Men's Ministry

by Pastor Stephen Olson


When I was a teenager, a man prophesied that I would lead men’s ministry. I did not believe him and I had no passion for men’s ministry until I came to Parkway. What an powerful moment it was for me when I remembered that prophecy! It is encouraging to know that I am doing something that God planned ahead of time. Men’s ministry has been steadily growing at Parkway over the last few years. We now have four men’s small groups, a Man Camp, and a Community-Wide Men’s Ministry that hosts men’s breakfasts and publishes a list of twenty men’s small groups in Grants Pass. God is on the move! He is calling men out of complacency, passivity, and bondage to sin, and calling men to be leaders in their families, churches, and communities. 

I don’t know if it’s the concentration of testosterone or the Holy Spirit, but Man Camp is one of the most exciting times to experience this move of God in the hearts of men. Every year, men come to camp depleted and depressed and God shows up to renew and refresh. A couple years ago, God called four men to help me lead Man Camp. Here are their reasons why you should sign up for Man Camp:


Charles Purdey

It’s an awesome place to take a break with your fellow men in Christ. The food is great and the people there are amazing.


Jimmy Hogan: 

Men need to come to Man Camp to
get refueled, to hear from God, and
to connect and unite and build each other up.


Matt Crump:

Everyone needs to build their brotherhood so that in times of battle they will be there for you.


Paul True 

Men need to rest, refresh, retreat, sharpen, bless others, span their horizons, connect with other men, realize they are not alone, and eat good food.

Sign up today and get an early bird discount at I hope to see you there.

To read the full newsletter this article appeared in, go to, August 2018, Vol. 2, Issue 8.

Posted on August 6, 2018 .