2020 Mens Retreat: March 6-7

Annual Men’s Retreat

Rev. Dr. A. Craig Troxel

New Life Presbyterian Church

Men, join us on Palomar Mountain for a weekend of discipleship, fellowship, and worship.

With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will toward Christ

In our world, we use the word heart to refer to our emotions. But the Bible uses the word heart to refer to the governing center of life. We need to grasp the true meaning of the heart in order to better understand ourselves, our sin, and our need for redemption. As we rediscover the heart as the source of all our thoughts, fears, words, and actions, we will discover principles and practices for orienting our hearts to truly love and obey God with all that we are.


Friday March 6th at 4:00 PM through
Saturday March 7th until 9:00 PM


Palomar Christian Conference Center on Palomar Mountain


All Men Welcome


Friday-Saturday (Overnight)
$119 (dorm-style room)
$149 (“motel-style” room)

Saturday Only – $59

All Meals Are Included
There is an additional fee for some activities (see schedule). Financial assistance is available.

Event Details

This year, the event is one night (Friday). Costs for a room is $149 per person for motel-style semi-private accommodations (4 people per room) and $119 per person for dorm-style accommodations. This includes dinner on Friday evening, and three meals on Saturday.

We also have a Saturday-Only option available for $59.

We will have three meetings with one on Friday night and two Saturday.

Please pay this at the time that you register—in any event, before the retreat. Because space is limited, please be advised that we cannot consider your place on the retreat secured until payment has been received (or arranged for with financial assistance).

The best way to register and pay is online. If necessary, you can pay with cash or with a check. If you write a check, make it out to “New Life Presbyterian Church” and write “Men’s Retreat” in the memo section (lower left portion of the check). Please be advised that, as the planning committee understands things, your retreat costs are NOT tax-deductible as donations to the church.

Payments are best made during registration periods running through the month of February. Look for a signup table during the fellowship time. If you are not able to sign up and make payment in person on one of the Sundays, please use the above links to register online or please contact Paul McFadden at pmcfadden0013@gmail.com to make arrangements for payment.

The registration charge covers*:

  • 1 night (Friday)
  • 4 meals (Friday dinner through Saturday Dinner)
  • A long list of activities

*Some activities are offered at a small additional cost. More recreation details will be provided soon.
Saturday Only - $59.00

More about our speaker

Rev. Dr. A. Craig Troxel

Dr. Troxel currently serves as the Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, California. He previously served as pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Wheaton, Illinois since 2007 and as pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Glenside, Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007. His introduction to the ministry was by itinerating in congregations of the Church of God (Anderson, In.) in Wasilla and Fairbanks, Alaska. He has taught systematic theology as an adjunct at Westminster Theological Seminary and ministerial studies at Mid-America Theological Seminary. He has also served as a faculty member for the Ministerial Training Institute of the OPC since 2002 and is presently a member of the OPC’s Committee on Christian Education. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and presently on its Ecclesiology Study Group.

Dr. Troxel has published numerous articles in publications such as Westminster Theological Journal, Presbyterion, Fides et Historia, Calvin Theological Journal, Trinity Journal as well as New Horizons, Ordained Servant and Modern Reformation. He is the author of What is Man? and What is the Priesthood of Believers? (P&R), and has a forthcoming book, With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will Toward Christ (Crossway). His research interests include pastoral theology, Reformed spirituality, the doctrine of the church, and biblical teaching on the heart.

Dr. Troxel and his wife, Carol, have five children and two grandchildren.

Annual Men’s Retreat

The retreat will be held at Palomar Christian Conference Center. You can see details on the camp’s website. We especially recommend that you check out their website for a list of activities and driving directions.

Packing Lists

  • Bible, paper and pen
  • Sleeping bag or bedding
  • Pillow
  • Ear plugs and/or noise machines
  • Towel, toiletries, shower shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses, sun lotion
  • Warm clothing, gloves if cold weather
  • Personal sports equipment (gloves), especially anything left-handed
  • Frisbees might be in short supply
  • Small flashlight
  • Fishing license and gear
  • Your favorite snacks
  • Extra cash for activities
  • Personal meds
  • Paintball clothes
  • A reusable water bottle


If you have questions, contact Paul McFadden: pmcfadden0013@gmail.com.

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