ABOUT 4M UK

4M HISTORY

The 4th Musketeer was the idea of… a woman. On an evening in September 2007, Ruth Stoorvogel told her husband, Henk, "Why don't you start something adventurous and challenging with men? Not something ordinary but a movement unlike any other men's movement." So he did! Devoted to live a more fulfilled life based on the exciting person of Jesus Christ and inspired by the character D'Artagnan, the protagonist of the Three Musketeers, Henk invited his best friends in the Netherlands, Pieter, Theo, and Jan for an adventure and a new concept was born. A concept that organized epic adventures where men experience great physical challenge, mental exhaustion and wild inspiration; a movement where people's lives are radically changed and transformed.

So in 2008, the first 4th Musketeer eXtreme Character Weekend took place with eighty Dutch converging in the Ardennes, in southern Belgium. Since that time, thousands of men have participated in an XCC across the world and millions of pounds have been given to help the fight against injustice. All because of this one idea…..men need adventure.

WHAT WE DO: We run mind, body, soul adventures. These come in two forms:

XCC

XCC
An XCC is a mind, body and soul adventure - an active and challenging endurance event for men, out in the wild. The XCC is set up like one endless day; for 72 hours men are confronted with significant physical challenges, deep comradery and profound moments of spiritual input. Through the XCC process men find perspective. They evaluate who they are and they find a purpose worth living for.


MUSKATHLON

A Muskathlon is an ultimate endurance event – like a marathon – set in a remote area. All participants are expected to raise significant funds to further the worldwide battle for justice. These funds are donated towards the work of three charities: Compassion, Open Doors and A21.
Our vision is that men everywhere throw all they have into mind, body & soul adventures that will impact them and their world forever
Our vision is that men everywhere throw all they have into mind, body & soul adventures that will impact them and their world forever

Our core values are: Faith, Brotherhood, Adventure, Justice
Our core values are: Faith, Brotherhood, Adventure, Justice

We want every man in the UK to have been exposed to the opportunity to participate in an XCC and to see thousands of peoples lives changed as they embrace the 4M activities and meet Jesus through adventure, risk, brotherhood and the fight against injustice.'
We want every man in the UK to have been exposed to the opportunity to participate in an XCC and to see thousands of peoples lives changed as they embrace the 4M activities and meet Jesus through adventure, risk, brotherhood and the fight against injustice.'

4M Worldwide Started in 2008, 4M (the 4th Musketeer) is spreading worldwide, with bases currently in 12 countries and over 10,000 Musketeers. Over $12million has been raised to fight injustice and the numbers are growing exponentially worldwide as each national 4M movement is growing from dozens of men to hundreds, to thousands. The expectation is that 4M will have 20,000 Muskathletes worldwide by 2020, having raised $1billion to fight injustice through Muskathlons.'

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?