Lots to Do!
|Indoor rock climbing||Fitness Center||Basketball|
|Big swing||Enclosed Sports Pool||Volleyball|
|Zip line||Flag Football||Hot Tub|
|Canoeing||Ping Pong||Ultimate Frisbee|
Why come to Sandy Cove for the Men’s Retreat? Here’s our top 7 list!
Schedule subject to change
4:00pm Check in
7:30 Session 1, Spaghetti Time!
but we’ll explain)
9:00 Snack, optional activities
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 Session 2
12:30 pm Lunch
7:00 Session 3
9:00 Free Time
8:00 am Breakfast
Check out of guest rooms
10:00 Closing session
Free time on the grounds to think, pray & process – stay as long as you like!
“Awesome worship! Awesome speaker! Good Fellowship!” Eric, Nottingham, PA
“Sandy Cove provides a place to step out of a crazy pace and spend time with my Savior and my brothers.” Gary, Newark, DE
“Great worship times and teaching. Had great opportunities to connect with other men at meal times.” Kevin, Lancaster, PA
“During the breakout sessions, I became much more connected with the men in my church. I now have resources that I never knew were there.” Stephen, Clarksboro, NJ
“A safe place to connect with God and godly men!” Tim, Catonsville, MD
“A very balanced program and free time blended into a great time! Time to reflect on lessons and time to reflect on myself as well.” Dean, Gibbstown, NJ
Gordon MacDonald was named Chancellor of Denver Seminary in 2011. He served as interim president of Denver Seminary (2008-2009).
He is an author, speaker, and teacher, and was a pastor for more than 40 years, serving most recently as the senior minister at Grace Chapel, Lexington, Massachusetts. When he stepped down from that position, the Grace Chapel congregation honored him with the title of Pastor Emeritus. Other pastorates included New York City, southern Illinois, and Kansas. Gordon MacDonald was also president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for three years.
Pastor MacDonald’s academic background includes a BA from the University of Colorado (1962), and a MDiv from Denver Seminary (1966). Denver Seminary awarded him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 2011, and Barrington College (which later merged with Gordon College) awarded him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1979.
He has written more than 12 books and co-authored others with his wife, Gail. Perhaps his best known book has been Ordering Your Private World which won the Gold Medallion and the Platinum Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association. There are almost 1.5 million copies of this book in print, and it has been translated into a dozen languages. Among his other books are Secrets of a Generous Life, Renewing Your Spiritual Passion, Mid-Course Correction, and A Resilient Life. His most recent books are Going Deep: Becoming a Person of Influence (2011) and Building Below the Waterline: Shoring Up the Foundations of Leadership (2011). He writes regularly for Leadership Journal and also writes a column which appears on the LeadershipJournal.net website.
MacDonald serves as editor-at-large with Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today, Inc. Until September of 2007, he was the chairman of the board of World Relief Corporation, an NAE-associated relief and development organization committed to the alleviation of suffering and poverty in the areas of HIV/AIDS, micro-enterprise development, refugee resettlement, and disaster assistance. He also speaks frequently at conferences for the Willow Creek Association, both in the United States and in other parts of the world. Privately, he engages with company leaders as an executive coach.
Gordon and Gail MacDonald, married 49 years, live in Concord, New Hampshire. Their great satisfaction is in their two married children and five grandchildren. The MacDonalds are also hikers, bikers, kayakers, and voracious readers.
Stephen has been leading worship for nearly 20 years. Stephen has led worship for several conferences and special events. He was the worship pastor of a church in Nashville, TN and has led teams at other churches as well. Stephen is currently the President/CEO of Sandy Cove Ministries.
All rates are per person and include two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, program and activities.
Rates begin at $199 per person.
Most rooms have two twin beds and one queen size bed, so triple occupancy allows for each person to have their own sleep space. Family rooms have one queen size bed, two twin beds and two twin sleeper sofas.
Treat yourself to an upgraded room!
Ask about beautiful bay view rooms and 2 room suites – a few with Jacuzzis!
Upgraded charge is per room, not per person
Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!
Log Cabins are now open all year!
Log Cabin Rates: $249 per person*, minimum occupancy of 4
*Please note that there is a minimum occupancy required for all cabins.
Financial hardship? Partial scholarships are available.
Modest swimsuits are required…baggy trunks please.
10% military discount for all program events for ALL military personnel.
This discount is available to any member of the armed forces, any branch and their immediate family members living in their household.