting a baby sheep that looks more like your Aunt Jean in the 80’s than the disruptive leader he was. This guy led a literal revolution. MEN DIED FOR HIM. Men left families, businesses–everything–to follow him. They didn’t do that because their mom told them to or they got guilted into going to church. They did it because he was the TRUTH. Your buddy needs the truth.

BECAUSE THE SPIRITUAL WORLD IS REAL.

If you’ve been to MAN CAMP and were brave enough to deal with the garbage in your life and receive freedom from spiritual oppression, you know what I’m talking about. I don’t care if your buddy hasn’t been to church in twenty years, the Holy Spirit is present to bring hope, deliverance and power in the name of Jesus.

BECAUSE, MAN GAMES.

When do we ever just get to be men? Arm wrastlin’ and rope pullin’. Sure they’re ridiculously over-the-top macho, and that’s OK! We need some macho in our cafe latte lives! We need to scream guttural sounds at each other and clap each other on the back in victory or defeat! We need to be fully, unashamedly men!

BECAUSE WE WERE MADE TO WORK…TOGETHER.

More and more of us get forced behind a computer screen every day. We work with our brains not our backs. We work alone, even when on a team. All of that is crap. Sure, it can be great for your bank account but I know some really rich, really miserable, guys. Getting the chance to dig in with other men, face to face, men God has prepared and brought before you is super special.

BECAUSE GOD SHOWS UP.

It may sound super weird, but the presence is thick and real. There is something almost tactile about the presence of God. He is with us in that place. Your buddy may not know he wants that but he wants that!

Whatever reason you think is best, hit him with that one. It doesn’t matter which one, just take the shot. Don’t say no for your friend. Even if you think he’d say no, at least you asked, right?

Look, I know life gets busy. I know there are other things to do that weekend and that, if you call StoneWater your family, we’re asking you to do something all the time. I don’t care about all of that. I care about you and your buddy. I’ve seen my life literally changed by the experience we are sharing at MAN CAMP. I have lived it, and it is real. If you want to talk about it, let’s chat.

Go, get him in the game!

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