Church of the Open Door

The 12th Annual Men’s Retreat—October 25–27, 2019

Join Your Brothers at the 12th Annual Men’s Retreat!

The 12th Annual COD Men’s Retreat will be held at Camp Calvary from Friday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th. Our theme is “Hands Strengthened for the Good Work: Rising to Meet the Challenges.” Expect to be encouraged, challenged, and motivated. Also expect a time of fun, fellowship, rejuvenation, and relaxation. This year we’re offering a new Saturday-only option for men who are only able to attend for one day. The Saturday-only option will allow you to experience the majority of the retreat’s activities, all Saturday meals, (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and all Saturday sessions with our special guest speaker. We encourage everyone to attend for the entire weekend if possible!

Minimum age: Young Men entering 9th grade

Our Speaker—Ajay Pillai

We are very excited to welcome Ajay Pillai as our 2019 speaker. Ajay is the Director and General Secretary for INIM, established in 1964. The sole focus of this indigenous Mission remains…Evangelism, Discipleship, and Church Planting. Ajay, who was born and raised in New Delhi, India, is an alumnus of Liberty University. Ajay shares responsibility for INIM’s church planting and field evangelism efforts in South Asia. Ajay and Heather have been married for over 20 years and are blessed with five children ranging from 5 to 15 years of age.

Nehemiah 2:18, 6:9

“And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, ‘Let us rise up and build.’ So they strengthened their hands for the good work.”

“For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, ‘Their hands will drop from the work, and it will not be done.’ But now, O God, strengthen my hands.”

Camp Calvary offers two sleeping options:

  • The Rustic Cabin sleeps 8–10 men per cabin. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and bath linens.
    The cost for the weekend with the Cabin lodging option is $115 per person.
  • The Camp Calvary Inn has 9 uniquely designed rooms sleeping 3 people each (one queen bed and one bunk bed). Each room has its own private bath. Linens and bedding are provided.
    The cost for the weekend with the Inn lodging option is $182 per person. (We need to register 3 people per room, so please choose your roommates.)

Download the Retreat Brochure to read about camp activities (zip line, paintball, shooting ranges, etc.), to view the weekend’s schedule, and for a paper registration form.

Register online (but bring your payment to the church). Please register by Sunday, October 13th.





I will come to the Men’s Retreat for the following days:
Friday – SundaySaturday Only ($65)

I will sleep in:
The Rustic Cabin ($115)The Inn (sleeps 3 people, $182 per person)No lodging needed ($65)

If you are staying in the 3 person Inn, who are your two roommates?

Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, need financial assistance, or have any questions:

*Required information

Posted in Latest News on August 16, 2019.

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