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Gathering men and promoting their growth

JoinMen is our arm for providing retreats and resources from an Anabaptist perspective to promote healthy masculinity, Christian formation and community. We desire that all men find a place of belonging among men who are strong, loving and wise as we follow Jesus in building God's shalom.  

 Mennonite Men Retreats

Retreats provide opportunities for men to gather together and engage issues in community. More than an event, these experiences are also meant to encourage participants to be part of an ongoing men's group and growth process.

Retreat themes we offer congregations, men's groups and retreat centers include:

    • Healthy Masculinity: On Being a Man

    • Celebrating God's Unlimited Love

    • Peaceful Warriors: Seeking God's Shalom
    • Making Peace with Conflict

    • Wounded Lovers: Embracing our Sexuality

    • Good Grief: Tending our Wounds and Losses

    • Male Initiation: Helping Boys Become Men

    • Second Half: Making our Later Life Count

    • Sports and Spirituality

    • Doing Business: Integrating Work and Faith

    • Up and Down: A Man's Spiritual Path

    • Re-envisioning Masculinity

    For more information or to schedule a retreat, contact Don Neufeld ( in Canada or Steve Thomas ( in the United States.

    Men's Rites of Passage

    For most men, the question of what it means to be a man is perplexing. Most men have a longing for the support and guidance of other men in their journey towards masculinity, maturity, and a deeper experience with God. Opening the door to this journey can start with the Men's Rites of Passage (MROP) retreat. This retreat can help awaken men to the adventure and mystery of their own masculinity, their deep spirituality, and their life's purpose.

    An increasing number of Mennonite men are being transformed as they participate in this intensive 5 day experience in a wilderness setting based on dying and rising in Christ. Originally created by Fr. Richard Rohr, this retreat is led by elders with Illuman. For more information about Men's Rites of Passage and Journey of Illumination click here or contact Steve Thomas at




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      ​Mennonite Men provides and promotes resources for individuals and groups.  We support the formation of men's groups with resources for conversation, growth and action. 

      We are pleased to provide a uniquely Anabaptist voice to resource our discussions of healthy masculinity, whether individually or collectively in a book study group, Peaceful at Heart is now in print!  Further details and sources for purchasing this resource can be found here. Buyers in the U.S. click here. Canadian buyers click here.

      Simply click on the links below to download PDFs of these resources. 

      Most of our Mennonite Men publications are free of charge. If you are able to contribute any amount for these resources of value to you, we invite your donation on the Support page. Consider supporting us as we support you.

      Check out resources that MennoMedia offers, such as the "Upside-Down Living" series.

      Watch for additional print materials and audio/visual resources in the future.