Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by Manly Man?
What does 'Escape the Matrix' mean?
What makes this men's conference different than the others?
I want to bring my son, what is the age cutoff?
How can I share this event with my community?
Can I mail in my registration form?
Are you unable to attend the conference?
Where can I stay overnight?
Can you volunteer at the event?
What kind of ways can you help?
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Do I get anything for volunteering?
How do I sign up to volunteer?

What do you mean by Manly Man?

Being a Manly Man is not about being a man that is ripped with muscle from head to toe while wielding an ax and cutting down trees for a living! A Manly Man is more about the inner strength that a man possesses than physical strength.

What does 'Escape the Matrix' mean?

Escape the Matrix is about challenging men to live lives of adventure, not just living life through a virtual world, like games, tv, ESPN and porn. The challenge is to get men to pursue life to the fullest, engaged in the real world around them.

What makes this men's conference different than the others?

We understand the mindset that, "once you've attended one men's conference, you've been to them all!" We are aware of this and have designed this event with the purpose of creating an atmosphere where a man can come and not have to worry about awkward emotional breakout sessions or sessions geared towards telling them how they are failing in their role as a man.

We are going to tackle some of the cultural myths concerning what a man looks like, feels like and acts like in today's society. Our approach will be comedic, yet hard hitting, all in a way that will empower men to stand up and become that man that God sees in all of us. This is about validation not condemnation! We want men of all ages to walk away from this conference with a self awareness of who God has called them to be!

I want to bring my son, what is the age cutoff?

We want this to be an opportunity for fathers to connect with their sons. This is a great event for adolescent males to be in a group of men where they can be encouraged to grow up into responsible young men of God. Dads, bring your boys! We recommend a minimum age of 13 for this event although, if you feel your son(s) is ready to hear our messages at a younger age, he is welcome. We do want to make father's aware of the sensitive topics that we will discuss this year. Here is a video clip from Craig Gross. Outside of the Manly Man Conference, we do recommend you continue discussions with your son(s). This is going to be a celebration of maleness for all ages! Make sure you check out our Special Teen (13-18) pricing!

How can I share this event with my community?

You can download the exclusive Manly Man poster and printable postcard. You can share the Manly Man IV Conference video of John Branyan.

Can I mail in my registration form?

Yes! You can download the registration form here.

Are you unable to attend the conference?

We know with other family and summer obligations that not every man can attend. That's why we always offer a DVD of our conferences. Would you like to be notified of the Manly Man IV Conference DVD release? Sign up here.

Where can I stay overnight?

We have arranged for blocks of rooms at several hotels close to the conference site. Please mention that you will be attending the The Manly Man Conference to get the discounted rate.

Aloft Green Bay
465 Pilgrim Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 884-0800

Country Inn & Suites
850 Kepler Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 288-0101

Optional:
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
2628 Manitowoc Road
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 964-0177

Can you volunteer at the event?

Yes. Take your event experience to the next level! Shifts vary from morning to evening, indoor/outdoor, and typically last from 2 – 8 hours. Ladies welcome!

What kind of ways can you help?

TIME -Laugh Your Way America and Celebration Church are looking for volunteers to help out during the 2 day event including greeters, ushers, setup/cleanup, registration, servers, cooks, security and more!
TALENT –share your special skills with folks will appreciate them. Carpentry, Music, Bakers & Cooks, Hospitality, etc.
TREASURE – donations welcome to keep great programming & scholarship support.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

18, or with parent’s consent?

Do I get anything for volunteering?

Warm fuzzies, goodwill towards men, AND registered volunteers receive free admission to the live event (excursion fees apply accordingly).

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Call Brenda at (920) 471-5093 or at Sunday services (8:30 & 10:30 am) at Celebration Church (east campus), 3475 Humboldt Rd, Green Bay, WI 54311.
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