Posted by: Derek Guyer | May 3, 2010

Rise Up, Man of God Men’s Retreat – Ohio

“There was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth and his angels with him.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:

“Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb.”

Revelation 12:7-11 NIV

Did you hear that? Our accuser has been defeated. He has been thrown down. Through Jesus Christ, our Savior, we have been given victory.

So why don’t we live like it? Why do we live in fear and doubt? What are we so afraid of? If we’ve really been “made in the image of God”, what’s wrong with us?

We’ve been lied to. We’ve been deceived. We’ve been tricked. We’ve strayed.

We’ve forgotten the truth about who we are and lost our way. But, God is calling us back. Through Jesus Christ, we’re not just being called back, but we’re being shown The Way. We’re being given the Truth. We’re being given the life. God is waiting for us to Rise Up and claim what is already ours. He’s waiting for us to fight.

Are you ready to stand firm in victory? You aren’t fighting to win. The war has already been won. You’re fighting from a victory that’s already been given to you. So, Rise Up Man of God.

Join Rise of the Home  for the Rise Up, Man of God men’s retreat at Camp Otyokwah in Butler, OH, our first retreat at this location. It will be a deep look into the original design of men, the war that’s being waged for their hearts in the Heavens, and a journey into their purpose in the home, the church, and the world as a result of the victory they’ve been given through Jesus Christ.

June 4th-6th, 2010 will be a weekend of challenge, study, fellowship, and overcoming. We will watch together as God crushes Satan’s head in our own lives and we stand strong together as men of God. You’ll hear stories of men from all over the country who have been, and still are, defeating incredible odds through the power and love of Jesus Christ. You’ll hear powerful truths that stand at the crux of God’s word. But mostly, you’ll learn how to overcome.

For more information on the retreat or to submit your registration, see below to get more information on the event.

Dates: June 4th-6th, 2010

Where: Otyokwah Camp & Retreat Center in Butler, OH

Donation: Your donation of $150 per participant makes this retreat possible to you. This allows for your food, lodging, teachings, t-shirts, and event supplies. Limited scholarships are available for those financially incapable of attending the retreat.

Transportation: All participants must provide their own transportation to and from the retreat.

Check In: June 4th, 2010 from 3:30-5:30pm (Dinner will be provided)

Check Out: June 6th, 2010 at 11:30pm (Breakfast will be provided)

Location, Maps, and Directions:

Camp Otyokwah is located in north central Ohio about half way between Columbus & Cleveland just 20 minutes from Interstate 71 (I-71).  The camp is only 5 minutes west of Mohican State Park  and within 1 1/2 hours of many Ohio locations.
Camp address:

Camp Otyokwah
3380 Tugend Road
Butler, OH 44822(space)

Sleeping Arrangements: Depending on how many are in attendance, we’ll be sleeping in one of two lodges. You will need a pillow, sleeping bag, and/or blankets. Beds and mattresses will be provided in the cabins. If you would like to be bunked with someone specifically or have a group coming that would like to be put together, please let us know this when you sign up. We’ll do our best to keep you together.

Audience: The content of this retreat is meant for mature audiences only. Fathers are not encouraged to bring their sons. Instead, we encourage you to bring another man from the church or community with you. We believe you will achieve the full benefit of your time at the retreat when you leave with someone else who is armed to take on the spiritual battles with you and encourage you through them. Much of the content is focused on married men, but we do believe that single men can benefit from the content as well.

Registration: Fill out your Rise Up Man of God registration form here! Don’t forget to come back and make your donation afterwards. Registration will be closed on May 28th, 2010 at midnight.

Cancellation Policy: All registration donations are completely non-refundable after May 28th, 2010 at midnight. Anyone who cancels a registration before May28th, 2010 at midnight will receive a full refund of their money.


  1. In one word – Phenomenal

    The glory of God was so present at this retreat, it was absolutely amazing! Even in the midst of thunderstorms, and tornado warnings, and pouring down rain most of the time, it didn’t matter. Business was still taken care of and I had the opportunity to meet 11 other remarkable men who, in one way or another, all had the same desire… to Rise Up and be that Man of God.

    I will definitely be back for more!

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