Disciples Men

2019 Disciples Men’s Retreat of Bluebonnet and Coastal Plains Areas

Friday-Saturday, February 15-16

“The Joy of Leaving a Legacy of Faith”

 Mentoring. Coaching. Teaching. Discipleship.

Jesus calls his disciples to participate in the process of creating new disciples and guiding the growth of their faith. Why are we given this responsibility? How can we be successful? How can we ensure that the legacy of our faithfulness as Disciples Men will be passed down to the younger generations?                  

Join us as we explore how a holistic view of discipleship creates joy and excitement. Let’s discover the many amazing ways that reaching the next generation goes beyond workbooks, programs, and meetings. Come to the 2019 BBA/CPA Men’s Retreat on February 15 – 16 at the Disciple Oaks Conference Center in Gonzales to worship together and participate in a discussion of this important topic. 

  • Speaker:      Mike Skinner – Lead Pastor, Sweetwater Christian Church

  • Music:         Chris Henderson – Worship Pastor, Sweetwater Christian Church

  • Hospitality:   Bill Napper/Alton Knight and the entire staff of Disciple Oaks

Registration is Friday at 4:00 pm at The Lodge. The event kicks off with dinner at 6:00 pm.  You are welcome to arrive earlier to fish or just enjoy the outdoors. The retreat will end at 1:30 pm on Saturday, in time for the dedication of the new office building completed as a CCSW Men’s Work Project last year. We are planning for great food, inspirational singing and a challenging message from our speaker, with discussions to ensue. We also will have access to the property during the weekend for nature walks, camp fires, fishing and indoor table games. 

Registration available online: pay by check or credit card: $60.00 or $40 for Saturday only. If you need assistance with online registration, call CCSW at 817-926-4687 (after January 2) to place your order by phone.

PDF of agenda and registration form


  • Bluebonnet Area: Michael Anderson at michaelcanderson55@gmail.com

  • Coastal Plains Area: Mike Price at mike9price@gmail.com

  • Christian Church in the Southwest (CCSW) Regional Office at ccsw@ccsw.org or PO Box 1689, Fort Worth, TX 76101-1689

2019 CCSW Disciples Men’s Mission Project

Volunteer Registration online or PDF

To:      Disciples Men of the Southwest Region

Scripture:     II John 3:18 “My children, our love should not be just words or talk; it must be true love which shows itself in action.” (Jimmie Muckleroy’s scriptural reminder)

From: Les Hodson – Regional Mission project coordinator and Nathan Higginbotham, staff.

The 2019 Spring Mission Project will be in Galveston, Texas. Over 100 homes are still needed to be finished for families to resettle back into their home.  Working with Galveston Recovery, we will repair as may homes as possible during the week with them.  All skill levels will be needed for this blitz build repair.  They estimate that we can repair four homes during this week.

Go to the following web page if want to know more about the Galveston Recovery.


What you can do!

Your participation, your prayers and monetary gifts are needed. The cost of the project will mostly be paid jointly by our regional Disciples Men and the Disciples of Christ’s Week of Compassion. Additionally, gifts from churches and individuals will be greatly appreciated. 

To donate, make your check out to CCSW, noting in the memo line “2019 Disciples Men’s Mission Project.” Mail to CCSW, PO Box 1689, Fort Worth TX 76101-1689

When: The week of March 4th to 9th. We will be working from Monday through Saturday March 9, if needed. You may come for all or part of the time. Please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form below and send it as shown.

Choice of housing: You may stay on a Gym floor (Bring your own bed and bedding) at First Christian Church, 2400 21st Street North, Texas City, TX 77590 or at a Motel of your choice.

Meals: Meals will be cooked by Bill Napper and Ernie Spiekermann. Please bring $15 per day or $70.00 for the week CASH donation for food costs. Meals will be served beginning with Breakfast on Monday from the Kitchen at First Christian Church.

Project Location: Galveston Texas. We will be working with Galveston Recovery to determine the exact work sites.

IMPORTANT: Please Let Us Know What Days You Are Coming And How Long You Can Stay. Fill out the Volunteer Registration so we can plan the work schedule and food.

For questions or late registrations, please contact: Les Hodson at (cell) 214- 284-9617 or email lester.hodson@gmail.com

            Or Nathan Higginbotham at 281-537-1754 (home) or email nathanhig@sbcglobal.net

We look forward to having you serve with us on this mission project.

2018 Men's Retreat Memories in Photos and Videos

September 21-23 at Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat Center
"Is Reformation Theology Still Relevant Today?"

Keynote Speakers:
Rev. Dr. Doug Skinner, interim minister at First Christian Church in McAllen, and recently retired senior minister of Northway Christian Church in Dallas, and
Rev. Dr. Chris Wilson, senior minister of Rush Creek Christian Church in Arlington

Links to Keynotes

Doug Skinner - Part 1

Doug Skinner - Part 2

Chris Wilson - Part 1

Chris Wilson - Part 2

2018 Disciples Men's Retreat Photos

2019 Disciples Men’s Retreat

September 20-22

at Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat

Directions to Lake Brownwood

What to Bring to Lake Brownwood

Bed linens (twin bed sheets, sleeping bag, pillow and case), towels, personal toilet articles, Bible, checkbook, flashlight, informal clothes (no ties, dress shirts or suits, please), house shoes or flip flops, dominoes, playing cards, chess sets and any other game equipment.