The Solid Rock Discipleship Program is a new educational ministry at Lake Beauty Bible Camp. The program is geared toward young adults who have graduated from high school and desiring to spend a year deepening their relationship with Jesus and discerning His call in their lives.
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Tags: Lake Beauty Bible Camp, Solid Rock
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Tags: Adventures in Leadership, AIL, leadership
By Chris Wiens
When high school students say, “I never knew I had it in me to lead,” or “I can’t wait to get home and change things,” or “I really experienced God this week,” you know something good is happening!
Adventures in Leadership (AIL) came to Canada for the first time this year. It is a program designed to help students not only learn how to be a leader, but to experience it first hand. Our Canadian Conference saw the need to be more intentional about developing leaders of our youth, so in August ten students from around the country, along with three youth Pastors and a camp director, spent a week in the Alberta Rockies to do the first ever Canadian AIL.
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Tags: Great Lakes conference, Mission Meadows
Come join us this summer for all the action at our youth camps! Each week includes traditional camp activities, daily chapel services and spontaneous fun, while specific schedules and special events change with the age of campers.
You can also spend a week with your family at camp this summer! Activities are geared to campers of all ages. Whether young or old, single or married, or a family full of little ones, all are welcome at Family Camp!
Check us out here for more information!
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Tags: Emerge, Ginny Olson, youth ministry
Emerge is a High school leadership initiative developed by the Covenant for high school students and hosted by the Pacific Southwest Conference!
The Emerge leadership retreat is a weekend of experiential, engaging high school student leadership development. It combines practical teaching with hands-on learning experiences as well as individual reflection, peer-to-peer feedback and group worship.
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Tags: S.L.A.M. Trips, youth ministry, youth workers
“Everyone on earth should do a S.L.A.M. Trip for so many reasons. The staff is full of conviction, you get the opportunity to work hard, and you get the invaluable experience of broadening your understanding of the world through powerful immersion in a different culture…”
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Tags: Camps, Resource, youth ministry
It’s safe to say that summer is in full swing! This means that Summer Camp has begun for many – so I’m pretty sure your first few days have been very busy.
For most, summer camp conjures up images of hiking, fishing and canoeing in the great outdoors. Personally, I remember a few days before summer camp: I felt the excitement and anticipation of my new adventure waiting for me. I was a quiet, curious and inquisitive teen, and the chance to be out in nature and to experience all the outdoor activities camp had to offer propelled my enthusiasm. To hike the trails, smell the grass, do arts and crafts, and ride horses.
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Tags: Camps, CKC, Resource
Summer is time for fun especially fun at the beach, pool and waterparks. While our student’s enjoy this time of water, water, and more water. It is a great opportunity to turn all the water splashing into a time of awareness and perhaps participation in a water project.
In 2013, Covenant camps will have the opportunity to help provide clean water and access to better sanitation and hygiene in Gemena, located in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).
A recent study of more than 4,000 households in the community found that less than 6 percent had access to clean water and sanitation facilities were almost non-existent. The community themselves, confirmed by this study, has identified that solving the clean water situation has to be the first intervention in this new Area Development Program. To that end, the community is pursuing a multi-tiered approach.
The Ledia Water project is a new initiative to bring clean water to all residents of the Ledia community, where the Covenant Kids Congo program is located. The aim of this project is to save lives and improve health, particularly among children, by reducing the prevalence of waterborne and water related diseases such as cholera and dysentery. This project represents a tangible opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life for people in the Ledia community.
Will you come alongside our brothers and sisters in the Congo to extend this life-giving help? For less than $20 per person you can help provide clean water access for life.
For more information, please visit the CKC Camp project website.
“Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14
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Tags: leadership, Training, youth ministry, youth workers
Adventures in Leadership – June 15-22
Do you have a high school student leader who is ready to be challenged to grow in his/her leadership abilities? Nominate 1 or 2 of your key leadership students for AIL. This amazing leadership development experience affirms the leadership potential of students and captures their imaginations on how God can use them as leaders. Because of its impact, other ECC conferences are now looking to replicate the AIL experience for their students.
Global Student Leadership – June 29-July 7
Merge Ministries is providing an opportunity for US/Canadian youth to develop their leadership skills in an international cross-cultural setting. They will work in partnership with international youth who seek to develop their leadership skills. North American students will live, learn and serve alongside youth from other nations. Teaching and mentoring will be by both North American and International youth leaders. All learning will be done bilingually, in Spanish and English. North American students will live with their international counterparts, attend creative sessions on leadership together, and work together to encourage and enhance local community ministry in the international setting.
If you’re interested, contact Dale Lusk.
MUUUCE – August 15-17
The Most Unbelievable Ultimate Urban Camping Experience for middle school/jr. high students will be at Crossroads in Woodbury, MN. Heather Flies is the speaker! More details to come.
Emerge – August 23-25
Begin to plan now for this conference-wide high school leadership retreat. It’s a great opportunity to build your student leadership team and launch them for the school year. It’s at Lake Beauty Camp. More details to come.
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Tags: leadership, youth ministry, youth workers
Please check back soon for an update
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Tags: Center for Youth Ministry Studies, CHIC, CHIC2012, Chicago, Connection, CYMS, Family, Internship, leadership, Missions, North Park, Registration, Resource, Staff, Training
Would you like to spend the summer making a difference?
Merge is going to have a big summer in 2013! They will need a full summer staff to be able to support all of the teams going. Merge will need people based in Mexico, Guatemala and in the Dominican Republic. They are looking for interpreters, construction supervisors and food coordinators/people ministry assistants. This is a great opportunity for college students who have a passion for missions, demonstrate leadership skills, and a desire to work with youth!
The summer staff at Merge will have the chance to grow personally and spiritually — surrounded by people from all over the world. You’ll have a chance to try new things and spend some quality time in the most beautiful places on God’s earth. You’ll also be challenged to take your faith to a new level and learn how to serve like Jesus. Giving you the feeling of being refreshed by the people you’ve impacted during the summer.