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Late march in the Ozark Wilderness

Super Early Bird Discount of $40 If You Register & Pay By Jan 31


Get Your Heart Back…

Every man has deep desires written in the core of their heart. 

We want a battle to fight.  
We need adventure.  
We long for a beauty to rescue.

Yet for most of men, life isn’t what we expected. It feels like a struggle to survive. Work seems mundane. Marriage feels hard. We struggle to engage with our children. Porn is everywhere. God seems distant. We feel a nagging sense that we are a disappointment & are anxious that it may all fall apart. The Wild at Heart BASIC is a journey to recover your heart and discover your place in the battle.

What the Fellas Are Saying…

“The freedom I found this weekend is AMAZING.  This was way beyond anything I could have imagined.!” - Mike, 57

“I’ll be honest, I came into this not believing in God anymore, but he has spoken to me and set me free from several addictions!  I can feel again and a new identity that’s changed everything!" - Logan, 23

The Masculine Heart…

The 3 core desires for battle, beauty and adventure are panting deep in the heart of every man. From the Amazon to Parliament, from the academy to the factory, these desires are universal, true for all of us. They are essential in order to live life as a man; they provide the power for his life. Even if they are misplaced, forgotten or misdirected, they still do not go away!  They merely go underground & surface later in anger, addiction or compulsion. You pay a high price when you neglect these. 

A man needs a deeper understanding of WHY these 3 longings govern him—and why God designed him just like that. He also needs a deeper understanding of why women long to be fought for, long to be swept up into adventure and long to be the beauty. These revelations really change everything as we moves on from here.

I (Brad) will be straight with you: this retreat isn’t “neat” or just “different,” nor will it just give you “a little boost” or make you “feel like a real man.” Listen, I’ve been to this exact same retreat 4 times now (yes, 4 times!), either as an attendee or a leader - and EACH time - it was completely life-changing. If you could have taken a picture of the man was I Before and After, you would be floored! My wife and friends saw the changes in me immediately! No kidding. Every man that joins us comes back a dramatically better man. You might want to do whatever it take to get yourself to this. Seriously.

More of What the Fellas Are Saying…

“I heard from God for the first time.  I got my fire for life back and was set free.  I am God’s son!" - Reggie, 27

“This weekend was conformation that I am a real man and provided me with tools and weapons to fight the warfare around fight struggles of porn & lust & the war of sobriety." - Ryan, 45

What Is A Wild at Heart Basic Retreat?


As you can see, this is not the typical church men's retreat focused on a few bible verses and some worship songs.  And it's certainly not about the “seven things a man ought to do to be a nicer guy so he can lead his family better.”

No, this is a four-day quest into the recovery of a the masculine soul, the release of a man’s heart—his passions and true nature—all given him by God. It’s an invitation to rush the fields at Bannockburn, to go West, to leap from the falls and save the beauty.  No matter how far you've come or where's you're at in your journey, God still has more in you to Father.

And so...

The Wild at Heart Basic retreat experience is designed with one primary objective: To restore the passionate & fierce hearts of men through a series of powerful encounters with their Father God.

Based on John Eldredge’s international best-selling book, Wild at Heart, and hosted by Maverick Missions, the retreat is set in the beauty and adventure found in the secluded Ozarks of Arkansas.  The stillness and silence, the ability to hear your own thoughts and hear from your Father - they are worth the entire trip!

Some men are coming alone, while others are inviting their band of brothers or mentors to join them. Either way, these men will not come back the same. (Note: This is for men 18 years old and older, and not always the best idea for a father & son getaway trip so discern if this is a good match for you two).

The morning & evening sessions focus on video teaching sessions by John Eldredge and his team, Hollywood films on the masculine journey and lots of solo time with Father reflecting, conversing and journaling...while our afternoons are free for adventures, like hiking up to the caves near the 200' sheer cliffs, walking the Little Big River beds that are 50 yards from the Lodge we are staying in, dominating your brothers in an all-out paintball battle, showing off your archery skills or just several long naps - depending on whatever your heart needs.

This is far more than a retreat - its is an expedition of the heart. The men attending will never be the same.  Really.

The Sacrifice & Cost to Each Man

Like everything worth fighting for, there is a cost.  You'll need to take off a few days from work and family...and yes, ESPN, plus give up $279 to throw in for the lodge, food, etc.  

We'll retreat from Thursday at noon and will be back Sunday just in time for supper.

Would you be willing to sacrifice 4 days and $279* to get your heart & your father back in ways that you don't even now know that you need them?  If so, join us.  We only have 20 spots available.  Register right now to get in on this.  This is going to be epic!

Note: Super Early Bird Discount is $239* until Jan 31 if you pay in-full at the time of registration, then it's $279 so act fast.


* Sponsorships. In our minds, money should never be a barrier.  We definitely want each man to have to sacrifice something to get in on this, so if you want to help another man pay some of his costs to join us OR if you need help with funds yourself, we have a few partial sponsorships available in exchange for the men being on work crew during the retreat.  Just reach out to Brad for details at