The calling out of toxic masculinity can leave men confused and paralysed about being a man in this world. None of us even aspire to what is being opposed. However, in our honest moments we admit we are prone to live in the ‘Man Box’ of rules and keeping each other in check. Making sure we keep the conversations to work, weekends and the weather. And so, we continue to be held on the canvas being suffocated by this.
We all long for more than that. We are made for more than that. We long for a clear and compelling vision of what it is to be a man.
We long for a disruption in the current conversation about masculinity. We long for a disruption in our own inner life and hearts so we can unlearn patterns from an old stereotype of masculinity and learn the new way of following Jesus.
BASECAMP exists to give men a clear and compelling vision of a man. We find this in Jesus who embodies, teaches and calls us to follow Him.
Contemporary culture would have men think that ‘standing on their own two feet’ is the way to be man, whereas I find it incredibly powerful to see so many Christian men, by their mere presence at BASECAMP, stand and say that relying on Jesus is God’s way to be man.”