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2015 Spring BANDO Boot Camp (formerly 'There is a Mission!')

Spring is unfolding in a beautiful way in North Georgia!  In this year of New Frontiers for Four Streams Partners, this is our 50th Boot Camp event since 2004 and we are inviting Men from all over the world to join us and experience God's great Catapult into a New Season.

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  In the April 7, 2015 edition of The Wall Street Journal, writer Elizabeth Bernstein states... "How we construct personal narratives has a major impact on our mental well-being; beyond looking on the bright side"
The spiritual life cannot be made suburban. It is always frontier and we who live in it must accept and even rejoice that it remains untamed.
— Howard Macey

We believe this WSJ article is true - or at least partly true.  God is writing a Much Larger Story than we realize. Life does come to us as a Story and not like an IRS 1040 form (or is that too close to home right now?). Who knows what happens when the next Page is turned? 

The pull is to live a selfish, small story that is only about 'me and my personal welfare'. And it seems to work for many.  Ultimately, when we live in a self-created, smaller, 'off-Broadway play', we lose heart and miss the entire point of the gospel - this Great Story that God is writing. 

It is often Disruption that Wakes Us Up. We need something like smelling salts to move us away from sleepwalking through life. It takes energy. It requires intentionality. And men who choose to take responsibility for their own journey of growing up into Christ will find great benefit in joining other men on the Journey.

An Apple iPad Air Commercial from 2014 frames this idea so well with a voice-over from Robin Williams and the film, Dead Poet's Society. And '...the powerful play goes on and you can contribute a verse."

In John, chapter 1, Jesus is approached by two disciples of John. They are intrigued by John's cousin and they approach Jesus with their hearts in their throats.  All they can mutter is, "Rabbi, where are you staying?"  He is so Kind. He knows they don't have any idea Who he is or what He is about. He simply responds, "Come and see."

This is a great weekend to "Come and see."  There will be breathtaking beauty in the surroundings. You will have opportunities to try your hand at skeet shooting. There will be gatherings of men, modern parables that draw you into a much larger Reality (aka 'counter-intuitive movie clips'), time alone with God, more opportunities to hone your shooting skills on a handgun range, smaller groups to process what you're experiencing, ... and much, much more.  Come and See.

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