This year we welcome Dr. Kevin Peil, who will be presenting a scientist's perspective on God's creation, covering such topics as creation vs. evolution, the age of the earth, astronomy, and more.
(through August 20)
|After August 20|
|Full weekend (Student)||$75||$85|
Includes: Meals* (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast), lodging and camp access (two nights), instructional materials, and T-Shirts (not guaranteed for late registrants).
* Saturday only registration includes lunch and dinner
This year the Men's Retreat will be held at Camp Croix in Danbury WI, just a little over two hours northeast of the Twin Cities. Supported by WELS churches, surrounded by 160 acres of forest, and boasting 2,100 feet of lakeshore along Lake Rooney, Camp Croix hosts four weeks of youth Bible camp, plus family camp, retreats, conferences, and other events throughout the year.
For weekend retreaters, sleeping accommodations include the lodge and four-bunk cabins. There are also a number of spots for RVs with power and water connections. Please let us know if you would like to bring a camper or other RV. Boats are also welcome, and can be accommodated with the available docks.
Friday, September 20
|5pm||Dinner - As you arrive|
|9pm||Welcome and Devotion|
Saturday, September 21
|8am||Breakfast and Fellowship|
|9am||Session One: Creation vs Evolution|
|Session Two: The Age of the Earth|
|1pm||Session Three: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God|
|Session Four: Why Won't they Listen|
|Vespers, Bonfire, and free time|
Sunday, September 22
|8:30am||Session Five: Additional topics and Q/A|
|10am||Wrapup / 2020 Planning / Free time|
|11:30am||Pack up / Clean up|
Dr. Kevin Peil holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has been employed as a research scientist for the Dow Chemical Company for the last 29 years. He has spoken throughout the WELS at churches, schools (high schools and LES) as well as Pastor and Teacher Conferences on a wide variety of topics as they relate to Science and the Bible. He and his wife Laurie are members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bay City, MI.
“The world around us provides a powerful testimony to God the Creator. As a scientist I have seen so much in my every day research that gives glory to God.”
I have heard Dr. Peil present several times and each time I come away with new information that prepares me to talk knowledgeably about the scientific claims of others. It's great to discuss sound scientific evidence from a Christian perspective with other men!”
"Dr. Peil combines science and faith into all of his presentations. Highly recommended!"
Pr. Degner is a Professor of Evangelism & New Testament at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. He has written a chapter on Evolution in the newly published book, “Quick to Listen”, available from Northwestern Publishing House.
While all are welcome, this retreat is designed for the adult men of WELS/ELS churches. Fathers are encouraged to bring their sons 16 years or older.