Posts by Richard Fay

Richard is the CEO of the Centre for Men, has a background as a pastor and spent many years in the corporate sector. He has a masters in counselling and a diploma in ministry, and has a heart to champion men, women, marriages and families. Richard is married to his wife Judy and has three sons.

Initiated Men’s Weekend May 13-15 2016

This year’s initiated men’s retreat is being held on May 13 (from 2pm) to May 15, at Bartopia, an extraordinary remote wilderness location in Queensland’s Scenic Rim (but with hot showers and beds, and camping is also available. This retreat is available only to men who have done the Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) in the past. The…

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Dealing with Difficult Men

You find a group of men who are safe, real, vulnerable. They get it, they hear you, and you hear them. Ah, you think, eureka I have found it, the utopia of broken allowed to be. You breathe out, relax, feel like at last you can peel away all vestiges of the mask.And about then it happens. Mike…

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MROP 2016 – brochure and application form are now available

The brochure and application form for the 2016 Men’s Rites of Passage are now available for download. The application form is now an editable pdf document, so it can be filled out electronically, saved and emailed back to us. The rites are being held from 16th-20th August 2016 at Camp Somerset. The details are here. Also newly available…

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One Man’s Journey: A Change of Tides – Church After MROP

Taking stock of the immense changes I faced after doing the Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP), I found the elements in my life fell into three categories:Things either seemed almost new to me as I saw them now with a different set of eyes and heart, shifted in their importance depending on their relevance to me or my place in…

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One Man’s Journey – The Call To Rites (part 1)

(This is part one of a three part reflection by Kent, an initiated man, on his experience of the Men’s Rites of Passage. This may be helpful for any man considering the rites with apprehension, uncertainty or anxiety, which is very common.)I had it all.Money.An education.A career.A beautiful wife.A growing family.A large home.A thriving business.Community respect.To all who saw…

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A relationship course with a difference

Neil Roberts, a teaching elder on MROP and an educator and counsellor specialising in relationships, is leading a relationship seminar for couples that provides a powerful and refreshingly different approach to what is often provided.Why do another marriage/relationship enrichment course/retreat? Haven’t we heard it all before? Neil will introduce you to an approach to marriage and sexuality that…

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