MROP 2019: Application Form

Buffalo Gap Retreat - 229 Cool Creek Road, Capon Bridge, WV 26711
October 2-6, 2019
Cost: $500 ($450 early bird registration before June 30, 2019)


Note that registration deadline is September 15, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in the Men's Rites of Passage event at Rolling Ridge.

The Rites of Passage are most appropriate for those who are spiritually searching, who have done some kind of men’s work already, and who are not in a major reaction against God, grace, or transformation. It is important to note that you must have a basic mobility and health that will allow you to crawl, hike, and fast.

It is best if you approach this experience as a lone seeker. Fathers and sons are normally not initiated together, nor is this a buddy experience. You may come with friends but expect to be assigned to a group where you will be anonymous and start from zero together with your group. (You will actually find this to be an advantage.)

You will receive notification of your status (accepted, waiting list, or refused) within three weeks of our receipt of your application. If accepted you will receive a letter containing details regarding the MROP along with instructions for completing the required medical and travel forms, as well as instructions for final payment.


  • You may not make this initiation rite more than once.

  • Please answer these questions honestly and not in a perfunctory manner.

  • Your application is not complete until a $50 deposit is received within 30 days of your acceptance. For information on completing the registration process, please refer to the MROP 2019 Registration Process & Payments section of the web site.

  • If you are unable or uncomfortable with completing your application online, you may download the application and mail it to the MROP Registrar.

Take time to thoughtfully and mindfully complete the answers to the questions in the application. One of our team will review your application and call you to discuss the MROP, your spiritual journey and answer any questions you might have.

If you have question, call our contact form to get in touch with our Registrar, Ken Bevan.

Next Steps

Once accepted, you will receive an email/letter with details about the event. It will also contain instructions for completing the required Medical and Travel Forms. Questions? - Use our contact form to get in touch with our Registrar, Ken Bevan.


Once your on-line application is received, you will be sent an Acknowledgement Email from the MROP Registrar. After your application has been reviewed by the MROP Leadership Team, you will be sent a second Status Notification Email indicating either Accepted, Waiting-List, or Refused. If accepted, you will also be sent via US Mail a personal “Letter of Acceptance & Registration Packet”. The Registration Packet will contain detailed information on the following:

  • Payment methods

  • $50 Non-refundable application deposit due within 30 days of acceptance

  • $400 Early registration payment due by June 30, 2019

  • $450 Standard registration payment due by September 15, 2019.

  • Refund policy (End date for full refund is September 15, 2019. Afterwards, refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis)

We would like to make this event available to all men regardless of their financial situation. Use our scholarship form if you would like to request financial assistance or a special payment plan.

Once you receive your Accepted Status Notification Email, please immediately submit the following forms on this website. If an update is required after initial submission of either form, please contact the MROP Registrar directly.

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