Exclusive "BOOTCAMP BASIC" Resources for Alumni
& REFLECTION QUESTIONS
SESSION 1 // THE HEART OF MAN
What is stirring within you as you reflect upon the session?
At the onset, we watched a series of movie trailers. How was your heart affected by this movie trailers?
In what ways have you seen your life either lived or not lived in the areas of adventure, rescuing the beauty, and having a battle to fight?
SESSION 2 // THE LARGER STORY
How have you come to learn the story of God?
In what ways has your view of God changed now that you have come to see the larger story of God in the presence of Jesus all throughout the story of God?
Have you ever seen yourself playing important role in the story of God?
In what ways is God specifically speaking to you and inviting you into his greater story?
SESSION 3 // THE POSER
Until you see how you’re posing and how you’re living out a counterfeit masculinity, you’ll never choose or pursue your true self. Ask yourself, how do you hide? How are you posing?
How is God disrupting your life to expose the poser?
Ask Jesus how he sees you pose?
See page 78 for a prayer in the field manual to help you identify your pose.
SESSION 4 // THE WOUND
Ask Jesus to show you parts of your heart which need healing.
“Jesus, I invite you into this broken place within me (this wound, this memory…) I’ll give you total access to my heart. Come, Lord, shine your light here. Revealed to me all that is going on here. What is this about Jesus? Come and show me, meet me here, in this place.”
For additional questions, go to page 92 in your field manual and look for some questions that He can use to direct the conversation.
SESSION 5 // NEW NAME
God is at work in your life. One of the things God is doing is bringing us to a point where we see ourselves as God sees us. How do you think God sees you right now?
What names have you agreed with that others have falsely given to you?
Ask Jesus this question and listen to what he says to your heart… “Jesus, who do you say that I am?”
SESSION 6 // BATTLE TO FIGHT
What are your agreements? Ask Jesus to reveal what agreement you’ve made with the enemy. Then, renounce them.
Ask Jesus to reveal to you… Lord, what is set against my life right now? What am I battling with that is, in fact, the enemy’s assault on my life?
Go to page 200 in the field manual for a suggested prayer to break these agreements.
SESSION 7 // ADVENTURE TO LIVE
What makes you come alive? What are my desires?
God, what have I misinterpreted in my life? What part of my story do I have wrong?
God, what are you focused on changing in my life right now? What are you after?
What is your reaction to the "bullets" on page 248 of the Field Manual?
SESSION 8 // RESCUING THE BEAUTY
In what ways have your wounds impacted how you were late to the beauty?
How have you pursued the beauty in the past and how are you being called to pursue the beauty now?
What would it look like for you to be able to offer strength to the beauty?
Where do you need to go and what do you need to do in order to offer strength to the beauty moving forward?
SESSION 9 // TEAM DISCUSSION
What are your takeaways from the teams transparent comments in the session?
We are called to be authentic always, transparent with a few, intimate with fewer, and in Union with one (God). What does that look like in your life right now?
In what ways are you being called to search for deeper healing in your life?
How can you ask Jesus to visit these wounded places?
SESSION 10 // SONSHIP
Where do you feel unfathered?
Where do you feel behind?
What ways and through what people has God been fathering you in the last decade?
Are there people God has brought into your life who He might be wanting to father you now?
What is the Father wanting to say to you as His son today?
SESSION 11 // RE-ENTRY
The most important day of camp is the day after camp. What ways can you immediately institute ritual practices to receive the presence of God each and every day?
What next steps can you take to connect with other men and get in a weekly group?
Do you need to hit the mental health gym?, if so, take heart because all men need this.
Go to https://www.traintoreign.org/counselors for next steps
Remember that amazing heart pumping background music in between sessions at camp? Well now you have access to the entire playlist.
The Daily Prayer - John Eldredge
My dear Lord Jesus, I come to you now to be restored in you, renewed in you, to receive your life and your love and all the grace and mercy I so desperately need this day. I honor you as my Lord, and I surrender every aspect and dimension of my life to you. I give you my spirit, soul, and body, my heart, mind, and will. I cover myself with your blood—my spirit, soul, and body, my heart, mind, and will. I ask your Holy Spirit to restore me in you, renew me in you, and lead this time of prayer. In all that I now pray, I stand in total agreement with your Spirit and with all those praying for me by the Spirit of God and by the Spirit of God alone.
Dearest God, holy and victorious Trinity, you alone are worthy of all my worship, my heart’s devotion, all my praise, all my trust, and all the glory of my life. I love you, I worship you, I give myself over to you in my heart’s search for life. You alone are Life, and you have become my life. I renounce all other gods, every idol, and I give to you, God, the place in my heart and in my life that you truly deserve. This is all about you, and not about me. You are the Hero of this story, and I belong to you. I ask your forgiveness for my every sin. Search me, know me, and reveal to me where you are working in my life, and grant to me the grace of your healing and deliverance and a deep and true repentance.