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Men’s Conference

April 30-May 2, 2021

“The Sunday morning service was the best preaching I’ve heard at Mo!”

-Participant of Men's Conference

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This conference is a retreat for men of all ages to come together and build connections through fun outdoor activities and worship!

 
 

69th Annual Men’s Conference

It’s Time to Stand Tall:

 Who Are We Going to Be When Things Go Wrong?

Scriptures: John 8:1:11; John 9:1-12; Matthew 21:1-11

What Is Men’s Conference?

Men’s Conference is a God-filled weekend in the wide-open spaces of the Texas Hill Country along the banks of the Guadalupe River at Mo-Ranch. This is our single largest and longest-running conference where hundreds of men from all ages gather together annually for fellowship and spiritual renewal.

What Will We Do?

Conference activities will include keynote presentations, worship, song, relaxation and recreation. Workshop courses will be offered covering a wide variety of educational and spiritual topics through five primary categories: Bible study, church, mission, personal development and social issues. Other course opportunities will be available that include a chance to learn new skills, indoors or outdoors. During Saturday afternoon, optional free time activities include kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, swimming, ropes course, rappelling off the catwalk, fishing, washer pitchin’, sports activities and more!

Who Can Come?

All generations, men from 13 years and up. Ages 13-17 require an accompanying adult registration.

Conference Vision

The Men’s Conference at Mo-Ranch is a gathering of men who on a weekend meet to worship together in Word, song and Sacrament. United in their bond with the Lord and moved by His Spirit, they engage in fellowship, study, recreation and ministry to each other. Through the gifts of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, they receive renewed strength to go forth and live daily, sharing the love of God, revealed in Jesus Christ, through words, deeds and activities.

Conference Goals

  • Inspire the participants of this conference to reach beyond the manmade barriers of this world and share the love, understanding and joy of Jesus Christ.
  • Provide an opportunity for each man at the conference to experience the presence of God in his life.
  • To find it in ourselves to be open to finding ways to enrich our personal lives through establishing closer bonds among ourselves (men, fathers and sons/sons-in-law) using our faithfulness as a base.
  • Provide instructive workshops for spiritual development, daily living, personal and congregational ministry.
  • Encourage the men in the conference to minister to each other and learn from one another.
  • Create an atmosphere for each man to have a joyful weekend at the conference.
  • Increase the number of men of all ages whose lives are enriched by the conference.
  • Inspire men to go forward as ambassadors for the ministry of Mo-Ranch.

Don’t miss an unforgettable weekend to grow in your faith with God and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Register now, space is limited! Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or registrar@moranch.org.

Click here to listen to the 2019 Men’s Conference session recordings.

Thomas Daniel, Keynote

Thomas Daniel, senior pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church since 2014, was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Davidson College and taught English in Japan for two years, where he met his wife Beth.

Post-Japan, Thomas attended Columbia Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2003 and a Doctor of Ministry in 2011. While in seminary, Thomas worked as the director of college ministry at North Avenue Presbyterian Church. Upon graduation, he served as associate pastor for Evangelism for that same congregation. He then served as co-pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, Ill. Prior to coming to Covenant, Thomas was the organizing co-pastor of Kairos Church in Atlanta. Kairos, a new church plant, quickly grew from seven people to more than 300 attendees.

Thomas and Beth have two daughters, Miriam Grace and Hannah Joy. Since moving to Texas, Thomas has become a regular jogger and he also likes walking with his family. If he’s kicking back and watching television, you’d find him in front of Friday Night Lights, The Crown, or Stranger Things, or cheering on the Atlanta Falcons.

 

Chaplain: Rev. Frederick (Fred) Seay

Rev. Frederick (Fred) Seay has served as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Sugar Land since 2011. Fred was born and raised in Pascagoula, Miss. and studied at Reformed Theological Seminary before graduating from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1989. As a seminary student, he participated in mission work in Mexico as well as along the Mexico-Texas border. Since his ordination (on Super Bowl Sunday in 1990), he has served churches in an Arizona mining camp, the Rio Grande Valley, in Navasota, Texas, Lake Charles, La., and finally, in Sugar Land, Texas.

Fred earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Austin Seminary in 1998. He and his wife, Ruth, are the proud parents of three grown children: Daniel, Aaron and Hannah.

More information will be coming soon regarding 2021. Please utilize this 2020 schedule for reference for activities and events. 

Men’s Conference 2020 Schedule 

 

Cost & Housing

Hotel/premium: $380

Group: $340

Dorm: $320

Tent: $250

Commuter: $230

Rates include tuition, meals and housing. After receiving your registration, a member of our team will contact you within seven business days to confirm additional details such as housing requests (roommates), dietary needs, t-shirt sizes, etc. 

Discounts

Participant under 40: $295.00/person Residence outside of Texas: $295.00/person NO child under the age of 13 may register, and ages 13-17 require an accompanying adult registration. All registration costs include a free conference T-shirt. An additional conference polo can be purchased for just $30 more during online registration. When registering online please note only limited housing is available for online registration. If you have questions, please give us a call. Registration form and payment may be mailed or faxed to the program office. Make checks payable to Mo-Ranch. Mo-Ranch Program Office Attn: Registrar 2229 FM 1340 Hunt, TX 78028 Fax: 830.238.4014

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

For help or questions about registration, contact the registrar at registrar@moranch.org or call 800-460-4401 x 246.

Cancellation

Full refund minus administrative fee up to $75 per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the amount paid toward other charges or future conferences.

Arrival and Departure

Conference registration begins at 3 p.m. Friday.
The opening plenary will be at 7:00 p.m. Conference ends at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

What to Bring

Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight and rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.

Transportation

Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

Click here for directions to Mo.

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