Iron Works Men’s Summit


Greetings Brothers,

You are invited to attend The Iron Works Men’s Summit  being held at Cohutta Springs Conference Center on the weekend of October 8-10, 2021.

“The Iron Works” serves as a metaphor and a framework for the weekend.  From the crush of the quarry to the finishing grind, it’s a process that every man goes through in life.  And while no stage is comfortable the end product is worth it all, a sharp tool in the hand of God!

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.  – Hebrews 12:11

If you would like become a sharper tool in the hand of God, check out the details below and consider attending this powerful weekend.

Here’s to Building Better Men,

Marty Miller

GCC Men’s Ministry Coordinator
Blueprint for Men, Founder & President


Carlton Byrd

Senior Pastor of the Oakwood University Church

Speaker/Director of the Breath of Life

Jared Thurmon

Teaching Pastor of the Adairsville SDA Church


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:                     


  • 4:00                 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
  • 6:30                 Evening Session and Communion
  • 8:30                 Evening Activities


  • 6:30                 Prayer and Praise Walk
  • 8:00                 Breakfast
  • 9:30                 Closing Challenge
  • 11:00               Farewell


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



Day Commuter

  • $75     Includes full program, materials, and 2 meals (lunch + supper)


RV Campground (12 sites) 6 men max per site

  • $85 with 2 meals (Sabbath lunch & Supper)
  • $115  with 5 Meals

Lakeside Room:

  • $195   Double Occupancy + 5 Meals

Lakeside Room:

  • $330  Single Occupancy + 5 Meals




If you are a men’s ministry or church leader please use the following digital files to promote this event at your church. We depend on you to get the word out.  Thanks!

Poster – The Iron Works Men’s Summit @ Cohutta Springs

PowerPoint Slide – 2021 Iron Works Men’s Summit – to be used in churches

Facebook Page and Image


Dear Pastor,

Prayerfully consider this challenge. Sponsor a man for around $200 and launch your men’s ministry.  I believe this could be one of the most important investments you make this year.  I pray that you accept the challenge and send one man… or more!


We are glad you are attending the Iron Works Men’s Summit and pray that you will be blessed. We want this weekend to be as safe as possible, so we have put in place the following COVID-19 Guidelines. Thank-you for reading these guidelines and adhering to them as much as possible!

Assumption of Risk

The CDC discourages large gatherings due to the increased possibility of spreading COVID-19.  By attending this event you are agreeing to this assumption of risk. We, the event leadership, are committed to do everything reasonable to reduce risk for you. If you have any concerns or questions feel free to contact the registration coordinator, Tom Pyke at 423-313-1807 or

First Line of Defense: Stay Home

Stay home if you have been exposed to anyone with a contagious disease (COVID-19) during the past 14 days.

Stay Home if you have any of the following symptoms within 24 hours of this event.

  • Fever (>100.4F)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chills
  • Tremors
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Cancellation Refunds

If you need to cancel for any reason, you will be refunded the full event fee. No questions asked. Thank-you!

Contact Tom Pyke at 423-313-1807 or

Second Line of Defense: Daily Screening 

 When you arrive, there will be an outdoor screening station set-up to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure at this event.  Stop at the screening station when you arrive. There you will be asked the questions listed above and have your temperature checked before being allowed to attend the weekend. Once cleared, you will be provided a wristband which will allow you to proceed to the official check-in station.  At the Registration Check-In you will be given a packet that contains a mask and hand sanitizer. We encourage you to use these as you deem appropriate.

Third Line of Defense: Daily Protocols

Morning Screening

When you enter the main lodge, your temperature will be checked every morning.

Masking Up

Masks are not required at the event, but if you feel the need to do so, please do. No pressure will be given to those that wear masks or those that don’t.

Social Distancing

We will be taking reasonable measures to practice social distancing, i.e., discussion tables will not be maxed out.

Handwashing & Surfaces

All guests should practice frequent handwashing and monitor themselves daily for any symptoms of illness. Table surfaces, handles, etc. will be sanitized daily. Feel free to use your own surface wipes as needed.


It’s easy to not drink enough water so we will provide bottled water in your rooms and at your tables. Staying hydrated will help you stay healthy and feeling great!


We will circulate air in our meeting rooms as much as we possibly can and get outside too!

Fourth Line of Defense: If Someone Gets Sick

If anyone develops and reveals COVID-like symptoms during the weekend we will take steps to isolate and contact trace the best that we can. If we discover that someone tests positive soon after this event, we will send out email notifications to all participants. We are praying that these three lines of defense and God’s hand of protection should prevent this from becoming a reality!



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 for Cohutta Springs

VIDEO for Cohutta Springs

CAMPUS MAP 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.


2021-10-08 18:00 2021-10-08 12:00 America/New_York Iron Works Men’s Summit

REGISTRATION CLOSED Greetings Brothers, You are invited to attend The Iron Works Men’s Summit  being held at Cohutta Springs Conference Center on the weekend of October 8-10, 2021. “The Iron Works” […]