2019 03 13 Getting Children Outside Christian Retreats In Pa

Have you been outside today?

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director

Psalm 19:1 For the director of music. A psalm of David. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.”

Psalm 19 explains just how much we see when we are outside. We see God’s glory declared. This is a significant part of the camp experience. Children are able to get outdoors and see God revealed. I often hear that they can really feel…

2019 03 09 Father Daughter Christian Camp In Pa

Closeness between a father and daughter may make the difference for her long-term faith

Growing With by Kara Powell and Steven Argue released March 5. Starting off on Amazon as #1 in the youth ministry category and #3 in the Christian living family category, the book is already being resoundingly received as an excellent resource. I have been happily reading through it, gleaning practical application for both my Joy El role and my own family.

2019 01 30 Lts Christian Retreat Centers In Pa

Making Disciples

By Rachel Shively, 4.12 Coordinator   In Matthew 28:19, Jesus tells His disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” For all believers, this is a command that gives them a calling and purpose.  However, sharing the Gospel…

2019 01 22 Why Christian Retreat Centers In Pennsylvania

Why we do what we do

By Lois Ann Glessner, Bible Adventure/CIA Training and Curriculum Coordinator   Students exhibit a variety of learning styles and we want to reach each one with the Gospel, so our Bible Adventure teachers use different approaches to present Biblical truths.  Bible Adventure is one of the ministries of Joy El, a Christian retreat centers in…