LAYTON — Men are invited to participate in a boot camp next month.
It’s not a boot camp in which the physical strength of the men will be tested, or one where they will be made to show they can crawl under barbed wire and come out unscathed.
No, it’s a boot camp for wisdom, renewal and success, with the theme “Heart of a Warrior Men’s Summit: A Maximized Manhood Event 2014.” The event will be held Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at the Christian Life Center, 2352 E. Highway 193, in Layton.
Registration is already underway for the camp that is being sponsored by several area churches, the Christian Men’s Network and Men of Vision organization.
The Friday opening event will run from 6-9 p.m., finishing with an ice cream bar.
Saturday’s hours are from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., beginning with a motorcycle ride for charity. Cost is $29 for adults; $15 for young men 19 and under, military personnel, police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel. The fee includes lunch on Saturday. There is a $20 additional entry fee for those participating in the motorcycle ride.
For more information or questions about tickets, contact Utah Men of Vision at 801.580.0257 or MenofVisionUtah@gmail.com.
Several individuals are paying the way for those who cannot afford the fee, said Scott Acton, a member of Washington Heights Baptist Church in Ogden, and one of the organizers. Some of those tickets will be given to men transitioning out of prison and other tickets given to minority men, “who have a love of God but don’t have the dollars to participate,” he said.
The event will help men develop skills to be men of God, to be there for their family and the church, Acton said.
Last year, Paul Cole, founder of the Christian Men’s Network spoke at the LifeChurch in Taylorsville and his message was well received, Acton said. They asked him to return to Utah this year.
The event is drawing wide support, with participants expected not only from Davis and Weber counties, but from throughout the state, and Idaho and Wyoming. Several people from Arizona will be biking to the conference, Acton said. Between 500-750 men, ages 12 and up are expected,
• The Rev. Myke Crowder, pastor of the Christian Life Center. Crowder has served the Layton church for 28 years. He also spearheaded an effort to help victims of the 2011 tornado that hit his hometown of Joplin, Mo.
• Tom Moffett, a National Football League chaplain, success coach and men’s mentor.
• J.D. Hill, a former NFL wide receiver, who also directs the NFL choir.
• The Rev. Charles Petty, pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Ogden.
• Art Remington, longtime pastor and Worldwide Men’s Movement liaison and prayer leader.
• Paul Cole, the international president of Christian Men’s Network, and author.