LCN Article
New Hope for Men in the Northeast

September / December 2016

Randall Moran

Some 70 men from congregations across the U.S. came together in New Hope, Pennsylvania for a Men’s Training Camp over the weekend of August 26. The camp was designed to help men in the Body of Christ to understand the biblical role of men, to build bonds of brotherhood and to honor God. The weekend was kicked off Friday evening with a chili dinner and orientation with Regional Pastor, Mr. Jonathan McNair. Sabbath morning, Mr. Bill Long, who pastors congregations in the mid-west, delivered a sermonette on love and tolerance, and Dr. Douglas Winnail expounded on “Vital Lessons in Life” for the main message. After lunch, we attended breakout sessions on some specific challenges facing men in the Church today and a special session with Dr. Winnail on “The Vision from Headquarters.”

Dr. Doug Winnail giving a presentationLater in the evening, Mr. Long held a workshop on building sermonettes. Sunday morning, elders Dennis Chornomaz, Wayne Tlumak, Larry Alverio, Todd Lawerence and Randall Moran gave a tag-team presentation on the traits of a patriarch using Jesus’ life as an example.

The camp wound down with closing comments from Dr. Winnail and Mr. McNair.

Attendees remarked that the weekend was enlightening, rewarding, refreshing and uplifting. Many said that they were returning to their local areas “renewed in spirit” and were looking forward to sharing what they had learned with the other men in their congregations.