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Being Sons
San Antonio, TX United States
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Every man wakes one day to find he is not where he wants to be, so Being Sons crafts adventures to help men discover and walk the ancient path, the tried and true road laid out by God, where men become well-prepared for anything, anywhere.

In partnership with the Alamo Band of Brothers we have been hosting live Men's BASIC and ADVANCED Boot Camps since 2008.

Being Sons hosts monthly campfires called Fight Clubs.

And we now guide age and gender specific "Fathering Adventures" designed to help men partner with God in raising their sons and daughters into spiritual maturity. FIRST TRACKS for fathers with sons (9-13), TRAILHEAD for father's with sons (14+) and FIRST BLOOM for fathers with daughters age 7-13.

 

 

Primary Contact: 
Jay Heck
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San Antonio, TX United States
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5
First Tracks
I spent the last weekend at the First Tracks manhood basecamp with my 10 year old son and words don't describe how great the experience was for both of us. It is important to live the bigger life that God intended for us men and this basecamp allows for both you and your son to experience that bigger life together. It can be difficult to show our sons this bigger life this day in age. Man has been pushed into a smaller world driven by technology, but rest assured your experience at First Tracks will push your relationship with your son and father in heaven to new heights!
5
ABOB BASIC / ADVANCED / NORDIC BASE CAMP
You will not meet many men like Jay Heck in your lifetime... I first met him at an ABOB Boot Camp, in Texas. The last time I was with him, we were trekking through the Lyngen Alps (above the Arctic Circle in Norway). After you journey with him for a while...people will not meet many men like you!
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BASIC Camp/Big Bend Adventure/Fight Club
Father led me to the Alamo Band of Brothers BASIC Boot Camp in Feb of 2016, where he had so many gifts for me. One of those gifts was meeting Jay Heck, member of ABOB and founder of Being Sons. Jay has been walking the narrow road, the ancient path for over a decade with his ABOB brothers. He welcomes other pilgrims to walk with him, doing so through his monthly Fight Club gatherings, camping adventures and ABOB Boot Camps. Through God's provision and Jay's willingness to share his story over the past year, I've found my own band of brothers. There is something special going on right now in San Antonio, and ground zero is just beyond Jay's cul-de-sac under a century oak with a crackling fire. There men, either first time Fight Clubbers or veterans are learning to fight for their hearts and for the hearts of their families. Or rather we are allowing Father to contend with us, knowing he has good things for us as his Sons. We are Being Sons so we can learn how to Be Sons. And its a beautiful thing - every time. If you are reading these reviews now and considering making the leap and attending a Being Sons or Alamo Band of Brothers event, know this: The enemy will do all he can to keep you away, but the Trinity is greater. And Father has gifts for you here if you can make it off the front lines of this life, take the risk and allow him to Father you. We look forward to seeing you around the fire. Its a safe place, and one of the rules of Fight Club is if you don't yet have anything to say, that is an honorable and respectable place to be. We share stories, and yours is welcome.
5
Fight Club
I have known Jay for several years and have been blessed by various gatherings he has led. Fight Club is an exceptional event primarily due to its simplicity and "non-event" nature. You will find no religion here, only authentic men sharing their adventure with Jesus.
5
Fight Club
Fight Club is by far my favorite men's gathering all month! As a pastor I rarely get to unplug, especially during the week. Sitting around the fire pit under the old oak tree with other like minded men is such a refreshment to my soul. I love Jay, his leadership, and taking men from my church to FC!
5
Big Weekend at Big Bend
In early May Jay Heck of the Alamo Band of Brothers put together a long weekend camping/hiking trip for men walking in the Wild at Heart message in Big Bend National Park in west Texas. Having attended the Kilo Wild at Heart Boot Camp ABOB hosted in Feb of 2016 (their 11th Boot Camp), I was invited on this amazing soujorn. My ABOB Boot Camp experience was amazing, so I jumped at the opportunity and am so thankful I did. The camp site afforded amazing views, Carl at Sojourney Expeditions provided an exceptional hiking & camping experience through his passion for God and the wilderness as well as some crazy good food, and Jay led us deeper into the story God has for each of us. The weekend was truly BIG for me for the other attendant pilgrims on the journey as well I think. An abundance of big conversation on big topics, lots of deep belly laughter and quite a few tears were shed as well. A huge thanks to Jay, to Carl, to ABOB, and to my mob of Big Bend mates as well as the whole Wild at Heart team for helping God pierce my heart with the truth of this message. I'd recommend any man in the San Antonio and surrounding area to attend any ABOB event. The guys are real and are passionate about bringing the message and the mission to like hearted men.
5
Fantastic experience
I have been to five of the Alamo Band of Brothers (ABOB) boot camps! Every single time I attend, God shows me something new and different. Each of the leaders brings some key element of the puzzle of putting their weekend together. The food, accommodations, and overall facilities are beyond top notch. The facility is an incredible ranch and you can truly feel God’s presence in and around the entire place. During the brief but valued downtime, you can enjoy skeet shooting, fishing, swimming, mountain biking or even indoor basketball. I highly recommend attending a bootcamp that is hosted by the ABOB guys. I’ve been suggesting it to all of my family and friends since the first one I attended in February of 2008.
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The Real Deal
I have attended both the BASIC and ADVANCED bootcamps. This is the real deal! What really blows me away is the transparency that I see in the ABOB men. There is no pretense of perfection. In fact, it is easy to see imperfections. But somehow, that does not diminish the experience. The "realness" is one of main things that I value. That's when I knew I was among real warriors of God. No facades, only cut to the chase and get on with the real business of being men of God in this world. Each with our own personal walk. But all with the support of a fellowship of men. For the first time in my life, I am starting to have a peace. A release (a trusting). I LOVE how God is awakening my heart! How He is healing the wounds of my heart. Restoring. I am almost 50-years-old, and my heart feels like it is waking up from the dead -- just like the living springtime I see bursting open around me here in Germany!
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ABOB Basic
My soul, mind and heart had always longed to know the truth about my place in this life and in how God saw me. The ABOB Basic Boot camp provided these truths and so much more. I needed to be at this camp more than I could ever admit. I learned that I needed to build on my relationship with God and the Brothers at the camp helped me do that. Christian men being open, honest and courageous seeking God's plan for our lives. It was a blessed and unforgettable 4 days. Come experience this Boot Camp and see how God changes your life! YBIC JCA
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Boot Camp Feb 2015
Hi all, just want to leave some words about the Boot camp we attended with a group of men from Russia in Feb 2015. You know, it's just a miracle already that we could make it to San Antonio in the middle of crisis that hit our country. It was a miracle that some of us with criminal and drug addicted past could receive American visa... All that trip was a miracle. About the Boot Camp... For us, as Russians, everything was different. We got from winter and Arctic night into the summer and sun. We spent 4 days at Franklin Family ranch, where the Boot Camp was, which is absolutely unfamiliar to us. We spent 4 days with 40 men searching their hearts in the Lord, searching their way in Him. This is very unfamiliar, too. It was a great encouragement to see so many men get together for four days (!!!), who decided to leave their families, leave their jobs and businesses - to spend this precious time with other men, and with the Father! I was already blessed just being there with them. But the greets blessing was to see the Team, to be with the Team, to get to know them. This is indeed a team of very different men, but united with the same passion - to know the Father's heart, and to bring other men to Him. Those were great four days, and great four days followed, when we loaded cars with gear and supplies and drove into the mountains - to practice the knowledge and revelations we received just a couple of days before. We men need to practice things, to taste them, to get real experience of life. Mountains - one of the places where God fathers (this is a new word for me - another blessing from the Camp. Still struggling trying to translate it in Russian in order to express its fullness) us in the most unique and authentic way. Men, just find time, join one of the Boot camps, and you will experience something outstanding, some precious moments you will always remember. We made it all the way from Northern Russia, and we never regret a minute here. Blessings guys.
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What "The Princess Bride" Would Say About ABOB
‘We are men of action, lies do not become us,‘ said Wesley to the six - fingered man, shortly before he was taken to the Pit of Despair. This group of men has taught me how to live in the fullness of truth about what God says about me instead of listening to , and agreeing with, the lies of the enemy. I never understood spiritual warfare. Now, walking with ABOB members both in life and in Boot Camps, I have broken agreement with many lies, opening up a deep well of life. I found my name, which informs everything in my life and has given me the gift of an authentic, practical experience with the living God. Now that's what Vizzini would call ‘INCONCEIVABLE!!!!‘
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ABOB Basic
This weekend truly opened my eyes and helped remove the blinding scales that the enemy had placed over them for so many years. For the first 32 years of my life, I struggled with so many things (anger, anxiety, fear, pride, etc.) and this weekend really helped me understand that it was because of things I was taught and conditioned to and nothing that God intended for me. This is not your typical holly huddle men’s retreat. The weekend isn't designed for you to share anything with other attendees or staffers, it's all about learning God's purpose for your life as a man. You will never be asked to share, discuss, or talk about anything or to any one....in fact there are a lot of times where they ask that no one talk at all. The restoration that has taken place in my heart and home is indescribable and I desire this for every man I know. Deuteronomy 30 vs. 3 sums up my experience with ABOB perfectly God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he'll have compassion on you; he'll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places where you were scattered. Your life will never be the same.
5
Alamo Band of Brothers
Committed Men!! I have been to many retreats with the ABOB team. This retreat is a safe place for men to go and find, to discover, to be surprised or to begin a journey to do all these things that will take us to the real treasures of Life. Real Men with Real Stories that begin to show you with their stories, where there are ""hidden things" the enemy doesn't want men to know - the very things that give us LIFE. If you want to know what has been hidden or stolen from you - go! And as my friend would say - you don't have to talk to anyone, hug anyone or talk if you don't want to. It is a place where you learn some Truths and can quietly begin a new adventure - These men have changed my life. God has a plan for each and everyone of us. Go discover yours.
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BASIC weekend
ABOB's "BASIC" weekend had an indescribable impact on my life, it was the perfect avenue to get me off the fence and finally let God lead me and help me to become the man he sees me as. The messages and experiences shared by Jay and Allan and Brian are all so easy to relate to, and are presented in such a manner, that there's no pressure, they leave it in God's hands. I would highly recommend this weekend to anyone that is "on the fence" as I was, you just might find a few answers to some of those questions in your heart.

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