MEN

The missions and desires of Oceanhills Men are to...

1. Grow deeper & stronger together.

2. Take men "off the beaten path" where we haven't gone before- physically, spiritually, emotionally, & relationally.

3. Walk alongside each other in unorthodox ways- on road trips, in small groups, around the campfire, around the grill, on a bike, in the mountains, over a beer, on the trail...

4. Help men become self-initiating, reproducing, whole-hearted followers of Jesus. 



STRONGER Together


Man Up BBQ

 

Man Up Beach BBQ

5-7pm August 26 at Goleta Beach

NO SIGN UP NECESSARY: Bring something to grill & meet us at the beach!

 

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Somebody once said "Women connect better face-to-face but guys connect better side-by-side…" So, once a quarter, about 50 guys from Oceanhills (ages 18–88) gather around the grill, drink a cold one, catch up on life, play some corn hole or pickle ball or hoops, and listen to an inspirational message (on marriage, leadership, integrity, or following Jesus) that strengthens and encourages us. It all adds up to a great evening gathering with your spiritual community and an easy invite to bring a friend who may not be plugged into a church. 


Friday Morning Ocean Swims

7am Fridays

The Cabrillo Bath House

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We gather early morning at the beach, read a devotional, connect with God, and pray together. Then, we run and jump into the ocean and swim for a mile or so. Having fun, exercising, and getting real with each other always leaves us feeling connected and clear headed.


Adventure Trips

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C.S. Lewis wrote "God is not safe. But He is good." Adventure is in the DNA of Oceanhills Men's culture. We want to take each other where we've never gone before- physically, mentally, and spiritually. That's why groups of us plan trips to places like Patagonia, Yosemite, and The Eastern Sierra's where we take time for solitude, Scripture, friendship, and excitement. We want every guy at Oceanhills to have awesome experiences exploring and being challenged alongside on another.


Mens & Kids Campout

October 2018

El Capitan State Beach 

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Fellowship, fun, and an easy camping trip- no prior camping experience needed! This is a great opportunity for dads and kids (boys & girls) to experience overnight camping close to home. Bring your camping gear, but if you don't have any- let us know and we'll hook you up. Single guys, grandpas, uncles, fathers-to-be are all welcome and can get valuable training in fatherhood!

Our Men's Ministry Team will be your host!


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Alcatraz Swim

June 23, 2018

San Fransisco, CA

Every year, a group of us train together with morning runs and swims at Los Banos. We then head up to San Fransisco together for the Alcatraz "Escape The Rock" swim and run. 


Man Up Conference

March 2019

Mission Springs in Santa Cruz, CA

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We would love to have you join us this spring as we head up to Santa Cruz for our annual Man Up Retreat! This is a weekend set aside to connect deeper with other men and with God in the beautiful Redwoods. Don't miss out on this opportunity to press the reset button, to grow in your faith, and make some new friends. 


Contact

Jon Ireland

Founding Pastor & Director of Oceanhills Men: jon@oceanhills.org