OF TRUTH AND HOPE
Building character and helping inspire the next generation of church leaders
The idea of Thriving Oaks came to Cecil Carder after attending the 2016 Wildman retreat in Texas. Cecil has served on the leadership team of Wildman for over twenty years. Under the leadership of Dudley Hall and Russ Thornberry, Wildman continues to help boys and men learn who God created them to be, as a man and how to enjoy God in His creation. In that same vein, Thriving Oaks is a place where boys and girls will learn how to answer the questions; what is a man/woman and how do I become a man/woman by God’s design? Thriving Oaks is here to help boys girls get away from highly scheduled lifestyles and be refreshed in soul and spirit. Laughter is a common thread at Thriving Oaks, often prompted by participation in the various events and hearing stories around the campfire. This creates the perfect atmosphere for proclaiming the Gospel and affirming boys and girls in their inheritance as beloved sons and daughters of the Living God through Jesus Christ. The results are inspiring, encouraging, and liberating.