Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Thank You!" From Ministry Outdoor Adventures

MOA just finished sending out all of our 2018 Donor "Thank You" letters and Giving Statements.  This is a quick "Thank You Post" to all of those who have participated in, prayed for, encouraged or supported MOA in our mission to come alongside of men of God serving in ministry positions and to help them stay "Zeroed" on Jesus.  Thank You all So Much!

Without a doubt, 2018 was our most rewarding year of ministry so far!  This past year we stepped out in faith and expanded our ministry events and opportunities as we hosted two Sporting-Clay Shoots, an Oklahoma Pastor/Sponsor Hog Hunt, a Kansas Spring Turkey Exploration Hunt, a Colorado Archery Elk Hunt (Sept), a Colorado Antlerless Firearms Elk Hunt (Nov), a Kansas Firearms Deer Hunt (Dec), and a Nebraska Muzzleloader Mule-Deer (Dec) Hunt. 
 
- In May, we were featured on the front-page of the Wichita Eagle Beacon with both a photo and an article about Ministry Outdoor Adventures!  And, in the online version of the story there was a video link and an interview with us about MOA. In the article we were able to talk about how MOA exists to come alongside men of God serving as pastors or ministry staff in order to help them to stay ‘Zeroed’ on Jesus in pursuit of fulfilling God’s Calling on their lives. 
(www.kansas.com/living/religion/article209219674.html)
Truly, what an awesome and inspirational year of ministry we have had!  Check out this review actually posted on our FaceBook page by one of the spouses of one of our Archery Elk Hunt participants: “‘What a blessing MOA has been to my husband and, in turn, our family and church; Truly the trip of a lifetime for him!  Not just because of the chance to shoot an elk in a beautiful setting in Colorado with wonderful hosts and amazing guides, but because of the set up for pastors to truly relax and spend extra time in guided study in God’s Word and have quiet time in which to be encouraged and renewed…’  - Lisa Peck”   In my mind, if a wife can say something like that about her husband spending time away from the family hunting, then I think we are accomplishing our mission as a ministry!  :-) 

So, again, thank you so much  to each and every one of you who have participated in an MOA event, or who have blessed MOA as one of our faithful ministry supporters!  May God bless you abundantly for your generosity and faithfulness!  If we can ever do anything for you, your church, your pastor, your community or even your business or family, please do not hesitate to reach out!    
 
If, after reading this post you feel like you would like to give in support of MOA and the mission God has called us to, we would truly be honored to have your support.  If using a personal or business check, please make the check out to Ministry Outdoor Adventures and mail it to “Ministry Outdoor Adventures, PO Box 71, Haven, KS, 67543.”  You can also give to MOA electronically via credit/debit card through PayPal by using this link:  www.paypal.me/MOAFoundation.    
 
Thank you so much for supporting MOA!
Rob Schmutz & Jeff Ochs
The Ministry Outdoor Adventures Staff
Hebrews 12:2

 
Please Note: MOA is a Kansas registered Not For Profit Corporation, and a 501c3, Not-For-Profit-Organization.  Your Contributions Are Tax-Deductible.
 
 

 


 
 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

4th Annual MOA FALL "Pastor Appreciation" Clay Shoot

 

4th Annual MOA FALL Clay Shoot

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 

(Sign-In 12:00 / Shotgun Start 1:00) 

$60 - Registration Fee per shooter (Includes shells 20ga & 12ga, Clay Targets, and Course Fees.)

$15 - Gun Raffle Tickets available for purchase on-line or at event!

Lynbrooke Sporting Clays  

1419 SW 120th Street

Augusta, KS 67010 

(316) 775-1715  

(www.lynbrookesportingclays.com)

This is an "open event" and you do not need to be an experienced shooter to participate. Teams will consist of 4 shooters, and participants are free to bring a team of four, or to also feel free to show up as a solo shooter, a duo, or even a trio and then become a team of 4 as more participants sign in. Youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied / supervised by an adult. The cost of the event is only $60 per shooter which covers ALL your shells (for 20 & 12 gauges), clay-targets, and course fees.

There will be best shooters and best team prizes, along with door prizes, a gun raffle (Tickets $15 Each) for a Custom (semi-auto) .22 Cal, Marlin Model 60 (Newly Re-Finished, Dura-Coat Finish, Faux Crocodile Accents, with a Wood Stock) 

(ALL FFL RULES APPLY).

ALSO, we will have a Final Bonus "Knock Out" Game for a PRIZE with Unlimited "buy-ins!" for participants.

To register via e-mail use MOAFound@gmail.com. To pay for registration ($60 per person), or to purchase raffle tickets ($15 each), via PayPal go to: www.paypal.me/MOAFoundation

Feel free to call or text Jeff (316) 650-2901, or Rob with questions (316)200-0156.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

4th Annual Ministry Outdoor Adventures Foundation Fall Elk Hunt

The Ministry Outdoor Adventures Foundation is in a season of fundraising and preparation for our 4th Annual Fall Colorado Elk Hunt and we would like to ask for your help.  The Annual Fall Elk Hunt is truly a Premium Event, and for many men in ministry it is a "Once-In-A-Lifetime" kind of opportunity.  This Fall, we are expanding and offering both an Early-Season Archery Hunt and a Late-Season Firearm Hunt. Would you prayerfully consider being one of our sponsors as we step out in faith? 



MOA exists to come alongside men of God serving as pastors or ministry staff in order to help them to stay ‘Zeroed’ on Jesus in pursuit of fulfilling God’s Calling on their lives.  With this as our primary aim, we have discovered that giving Pastors opportunities to reconnect with God, and other men of God, in the outdoors, and away from the incessant demands of their ministry, is an awesome way to do this.  And, for a truly premium event like our Colorado Elk Hunt, we really want to provide it at NO cost or, at as MINIMAL of a cost as possible.  Then, pastors joining us need only to clear their calendar, get to the Hunting Lodge with their gear, and enjoy a stress free experience of all that God has in store for them while they are there.

This year both hunts will be near Montrose, Colorado, with first-rate outfitters and professional guides.  From August 29th to September 6th we will host two pastors (from Fort Scott, Kansas) on an Archery only Elk hunt, and then from November 13th to 20th we will host three pastors (two from Salina and one from Wichita, Kansas) on a Firearms Elk hunt.  Both hunts are All-Inclusive opportunities for these men of God to grow in their Walk with Jesus, be encouraged in their Calling, and experience the presence of God on a Spiritual Retreat (led by MOA Founders, Rob Schmutz & Jeff Ochs) while taking part in a Professionally Guided Hunt.  We are prayerfully asking you to consider being one of this year’s sponsors.  

If you are able to give in support of our Fall Elk Hunt, feel free to make a check out to Ministry Outdoor Adventures, with "Fall Elk Hunt" on the Memo line, and mail it to "Ministry Outdoor Adventures, c/o Rob Schmutz, PO Box 71, Haven, KS, 67543"  - or -  "Ministry Outdoor Adventures, c/o Jeff Ochs, 5730 Flagstaff, Bel Aire, KS  67220"  You can also give to MOA electronically via credit/debit card through PayPal by using this link:  www.paypal.me/MOAFoundation

Thank you so much for prayerfully considering being an MOA Fall Elk Hunt supporter!
 
Rob Schmutz & Jeff Ochs
The Ministry Outdoor Adventures Staff
 

(Please Note: Ministry Outdoor Adventures Foundation is a Kansas registered Not For Profit Corporation, and a 501c3 Not-For-Profit-Organization.  Your Contributions Are Tax-Deductible.)

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

NEW DATE DUE TO RAIN!!! Ministry Outdoor Adventures 3rd Annual SPRING Clay Shoot Saturday, April 28th, 2018

NEW DATE DUE TO RAIN!!!
Ministry Outdoor Adventures 3rd Annual SPRING Clay Shoot 
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Lunch Available by 11:30am / Sign-In 12:00 / Shotgun Start 1:00pm
Lynbrooke Sporting Clays  
1419 SW 120th Street, 
Augusta, KS 67010
(316) 775-1715  
(www.lynbrooke.com)
This is an open event and you do not need to be an experienced shooter to participate. Teams will consist of 4 shooters, and participants are free to bring a team of four, or to also feel free to show up as a solo shooter, a duo, or even a trio and then become a team of 4 as more participants sign in. Youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied / supervised by an adult. The cost of the event is only $50 per shooter which covers ALL your shells (for 20 & 12 gauges), clay-targets, and course fees. There will be best shooters and best team prizes, along with door prizes, a gun raffle ($10 tickets) for a Vintage Swedish Husqvarna Side-by-Side Double-Barrel 12ga. (2 1/2" Chamber) Shotgun.
(ALL FFL RULES APPLY)
LUNCH AND CONCESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE in support of Water’s Edge Community Church, a local New Church Start in Haysville, KS!  Feel free to come hungry!
Feel free to call or text Jeff (316) 650-2901, or Rob with questions (316)200-0156.
To register via e-mail use MOAFound@gmail.com.
To pay for registration ($50 per person), or to purchase raffle tickets ($10 each), via PayPal go to:
www.paypal.me/MOAFoundation



Saturday, October 14, 2017

NEW DATE!!!  MOA 3rd Annual Fall Clayshoot

3rd Annual MOA FALL Clay Shoot 

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 

(Sign-In 12:00 / Shotgun Start 1:30) 

Lynbrooke Sporting Clays, 1419 SW 120th Street, Augusta, KS 67010 

(316) 775-1715  (www.lynbrooke.com)  

This is an open event and you do not need to be an experienced shooter to participate. Teams will consist of 4 shooters, and participants are free to bring a team of four, or to also feel free to show up as a solo shooter, a duo, or even a trio and then become a team of 4 as more participants sign in. Youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied / supervised by an adult. The cost of the event is only $50 per shooter which covers ALL your shells (for 20 & 12 gauges), clay-targets, and course fees.

There will be best shooters and best team prizes, along with door prizes, a gun raffle ($10 tickets) for a new Optima V2 209 50cal Muzzle Loader (ALL FFL RULES APPLY), and a “Long-Bird” shoot-off for a free Hog Hunt to Chain Ranch. Feel free to call or text Jeff (316) 650-2901, or Rob with questions (316)200-0156

To register via e-mail use MOAFound@gmail.com. To pay for registration ($50 per person), or to purchase raffle tickets ($10 each), via PayPal go to: www.paypal.me/MOAFoundation

Lunch and Concessions Provided by Water’s Edge Community Church of Haysville!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

3rd Annual Pastor’s Elk Hunt

This week MOA heads out to Colorado for our 3rd Annual Pastor's Elk Hunt!  

A Huge Thanks to ALL of the Sponsors who made this year's hunt possible!!!  Prayers please for safe travels, successful hunting, and a very real experience of God's presence.  

This year we will have a pastor from Cody, WY, and a pastor from Tucson, AZ as our guests.  

Please pray that they will both be able to hear from the Lord as they get a few days off, and that they are able to fully unplug and truly enjoy the beauty of God's Creation.

(If you would like to give in support of MOA, your donation would be greatly appreciated!  Here is a link: 
paypal.me/MOAFoundation )


Thursday, July 6, 2017

So... How Do I Start A Men’s Accountability Group?

I get a lot of questions about how to start a Men's Accountability Group.  Here are a couple of great books and a basic set of accountability questions you can use.

How To Start A Men's Accountability Group: 

1) Talk to a friend/brother in Christ about the idea.
2) Set a time and a recurring date (early mornings once a month works best for me).
3) Pick a place (I'm a coffee-shop / local cafe / restaurant kind of guy). 
4) Show up and have breakfast, drink strong coffee, go through the questions, discuss a book designed to help you be a better man, and invest one hour a month in an accountability relationship/friendship that can greatly empower you and help your walk with Jesus.
(Don't just think about it, pray about it and talk about it... Do it!)

"As Iron Sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

Accountability Questions For Men

1. Have you spent daily time in Scripture and prayer?
2. Have you had any flirtatious or lustful attitudes, tempting thoughts?
3. Have you exposed yourself to any explicit materials which would not glorify God? (Sexuality, Profanity, Violence, etc.)
4. Have you been honest in all of your financial dealings?
5. Have you spent quality time with friends (brothers in Christ)?
6. Have you spent focused, phone-less, alone time with your wife?
7. Have you done your best in your job/ministry?
8. Have you told any half truths or outright lies, putting yourself in a better light to those around you?
9. Have you shared the Gospel, or personally prayed for or with an unbeliever this week?
10. Have you taken care of your body through daily physical exercise and proper/adequate eating/sleeping habits?
11. Have you allowed any person or circumstance to rob you if your joy?
12. Have you lied on any of your answers today?