Are you curious about Campus Ministries? Are you feeling called to offer Campus Ministries in your congregation? Is your congregation currently involved in Campus Ministries and you want to explore it deeper?
Join Apostle Stassi Cramm, Missionary Coordinator Dan Nowiski, and Young Adult Specialist Noelle Gaffka in an exhilarating evening of Campus Ministries Chats. Listen to current and previous Campus Ministers share their experiences in reaching out to college students. Explore current resources to help your congregation begin or go deeper in Campus Ministries. Share your testimonies of what has worked or hasn't worked in your congregation.
Join us and help keep the dots connected.
Senior Leisure Camp 2014 at The Woodlands
When: October 5 – 9
Theme: "Tune-in for a Tune-up/Take 2"
RV Sites & Rooms Available
Guest Minister: Adam Bouverette
"Role of Seniors in a Hi-Tech World"
Ride down the AuSable River on the "River Queen"
Fun For The Entire Family! Weekend activities include Trick or Treating, Decorate Your Camper Contest, Haunted Forest, Pumpkin Decorating, Family Campfire, and Halloween Games. The canteen will be open for purchases throughout the weekend as well!
Cost: Camping is $30 for the Weekend; Guest House is $80 for the weekend; Saturday only day pass is $5 per person.
Full payment must be made upon registration. All campsites and guest houses will be reserved on a first PAID basis.
Rates include up to 5 individuals per campsite or guest house, additional individuals may be added at $5 per person. Each campsite is approved for one trailer plus one tent OR two tents only. Weekend rate begins on Friday at 3 pm and ends at 11 am on Sunday.
All individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Good questions have been asked regarding the mission of our camping program. For many years we have had a camping philosophy that has been shared with youth camp directors. This is what is said in 2014.
The Camping Ministry activities within the Michigan USA/Canada Mission Center are an extension of congregational life, bringing together youth and adult staff in an atmosphere of worship, learning, and fun. The intent of the program is to assist youth in their spiritual formation as Disciples of Christ. Camp programs should be designed keeping in mind the Enduring Principles, Basic Beliefs, and Mission Initiatives established by Community of Christ. Participating youth should be connected with congregations who hold responsibility for continued support and opportunities for further disciple formation.
Camping Ministry exists to provide each camper with experiences through which they can deepen their discipleship with Jesus Christ and help them in their development as leaders in Community of Christ.
Our vision is to teach and share with children and youth of Community of Christ Michigan USA/Canada Mission Center congregations and those friends they bring to camp Community of Christ's 8 Practices of Discipleship as explained in the Disciple Formation Guide:
1. Scripture and Theological Study
2. Missional Encounter
3. Personal Spiritual Practices
4. Community Spiritual Practices
5. Personal Relationships
6. Shared Experiences in Community
7. Witnessing and Storytelling
8. Lifelong Learning
We long to instill in our children and youth the Mission, and Vision of Community of Christ and its Enduring Principles:
• Grace and Generosity
• Sacredness of Creation
• Continuing Revelation
• Worth of All Persons
• All Are Called
• Responsible Choices
• Pursuit of Peace (Shalom)
• Unity in Diversity
• Blessings of Community
We desire to lead children and youth to a life of living out the 5 Mission Initiatives of Community of Christ:
1. Invite People to Christ: Christ's mission of evangelism
2. Abolish Poverty, End Suffering: Christ's mission of compassion
3. Pursue Peace on Earth: Christ's mission of justice and peace
4. Develop Disciples to Serve: Equip individuals for Christ's mission
5. Experience Congregations in Mission: Equip congregations for Christ's mission
Camping Ministry in Michigan-USA, /Canada Mission Center embraces the following ideals:
• Guiding children and youth to recognize the awesome power of God
• Developing disciples for Christ's mission
• Leading children and youth into encounters with the Holy Spirit
• Safe and caring relationship building
• Experiencing the beauty of God's creation
• Living in peaceful community
• The worth and value of all people
• Fostering future leaders for ministry in Community of Christ
Pleae review the complete Camping Ministry Philosphy HERE
A "Craft Creation Event" will take place at Camp Manitou October 17 – 18. The cost of $35 includes 3 meals, lodging, and all materials.
Delicious Soup Dinner - September 27 4:30-7:30pm @ Sanford Campground!
$7 suggested donation (adults) $4 suggested donation (kids)
The Camp Manitou Management Board is made up of 12 elected members and two designees (Mission Center President and Mission Center Bishop). Each elected member serves a 3-year term. The terms are staggered so that four positions need to be filled every year. These positions are filled at the fall Mission Center Conference each year.