The Next Step Men’s Conference

The Lord blessed with stunningly beautiful fall weather as, for the second year in a row, the men of the Kentucky-Tennessee and South Central conferences gathered together at Indian Creek Camp for a joint Men’s Ministries Conference.  Approximately seventy-five men were in attendance from Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Everyone was blessed with a series of presentations by Michael Christian, Ph.D., a highly experienced therapist and Christian counselor who has worked closely with Seventh-day Adventists in the Nashville area for a number of years.  Christian is the founder of Intimacy Seekers, a group of therapists dedicated to the mission of helping individuals, couples, and families to live fully and experience healthy intimacy in their relationships. His greatest qualification is that the message he presents is not based merely on his training or his own experience in clinical practice, but rather on the timeless principles found in the Word of God. The theme for the weekend was The Next Step.  The ultimate goal is always to be better Christian husbands and fathers, and Christian offered valuable perspective on the steps we can take to strengthen our relationships with our spouses and with our children.

Of course not all of the time was spent in meetings.  The men had ample opportunity to enjoy Center Hill Lake, and to fellowship together as brothers in Christ. The warm hospitality, good food, and beautiful scenery of Indian Creek Camp were greatly appreciated.  Preparations are already being made for next year’s conference – Set Your House in Order – to be held October 23-25, 2015.

—BY AARON RAINES

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