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Men’s Retreats
Challenging Men to
Chase After God


Life is crazy. Get away from the everyday pressures and deadlines to be yourself in a beautiful and God-centered area.


Connect with guys from your family, church, small group, or workplace while being encouraged in your faith.

Be Real

Be encouraged and challenged by great speakers and other guys going through the same things and walk away with tools for life.
Men's Retreat Attendees

West Michigan Men’s Retreats

Take a weekend to kick back and connect with other men at Grace Adventures. This no-pressure atmosphere will allow you to be yourself as you enjoy great food, fun activities, and learn more about what it means to be a man of God. Meals, housing, and most activities included. Check it out with your friends, family, or church.

2024 Dates, Speakers, Bands

Session 1
October 18-20, 2024

Status: Registration Open

Speaker: Bryan Marvel

Speaker | Pastor | Author

Bryan has been speaking even before he stepped into pastoral ministry in 2007. With seventeen years of speaking experience, Bryan has met thousands of people struggling with a condition he calls spiritual amnesia - a condition where people forget who God has created them to be and, therefore, find themselves drifting through life without a strong sense of purpose and calling.

He’s spoken at camps, retreats, and conferences in different parts of the country, all while serving as a pastor of a local church. Currently, he serves as the Lead Pastor of Meadowbrook Church, where he has been since 2016.

His messages help break the cycle of spiritual amnesia in people’s lives and bring a renewed conviction around their spiritual identity that helps them fulfill their God-given destiny.

In addition to speaking, Bryan has published articles in various magazines and online publications. He wrote and self-published a nine-week devotional called A Journey to the Cross and an ebook titled Unstuck: Getting a Jumpstart on Your Spiritual Growth.

Bryan graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2007 with an MDiv. He lives in Milwaukee, WI, with his wife, Becky, and their three daughters, Kate, Emma, and Lucy.

Worship: Paul Riemersma

Session 2
October 25-27, 2024

Status: Registration Open

Speaker: Jimmy Gretzinger

Speaker | Producer | Outdoorsman

Jimmy Gretzinger grew up in the northwestern part of our great state in the town of Ludington. He was always on the water or in the woods growing up and learned many of his outdoor passions from his father and friends. After high school Jimmy was off to Michigan State University where he received a degree in audio and video production. Once an opening became available Jimmy jumped at the chance to join the Michigan Out of Doors team in 1998. In 2001 Jimmy became the Executive Producer of the show and loves the chance to travel the state and highlight the sportsmen and women of Michigan.

His interests in the outdoors are varied as you may imagine, getting to dabble in all the outdoor pursuits. However, of late the spring turkey season and chasing grouse and woodcock have seemed to really light his fire. Of course deer hunting in all its forms holds a special spot for this Michigan hunter. Growing up on Lake Michigan means that summers were the time to fish, and getting to travel all over the state has really broadened his fishing horizons a lot over the years.

Jimmy’s job is to keep the show current, fresh, up to date and educational to the Michigan Sportsmen and Women. With a rich history behind him tracing back to the early 50’s he has his hands full trying to keep Michigan Out of Doors the premier outdoor show in the state. But, what a fun challenge to have, and what a great state to do it in.

Worship Band: Matt Seaver

Interviews With Jimmy

Retreat Rates


$ 130.00P/Person
Find your own housing in the area and commute in for the retreat at Grace Adventures. All meals, sessions, and most activities are included.


  1. Self-provided housing for your group.
  2. See for Cabin rentals and other local accommodations.
  3. Attendees must be 16+ Years


$ 160.00P/Person
Bunk up at Grace Adventures with the other guys from your church, workplace, family, or friend group. All meals, sessions, and most activities included.


  1. Cabins, Lodge, Or Retreat Center Housing
  2. SMost rooms sleep 12-16 guests
    No Linens Provided
  3. Bathrooms and Showers located in housing unit
  4. Housing assigned by Grace Staff
  5. Attendees must be 16+ Years


$ 205.00P/Person
Let us book your rooms at a local hotel so you can sleep in style and drive to campus for activities, meals, sessions, and fun. Includes all meals, sessions, and most activities.


  1. Hotels In Mears-Hart Area
  2. Hotel Priced at 2 People Per Room
  3. Linens Provided
  4. Full Bathroom
  5. Attendees must be 16+ Years
  6. Add $75 For Single Occupancy

Cancellation Policy

Upon registration, a $25.00 Non-Refundable deposit is due per reservation.* Any cancellations will forfeit that deposit.

Canceling spots within 45 days of the retreat, you are obligated to 60% of your retreat fee

Canceling spots within 14 days of the retreat, you are obligated to the full retreat fee.

If Grace Adventures is not permitted to host an event due to legal obligations or restrictions imposed through Executive Order, Local Health Department order or directive, or any similar legal restriction or circumstance of similar effect, Grace Adventures will reimburse any deposit and minimum. In all other circumstances, Grace’s cancellation policy outlined above will apply.

Retreat Activities and Games

Activities for men to enjoy, compete, and just have fun with. *Subject to change.


  1. Laser Tag
  2. Climbing Tower
  3. Horseback Riding (Extra Cost, $25)


  1. Rifle Range
  2. Trap Shooting Range
  3. Pistol Range
  4. Bring Your Own Gun or Use One Of Ours


  1. Four Powerful Sessions
  2. Topical Workshops
  3. Morning Devotionals

Manly Things

  1. Hearty Snacks
  2. Saturday MAN FEAST
  3. Man Games Team Competition

Tentative Schedule

*Subject to change


6:30-7:45 Registration / Move-In / Snack
8:00 Session 1
9:30 Evening Activities, Activity Sign-Ups
11:00 Courtesy Quiet Hours


7:30 Breakfast
9:15 Session 2
11:00 MAN GAMES Competition and Workshops
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Free-Time Activities & Workshops
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Session 3
9:00 Evening Activities
11:00 Courtesy Quiet Hours


7:30 Breakfast
9:15 Session 4
11:30 Pack and Depart

Testimonies of Impact

Men's Retreat is a great get-away for growth and to be recharged as a man, husband, and spiritual leader.
Weekend Retreater
Men's Retreat is a great get-away for growth and to be recharged as a man, husband, and spiritual leader.
Weekend Retreater
Weekend Retreater
Every time is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Men's Retreate Attendee
Every time is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Men's Retreate Attendee
Men's Retreate Attendee
It challenged me as a follower of Christ, a husband, and a leader in my home. It is a great time of fellowship with men from my church and also men from other churches.
Men's Ministry Coordinator
It challenged me as a follower of Christ, a husband, and a leader in my home. It is a great time of fellowship with men from my church and also men from other churches.
Ministry Coordinator
Men's Ministry Coordinator