Wake 2022

A deepening adventure for men working in missions

July 24-30, 2022

Wake 2022 is a 7-day/6-night spiritual journey experience in the context of outdoor adventure in the boundary waters canoe area of Minnesota, specifically designed by Barnabas International staff for men working in cross-cultural contexts. Traveling side-by-side with this group of men you will complete a physically challenging journey while being guided through a process of paying attention to your inner journey with God. Each day will provide space to process both in silence and solitude and together in a community of men with similar experiences, all in the context of spectacular outdoor scenery. 

The ultimate purpose of the trip is to help you take stock of your relationship with the Father and foster deeper  intimacy with Him, leading to personal growth and a more sustainable, resilient, and Spirit-powered ministry. And we hope you leave with some new brothers as well.

Early-bird Pricing: $600* + airfare**

After June 15 the cost will go up by $50. Last day of registration is July 1.

* cost includes all equipment, lodging, meals and transport to/from MSP airport.
**participants will be responsible for travel to MSP airport in Minneapolis. Plan to arrive on Sunday, July 24th before 1pm and can leave anytime on Saturday, July 30st (airport drop-offs at 6am and 9am).


Maximum group size will be 6 participants plus 3 leaders for a total of 9 people. With limited space this trip will fill up quickly!
Registration closed for 2021
A $50 deposit is required at registration.

What can you expect?

  • At Barnabas we believe in a Trinitarian, Christ-centered approach to faith and ministry so that will flavor all we do. 

  • Introverts will enjoy the quiet mornings and space and silence to process. Extroverts will enjoy the group interaction and sharing of experiences. Expect moments of laughter, of teamwork, and of reflection. 

  • The boundary waters area of northern Minnesota is one of the greatest areas of nearly untouched wilderness in the US. Human-powered canoes are the only permitted forms of transportation. Expect spectacular scenery and escape from modern technology.

  • Each day will include several hours of paddling, with multiple stops to carry your canoe (portage) between lakes. You will need to be in decent shape and able to carry a reasonably heavy load over uneven terrain for distances up to a mile (although many are much shorter).
    canoe carry

  • The fishing is great! You are welcome to bring a pole and tackle with you to go after northern pike, walleye, bass, and perch.

  • All camping, canoeing equipment, and food will be provided. You will need to bring clothing and any other personal belongings.


Don't hesitate to contact James at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.