Men's Summit 2019




Join your brothers this fall as we delve into the Book of Job. Job was a good guy, but God allowed him to suffer at the hands of Satan. Why did God do this? Bringing it home, why does God allow us to suffer? This is one of the great questions of humanity. 

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Who: The men of Del Rey Church and their friends. 
What: A refreshing weekend men's retreat in mountain cabins
Speaker: Pastor Matt Jones
When: Thursday night, November 7, through Saturday afternoon, November 9
Where: Pine Summit Christian Camp near Big Bear Lake (more info here)
Why: Because it's FUN. And life-changing.
How: We carpool up the mountain and back
Cost: Covers program, room and board, and fun stuff

  • Regular registration: $195 through October 16
  • Late registration: $225 from October 17 until sold out
  • Money tight? You can request financial aid when you register.

The retreat starts by carpooling with your fellow church men on Thursday afternoon/evening and sharing a time of fellowship in the car. We encourage you to arrive at Pine Summit that night for "hang out" time, but if you have to, you can drive up early on Friday morning, because we have planned nothing formal for Thursday night - we'll start on Friday morning. On Friday we will eat three meals together and have times of Bible study and hanging out, including hours of free time for hiking, sports, ziplines and ropes courses, sports, or relaxing. On Saturday, we have fellowship, meals, and learning time, and then we return to our families and homes on Saturday afternoon/evening. On Sunday morning, we lead our families and our church in corporate worship, as men ought to do. 



Pine Summit Christian Camp is a beautiful retreat site near Big Bear Lake among trees, mountains, and the water. The camp includes lodging of several different kinds - we are staying in the hotel-style lodges, four to six single beds per room (no bunk beds), all in the same building that includes a large meeting room. During free time, Pine Summit provides a climbing wall, ziplines, ropes courses, soccer field, basketball, tennis, horseshoes, BB gun range, archery, and paint ball.


It's like a hotel room. Four to six men to a room, in single beds, with an attached bathroom. See photos here - see the "Hotel Style Lodges" section.

What to Bring

Toiletries, flashlight, Bible, pen or pencil, warm clothes, and money for snacks and extras. Ear plugs or noise-cancelling headphones if you have trouble sleeping with noise (e.g., snoring). Bedding, linens, and towels are INCLUDED - don't need to bring those.

What to leave behind

Drama, stress, work, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and firearms.


Matt Jones, Lead Pastor, Del Rey Church

Dr. Matt Jones has a passion for God and instructing people from His word, the Bible. He has been pastoring in the Del Rey Church for over 19 years and currently serves as our lead pastor (primus inter pares). Even more importantly, he has been happily married for over 17 years to Erika and is the proud father of seven children. The Jones family is a certified foster home with Los Angeles County, always ready to shelter the orphaned and kids in need. Pastor Matt has taught the Bible and served in a variety of places around the world, including Mexico, Africa, Israel, Germany, Dubai and the United Kingdom. He's a student of the Bible himself, having completed a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies at Moody Bible Institute, a master’s degree in apologetics at Biola University, and a second master’s degree in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He completed his doctorate at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and is currently working on a second doctorate at the prestigious London School of Theology in England. As our lead pastor, Matt is focused on teaching people how to live life and upholding sound doctrine for the church. In his teaching, Matt contextually brings the message of Christ to the church in a way that is very personal, intellectual, and passionate. When he’s not at church, overseas working on his doctorate or at home with his family, Matt and Erika like to spend time together in the outdoors (although they proudly confess that they are homebodies) and take road trips. For fun, Matt enjoys playing with his kids, reading (lots of reading!), writing, and watching movies (when time permits).


SCHEDULE (tentative)

Thursday, November 7

3:00-7:00 Check-in. Dinner on your own, on the road or in Big Bear
7:00-12:00 Hang-out time

Friday, November 8

7:45 Breakfast
9:00 Session 1
11:00 Session 2
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Recreation: rock wall, sports, hiking, etc. 
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Session 3
9:00 Campfire with s'mores

Saturday, November 9

7:45 Breakfast and check out of rooms
9:00 Session 4
10:00 Group photo then discussion groups
11:00 Free time
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Session 5
2:30 Leave Pine Summit





See above. $195 for regular registration (through October 16); $225 for late registration (starting October 17). If you have the means, please consider donating extra for financial aid to our needier brothers. The extra will be considered a donation to the Congregational Care Fund and will appear on your annual Giving Statement. 



For Del Rey Church men:

We will not issue refunds. If you have paid and cannot attend, we encourage you to recruit a substitute man to attend in your place, and have him reimburse you directly. Alternatively, contact Pastor Tony to have your registration fee donated to Del Rey Church's Congregational Care Fund.


No excuses. We want you MEN to be at this retreat...

We realize that it may be hard for some guys to pay for the retreat. We are prepared to help.

Click here to request financial aid.



Didn’t know about it

Lost job, laid off, low income

Embarrassed by their situation

Major unexpected expense, depleted savings

Too proud to ask

Family illness 

Fear of not getting it

Death or divorce


Single parent working





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