Men's Retreat-"Sow To Grow"
When: April 27-28
Registration: 4:00-6:00pm on Friday
Where: United Christian Youth Camp
1400 Paradise Valley Road
Prescott, AZ 86303
Speaker: Darien Bennet
Meals: Friday Dinner
Activities include: Rock wall, zip line, giant swing, corn hole tournament, and more to come.
Bring: Your Bible, notebook, flashlight, outdoor shoes, snacks, clothing and personal items. (bedding and towel provided)
Darien Bennet Bio:
The oldest of six children, Darien was raised in Santa Clara, CA by a hard-nosed coach/engineer father and a soft-hearted, compassionate and service-minded mom. From early childhood, he competed in football, baseball, and boxing in high school and college until serious knee injuries derailed his professional aspirations. He went to work for IBM Corp. where spent the next 23 years as a manager, systems analyst, auditor and marketing representative. Upon retiring in 1993 he focused on coaching, sports training, instructing Shotokan Karate, and eventually going on to Phoenix Seminary.
Before receiving Christ, his story was mostly one of regret and destruction. With his personal life spiraling out of control, he found himself at the crossroads of life. Divorced, depressed, and discouraged, he felt lost and alienated from life. But then a miracle happened. “If God had not sent a man to come alongside me at that time I am sure I would have ended up killing myself or someone else.”
Darien received the gospel of Christ for salvation and his life began to change dramatically! He started a ministry to men called “As Iron Sharpens Iron” in 1994—now renamed “Men Coaching Men Discipleship Ministry.” In 1998, he became the Executive Director of a teenage substance-abuse rehabilitation program which led to a full-time calling to ministry.
Darien graduated from San Jose State University in 1978 and He has a Master of Divinity in Biblical Leadership from Phoenix Seminary. He is currently an Associate Pastor for Men and their Families at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, AZ. Darien is also the Founder and President of Heart to Heart Christian Chaplaincy Certification Program. He is the author of J3 Discipleship Training Workbook and Dumber than 100 Chickens—But God Loves Chickens!
He is married to the love of his life, Kellie and has two grown adult children and three beloved grandchildren. He is passionate about studying and teaching God’s Word. He loves to fly-fish, which he tries to do as much as God will allow. But mostly, he is devoted to helping hurting men just like someone did for him many years ago!