2012 Men's Retreat
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
Registration for the 2012 Men's Retreat, "One Size Does Not Fit All," has begun!
Registration ends November 4th. All registration forms and payments are to be turned in to the Men's Counter in the Foothills lobby at weekends services.
The various costs for attending the retreat are detailed in this REGISTRATION and RELEASE FORM. The form must be printed, completed and turned in along with payment at the Men' Counter in the Foothills lobby by November 4th.
Download the detailed SCHEDULE for the retreat.
All Men registering this year will get a 2012 Men's Retreat T-shirt (free) included.
Speaker Jim Newsom's Bio
Jim Newsom is founder and executive director of Outward Focused. Jim's life includes being expelled from high school, drug abuse, and criminal activity ranging from purse-snatching to armed robbery. Having been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces, Jim was ultimately charged with and convicted of second-degree murder.
On July 26, 1972, Jim surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. The next morning, he turned himself in to local authorities, confessed to his crime and pled guilty to his charge. While in prison, he was instrumental in starting a prison church that is still in existence today. Having served eight years of a 30-year sentence, Jim was released in 1980. Since then, he has served as a youth minister and associate pastor in several churches.
In September 1983, a group of businessmen in Orlando, Florida asked Jim Newsom to relocate to their area to start a ministry that would minister to the least, the last and the lost. Since 1984, Outward Focused has had a hand in establishing 6 churches, 7 prison ministries, and has helped train 20 men for full-time ministry. This ministry has had an impact in 70 schools, 55 prisons, and over 100 churches.
Jim resides in Monroeville, PA with his wife, Diane. They have two grown children, Jessica and Jason