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About US

You are who you are & you do what you do, based on what you know to be true about God
4M is a worldwide movement of men - a band of brothers.

It's a group of ordinary people living extraordinary lives. We want men everywhere to throw all they have into mind, body & soul adventures that will impact them and their world forever. The 4th Musketeer started in the Netherlands in 2008. It was the idea of ... a woman. One evening, Ruth Stoorvogel asked her husband, Henk, “Why don’t you start something with men? Not an ordinary men’s ministry but a movement unlike any other.” Henk responded, “You’re right, we'll do it! And we'll call it the 4th Musketeer.” Henk invited his best friends, Pieter, Theo, and Jan for a visionary dinner at his home. A new concept was born, inspired by D’Artagnan, the protagonist of the Three Musketeers. This has now become the ultimate adventure where men will experience great physical challenges, mental exhaustion and inspiration. During the fall of 2008, the first Xtreme Character Challenge, XCC, began at the Belgian Ardennes, with 80 men from different churches in the Netherlands. These men are never the same again. Today the 4th Musketeer has bases in 10 countries, including the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, USA, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and now Australia. In May 2015, eight Australian men completed an XCC in Drakensberg, South Africa. They have now returned with the inspiration to make this a reality in Australia!

  • 12,000 men have completed an XCC
  • $12 Million raised to fight injustice

    Proud Partners: Compassion & Open Doors

  • 10 Countries worldwide

Core values

We want to see men grow in their sense of

You are who you are and you do what you do, based on what you know to be true about God.


Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight an adventure to live and a beauty to rescue.” ― John Eldredge, Wild at Heart


Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon.


The concept of justice and call to justice are inescapable. This is the righting of wrongs, through generosity and social concern.

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