Greetings from the True North team! We hope and pray that each of you are doing well. With the holidays upon us and end of year approaching, we are sure everyone has plenty on their plates (Literally and figuratively). Here at True North Ministries it is no different. Family, friends, faith, life and ministry all seem to keep our team on the move. We feel blessed in many ways and we are excited to share some news updates with each of you.
First, we would like to give a shout out to all those who joined us for our ManCamp reunion and UFC event. There was around thirty people who showed up and we had an absolute blast. It was nice visiting with everyone and catching up while sharing some great food and beverages. And who can forget about one of the greatest UFC events of all time, with three title fights that kept everyone on the edge of their seats for the entirety of the fight card! Thanks so much to everyone who attended and made it great community event. Be sure to keep up with all of our latest announcements. We plan to have more events as we create a community that is more than just acquaintances. A community that everyone can engage with and count on! Speaking of community events, let’s get to some important dates and information.
Below you will find information about the 1) Hurricane relief team, 2) Friends and Family New Year’s Eve Celebration, 3) Next ManCamp, and our efforts to 4) Recruit a ManCamp leadership team. This is a chunk of information, but please hang with us.
Hurricane Relief Team
On December 8, 9, & 10 we will be taking a team of men to help with the hurricane relief efforts. We will be partnering with Unstoppable Outdoor Adventures whose founder is Scottie Blackwell. Scottie has many years of construction and volunteer experience. Additionally, Scottie has been boots on ground for several months as he has helped with the relief efforts, so he is well versed in where the greatest needs are. The cost per person will be $25. This will cover food, lodging, and transportation. We will be in touch with those who expressed interest. We will leave Friday at 6pm and return on Sunday when the work is done! If you have questions or are now interested please call us:
New Year’s Eve Celebration
In 2017 (this year) we kicked off our first annual New Year’s Eve Celebration and rang in 2017 the right way… with friends and family in community, enjoying life together. We camped at the ranch, ate some great food, and popped a ton of fireworks! Here we are once again, about to ring in another new year as 2018 rapidly approaches. We are inviting each of you to join us at the True North Friends and Family New Year’s Eve Celebration on the weekend of December 30th. Friends and families will have the option to camp for the weekend or simply join us for New Year’s Eve as we ring in the new year together with a spectacular fireworks show! The cost will be $20 per family. Same price for individuals. Same price whether you camp or not. The community will be well worth it! This includes camp grounds, restroom facilities (no hot water for shower), fire pits, music, and fireworks. BYOeverything… food, drinks, chairs, tents (though we have a few extra tents. first come first serve). Think of this as a camping trip to a state park… except its not a state park! You choose the number of nights you wish to camp - (one or two). We will have a grill and smoker available for those who wish to cook some grub. Registration will open this Friday! Mark your calendar!
We are all jacked up about the next ManCamp! Our team has been combing through all of the surveys and we are excited about what God is doing. We have heard the good, which is great! But we have also heard the bad, which is good! We have been praying over all feedback and are already making plans to change some things. We are trying to make each event better than the last. That being said, our desire is that EVERYONE feels like they can be a part of the MC weekend.
We are overhauling our events. There will still be competition for those who have some pent up aggression, but the teams will choose those who actually engage in the physical aspect of events. We will be incorporating some hands on seminars where men can learn some manly skills as well. We have also learned that dudes love guns! So we have some cool stuff coming at ya! We will refrain from giving you all of the details because we love the element of surprise! Let’s just say we have some great changes on almost every level.
So lets talk details. Our next event will be April 6-8. Registration is now open! Let’s discuss a few reasons why you should not wait to register: 1) We are men.
As men we should not procrastinate. 2) We are men.
Men hold brothers to a higher standard. It’s called accountability. In order to hold others to a higher standard we must first meet the standard ourselves. 3) We are men.
Men don't leave others in a bind. Late registration leaves people in a bind. 4) We are men.
As such, men understand that procrastination can cost ourselves and others. Procrastination in this case will leave you having to wait for the next MC to attend. Who will be cheated because of your absence? Your life is valued and you have a message for others. We will be cutting registration off two weeks before the event this time. Don't miss it! 5) We are men.
You can look at this one of two ways: a) men are cheap. b) men are financially responsible and therefore enjoy savings. For the absolute best price get registered NOW! Registration fees will increase twice as we get closer to the event.
More details will come your way as we get closer to the event!
We are praying for servant leaders to step forward; Men who have a heart to see other men’s lives transformed through the power and love of Christ; Men who not only desire to see lives changed, but men who desire it so much that they are willing to help make it happen. Our MC team is committed to being the absolute best ambassadors we can be so that God is working in and through us. We are committed to a mission that we have been given. A mission to help change the family, the church, the community, and the world by changing the hearts of men as we challenge, encourage, and equip them to be men of honor, courage, and Biblical principles. We are looking for men to help lead in various ways. Some will help only during the MC weekend, some will help only weeks leading up to, and still others will help months in advance. IF this is you, we are asking something of you:
1) Pray. It’s powerful. Let God lead you.
2) Reach out to us sooner than later. Be Bold!
3) Take inventory of you gifts/expertise.
Let us know where you see yourself contributing to the team.
*We are looking for 10 men by January 1st. If it’s not you, maybe you know someone!