Seeing The Fruit Of Bible Adventure During Christian Retreats In Pa Img 9922

Seeing the Fruit of Bible Adventure

By Jackie Boyer, Assistant Director This past weekend I had the privilege of serving as a counselor for the December Bible Adventure Weekend retreat. Bible Adventure is a released time program where public school students in grades 3-5 are released from school for an hour during the school day for religious instruction.  My junior counselor…

Joy El Missionaries at Christian retreat centers in PA

Called to Stay

By Jeanette Biesecker, Director of Ministry Advancement I know many Christians who provide financial support to the work of overseas missionaries. For generations, the American Church has been a great “sending” nation for the gospel of Christ in reaching people in other nations and cultures. The idea of going to a foreign land and living…

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Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director My family and I were in Canada for a Christian camp leadership conference. After arriving at the Calgary, Alberta airport, we hopped in the shuttle van that would take us to the rental car facility.  After jockeying back and forth regarding the rate, I began reading and signing all…

I Am Very Thankful (2)

I am very thankful!

I am very thankful! By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director   Recently the Joy El Staff team paused from our normal routine for a day of prayer and fasting. Even though our main offices are at a Christian camp and retreat center right in the heart of PA, it doesn’t make it easy to stop,…

2019 11 07 Texting God's Word Christian Retreat Center Bible Text

Texting God’s Word

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Every morning I spend time in God‘s word for my personal devotions. My desire for these times is that the Lord would speak truth to me, truth that will be spiritual food for the day. The prophet Jeremiah said, “Thy words were found and I ate them, And Thy…

2019 11 05 The Double Edged Sword - Biblical world view at retreat center in pa

The Double Edged Sword of God

By Jeanette Biesecker, Director of Ministry Advancement One of the core values of our ministry is that we are Bible-based. The lessons we create for Bible Adventure students and campers alike all come right from the Word of God, and scripture is central in our teaching and equipping. We know that God speaks from and…

2019 10 31 What You Heard Me Say By Nate Marshall

What You Have Heard From Me

By Nate Marshall, Director of the 4.12 Leadership Training Program “What you have heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.” (2 Tim. 1:13) I love these words from the apostle Paul to Timothy, a younger partner with Paul in the gospel. What a tremendous privilege…