Greetings Brothers,

The theme for the 2018 Georgia-Cumberland Conference Men’s Retreat is “Blood Brothers” which is in reference to the restoration of the brotherhood of men through the blood of Jesus Christ.  In a world filled with hate and racial divides we are called to be united in our love for Christ and our love for one another. So, whether your ethnic roots are from Europe, Asia, Africa, or who knows where, we are brothers in Christ! And to this end, we dedicate this weekend.

“Honor all men, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. 1 Peter 2:17

During the weekend you will be refreshed and restored through inspirational music, challenging messages, deep conversations, delicious food, outdoor activities, and much much more!  I can promise you God will show up at the retreat, He always does. So, block your calendar, make plans, pack your bags, let’s go!

Your Blood Brother,

Marty Miller, GCC Men’s Ministry Coordinator


Dr. Joe Martin

Founder, Speaker, Director of Real Men Connect
#1 Podcast for Christian Men


As “Blood Brothers” we are committed to becoming the men God designed us to be… strong leaders, loving husbands, generous providers, and fearless warriors!  The following seminars provide essential information for every man to win the battles he faces every day.  Check them out…

Guarding Your Heart

Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow springs of life. Proverbs 4:23


Scott Mayer

Leading With Humility

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve… Mark 10:24

Marcel Schwantes

Strength Through Brotherhood

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

Marty Miller

Purity Through Holiness

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

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Sue Moore

Wisdom Through Wise Counsel

Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel. Proverbs 13:10

Able Solution Counseling Ministries

L. Charles Walton

Living with a Mission 

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

Highest Education

William Hurtado

More information coming!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:                     


  • 2:00                 Retreat Check-In Begins
  • 6:00                 Supper
  • 7:00                 Evening Meeting
  • 9:00                 Afterglow


  • 6:30                 Prayer and Praise Walk
  • 7:30                 Breakfast
  • 8:30                 Morning General Session
  • 9:30                 Seminar Options
  • 11:00               Church
  • 12:30               Lunch
  • 1:30                 Afternoon Activity Options
  • 2:45                 Seminar Options
  • 4:00                 Seminar Options
  • 5:30                 Agape Feast and Communion
  • 6:45                 Evening Meeting
  • 8:00                 Evening Activities (see options below)
  • 10:00               Men’s Ministry Leadership Meeting


  • 6:30                 Prayer and Praise Walk
  • 8:00                 Breakfast
  • 9:00                 Closing Challenge and Farewell
  • 10:00               Men’s Ministry Leadership Meeting


  • Nature Hike
  • Challenge Course
  • Car Show
  • Zip-line
  • Flying Chair
  • Canoeing
  • Table Games
  • Night Hike


You are encouraged to drive or tow your old truck, car, RV, or motorcycle to the retreat, completely restored or not, and enter it into the Saturday night car show. Prizes awarded!  Let’s fill the parking lot!

Everyone Should Bring:

  • Bible
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Casual Clothes
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Camp Chair
  • Cell Phone/Charger
  • Ear plugs to mute snoring men!
  • Great Attitude

If staying in a cabin bring… 

  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or linens
  • Towel
  • NOTE: Linens and towels provided in hotel rooms of course!



The retreat will cost from $65 to $280 depending on package. 

  • Sabbath Commuter with Lunch and Supper is $65
  • Cabin with all Meals is $130 (Bunkhouse)
  • Hotel with all Meals is $190 (Double-occupancy)
  • Hotel with all Meals is $280 (Single-occupancy)


$100 Scholarship – Current Men’s Ministry Leaders – contact Marty Miller 423-322-8491 or

$200 Scholarship – New Men’s Ministry Leaders – contact Marty Miller 423-322-8491 or


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – Ends September 7, 2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE – September 20, 2018


Marty Miller at 423-322-8491 or



Tucked away in the North Georgia mountains and surrounded by a glistening 55-acre lake, Cohutta Springs Conference Center is the perfect setting for our annual men’s retreat.  You will feel your stress melt away whether you stay in one a motel room overlooking the lake or a more rustic bunkhouse perched above the valley. The main lodge houses a large auditorium, four breakout rooms, and the dining hall where delicious buffet style meals ensure you will never go hungry!

Click here for more information about Cohutta Springs Conference Center

ADDRESS:  Cohutta Springs Conference Center. 1175 Cohutta Springs Rd, Crandall, GA 30711


From Atlanta, GA:

Take I-75 North to US Hwy 411, Cartersville Exit 293.  Turn Right.  Follow US Hwy 411, approximately 45 miles,  North through Chatsworth, Eton, and Crandall.  Look for Cohutta Springs Road, approximately 4 miles north of Eton.  Turn right.  Follow Cohutta Springs Road, approximately 1 mile, crossing the railroad tracks, until you come to Cohutta Springs entrance on the left.

From Chattanooga, TN:

Take I-75 South to Dalton, Walnut Avenue Exit 333.  Turn left.  Follow Walnut Avenue (US 52/76) approximately 15 miles to Chatsworth where it dead ends into US Hwy 411.  Turn left.  Follow US Hwy 411, approximately 7 miles through Eton and Crandall to Cohutta Springs Road.  Turn right.  Follow Cohutta Springs Road, approximately 1 mile, crossing the railroad tracks, until you come to the Cohutta Springs entrance on the left.

From East Tennessee:

Take US Hwy 411 South, approximately 7 miles south of the Georgia/Tennessee state line to Cohutta Springs Road.  Turn left onto Cohutta Springs Road, cross railroad tracks, travel approximately 1 mile to Cohutta Springs entrance on the left.