We Guide Men Into The Wild to encounter the Truth about God and themselves
Into the wild! That’s where we’re going …
We are men who engage the wild.
So, are we an outdoor club? A hunting or fishing society? A fraternity of adrenaline junkies? No. We do some of these things in Reclaim — but it’s not who we are or why we exist…
Reclaim exists to see all men fully alive. And we use the wild to take men there. We envision a day where men not only know what they are supposed to “do” but more importantly, who their Father is and who He says they are. When a man becomes who God intended him to be love, life, and leadership will begin to overflow from his life into the lives of those around him.
Reclaim is made up of many small fellowships of men across the country — men from all walks of life. Some of us wear blue jeans, some wear suits…but they are all RECLAIM.
We are called RECLAIM because that’s what we’re doing — we’re taking back something that was always meant to be ours — our true identity as men.
Frankly, Men in our culture are experiencing an identity crisis- we’ve forgotten what it means to be a man.
- Do you know what it means to be a man?
- Do you know what a man is supposed to do?
- Or when or if you ever became a man?
We feel the weight of these unanswered questions all around — we see it in the lives of men who are burned out or sold out to the wrong things … men who are faking it, hopeless, angry, empty, and alone.
These aren’t questions that the world is asking — these aren’t questions that our culture is concerned about – to be honest, most people would rather not even think about it …
Well we think about it.
Every day, we think about it.
No one can deny the value of a father who loves selflessly, of a businessman who leads with integrity, and a husband who loves his wife sacrificially. Yet, more often than not, what we see are absent fathers, corrupt leaders, and selfish husbands.
Something has been lost. And it’s time for men to take it back.
So why the wild?
Because frankly, most of us spend all our time in a plastic world.
And it’s not the way God intended us to live. To begin to understand and reclaim our identity as men, we need to understand who’s image it is we bear — we were created by a God who is intrinsically wild.
Taking some time to trade in your Facebook, Starbucks, and cubicle, for a fire, a mountain, and good friends is a great place to start understanding who God is and who we are meant to be.
The average man isn’t interested in searching his heart in traditional religious settings. To confront our minds and souls with the big picture questions of life, happiness, meaning, and our place in the world, we have to get out of our comfort zone.
Away from distractions. The wild — the untamed places — this is where deep calls to deep and a man’s heart is open to wrestling with what is true.
In a world where people’s perceptions of the Christian faith have become muddied by empty traditions and tainted by abuse, men need to be given fresh opportunities to hear the truth about who Jesus is and who God made them to be.
They deserve to hear it in a way that makes sense to a man and to be given the chance to process what God has to offer us without pretense, without pressure, with friends they can trust ... Reclaim gives men the space and environment they need to do it.
When a man begins to understand who God is and who God made him to be, the world begins to make sense. When a man RECLAIMS the identity that God intended him to have, it’s transformative. Because a relationship with the living God offers something to men that nothing else in this world can – full life.
Experience it yourself.
The wild is waiting for you!
Our Deepest Convictions
We find ourselves at a time in history where theological terms and doctrines have actually served to divide rather than unify and create head knowledge rather than heart change. We believe that you can learn much about what a person believes by watching how a person lives and therefore our desire is to present you with our deepest convictions in the following categories. These convictions are the basis for why we live the way we do!
We believe the Bible, made up of the Old and New Testaments, was inspired by God, and in the original writings, is without error. We believe the Bible was written by God through several chosen people, and therefore, speaks with the authority of God while reflecting the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of its human authors. The Bible is the unique and final authority on all matters of Christian faith and practice, and therefore, every individual follower of Christ bears the responsibility of knowing and studying God’s Word on their own as well as with a community of believers.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This concept is known as the Trinity.
We believe that the Father, who is the first individual person of the Trinity, is the creator, law-giver and protector. He has a plan for individuals and humanity at large, known as His Will. He is also called Father because of the Father-Son relationship revealed in Jesus.
We believe that the Son, Jesus Christ, gave up His privileges as God to become human and live on earth over 2,000 years ago. He lived a perfect, sinless life giving us our example for living. Because he was without sin, he did not deserve to die. But, as an act of love and grace, he offered up His life in exchange for ours. He took on the payment of our sin. After three days, he rose from the dead, returned to heaven and now serves as the only mediator between a perfect God and imperfect people.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the role of the Holy Spirit, as the third person of the Trinity, is first to bring conviction to a person’s heart of their need for God’s gift of salvation in Jesus Christ. Second, the Holy Spirit guides, instructs and gives supernatural gifts to followers of Jesus for godly living, acts of service and spiritual unity with other believers.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit immediately and pass from spiritual death into spiritual life.