All about the


The Men’s Advance is a two-day meeting for the men of independent Baptist churches in northern Minnesota and the surrounding area. It’s like a retreat, but real men don’t retreat – they advance! The dates for the next Men’s Advance will be April 24-25, 2020.

Focus on


The main activity of the Men’s Advance has always been Bible preaching. You can download last year’s message here. We’re looking forward once again to the preaching of the Word of God, and praying that God will use these men in a great way for Men’s Advance 2020!

Pastor Bill Marshall, Riverside Baptist Church, St. Joseph, MO

Pastor Chuck Nicholson, Northwoods Baptist Church, Bemidji, MN

Pastor Preston Hoiseth, Bible Baptist Church, Crookston, MN

Find our


Again this year, the Men’s Advance will be hosted at Bible Baptist Church in Crookston, Minnesota. The address is 23928 265th St SW, Crookston, MN 56716.

Preaching theme

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This year our session speakers will be preaching on some of the “Mighty Men” of David. The weapons they used and the principles they held are examples to us still today. David could not have been the mighty leader and king that he was without the support of the mighty men he had around him.

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The Second Annual


We’re excited to bring back for the second year the annual Men’s Advance Bow & Pistol Shoot! On Friday afternoon, April 24, those participating in the shoot will enjoy a fun archery course of various targets in a country setting, along with a separate pistol range. The cost is $15 to participate!

Bring your own bow and arrows if you have them. A limited number will be available for use for those who do not have their own. Meet at the Hoiseth farm at 1:00 pm: 22505 230th Ave SW, Crookston, MN.

Minimum age

In order to give the preachers full liberty to preach on the struggles and topics unique to men, we ask that young men be at least 14 years old to attend.

Where to stay

There are a number of good hotels in Crookston. If you need any assistance or more information, please contact us. We would love to help you find a place to stay!

What to wear

This meeting is less formal than a regular church service. Most guys will be dressed “business casual.” In other words, feel free to leave the tie at home.

How much

The Men’s Advance is a joint ministry of Bible Baptist Church and Northwoods Baptist Church. There is no registration fee, but there will be a free-will offering taken at the meeting. The Bow & Pistol Shoot is optional and costs $15.

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Next year's Men's Advance

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In 2020, Men’s Advance will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25th. We hope you will make plans to be with us that weekend! Pastor Bill Marshall from Riverside Baptist Church in St. Joseph, Missouri, will be our guest speaker.

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We're excited to have you here


We know that you are going to love Men’s Advance. If there’s anything we can do to help you prepare to come, or any questions you may have, please reach out to us!

Postal address: 23928 265th St SW, Crookston, MN 56716

Pastor Hoiseth: (218) 760-6103     phoiseth01@gmail.com

Pastor Nicholson: (405) 428-2936      pastornicholson@northwoodsbaptist.org