Men's Retreat

September 18-20, 2009
Beacon Shores Resort on Whitefish Lake
36859 Silver Peak Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
(218) 543-4166, (800) 950-9507 -

Speaker: Professor Mark Paustian

Author of Prepared to Answer and MORE Prepared to Answer - answers to skeptics' questions about the Christian faith.

After graduating from Northwestern College in 1984 and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1988, Mark served at an exploratory mission in Rockford, IL until 2000. Mark now teaches Old Testament History as well as communications and writing courses at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN; he also coaches cross country. Mark also holds a M.A. in Speech Communication from Minnesota State University, in Mankato, MN. He and his wife Constance are proud parents of Abigail (15) and Hannah (12).


Friday, September 18

12 Noon Group 1 Carpool from Salem
6pm Group 2 Carpool from Salem
9-9:30pm Opening Devotion
9:30-10pm Review Schedule and Location

Saturday, September 19

7:30am Breakfast and Fellowship
9:00am Intros and Icebreakers
9:30am Why Study the Psalms?
10:30am Break – Coffee, Pop, Snacks
10:45am Features of Hebrew Poetry
Noon Lunch
1:00 pm Psalm 23
2:15 pm Break – Coffee, Pop, Snacks
2:30 pm Hallel Psalms
4:00 pm Free Time
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Evening Worship
9:00 pm Bonfire/Free

Sunday, September 20

7-7:30am Morning Prayer
7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-9:30am Q & A with Prof. Mark Paustian
9:30 - 11:30am Free Time
11:30am-12pm Pack-up and clean up
12:30pm Carpool back to church / free time on your own / sweat equity

Offered to adult men of WELS/ELS churches in the Twin Cities. Fathers are encouraged to bring their sons 14 or older. The registration deadline is August 4th.