4M is an international movement spanning across 6 continents and has challenged over 30,000 men so far. It's purpose is to call men to a higher purpose; to live with drive, strength and for justice. Men need brotherhood and once you are part of the 4M movement you enter into an international but also local brotherhood.
Challenge your character. Challenge your faith. And join the 4M Movement.
Feeling the lack of brotherhood and adventure Henk complained to his wife about how life seemed to be all give and left no space for focusing on what was important. Ruth replied, not with sympathy, but with challenge: "So do something adventurous with your friends, but make it inspiring for others!"
Henk saw that every men's event either met in an anonymous circle or a comfortable conference center. There were hours of seminars, coffee on tap and a rigid schedule. Well this men's event would be different; comfort levels would be low, talks would be short but adventure levels would be high and experiences would be marked by mystery. And by flipping these norms on their head the impact would be unforgettable.
So in 2008 the first XCC took place with 100 Dutch men in the Belgian Ardennes, and since then it's spread to over 18 countries around the world!
4MNZ began in 2019 when its founder, Seb Gray, moved to New Zealand. After having experienced the XCC in Scotland and Wales, Seb was determined to spread the 4M movement into New Zealand. Later joined by Tim Prestige from England, they both began planning the first ever New Zealand XCC. The first annual XCC took place in October 2021 and plans are now underway for the 2022 XCC.
Our vision is to Inspire global passion for adventurous faith and waves of justice. We have a heart for missional entrepreneurship and have a place for God sized dreams. Help us realize our vision and volunteer with us! Whether you have administrative skills, resources to offer, or a story to tell, we would love to hear from you!Contact us
We are partnered with Soul Edge, a Christian gap year programme that centres around adventure, leadership and discipleship.