Men's Retreat 2019

Men - God has given you one life to live. Our challenge - Make It Epic. Join men from around the Kalamazoo community in a time of fun, friendship, food, faith, and focus. This year we are excited to welcome pastor, author, speaker, and coach J.R. Briggs to Voyage Church to teach us how to make our lives epic!

Date: Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26
Time: 6-9 p.m. (Friday) and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday)
Location: Voyage Church, 6339 Atlantic Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Cost: $40 per person (includes 3 meals and materials)
Who: All men, ages 18+

J.R. Briggs

Our featured speaker for the 2019 Men's Retreat is J.R. Briggs. J.R. Briggs has three passions: to equip and invest in hungry kingdom leaders, to grow fruit on other people's trees, and to collaborate with others to create good kingdom mischief. In short, his calling is to partner with people who are called to follow Jesus while leading others.

With these passions in mind, he started Kairos Partnerships in 2011 where he serves leaders in the roles of whole-life leadership coach, consultant, speaker, professor, equipper, preacher, author, and encourager of young leaders.

For more than 15 years, J.R. has had the privilege to serve in pastoral roles at mega-churches, church plants, and house church networks. Since starting Kairos Partnerships, he has invested in pastors and kingdom leaders in 28 states and Canada from 40+ denominations.

To learn more about J.R., visit

Check out this message below from J.R. about this exciting event!


Men'sRetreat2019Invite from Voyage Church on Vimeo.


Registration is now closed for the Men's Retreat. Please contact the Voyage office at with any questions.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, 10/25

5:45-6:15p - Arrival 
6:15p - Welcome
6:30p - Dinner (Erbelli's)/Games
7:00p - Intro/Expectations
7:15p - Keynote - J.R. Briggs (30-45 Minutes)
7:45p - Discussion Time
8:30p - Dismissal/Dessert/Games (Dessert/Games Optional)
10:30p - Shutdown 

Saturday, 10/26

8:30a – Breakfast (donuts, fruit, coffee) 
9:00a – Game/Activity
9:30a – Keynote – J.R. Briggs (30-45minutes)
10:00a – Reflection Time
10:15a – Discussion Time
11:00a – Free Time
12:00p – Lunch (Chick fil-A)                                    
12:30p – Keynote – J.R. Briggs
1:00p – Reflection Time
1:15p – Discussion Time
1:45p -  Next Steps – panel on why spiritual friendships matter
2:00p -  Action Steps - discussion with churches 
2:30p – Thanks for coming, debrief / survey
2:45p - end