Men’s Ministry Leadership Summit

Dear Men’s Ministry Leader,

You are invited to attend the Southern Union Men’s Ministry Leadership Summit at Cohtta Springs Conference Center on the weekend of April 26-28, 2019.  You and a select group of other men’s ministry leaders will be gathering to develop a vision and plan for building a strong men’s ministry for the next decade we are calling VISION 2020: The Future of Men’s Ministry.

Here are the details…


  • The purpose of the summit is to create a shared vision for building a strong men’s ministry that will impact every man in the Southern Union.


  • VISION – We will create a men’s ministry master plan that defines our message and goals for the next decade
  • TEAMWORK –  We will create a team approach to building a strong men’s ministry and strong men
  • SHARING – We will create a shared website platform that provides podcasts, videos, blogs, publications, curriculum, and leadership training
  • BUILDING – We will create systems and standards that will build a strong men’s ministry and as a result build strong godly men
  • INSPIRATION – We will plan a Southern Union Men’s Ministry Convention for the fall of 2020 that will communicate this vision and gain momentum


  • Men’s ministry leaders from all eight of the conferences in the Southern Union

Special Guests:

The following men’s ministry leaders will provide valuable guidance for our journey together…

Summit Schedule:

April 26, Friday

  • Evening Session 1 – History & Identity: Who Are We?  How did we get here?

April 27, Saturday

  • Morning Session 2 – Reality Check:  What are we doing? Why are we doing it?
  • Afternoon Session 3 – Training Leaders: Our First Priority
  • Evening Session 4 – Planning: A Bold New Vision: Can we do better? How do we do this?

April 28, Sunday

  • Morning Session 5 – Building a Foundation –  Funding, communicating, calendar
  • Noon Dedication: Commitment to our God given plan and vision!
  • Afternoon Ocoee River Rafting Trip Option


  • Deadline is Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Cost is $250/person which covers two nights lodging (double occupancy), 5 meals, polo shirt, and resource materials
  • We have a scholarship available for those who need assistance on a per person basis

What to Bring:

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



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!

WEBSITE information about Cohutta Springs Conference Center

VIDEO for Cohutta Springs


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.

Men, it’s time to rope up,

step up, and climb on…

to the summit!