Retreat urges men to ‘be something great’ in Christ

In a “secular, feminized society” Christian men may feel as alone as Elijah facing the 450 prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel.

“Boys and men are being told they need to be re-engineered and rewired,” Owen Strachan told participants in the KNCSB Man Up Men’s Retreat.

More than 200 men and teen boys attended the retreat held March 10-11 at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan.

Strachan serves on the faculty of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo. He is associate professor of Christian theology and director of the Center for Theological and Cultural Engagement.

Among the books Strachan has written are:

  • “The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them” (co-written with Gavin Peacock)
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  • “The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World”


Despite culture’s low view of men, “men can rise up to be something great in Jesus Christ,” Strachan continued.

Although cultural challenges are daunting, the church has a tremendous opportunity to change society.

“Godly men have a chance to stand out as never before,” he said.

Breakout sessions during the retreat also helped equip men to conquer the challenges they face.

Look for retreat photos on the KNCSB Facebook page—look for Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists.

Be sure to save the date for the 2018 Man Up Men’s Retreat. It will be held March 2-3 at Webster Conference Center.