2020 Men’s Retreat

7pm Friday, Feb 28 – 10am Sunday, March 1

Invite some friends for a weekend of fun, fellowship, excellent food, meaningful conversations, and life-giving worship. Recreation opportunities include a broomball tournament, afternoon jam session (bring your own instrument), snowshoeing, cross country skiing on our groomed ski trails, sauna and polar bear dip, or card games and conversation in the dining hall.


2020 Men’s Retreat Pricing: 

  • Full Retreat: $140 ($120 Early Bird)
  • Fri Night – Sat Dinner: $120 ($100 Early Bird)
  • Sat Only (No Lodging): $80 ($70 Early Bird)
  • Full Retreat, Commuter (No Lodging): $100 ($90 Early Bird)
  • Pastor Rate, Full Retreat: $70
  • Pastor Rate, Saturday Evening Departure: $60

*Early Bird Registration Discount applies if registered or postmarked by February 14, 2020.

When registering, please make payment for full amount due. A $25 processing fee will be kept in the case of any cancellation one week (7 days) or less to the start of the retreat.

Speaker & Theme

2020 Men’s Retreat Speaker:

Excited to announce that this year’s Men’s Retreat speaker is Rev. Dr. Al Tizon, the executive minister of Serve Globally, the international ministries arm of the Evangelical Covenant Church! As executive minister, he oversees the 125 missionaries and six ministries, serving in over 50 countries. This position includes a faculty appointment as affiliate professor of missional and global leadership at North Park Theological Seminary.

Al has engaged in community development, church leadership, advocacy, and urban ministry in the United States and in the Philippines. Previous positions he has held include community development missionary with Action International Ministries (1989-1998, Philippines), lead pastor at Berkeley Covenant Church (2001-2006, Berkeley CA), holistic ministry director and then president of Evangelicals for Social Action and associate professor of holistic ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University (2006-2015, Philadelphia).

Al is the author or editor of six books, including Whole & Reconciled: Gospel, Church, and Mission in a Fractured World (Baker Academic, 2018).

Al received his BA in religious studies (1984) and his MA in church leadership studies (1987) from Vanguard University of Southern California (Costa Mesa, CA). He received his Ph.D. in missiology from the Graduate Theological Union (2005, Berkeley, CA). Al has been ordained since 1989 and with the Evangelical Covenant Church since 2008.

Al and his wife Janice live in Chicago, IL, unfortunately too far away from their four grown children and five grandchildren who all live in northern California.

Packing List

Packing List:

  • Bedding
  • Winter clothing
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Swimsuit for sauna (if interested)
  • Musical instrument for jam session (if interested)
  • Bible
  • Notebook and pen
  • Flashlight