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Men's Prayer Retreat 2023


When we come together for our Men’s Prayer Retreat, it is an opportunity to refocus our attention on Him, to remind us how dependent we are on Christ for everything. And remembering how much we depend on Him also reminds us how faithful and powerful and good He is.

Join the men at Cross of Grace as we get away and seek the Lord together. The Men’s Prayer Retreat is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, September 22-23 at the Mt. Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN. 

The deadline to register is September 8. You can pay by credit card when you register or write a check. If paying by check please give it to Phil Workman or Andrew Schmidt and write "Men's Prayer Retreat" in the memo. If cost is an issue, please speak with one of the pastors.



(Estimated Schedule)


Arrival 5 - 7 p.m.

Opening Session 7:30 p.m.


Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Morning Solitude 9:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Morning Session 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m.
Meet-Up 12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Solitude 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Final session, wrap-up 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Things to Bring

-notebook/journal, pen, Bible
-basic toiletries (linens, towels, and washcloths provided)
-swimsuit (for the indoor pool)
–ear plugs (depending on whom you are rooming with)

What we will do

Our schedule seeks to build a rhythm of both gathered times of prayer and worship as well as personal/solitude for prayer and worship. Though we do not have formal times of teachings, our times are shaped and informed by scripture, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to glorify God through:

-Group prayer
-Worship in song
-Meditation on and reading of Scripture, Christ the Word
-Times of solitude/silence to listen to God and reflect on God
-Intercession for our families, community, and church
-And of course great fellowship and relationship building among your brothers
** Men, and boys ages 13 & up


Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN (7984 257th St. W, Farmington, MN 55024)


Event registration covers your overnight lodging (linens, towels, etc), two meals on Saturday, coffee and snacks throughout the retreat, and retreat materials.

Costs – 2 options:
$99.79 for dorm style or
$120.50 for motel style 

Hotel Style Rooms are double occupancy with their own bathroom. Dorm Rooms hold up to 8 people and share a bathroom a short walk down the hall.

Registration and payment are due by Friday, September 8th.

** If finances are an obstacle to your attendance, there are scholarships available. Please speak with a pastor.

We have a limited number of spots, so please register as soon as possible.

Register here