A Call to Arms – Men’s Retreat

Innumerable wars have been fought by countless men. There are always hostile forces involved and the stakes usually include a fight for freedom or to throw off the tyranny of enslavement or of being controlled by an enemy. Men of every generation have fought for their own lives, as well as the lives of their wives, their children, and coming generations. The images of human wars fought in the natural serve to illustrate what a Christian knows to be true in the spiritual. There are hostile forces to contend with and there are stakes to fight for in the kingdom of God. Oxford defines “a call to arms” as: “a call to defend or make ready for confrontation: it is understood as a call to arms to defend against a takeover”  …Here is the reality of living in a fallen and spiritually hostile world: You will either take up arms and fight …or you will be taken over!



Online pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available at the Retreat Center (starting at 10:00a on Saturday).



Sat-Sun Dorm: $70
Fri-Sun Dorm: $100
Sat-Sun No Lodging: $40
Fri-Sun No Lodging: $55
*Sat-Sun includes Lunch & Dinner on Sat and Breakfast & Lunch on Sun
**Fri-Sun includes Dinner on Fri, Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner on Sat and Breakfast & Lunch on Sun





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10:00 – 12:00 Retreat Check In
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:40 Session 1
3:45 – 5:30 Pursuit Of God
5:30 – 6:30 Dinner
6:45 Manliest Man
7:30 Session 2

8 – 9 Breakfast
9:15 – 11 Call To Arms Activity Time
12 – 1 Lunch/ Testimonies
1 – 2:30 Session 3

*Friday – We are making the facility available on Friday evening and Saturday morning for anyone wanting to come up early to spend some extra time preparing for the retreat. Dinner will be served on Fri evening at 6:30p and breakfast Saturday morning at 8:00a. If you’d like to make use of this extra time, you will need to select the Fri-Sun lodging option when you register.


Camp Baldwin | 8749 Baptist Camp Road, Elberta, AL | (251) 987-5100


A Call to Arms


Click here for a PDF of the Call to Arms Resource Booklet, which contains study/discussion questions as a companion to The Pursuit of God.




The Pursuit of God by AW Tozer (Print | Kindle – free! | PDF – free! | Audio – free!)

Additional Resources

These resources are available in our bookstore. You may also order them online (links provided), and some are available in digital versions.

ESV Study Bible (Print | Kindle | App)
Explore Daily Bible Readings (Print | App)
Crossway Bible Handbook (Print)
Ephesians Bible Reading Booklet (PDF)
Let’s Study Mark by Sinclair Ferguson (Print)
How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens by Michael Williams (Print | Kindle)
“Do You Thirst for God?” by Donald Whitney (PDF | Audio)
Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plans (LINK)
Everyday Prayers by Scotty Smith (Print | Kindle)
A Praying Life by Paul Miller (Print | Kindle)
Face to Face by Ken Boa (Print)



During our time of A Call to Arms, you’ll be receiving a weekly dispatch from one of the pastors to encourage you in the fight.

A Call to Arms Dispatch 1
A Call to Arms Dispatch 2
A Call to Arms Dispatch 3
A Call to Arms Dispatch 4