Men to gather next month for ‘Get Out of the Boat: Faith Over Fear’

LEXINGTON—Registration is stepping up for Get Out of the Boat: Faith Over Fear, the annual men’s ministry spiritual retreat of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, the full-day event for men and boys of all ages will be an opportunity to strengthen faith and connect with brothers in Christ.

Stuart Hall will be one of the featured speakers, joined by comedian Akintunde and others delivering powerful, fresh wisdom and insight.

Six workshops will also be offered for various elements of men’s ministry, and 1.5 CEUs are available.

Hall: next-generation leadership

Powered by 28-plus years of next-generation leadership experience, Hall serves as director of student leadership and leadership networking for Orange (ReThink Group) and also leads INFLUNSR, an organization whose mission is to fuel the next generation of leaders worth following.

Hall has co-authored three books: the award-winning “The Seven Checkpoints: Seven Principles Every Teenager Needs to Know” and “MAX Q: Developing Students of Influence” with Andy Stanley, and the leadership edition of “Wired: For a Life of Worship” with Louie Giglio.

Hall speaks regularly at BigStuf Camps, the Orange Conference and the Orange Tour. He also serves as a volunteer high school varsity girls basketball coach for the Buford High School Lady Wolves, who have recorded six state championships, two state runner-up finishes, nine Final Four appearances and one Elite Eight appearance in the last 10 years.

He and his wife, Kellee, live north of Atlanta and are the parents of three

active children: son Grant (a 2017 Duke University graduate and football letterman), daughter Chandler (a junior basketball player at Rollins College) and daughter Cameron

(a high school senior and 2019 University of Florida soccer commit).

They like to say their home is a locker room.

Akintunde: Groundbreaking and real

Hilarious, bold, fresh and groundbreaking are just a few of the adjectives used to describe comedian Akintunde. But foremost, he calls himself a servant, husband and father of five who loves God, his wife, Eunissa, his children and making people laugh.

After 20 years as a comedian, Akintunde still feels as though he is just getting started.

Registration details

Registration before Jan. 14 is $65 (includes lunch and T-shirt). Registration Jan. 15-Feb. 15 is $70 (lunch only). Registration at the door: $75.

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