2017 Event Dates: May 25 – May 28, 2017
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What if you had four days to spend in the wilderness of Colorado?
Four days unplugged from the matrix. Four days in a fellowship of world-changing men like you. A fellowship of men who want what you want and have to fight through similar battles to get it. A circle of young men all on the front side of marriage, parenting, children, vocation. What if you could sit among giants? What if you could share conversation, questions, prayer, and a campfire with a select handful of older men who’ve traveled the ancient yet elusive path of true masculinity ahead of you? What if you could spend some time, real time, with them – learning, healing, being strengthened from the inside out – in a profoundly personal way?
The time has come.
A rare event. A rare opportunity. A rare fellowship of men.
This is an exclusive gathering of world-changing peers.
In the company of wise, older men who have taken the ancient path. Men who are out in front. Men saying, “Come along.”
Eighteen years in the making, the Intensive is designed for younger, world-changing men to have a chance to go deeper with the help and partnership of a select group of older, seasoned men of substance.
This Intensive is targeted for men with world-changing desires who are in their late twenties, thirties, and in rare exceptions, early forties. Men who are married and who have children, or who are moving in that direction. Men who are “kings in training.” As John teaches in Fathered by God, men who are moving through the cowboy and warrior stages, moving toward their kingly roles.
It is designed for men who walk with God, have attended at least one Ransomed Heart-hosted Wild at Heart Boot Camp (mandatory), and walk in the ministry and message of Ransomed Heart.
It is designed for men who have suffered enough to know that they don’t have all the answers. Men who would give a great deal to sit at the feet of older, wiser men who have walked with God for decades more and have gained some wisdom along the way.
It is a four-day intensive where participants will have the rare opportunity to glean from the wisdom of seasoned and substantial older men drawn from the Ransomed Heart fellowship. Together, we will pull back fifty yards from the front lines, bandage our wounds, and wrestle with the deepest questions and hopes of the masculine journey. We will dive deep into our stories and the stories of other men, and we will encounter the Father like never before.
This event is prayerfully open to 48 men who fit the demographic described above.
A few important details:
A completed application must be received for us to prayerfully consider your participation. Up to three personal references of your choosing are optional but highly encouraged as part of the application process.
Alongside the selected sages, this event is going to be facilitated by Morgan Snyder and other men from the Ransomed Heart team. John Eldredge will not be participating in this event.
The tuition for this event is $599. It includes all on-site expenses but does NOT include transportation to and from the event.
The event will begin Thursday, May 26th, 2016, at 4:00 PM and conclude on Sunday, May 29th, 2016, at 12:30 PM. By applying, you are agreeing to be present for the entire event. Applications will only be considered for men who can attend from start to finish.
The event will take place at Bear Trap Ranch, just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The property has an intriguing and holy story. It is sacred ground set in the wilderness of Colorado.
Primary consideration for applicants will be for first-time attendees so that as many men as possible have an opportunity for this experience. Alumni will be considered only after first-time applicants.
All applicants will be notified by March 26, 2016.
If you have questions, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to apply.
For a sampling of the impact of this event, here is some feedback from men who’ve attended the past few Intensive events:
“As C.S. Lewis put it, in Christianity the myth becomes fact. The Intensive was one of the most mythical and mystical experiences become fact in my life. It wasn’t just daily revelation of the Father’s goodness, it was daily outpouring, rushing rapids not stopping, goodness never drying up but ever increasing. One of the things Abba said to me was, ‘Over and over I will be good to you, my son, my king.’ This happened…over and over and over. Amazing. Truly amazing. No bullshit, and no posing. It was amazing.”
“I’ve been to five Wild at Heart events in Colorado and led a bunch myself….I was concerned that my heart would not absorb anything from this retreat. I was wrong. Thank you for a beautiful and holy encounter with God. The sheer number of one-liners of pure gold was amazing. This weekend was better than a google search for “wisdom,” “life,” “hope,” and “freedom.”
“Love. The answer is love….Yes… thank you for creating a space and offering the wisdom to walk in it and for exposing how little I actually allow love to enter my life.”
“What a HUGE weekend the Intensive was for me. I have stayed in touch with three new friends from the weekend, and we all feel like we are new creatures at our core.”
“I came an orphan, haunted by the orphan spirit. Now I leave as a son. To every question I asked of God this weekend, the clear answer was, “Be a Son”. That’s it. And it’s everything I need.”
“So many questions answered, twice as many discovered. The Father gave me permission to be young again. Step back into life. Live, not strive.”
“Rather than bringing something back home, some revelation or some good fruit from a conference or retreat, I feel instead that I am just now embarking on a journey that will be one of those pivotal moments that sends the pilgrim’s life on another, yet highly more meaningful, lasting, divine direction.”
“I will live differently as a result….You paved the way for me to get freedom from a wound that has plagued me for decades. You opened a door to a new way of living, and you invested in the advancement of the Kingdom in ways that are immeasurable.”
“Without a doubt, I think this weekend will go down in my story as the pivotal moment in which I accepted the Father’s love, redefined the trajectory of my life, and began the process that led to my becoming good soil. Thank you all so much for making it so easy for the Father to come to me.”
“The resources were outstanding and Morgan’s teaching was great, but the strength of the event was that GOD IS THERE. Somehow everything was cultivated in such a way that the Holy Spirit was dripping from every moment.”
“I have never in my Christian life experienced such a deep environment of stunning humility and grace. For the first time I understand the verse that says that the Kingdom suffers violence and forceful men take hold of the Kingdom forcefully. The facilitators of my story group were “forceful men” who came after my heart and rescued me from fear and bondage.”
“My grandchildren and their grandchildren will have you to thank – you have fought to bring the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, you have set the captives free. You have lived Isaiah 61….I’ve stepped into ‘unforced rhythms of grace.’ My life has radically shifted.”