Dates: March 29 at 4pm - march 31 at 10am, 2019

Ages : 20 - 30

Cost : $200 - This covers lodging, food, supplies & classes

Applications Open : Applications Closed for 2019

Vision :

You don’t have to face life on your own.  Every one of us has heard “it’s all up to you”, “you should have known better”, and “you don’t have what it takes.”  Confronting this voice is essential to the process of becoming men of God - true sons. Are you ready to get real and step beyond the accusation of these lies?  

The True Son Men’s Retreat is for men ages 20-30 who are ready to take a risk and reclaim their true identity.  Two days focused on encounter and connection, this weekend is an opportunity to step out of isolation and into the company of brotherhood.

You have what it takes and you don’t have to fight alone.  Step out of the shame of performance and into the daily adventure of walking with the Father.  This March, come and take your place among men.

  • Held at A Place for the Heart in Sophia, NC

  • Led by Chris Miller, Joel Case, JD Gravitt and Jake Stevens

  • Hosted by the Cageless Birds

What to Expect :

This weekend is set apart for…

  • Creating connection around campfires, meal times and moments of discussion.

  • Being seen and known by other men on their own journey of sonship.

  • Gaining a sharpened perspective and a restored hope for the battles of life.

  • Exercising your identity as sons of a Proud Father.

  • Being celebrated, championed, and encouraged.

  • Sharing home-cooked meals around the table and enjoying lots of Maker Coffee.

  • Times of worship and encounter in the presence of the Lord.

  • A workout designed to display our need for one another.

  • Hearing real stories and receiving keys to help guide you on your own journey.

  • Times of stillness and reflection.

We have experienced first hand how powerfully the Father can meet our hearts in a short time.  This retreat is intentionally designed and fully scheduled to pursue Jesus' heart together. You will receive deeply from both His presence and from the support of the men around you.

Who the true son Men’s Retreat is For :

This retreat is designed for single or married men between the ages of 20-30 to have an opportunity to gain traction in their lives with the help of a select team of men who have been pursuing wholeness as true sons for the past 10 years.  This retreat is designed for husbands, fathers and men who desire to move in that direction. The True Son Men’s Retreat is also available to any 18 Inch Journey alumni that fit within the age limit.

By applying for the True Son Men’s Retreat, you are saying yes to being willing to engage with your own heart, the heart of the Lord and the hearts of other men.   

The True Son Men’s Retreat is held on our 52 acre ministry called A Place for the Heart.  This is where we host the 18 Inch Journey and live and work year round.  

Facilities :

You will stay in cabins tucked in the woods and overlooking the lake.  The cabins both have a ground floor and a loft with a bathroom located inside the cabin. Each cabin sleeps six to eight.

Location :

  A Place for the Heart
4228 Beckerdite Rd. Sophia, NC 27350


Transportation :  

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.

We will provide one complimentary shuttle service run for pick-up in Greensboro, NC at Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) on Friday, March 29th that will leave the airport at 2:30pm, and arrive at A Place for the Heart at 3:15pm. We’ll also provide one drop-off shuttle run on Sunday, March 31st to GSO that will depart from A Place for the Heart at 10:00 am and arrive at the airport at 10:45am. If you would like to use our complimentary shuttle service, please designate this on your application and make sure that your incoming and outgoing flights fit within this window.

Uber is also an option to travel from the airport to our facilities.  Please note that our campus is located in a small town. While using Uber will be an option for arrival (from GSO to A Place for the Heart), you will not be able to find an Uber from our facilities back to the airport.  Keep this in mind as you are making your travel arrangements, and please let us know if you are planning to take advantage of our drop-off shuttle service on Sunday, March 31st.

Airport Information :

Piedmont Triad International Airport - 40 minute drive
Raleigh Durham International Airport - 1 hour 45 minute drive
Charlotte Douglas International Airport - 1 hour 45 minute drive

Acceptance process :

Due to size and space limitations of this retreat, we will only review the first 50 applications.  Applications will be open for submission on January 28 at 5:00pm. Applications will be available through February 4 at 5PM or until they are full.  Payment is not required to submit an application.

Why an Application?

One of our highest values is community and we desire that you would step into ours as soon as you arrive onto the land.  We want you to immediately feel seen and known by those around you and by the Father. It is our desire to begin to get to know you before your arrival and an application will empower us to do so.  We are looking for applicants that are hungry to step beyond the normal of their everyday life and into an upgrade in their relationship with the Lord.

Thank you for your interest
Applications have closed for 2019

Cancellation by Registrant

To reserve your spot for the True Son Men’s Retreat you are required to make a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 per guest within ten days of your acceptance. Full payment is required by March 1st to hold your space in the True Son Men’s Retreat.  You may cancel your registration and receive a refund up to 3 weeks prior to the date of the event; minus your $50.00 non-refundable deposit. In the event that you cancel your registration less than 3 weeks prior to the date of the event, you will forfeit 50% of your full payment.  Regardless of when you cancel your registration, your registration is not transferable to another event, date, or person.

Cancellation by The 18 Inch Journey Retreat

If the event is made impossible by any legitimate cause beyond our control, we will cancel the event and gladly refund you in full.


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