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Grace Chapel Men’s Retreat 21st April, 2008

Posted by Scotty in Books, Church, Fun, Music, Prayer, Spirituality, Worship.

I’m just back from the Grace Chapel Men’s Retreat which was based on the book Deadly Viper Character Assasins by Mike Foster & Jud Wilhite: an amazing weekend, with close to 100 guys from the church taking time out to focus on what it means to live with Radical Integrity and Radical Grace.

This has been a stressful semester, and as it gets near to the end of the semester it was great to take the weekend to relax, focus on God, and enjoy the company of some amazing godly men!

The book looks at 7 “Deadly Viper Character Assasins” who are

bloodthirsty hit-men lurking in the shadows plotting to undermine your leadership, integrity, and success.

I’ll be reading through the book in the next week or so and I’ll post more info on it later. It’s a book containing principles we all need to live by if we want to finish strong!

The weekend itself was amazing. The team at Grace did a phenomenal job putting together a retreat packed full of action! We were entertained by a sqaud of drum-playing-ninja-sword-fighting-karate-kids! An incredible opening! The rest of the weekend was filled with sports including 50 man dodgeball! Relaxing in the hot tub next to the ice-cold outdoor pool. Plenty of time to sit around and get to know the godly men of the church. And lots of time to be in God’s presence as we worshipped!

Mike Foster talked… David Martin led worship. This guy is gifted! You need to jump on his site check out his music and download it from iTunes. Both Dave and Mike are great guys who love the Lord intensely! It was a blessing to spend time with them over the weekend.

God really laid it on my heart over the course of the retreat to be intentional about praying for Mike & Jud and the work they are doing for God. Sadly, at the moment we have heard a lot about Christian Leaders who trip up. What they do is no worse than when you or I sin – the difference with them is that it gets posted across the media!! I have found myself wondering what prayer support they had. Often times it happens as they leave the spotlight, and then as something happens we are reminded that it’s a person who campaigned for Christ. The work that Mike and Jud are doing is so powerful that I know Satan will try everything to wreck their work. Because of that, I’m gonna partner with them in the Spiritual Fight, praying for their protection from Satan’s attempts to Assassinate them!

If you get a chance, pick up a copy of Deadly Viper, jump on the website, find out about these guys work and PRAY for them! I encourage you to do the same for David Martin! Check out his site, listen to his music and PRAY that God would use it to impact people around the world!



1. Deadly Viper « Work in Progress - 12th May, 2008

[…] Central Christian Church in CA) and Mike Foster (who founded XXXchurch). Mike spoke at our church Men’s Retreat back in April. One of the men in our church has been so impacted by the book that he footed the […]

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