The 12th Annual Men's Retreat

Good Heavens!

Science declares the glory of God

September 20-22, 2019
Camp Croix
1945 Gold Star Rd
Danbury, WI 54830

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.

Pricing & Registration

Registration for 2019 is closed.
(through August 20 26)
After August 20 26
Full weekend $130 $150
Full weekend (Student) $75 $85
Saturday only $90 $100

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

If you have any questions, contact the Salem Lutheran, Stillwater MN, church office at (651) 439-7831.

Location: Camp Croix

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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
Mid-morning Break
Session Two: The Age of the Earth
12 noon Lunch
1pm Session Three: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
Mid-afternoon Break
Session Four: Why Won't they Listen
4pm Free time
7pm Dinner
Vespers, Bonfire, and free time

Sunday, September 22

7:30am Breakfast
8:30am Session Five: Additional topics and Q/A
10am Wrapup / 2020 Planning / Free time
11:30am Pack up / Clean up

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Peil

Dr. Kevin Peil

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.”

Dr. Peil

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!”

Prof. Jon Schaefer, MLC

"Dr. Peil combines science and faith into all of his presentations. Highly recommended!"

Laurie Starr - Organizer, Today's Christian Women's Retreat, Bay City, MI

Camp Chaplain: Prof. Samuel Degner

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.

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