Men’s ministry. Event organizing and facilitation.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” [Colossians 3:23, ESV]

Souly Business – North Carolina (SBNC)

Connecting men in the workplace with our Heavenly Father…and one another. The mission of Souly Business is to create environments where men are inspired by the Holy Spirit to more purposefully live out their Christian faith and values in their professional and personal lives.

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Barnabas Small Groups

Grow in your faith walk by journeying with other Christian men on a weekly basis. Participants share in the facilitation…and life transformation. Like the biblical Barnabas, participants are called to be outwardly focused across three dimensions: to encourage, gift and grow (people).

Buddyrrific 1 Mile Virtual Fun Run

Held annually on March 1st, Buddy Ritter’s birthday. Join in, from anywhere, and celebrate a life well lived through faith and perseverance. Meet Buddy Ritter and hear his story.

Speaker Series

Sharing faith based stories. Meant to entertain, encourage and inspire. From the widely recognized to the emerging story-teller.

Souly Business will change you. It rocked me.

Today, I am a better husband, father, co-worker and friend because I took that uncomfortable, first step of saying, ‘yes’ to attending. My experience and results aren’t unique. Over the past few years, I’ve met so many quality guys through Souly Business. It’s a brotherhood of iron sharpeners that’s tough to beat!

Mike Gozon, Executive Director, BarnabasNC

Register for Souly Business - NC

Mark your calendar to join our spring retreat!

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Upcoming Retreat

Dates:

April 27-29, 2018

Friday, 1pm to Sunday, 2:30pm


Location:

Quaker Lake Camp
Climax, NC

(Greensboro area)


Fee:

$199

Register today!

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Faith and Work

Speaker: John Schortinghouse

 

Priorities

Speaker: Trevor Jones

 

Identity in Christ

Speaker: Thomas Maldonado

 

Servant Leadership

Speaker: Michael Ritter

 

The Cross

Speaker: Gary Mayer

 

The Resurrection

Speaker: Jason Hostetter

 

Finishing Well

Speaker:Bruce King

Lives Impacted

Thomas Maldonado, Board member, BarnabasNC


“Once in a while something comes along that sends your life on a trajectory. Souly Business was that for me. Much of what I do in my home, with my local church, and as a business owner were birthed at a Souly Business retreat. Each time I return, somehow it tops previous retreats. Every time, the Father’s love embraces me, Jesus reminds me who I am, and Holy Spirit is all over this ministry… I want as much to do with this as I possibly can.”

Christian L. Olmstead, Board member, BarnabasNC


“In 2011 I attended Souly Business for the first time, not exactly sure what to expect. Little did I know, God would meet me that weekend to affirm in me who I am in Him. This understanding of my new identity in Christ has carried me through the most difficult season of my life. I am so thankful for the men that have poured encouragement into my life through the platform of Souly Business.”

Jarred Ritter, Board member, BarnabasNC


 

Barnabas Small Groups

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” [Matthew 18:20, ESV]

Looking for a small group to plug into after a powerful weekend at Souly Business?

Let us hear from you.

“My Friday morning Barnabas meetings have become a spiritual high point of my week. The fellowship of the men I have met and the Holy Spirit have been incredible.”

Gary Mayer Board Member, BarnabasNC

Virtual Fun Run

When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. [Proverbs 4:12, ESV]

68000

Number of miles Buddy has run in his lifetime.

2.5

That’s over 2.5 times around the circumference of the earth.

1

Our goal is to run that many collective miles in one day.

Buddyrrific 1 Mile

Date: March 1
Locations: yours to determine
Time: anytime on the 1st

Due to post-polio syndrome, Buddy Ritter no longer runs. Yet in his lifetime, he logged some 68,000 miles in various events. Not bad for a guy who was paralyzed from polio as a child and did not regain his ability to walk until his teenage years.

Our goal is to run Buddy’s collective lifetime miles in one day–all on Buddy’s birthday. Learn more about the run »



Speakers Series

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Board of Directors and Founding Members

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17, ESV)

Mike Gozon

Executive Director, BarnabasNC.
Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business will change you. It rocked me. Today, I am a better husband, father, co-worker and friend because I took that uncomfortable first step of saying, ‘yes’ to attending. My experience and results aren’t unique. Over the past few years, I’ve met so many quality guys through Souly Business. It’s a brotherhood of iron sharpeners that’s tough to beat!”

Christian Olmstead

Board Member, BarnabasNC. Founding Member, SBNC


“Once in a while something comes along that sends your life on a trajectory. Souly Business was that for me. Much of what I do in my home, with my local church, and as a business owner were birthed at a Souly Business retreat. Each time I return, somehow it tops the last time I went. Each time Father’s love embraces me, Jesus reminds me who I am, and Holy Spirit is all over this ministry… I want as much to do with this as I possibly can.”

Gary Mayer

Board Member, BarnabasNC. Founding Member, SBNC


“My Friday morning Barnabas meetings have become a spiritual high point of my week. The fellowship of the men I have met and the Holy Spirit have been incredible. When Mike Gozon suggested I consider going to Souly Business my first response was, ‘no way am I going to a men’s retreat.’ However, through God’s grace He never stopped working on my heart. And, as it turned out, it was one of the most meaningful spiritual journeys I have ever been on. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”

Thomas Maldonado

Board Member, BarnabasNC. Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business is truly a life changing experience. I’m humbled every time I attend with how the Holy Spirit uses the seemingly broken parts of our lives to inspire others into a deeper relationship with Christ.”

Jarred Ritter

Board Member, BarnabasNC. Founding Member, SBNC


“In 2011 I attended Souly Business for the first time, not exactly sure what to expect. Little did I know, God would meet me that weekend to affirm in me who I am in Him. This understanding of my new identity in Christ has carried me through the most difficult season of my life. I am so thankful for the men that have poured encouragement into my life through the platform of Souly Business.”

Patrick McBride

Board Member, BarnabasNC. Founding Member, SBNC


“At Souly Business men of deep faith and God-honoring actions reminded me I work for Him and His glory and must trust Him with everything. I recommend it highly.”

Nate Mullins

Board Member, BarnabasNC. Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business has helped me to connect with my Heavenly Father on many different levels. It has helped me to change the way I live my life in my home as a husband and a father. It has changed my heart and mentality in my work environment with love, boldness, and meekness. I loved connecting with brothers in the Lord that share the same desires, goals, and vision as I have.”

Bruce Lane

Founding Member, SBNC


“I have attended two Souly Business Retreats – one as a participant and one as a table servant. Both weekends were awesome. SB allows men to get real with each other and deal with the stuff life throws at them. No judgment just encouragement. Great speakers, fellowship and food. Life change takes place at Souly Business.”

Robert Jenkins

Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business was an impactful 48-hrs for me. It’s a great opportunity to put the world to the side and spend much needed time with the Lord and godly men.”

Buddy Ritter

Founding Member, SBNC


“I’ve attended many events for men, but none get to THE HEART of a man’s real need as well as SOULY!”

Brian Olmstead

Founding Member, SBNC


“Men serving men, men caring and connecting with other men, men encouraging one another to go to greater depths in Christ. These are some of the things that have really left a lasting impact on me from attending Souly Business. As a man of God, I need to be intentional about my faith. If you take that step to attend Souly Business, God will use that step to powerfully and eternally transform your life.”

Steve Ogden

Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business is not your average men’s retreat. As a first time attendee, I was served by other men and given the opportunity to be completely open and honest about my shortcomings without feeling judged or condemned. This retreat gave me a better understanding of true manhood and I came home refreshed while desiring a closer relationship with God and my wife.”

Evan Hanes

Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly business was life changing for me, after that 3 day weekend I felt refreshed, recharged and a better man. It has shown me to be a better husband, friend, and most of all a better man of God!”

Keith Davis

Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business is the real deal! I was both wrecked and rebuilt all in the course of one weekend. There is something empowering that happens when men get together to wrestle with the meaning of priorities in life and work. I highly recommend the experience.”

David Welch

Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business is transformational. It is a weekend to ‘get real’, to lay down your guard and share your story. Souly Business will change your life. I’m a better man, husband and father because of Souly Business. I continue to come back every year and am blessed to witness changed lives. Souly Business should be on every man’s Bucket List.”

Trog Trogdon

Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business is simply incredible. If you want the opportunity to experience God’s great love, breakthrough any barriers in your walk with Jesus and witness an authentic brotherhood of believers seeking Christ, then this is the place! The Bible says that ‘if you walk with the wise you will become wise’ therefore, I recommend that every person attend at least one Souly Business weekend and start walking with the wise themselves. They’ll be forever glad they did.”

Kearney Ward

Founding Member, SBNC


“I arrived at Souly Business with an open mind and a heart that was ready to receive. I felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit all weekend. Can’t wait for the next one.”

Jimmy Davis

Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business has been a conduit for God’s incredible relentless love in my life. I have seen the desperately broken portions of my heart both revealed and healed all in the same weekend. EVERY man needs to experience this for themselves. If you show up with an open heart, the Spirit will meet you there! And your life will never be the same.”

Walt Parker

Founding Member, SBNC


“Souly Business has been a catalyst for growth in me. The men I met there encouraged me to seek after Light in all my ways. This path has been both liberating and freeing.”

Jim Eaton

Founding Member, SBNC


“I had hit a plateau in my Walk with God. Souly Business helped me get to the next level. I’m not sure I would have gotten there on my own. The speakers were fantastic, and being able to share and connect with guys at my table was awesome. Whatever problems you are going through, you’ll find other men at Souly Business that have gone through it, or are going through it now. You won’t be disappointed!”

Greg Owens

Founding Member, SBNC


“I recently attended my 4th Souly Business retreat. Once as a first-timer, three as a member of the host team. It’s my Friday mornings, Barnabas small group that keeps my spiritual batteries charged.”

Jason Hostetter

Founding Member, SBNC


“Through Souly Business my Heavenly Father revealed to me the power of surrender which transformed me from a believer to a faithful Christ follower. His Spirit was on full display at Souly Business and He filled me with the fruits of His Spirit which continue to overflow to my wife, children, and others. Best weekend getaway of my life!”

Jim Pullen

Founding Member, SBNC


“Investing a weekend in Souly Business is one of the best things you can do for your family, your faith, and yourself. It will challenge you, sharpen you, and help you recharge and reconnect with God in a way that you just can’t replicate elsewhere.”