Men’s Ministry Network

Supporting and caring for the development of men’s ministries
within the Northeastern Iowa Synod.


One Year to Live Men’s Retreat

Nov. 2 – 4, 2018
Camp Ewalu, Strawberry Point, Iowa

Men of all ages are invited to attend the “One Year to Live” men’s retreat set for the weekend of Nov. 2-4 at Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center, Strawberry Point.

This “spiritual boot camp” is a unique opportunity for men to examine their lives, make decisions for their future, and experience spiritual and personal growth as part of a special fellowship of brothers.

The weekend starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday and concludes at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The early registration fee is $200, due by Oct. 19; $225 after that date. The fee includes two nights lodging, six meals and retreat materials.

Download brochure/registration form.

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Men’s Ministry Network


  • Encouragement of developing men’s ministries within congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod.
  • Generational bonds of men of the church.
  • The need for men of the community to have a relationship with the church and with other men of faith.



  • Support local churches as they work on developing men’s ministries and leadership in their congregations.



  • Find and develop leaders of men’s ministry within the congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod.
  • Make available opportunities for gatherings of men of the Northeastern Iowa Synod.



Jim Rathe

Synod Council Liaison

Jonathon Struve

Synod Staff

Rev. Mark Anderson 





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Lutheran Men in Mission Website
Lutheran Men in Ministry Newsletter – Foundations


Video – Building Men for Christ


Coming of Age: Exploring the Spirituality and Identity of Younger Men
by David W. Anderson; Paul G. Hill; Dr. Roland D. Martinson


coming-of-ageWhat is the state of faith today among younger men in the church? How is the church responding to the spiritual needs of a new generation? Armed with these questions and many more, authors Roland Martinson, Paul Hill, and David Anderson conducted interviews with young men (ages 18-40) of differing life and faith experiences, and differing ethnic backgrounds in six regions of the U.S. This new book, Coming of Age, is based on the results of this study.

Available online at Augsburg Fortress Price: $15.99 Item No: 0806652241