Strong Men of God Retreat

An Invitation…

Greetings Brothers,

You are invited to attend the Strong Men of God Retreat  being held once again at Cohutta Springs Conference Center on the weekend of October 4-6, 2019.  The Georgia-Cumberland and South Atlantic Conference men’s ministry leadership teams have worked diligently to make this weekend a time where you will be refreshed and restored through…

  • Challenging Messages
  • Inspirational Music
  • Informational Seminars
  • Delicious Meals
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Comfortable Accommodations
  • Relaxing in Nature

Every man wants to be a “Strong Man” but most of us, if we are honest, will admit that we are not as strong as we would like to be.  And instead of charging hard, pushing on into exhaustion, we all need to rest, retreat, and get restored.  The Strong Men of God Retreat is the perfect opportunity for you to do just that… so don’t miss out!

Our leadership team has taken special care to provide registration options that fit every man’s budget and schedule. If you register for the Cohutta Springs Triathlon or the Car Show, both held on Sunday morning, you will receive a special reduced rate.  See the complete list of packages below that range from $70 to $325.

Guys, I can promise you that God will show up at the retreat. He always does. So, block your calendar, make plans, pack your bags, and join us at the retreat!

And, if you’ve never been to Cohutta Springs you’re in for a treat!  Watch this short video to get a taste of what to expect… CLICK HERE! 

Here’s to Building Strong Men,

Marty Miller, Retreat Director



Strong Men of God

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13


We are committed to becoming the men God designed us to be… strong leaders, loving husbands, generous providers, and fearless warriors!  The weekend seminars will provide essential information for every man to win the battles he faces every day.  Presentations will provide information and inspiration to become stronger men in critical areas of life such as…

  • Marriage
  • Finances
  • Fatherhood
  • Health
  • Purity
  • Leadership

Stay posted for details as they become available.

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                 Early Morning General Session
  • 9:30                 Seminar Options
  • 11:00               Late Morning General Session
  • 12:30               Lunch
  • 1:30                 Afternoon Activity Options
  • 2:45                 Seminar Options
  • 4:00                 Seminar Options
  • 5:30                 Supper
  • 6:45                 Evening Session and Communion
  • 8:30                 Evening Activities


  • 6:30                 Prayer and Praise Walk
  • 8:00                 Breakfast
  • 9:00                 Car Show
  • 10:00               Closing Challenge
  • 11:00               Farewell
  • 12:00               Sunbelt Triathlon


  • Hiking
  • Challenge Course
  • Canoeing
  • Table Games
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pontoon Boat
  • Car Show
  • Triathlon


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



The retreat will cost from $70 to $325 depending on package. 

Sabbath Day Commuter

  • $70      Includes full program, materials, and 2 meals (lunch + supper)

Full weekend packages include all 5 meals   

RV Park/Camping w/bathhouse (up to 4 men per site)

  • $125  Camping Registration
  • $150  RV Park Registration

Deluxe Lakeside Motel Rooms (Double-occupancy)

  • NA        Bunkhouse lodging is not available this year… so sorry!
  • $180     Group Discount (5 or more men)
  • $195     Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • $225     Regular Registration Deadline
  • $185     SPECIAL – SUNBELT TRIATHLON PARTICIPANT… click here to register
  • $185     SPECIAL – CAR SHOW PARTICIPANT… click here to register
  • $325     Regular Registration Deadline (Single-occupancy)


  • REGISTRATION OPENS – July 1, 2019
  • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – Ends Sep 5, 2019





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.  And since our theme is STRONG MEN OF GOD, muscle cars will be emphasized but not at the elimination of any classic car.

Expect to see everything from a Dodge Viper to a funny car dragster.  Let’s fill the parking lot!

NOTE: A special reduced weekend registration price of $185 will be given to men that enter the car show.  Car Show is FREE but registration is required!


The 36th annual Sunbelt Cohutta Springs Triathlon is on Sunday, October 6, 2019 – the first Sunday of the month. Packet pickup is from 10:30 am to 11:45 am, with orientation at 11:45 am; the race starts at 12:30 pm. The race features a ½ mile swim, 18 mile bike, and 4 mile run. Registration fees range from $30 to $120.

NOTE: A special reduced weekend registration price of $185 will be given to men that enter the triathlon on Sunday. Please show staff your proof of triathlon registration at the retreat. Thanks!




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.