Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 (ESV)
Iron & Iron brings the men of Second Mile together to sharpen each other and live adventurously together. We challenge each other to accept responsibility, lead courageously, and live for a cause greater than ourselves. Iron & Iron takes men out of isolation and connects them to the other men in this spiritual community.
This is where we can examine our lives and the roles we fill as men in light of how God would have us bear his image as sons, fathers, friends, husbands, workers, artists, thinkers, students, theologians, and leaders.
Iron & Iron takes an annual opportunity to retreat, refresh, and refocus. We can easily feel like the responsibility of life has left us adrift at sea, alone, and without direction. The men’s retreat creates the opportunity for space; space to connect with other men (those you know and those you should know), space to be challenged with truth, space to laugh, sweat, and decompress. The intentionality of space allows for Jesus-centered perspective. With this new found perspective we still may feel in the middle of the ocean, but we now know we aren’t alone and we have been given the resources to stay the course.
Men on Mountains
Each October the men of Second Mile spend a weekend in the woods connecting with each other and God.
A weekend of sleeping in tents, hiking, cornholing, slingshot-ing, arrow shooting, wood chopping, knife throwing (yes, knives!), campfire-cooking, flag capturing (if we take it a little easy and have no ER visits!), plus great conversation with other men and the freedom to go off and spend some alone time with God in the great outdoors.
This is a time for men to do three very important things:
1. Get away from work and school for a few days and just relax in God's creation.
2. Intentionally spend quality time with other men by goofing off (as only guys can) and having solid conversations with other guys.
3. Spending some quality time with God.
For more information, please contact Chad Haynes.