Mens Retreat

An Event for Men

Highland Lakes Camp | Spicewood, TX

April 19-20, 2024

What is Penitent Men?

Refreshing Weekend Retreat

Amidst the challenges to biblical masculinity, our Men’s Retreat at Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center stands as a stronghold. Join us in an empowering experience crafted to inspire, equip, and challenge men to rise as leaders in the workplace, at home, and in the church. This retreat is more than a gathering; it’s a transformative journey, beckoning men to embody penitent strength—a humility-fueled, resilient leadership rooted in biblical principles. Expect engaging sessions, meaningful conversations, and outdoor activities that will fortify your character. It’s time to reclaim and live out authentic biblical masculinity. Be a part of the movement.

Event Packages

Price Per Person

Option 1: $80 – Saturday only (No lodging)

Option 2: $110 – Friday & Saturday (No lodging)

Option 3: $135 – Friday & Saturday with bunkhouse lodging

Option 4: $170 – Friday & Saturday with motel lodging (Triple occupancy)

Option 5: $180 – Friday & Saturday with motel lodging (Double occupancy)

Option 6: $195 – Friday & Saturday with motel lodging (Single occupancy)

Tentative Schedule

What to expect

Friday

1:00-2 pm | Check-in/ Registration 

2- 4:00 pm | Demonstrations & Activities

5:30 pm | Dinner

7:00 pm | Session One

9:00 pm | Church Group Time

9:30 pm | Fellowship

Saturday

8:00 am | Breakfast

9:00 am | Session Two

10:30 am | Breakouts 

12:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | Breakouts

2:00 pm | Free Time – 

REC Options – AXE Throwing,  Archery Quest 

3:30 pm |  Session Three

5:00 pm | Dismiss

Program Guests

Mike Jarvis
Main Session Speaker
Bio Info

Mike Jarvis is a legendary basketball coach, author, and professional speaker.
After graduating from Northeastern University Coach Jarvis returned home to Cambridge, Massachusetts and led his high school basketball teams to three consecutive Division I state championships with an almost perfect record of 77-1, while coaching and mentoring future Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing.
In 1981 Coach Jarvis led Michael Jordan and his East squad to a 96-95 victory in the McDonald’s All American game.
In 25 years as a Division 1 Head Basketball coach Mike guided Boston University, the George Washington University, St.John’s, and Florida Atlantic to 14 post season tournaments, two trips to the Sweet Sixteen and a trip to the Elite Eight during March Madness.
In 1993, Mike Jarvis Sr. and Jr. made basketball history when they became the games first African-American father-son coaching team in college basketball. Later that same year Coach Jarvis led the USA 22 & under basketball team to the World Championship in Valladolid, Spain.
In 1997, Coach Jarvis was elected President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.(NABC)
In 1998, Coach Jarvis was named ‘National Coach of the Year’ by the Black Coaches Association and ‘Father of the Year’ by Ebony Magazine.
Coach Jarvis ended his high school and collegiate coaching career with an overall head coaching record of 684–351., coached two high school All Americans ( Patrick Ewing & Rumeal Robinson and four NBA Lottery picks ( Ewing, Robinson, Yinka Dare, & Ron Artest). Last, but not least, Coach Jarvis is the only coach to win 100+ games as a high school coach and 100+ games at three different colleges. In one of Mike’s last years’ at George Washington he may have coached the most international team in NCAA history with 11 players from 9 different countries.
In 2008 Coach Jarvis led his Athletes in Action team to the Jones Cup Championships in Taiwan winning 9 games in 10 days.
Coach Jarvis also worked as a college basketball analyst and commentator for ESPN and Fox Sports, and has co authored three books,”Skills for Life”, “Everybody Needs a Head Coach”, and “The Seven C’s of Leadership”.
Currently he serves as an Adjunct Professor at the South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, where he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Leadrship In 2016. Currently teaches a 3 credit Leadership course at the Bible College and serves as Special Assistant to President Dr.Mary Drabik.
Currently he is a board member on the NABC Foundation Board, and the Stars Youth Enrichment Program.
Mike and his wife Connie , the girl next door, have been happily married since September 9, 1967, and have been blessed with a son Michael , a daughter Dana, five grandchildren, and currently resides in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Steve Keenum
Main Session & Breakout Speaker
Bio Info

Steve Keenum played offensive line at McMurry University from 1977-80 for Coach Spud Aldridge and was part of four winning seasons as a player. In 1980, Keenum and his team advanced to the NAIA national playoffs and won the TIAA conference championship.

Keenum's successful playing career eventually turned into a coaching career, as he spent 10 seasons as McMurry's head coach from 1995-2004. In 1998 and 1999, Keenum's team had a 15-4 record and finished 12-2 in American Southwest Conference games. He is tied for the third-most wins by a head coach in program history with 36 – matching Coach Aldridge.

His 25-year coaching career at the high school and college ranks eventually led him to the FCA team. He currently serves West Texas as the Multi-Area Director for FCA. He has been involved with the Christ-centered organization since 1974.

His son is Case Keenum plays for the Houston Texans. 

Case Keenum
Main Session Speaker
Bio Info

Case Keenum plays for the Houston Texans. 

Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Houston Cougars, where he became the NCAA's all-time leader in total passing yards, touchdowns, and completions. In the 2008 college football season, Keenum ranked first nationally in total offense and second in total passing yards.[1][2]

During the 2011 season, Keenum became the Football Bowl Subdivision's all-time leader in total offense, as well as the all-time leader in total passing yards and touchdown passes by a college quarterback. As a result of his on-field contributions to Houston's success, Keenum was named to several All-American lists. He is the only quarterback in Division I FBS football history to have passed for more than 5,000 yards in each of three seasons, and the only college player to reach the 20,000-yards plateau.

Matt Roberson
Worship Leader
Bio Info

Matt Roberson is the Pastor at FBC Marlow, Oklahoma. Matt was previous at the MET Church in Houston, TX. Where he served as Lead Pastor for around 13 years. Before become Lead Pastor he served at the Worship Pastor at the MET Church. 

Brad Clay
Main Session & Breakout Speaker
Bio Info

Brad grew up in a tiny town in western Oklahoma where hunting and fishing was a way of life. However, Brad didn't give his life to Christ until he was a sophomore in high school. The Lord called Brad into youth ministry and for the last 12 years Brad served in Oklahoma as a youth pastor as a licensed and ordained minister. Brad used his love for the outdoors to minister to students as well as others. Brad founded Final Descent Outdoors as an outreach in his church. It grew from that into a national TV show that is in 40 million homes in North America. Brad and his wife April and four children Matthias, Ava, Josiah, and Sterling have taken a step of faith and have decided to follow the Lord and pursue Final Descent Outdoors and outdoor ministry full time.  Brad also authors bible studies and other material for outdoorsman.