Getting Into God's Word At Christian Camp

Unplugged Is Freedom

By Jeanette Biesecker, Director of Ministry Advancement One of the most important benefits of Christian camping is that students get unplugged from technology for a short time in order to get connected into relationships with God and others. As we talk with parents at Christian camps and retreats, we hear from them how difficult it…

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Let the Children Come

By Jan Diaz, Director of Bible Adventure and CIA Matthew 19:14: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” I walked into the meeting room at our host church as the Bible Adventure volunteers were gathered for prayer and…

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The Significance of Mentoring

By Stephanie Ziebarth, Barnabas Coordinator I still remember when Melinda Gahan attended a Barnabas mentor training at Joy El’s Christian camp four years ago. She was a little nervous, and she was very excited. She knew the significance of mentoring Rylee Knepper, and she wanted to do it well. Melinda and Rylee already had great…

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A Lesson Learned

By Miriam Ankerbrand, Group Events Coordinator  As part of my role at Joy El, I occasionally teach a class to our 4.12 students.  This year’s topic was “Etiquette.”  The majority of students in the room knew exactly what the definition of etiquette was.  Then I threw out another word, “Tact.”  I looked at a sea…