James Ray is the UK leader of XCC, the 'Xtreme Character Challenge' which takes men on mind, body, soul adventures. Anthony and around 30 men from Ivy Church went to Scotland on one of these 72 hour events in Scotland. Anthony says in this episode that the XCC was the most significant spiritual experience he has had personally in the last 20 years of ministry, a sentiment echoed by all of the Ivy men that went and thousands of others that have taken part over the years.
Listen to this conversation to hear about an event that has been radically significant for Anthony and for incredible stories and lessons about what it means to be a man, new ways to think about mens ministry and the benefit of embracing discomfort and finding radical community with others. XCC was one way that some guys at Ivy Church in Manchester helped go deeper in community, as James says - its an option! Why not check it out!
There is also an event for women, Arise, that follows a similar outline (though I - Joel - have only been on an XCC so don't know details!) which you can check out here.