• First, it is a physical gathering of guys in a space you put together. House, a place in your church, somewhere outside, a garage.

  • Setting - Make sure it is manly, plenty of space, and no one else there to interrupt or change the dynamic.

  • Date: September 12 is good, but whatever works for your guys. 

  • FOOD - grill some meat! and probably have some snacks too.

  • Event - Make it a one day event - see our sample schedule

  • Fun -- have a corn hole set to do a bracket championship throughout the day. - we have guidance on that too.  

  • Tech — Have a way to download the videos or make sure you have good internet.

  • Post Photos of your roundup to the MRU facebook page, so we can all see.

  • Sessions — There are two main sessions by Ray Ortland and a set of 4, 10 minute break out sessions. Each session has discussion questions. it is important that you ask these questions and really listen to the answered people give--hear their heart.

  • Pre print the downloadable PDF questions.

  • Gospel Call - Take some time and watch the videos ahead of time. Craft a call to the gospel. Ask people if they would like to take a step towards Christ. Consider using the suggested resource below. 

  • Fundraiser - Every year MRU does a fundraiser. This year we are going to ask you to donate to something of your choice that is on mission. So take a collection and use the money for a gospel driven purpose in your community.



Here is a suggested format on how to run your Roundup 2020:

9:00am — Show up (Donuts and Coffee?)

9:30am — Ask some “get to know you questions" - take photo and post!

10:00am — Session 1 & Questions

11:30am — Corn Hole

12:00 noon — Sandwich Bar (Subway?) + Corn Hole

1:00pm — Breakout Sessions & Debrief Application.

2:30pm — Corn Hole

3:30pm — Discussion About Fundraiser

5:00pm — Start grilling

7:00pm — Session 2 & Questions

8:30pm — Make Smores and give Corn Hole award.

8:45pm — Share the Gospel.

Close sometime thereafter.

Optional: buy a 2020 MRU Shirt

Discussion questions: Provided with purchase to distribute to your group



How to share the gospel

How to lead a corn hole tournament

Get to know you questions

Hello Men,

Men’s Roundup is proud to offer an alternative to our great annual live event in Camp Tadmor the weekend after Labor day for this year, 2020! The Men’s Roundup leadership team, after hearing that we were unable to hold the event due to restrictions from the State of Oregon, worked together with the speaker from this year’s event (Ray Ortlund) to provide a video series with a format similar to our event so YOU and YOUR CHURCH’S MEN’S GROUP can hold your own ROUNDUP!

The content for the video package includes 3 approximately 1-hour videos which include teaching by Ray Ortlund, worship with Taylor Reavely, workshops, suggestions for format, and a printable question sheet for discussions after each video. The whole package is $95 per church, so really reasonable.

The materials are available to purchase now! Purchasers will receive a link to download the videos and discussion form assets. One purchase per church.

T-shirts are available to be purchased a-la-carte. Click here to order.



The Men’s Roundup Leadership Team


Ray graduated from Wheaton College as a Bachelor of Arts, from Dallas Theological Seminary as a Master of Theology, from The University of California at Berkeley as a Master of Arts, and from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, as a Doctor of Philosophy.  He taught Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, from 1989 to 1998.  His primary ministry, for 28 years, has been as a pastor in California, Oregon, Georgia and Tennessee. In addition to numerous essays and articles, Ray has published several books. You can learn more and purchase here.


Taylor Reavely serves as the worship director at New Life Church. In addition to his musical leadership, he leads ReGeneration, a young adult community, engaging students at Clackamas Community College. Having recently graduated from Western Seminary, Taylor is excited about planting churches in the greater Portland area.



We envision a gathering of men glorifying God and sharing community through engaging in corporate worship, biblical teaching, and deliberate small group interaction in a relaxed camp retreat atmosphere. As a result of this weekend, we envision that God will impact men in a variety of ways by moving them to: come to faith in Christ, connect with each other and their local church, live in obedience to Christ, and foster leadership in their marriages, families, churches, and communities.


  1. We value men in their Biblical roles and responsibilities as husbands, fathers, leaders of households, church and community leaders, intercessors, mentors and disciple makers, disciples, and worshipers.

  2. We value men of all generations learning in the company of men.

  3. We value and support men’s ministry in the local church.

  4. We value being culturally relevant and generationally inclusive.

  5. We value the offering of gifts, talents, and abilities for Kingdom work.

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