The Men’s Advance has been hosted by Bible Baptist Church of Stillwater for over ten years and is attended by men from all across the Midwest. The goal of the Men’s Advance is to impact the lives of men spiritually to make a difference in their homes, churches, relationships and community. The meeting runs on a two-day format, beginning this year at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, April 27, 2018, and concluding at approximately 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 28.
The theme this year is Moments. Our goal is to help men "Master the Moments that Matter the Most." It is quite common for men to feel the motivation and even develop a plan for either conquering some temptation or achieving an important God-given goal. Yet, they fail time and time again. The reason? More times than not, they melted in the moment of doing what they should. Life is lived in moments. That's all we have. Success is won or lost by what a man does in the moment. Our goal is to flesh out the truths of James 1:22-26 and leave men with a detailed plan for figuring out the moments they need to conquer the most, then help them master those particular moments.
This year, we will again meet at the Payne County Expo Center, just east of Stillwater. Meals are provided on-site to allow the men more time to fellowship with one another, and include a full smoked meat dinner Friday night, complete breakfast Saturday morning, and a great lunch Saturday afternoon. In addition to the Advance, a golf tournament is open to all attendees and precede the Advance earlier on Friday.
We will be leaving the church at about 1:00 P.M. on Friday. We ask that everyone eat their lunch before we take off. We will go to the hotel first and drop off our stuff. There will be a little bit of resting time before we go. Then we will head over to the Expo Center and check in. Dinner will be provided after the first service.
COMUNITY TRASH PICKUP AT THE LAKE
This is a great oportunity for our church to be involved in the community. To represent our church, wear your new dark gray lighthouse t-shirt. We will be going down to the lake at 10:00 AM to help in a pickup effort. There is lunch provided and also some activities and such. What a great way to show our community that we love and care about them. Let's let the light of Christ shine trough us as we invest in our community.
- $110 for retreat only with no hotel room included
- $155-$215 depending on what rooming option you choose. See the registration page for specific pricing.
- This includes a hotel room at the beautiful hotel of your choice, retreat note syllabus for each person, delicious refreshing snacks, and most importantly time alone with your sweet heart!
- All mail in registrations not post marked by January 22, 2018 will be assessed a $30 late fee
- All online registrations not submitted on or before January 24, 2018 will be assessed a $30 late fee
Registration includes four star accommodations, retreat notebook, snacks, fun, and time alone with your sweetheart!
The retreat begins Friday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. and ends Saturday, February 17 at 3:30 p.m.
or ask for a printed copy at the church.
- 2:00 – 3:30 PM Above Board — An Honest Marriage — Pastor Steve Brudnak
- 3:45 – 4:45 PM Elective Sessions
Land Ho! — Setting and Reaching Goals Together — Pastor Kurt Skelly
Walk the Plank — Effective Child Discipline — Pastor Ken Newport
Hot Pursuit — Keeping the Romantic Fires Burning — Bro. Ed Pearson
Weathering the Storm — Growing Stronger in Trials — Pastor Ken Spilger
- 5:00 – 6:30 PM Anchored (Part I) — Pastor Kurt Skelly
- 6:30 PM Dinner Break & Dismiss For the Evening
- 9:00 – 10:30 AM Anchored (Part II) — Pastor Kurt Skelly
- 10:30 – 12:30 PM Check-Out & Lunch Break
- 12:45 – 1:45 PM Elective Sessions
Close Quarters – Responding right under pressure — Pastor Rick Carter Jr.
All Hands On Deck – Teaching Your Children to Work Hard — Pastor John Schlager
Into the Sunset – Finishing with the First Love — Pastor Mike Stanley
Captain’s Log – Leading Family Devotions — Pastor Tony Keeton
- 2:00-3:30 PM Anchored (Part III) — Pastor Kurt Skelly
Every year we get together at the church and bring in the new year together. We try to make it till the ball drops but there is no judging here. Enjoy board games, volleyball, or a small movie for when it gets late. If you would like to join us this year be sure to...
Bring snacks and your favorite board games
Our Young at Heart dinner party will be held Thursday the 21st in the church fellowship hall. Turkey, potatoes, gravy and dinner rolls will be provided. There will also be a $10 gift exchange for those that would like to participate. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please bring a side dish and/or dessert.
We head out from the church at 4PM to sing for people in the nursing homes, Hancuff Apartments, and to a few members of our church. It is always a blessing to spread some holiday cheer to those in our community that need it. After we have hot coco and some snacks.
Please bring a scrumptious deserts or snack to share with everyone else.
We would like to invite everyone to be a part of this years church Adult Christmas Party. The party is hosted by the Dunbar family at their home. Saturday, December the 9th at 5PM. There is a $20 dollar white elephant game we play each year but not required for your attendance. Please bring lots of great snacks and side dishes. Children (other than infants) are prohibited. We hope you join us for another time of fun, food, and fellowship.