August 2015 Newsletter

Crucible Community News








Staff A Weekend

Staff a WeekendThe journey continues. Soon another group of men will be attending a Crucible Project weekend. Remember the influence those men staffing YOUR weekend had on you? We invite you to bring that same life-changing impact to others by serving on staff.

Staffing a Crucible weekend can be as significant as an initial weekend. To start the application process, click on the appropriate LINK below. Please read the commitments in the online application and the complete all the questions.

As you apply, keep in mind that Crucible volunteer staff are willing and able to keep the commitments – including pre-retreat staff meetings, whether in person or via the phone.

We are grateful for your interest in staffing these upcoming Crucible weekends.

Nov. 6-8  Chicago Area

Applications due: September 4th, 2015

Staff Notification by: September 6th, 2015


Nov. 13-15  Houston Area

Applications due:  September 2nd, 2015

Staff Notification by: September 4th, 2015


Dare To Soar

coupleDare2SoarFrom Greg Huston, Crucible Project Founder

One of the great joys of our lives is working with couples and helping them create loving, heart connection with each other.  We help couples identify and work through the issues that get in the way of experiencing closeness and intimacy.

If this is what you want more of in your relationship, we invite you to sign up today!

This retreat is filled with exercises where you will learn a lot about yourself and your partner in a safe, “fun” environment with lots of experiential learning.  You will have an opportunity to spend time alone together, as well as learn from others in a group setting.

Friday, October 16, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Riverwoods Family Campus, 35W624 Riverwoods Lane, St. Charles, IL 60174.

$495 per couple.  The cost of the retreat includes a weekend packed with lots of learning, a notebook filled with practical exercises and materials you can take home with you, as well as snacks on Saturday and Sunday (it does not include meals and lodging).

Register by mailing a $100 deposit to “Dare to Soar, LLC” at the address listed below or go to our website,, and register through the contact page with PayPal. A 12 couple limit maximizes the experience.  If you have attended previously, and would like a “refresher,” the cost is $250.

Contact us if you have additional questions!

By grace,
Greg & Toni Huston

6125 N. Hoyne Ave. 3 South
Chicago, IL 60659

Keep It Going

Keep It GoingYour initial weekend wasn’t the end.  Have you considered the benefits of the Two Year Transformational Program?
If you’ve participated in an initial Crucible Men’s Weekend (or its equivalent):

  •     Discover your God-given purpose as a man.
  •     Become an authentic man who lives at deeper levels of integrity.
  •     Mine your inner, God-given strength and live with greater confidence and courage.
  •     Live more courageously – willing to shake things up and take risks; penetrating your world.
  •     Be more alive – living from your heart.
  •     Let go of sexual shame and embrace sexuality as a sacred gift – full of life, connection and creativity.
  •     Build more authentic, loving relationships with others.
  •     Grow into a more effective leader.


This is a two-year program of transformation for men.  The purpose of the program is to help men live with courage, integrity and grace so they can be the best men they can be.  We support men in their masculine journey to live as whole men who are warriors, lovers, sages and kings, like Jesus. We create experiential, grace-filled environments for emotional and spiritual transformation, to unleash men’s purpose, passion and power in the world.


Weekend Retreats:  Four experiential weekend retreats during the duration of the program.  Topics to be covered include mission/ life purpose, sexuality and leadership.
Men’s Group:  Facilitated to assist and support you in applying learning from the retreats and your life.  Groups meet three times a month.
Coaching: Monthly coaching sessions to help further “individualize” your learning from the program.
Staffing Crucible Initial Weekends:  Priority status to serve on staff for initial Crucible weekends.  Use what you learn in service to other men.

The leader of the two year program is Judson Poling, Weekend Leader & Ministry Director

More info on the Two Year Transformational Program.