Men's Spiritual Retreat 2006
Studying the Life of the prophet Jonah
20-22 April, 2006

Planning Document
(Details will be added to this page as they are settled)

Suggested Preaching Topics

  • The Sign of Jonah (Mt 12:38-41)
  • The Grace and Mercy of God that Jonah Rejected
  • Breaking a Bitter Man
  • The Path of Anger – A study of where anger will lead a man
  • God’s Goals – the salvation of sinners – even if it costs Christians everything (including their pride)
  • God’s Call on Your Life – absolute, binding, and best
  • Our God is the God of Second Chances (Jonah 3:1)
  • Reaching Our Nineveh – the power of the fear of God!

If you might could recommend any study topics, please email them to Pastor Craig Ledbetter, and we will see if we can add them to the schedule.

Goals – what do we want to learn and change in us and our men?

  • Fear of God in us – this is the priority
  • Burden for lost souls who are under the coming judgment of God
  • Become better husbands
  • Be better fathers
  • Be better church members
  • Be better church leaders
Preliminary Preaching Schedule

Thursday, 20 April

  • Everyone Arrival, by 5pm
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Session One at 7.30pm - Introduction – The Sign of Jonah (Craig Ledbetter) - Introducing the worst of the greatest prophets of all time!
  • Sports and Activity Time
  • Session Two at 10pm – The Silliness of Jonah – Resisting God’s Call and Purpose (John Crabbe)
  • Activity – bonfire, walk to the lake

Friday, 21 April

  • Session One at 9.30am – The Sins of Jonah (Derry O’Sullivan)
  • Talk session - worksheet – Struggling with God’s Will
  • Session Two at 11.30pm - The Sorting Out of Jonah - Breaking a Bitter Man (Bob Zemeski)
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Mountain Climb and Hiking
  • Sports and Activity Time
  • Session Three at 7pm – The Soul-Winning of Jonah - Reaching our Nineveh  (Kevin O’Keeffe)
  • Prayer Time
  • Singing and Testimony Time at 10pm
  • Activity

Saturday, 22 April

  • Session One at 9.30am – the Second Chances of Jonah - Our God is a God of Second Chances (Layton Kelly)
  • Talk Session – worksheet – time to decide – make some decisions – Second Chances in My Life
  • Early Lunch at 11.30am
  • Clean Up and Head Home by 12noon

These times, messages and events are all subject to change as the Lord leads, and as things develop so check back often to see how everything is shaping up... AND PRAY for the Lord to bless this Retreat!

Current Churches Coming
Men from each of the following churches are already signed up to come
Space is limited, so if you want to come, you must let Pastor Craig Ledbetter know soon

Bible Baptist Church, Ballincollig Bible Baptist Church, Mallow Blanchardstown Baptist Church Riverview Baptist Church, Leixlip
Calvary Baptist Church, Bray Lifegate Bible Baptist Church, Tallaght