The Trail Hike Ministry is a journey of fellowship, worship, and freedom that connects men to the power and presence of Jesus Christ in their lives, all happening in the natural beauty of Pisgah National Forest. During the weekend you will experience intimate worship with the Lord through spiritual teachings on the trail, praise and worship around the camp fire, and a time of connection with your hike brothers. For four days you can let go of control and let the Lord take control as He lies you down in green pastures and leads you by still waters as He restores your soul.
The Men on the Trail
Although 60-80 men participate in each hike, the group is divided into approximately 20 men per team. Each team is guided through the weekend by their leadership team.
- Spiritual Leader – Leads the teaching provided by the Men’s Ministry Leader
- Music Leader – Leads the team in a time of worship each morning and evening
- Medical Leader
- Trail Leader – Plans and leads the hiking and camping elements
Through your shared adventures on the trail, by the end of the weekend your teammates are transformed into a band of brothers and friendships are forged that will last a lifetime.
Preparing for the Trail
Don’t let the lack of gear, lack of time, or your perception of what it takes to get on the trail keep you from traveling to the mountains. We have hiking gear. We can help you figure out the timing and we can tell you what you need to do to physically prepare for the trail. If you have any questions about what it takes, contact Andy Breaux. (ABreaux@StAndrews.Church).
Through the mighty work of Lord in men’s lives on the trail marriages have been saved, battles over addictions have been won, hearts have been restored, and chains that have held men captive have been broken. If this sounds like something you could use in your life, then make coming out on a hike a priority in your life not only for you, but for your family as well.
Camp Kahdalea (Brevard, NC)
Join us as we “go to camp” in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. You’ll gain a fresh perspective of our Men’s Ministry over three days as you unplug, slow down and enjoy the camaraderie with the Men of St. Andrew’s. More importantly, you’ll create space to experience your Heavenly Father in a very unique way.
Our camp is rustic, beautiful and nestled in the Pisgah National Forest. You will sleep in a cabin and eat in the mess hall…it’ll make you feel like a kid again! It’s amazing to see what happens to grown men when they gather around a campfire in the midst of a forest and the pressures and demands of the world are left behind.
Starting a Trail Hike in Your Church
St. Andrew’s is pleased to be a resource to other churches and others have adopted the trail hike ministry for their own church. If you are interested in going on a hike with our men in the hopes of beginning a similar ministry in your church, please contact Andy Breaux (ABreaux@StAndrews.Church).