Men's Ministries

Men’s ministry is an intentional attempt to bring men to God so they can make their way to God’s eternal kingdom. Men’s ministry concentrates on the male to better define and minister to the specific needs of the gender. By highlighting the roles of men, men’s ministry can touch on and improve the lives of men in ways that no other ministry can.

Men's Retreat 2019

Presents . . .

New Freedom to Love

With Bernie Anderson

April 26-28, North Star Camp


Bernie Anderson, MDiv. is a Senior Church Advisor and East Region Manager for World Vision-US the largest Christian humanitarian organization in the world. Prior to joining World Vision Bernie served as a pastor for 23 years in the Seventh-day Adventist church. He’s been a youth pastor, young adult pastor, and senior pastor in congregations in Texas, Utah and most recently Orlando, FL. He and his wife, and their three daughters live in Apopka. Bernie is a lifelong, Dallas Cowboys fan, loves running (especially for Team World Vision), and is a relentless adventure seeker having climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro last year.

Your special weekend package includes

An inspiring speaker, Christian fellowship, prayer ministry, uplifting music, time for reflection, special interest groups, comfortable accommodations, delicious vegetarian meals, recreation.


Volleyball, Basketball, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Hiking, Golfing (Thursday-Friday), Bowling (Thursday-Friday, Saturday evening), Geo-caching (Thursday-Friday), Paintball (Thursday-Friday)

(Enjoy recreation Thursday, early Friday, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon!)

 See note on extra Thursday lodging below.

Special Projects

If you are interested in coming up early and working on a project, please contact Randy Stroud ( 

Adventist Book Center Orders

The Maple Grove Adventist Book Center is offering an opportunity to order/pre-pay with order delivery to North Star Camp in Brainerd during Men’s Retreat. This offer includes both books and food. You can either pick up your order or arrange with a member of your church attending Men’s Retreat to bring your order back with them. Orders will be available for pickup (in the lodge) on Sunday, April 28, from 10 am to Noon. All orders must be received by Sunday, April 14. To Order or for more information, contact the ABC @ 763-424-8531.

North Star Camp

Phone: (218) 829-6631, (Or Contact Dan Masloski (612) 210-8731 or email:, 11287 Eagleview Drive NE, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401


North Star Camp, owned and operated by the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, is located next to the Mississippi River, on the northeast corner of Brainerd. Follow the North Star Camp signs from the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport off of Hwy 210.

Music Worship Team

Each session will begin with worship in song led by the Men’s Retreat Worship Team.

Weekend Features

Treat yourself, your father or son, and a friend to a weekend full of refreshing memory‑making experiences.  Relax in Christian fellowship, make a new friend, or enjoy the solitude away from the normal stresses of daily life. 

Scholarships Available 

Minnesota Men's Retreat is offering a 50% scholarship [up to $60] for those who would otherwise not be able to attend because of finances. Half of the fee for the weekend [up to $60] will be paid by Men's Retreat and the other half can either be paid by your local church or by the person requesting a scholarship. Your local pastor will submit the names and email addresses of those requesting scholarships to Dan Masloski at (612) 210-8731 or email:

Please Note: When Dan receives your name from your pastor, he will contact you for your registration information and payment. 

Registration Information

Rates: Staff Cabins: $150, Cabins: $125, Camping: $100, Commuter: $50 (add $10 if you plan to come early on Thursday; food and recreation not included). You may sign up for 4 to 6 roommates. Each person will have a single bed. Please bring your own bedding.


  • Retreat begins Friday, April 26, ending Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
  • Rooms are available at 5:00 p.m.
  • Registration 5:00 – 6:45 PM (Friday evening meal (5:00 - 6:45 pm. Also after first meeting for late arrivals)
  • The first meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.



No On-line Registration This Year

Registration for Thursday arrivals, or those planning on helping with Special Projects opens Sunday, February 24.

Please call Dan Masloski to confirm availability at (612) 210-8731.

For all other options, registration opens Monday, February 25.

Please register by mail using this Printable PDF Registration Form.

Mail-in Registration ends on April 14.

After April 14, please call Dan Masloski to check availability and let him know you are coming, and make arrangements for registration. Walk-ins are welcome!

Send your check along with your registration form to:

Minnesota Conference, Attn: Dan Masloski, 7384 Kirkwood Court, Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369.

For more information about the Retreat/Registration Fees, etc., call Dan Masloski at (612) 210-8731 or email:

Registration Form

Printable PDF Registration Form

 Please make checks payable to Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Full amount is due at registration.

NOTE:  Registration fees. (Thursday lodging add $10, extra meals and recreation not included):


Mail-in Registration

Staff Cabins - Thursday Arrival


Staff Cabins - Friday Arrival


Cabin - Thursday Arrival


Cabin - Friday Arrival


Camping - Thursday Arrival


Camping - Friday Arrival


Commuter Fee*


* Meals/meetings only

Please complete a registration form for each person.  Please print legibly. Thank you!