Men challenged to be spiritual warriors

Participants in the 2010 KNCSB Men’s Retreat were challenged to “stand in the gap” and be spiritual warriors.

The annual retreat drew a record attendance of 110. It was held Oct. 15-16 at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan.

KNCSB Executive Director Bob Mills was the featured speaker. He drew on his memories of his father, a World War II veteran, to speak on the retreat theme “Band of Brothers.” Mills’ father was a combat engineer who served in the Battle of the Bulge.

Mills recalled his father’s stories of how he and his fellow soldiers endured bitter cold and constant danger.

“It was amazing to me the bond that developed with those men.”

As he preached from the tiny book of Philemon, Mills said, “We as men in the church need to be strong.” He challenged retreat participants to be:

  • Prayer warriors
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  • Students of the Scriptures
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  • Servant leaders
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  • Mentors and disciplers


“We all need to be investing in someone else,” Mills said. “Discipleship is doing life with someone, helping them see Jesus.”

Retreat participants had the opportunity to learn about men’s ministry resources, including:

Baptist Men on Mission (BMEN), sponsored by the North American Mission Board.  Find more information

The BMEN mission statement is:

  • Worship God with all my life.
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  • Obey Christ by serving others through my church.
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  • Resolve to build relationships that strengthen my family and my church.
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  • Keep my commitment to join other men in God’s mission.


“40 Days of Prayer for Spiritual Awakening”Download in PDF from the BMEN Web site

Men’s Fraternity—This is a series of three one-year-long studies:

  • The Quest for Authentic Manhood
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  • Authentic Manhood: Winning at Work and Home
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  • The Great Adventure


John Lucas, KNCSB director of men’s ministry, urged retreat participants to “spread the word” and put the 2011 KNCSB Men’s Retreat on their calendars. It will be held Oct. 21-22 at Webster Conference Center.