When I first arrived at Rockingham Christian Church in October 2007, I stepped into a volunteer-led student ministry that was regularly meeting but in need of a leader to take it to the next level. I gladly accepted the role, as I felt it was something God was calling me to do. Soon after, I … Continue reading Celebrating 10 Years of Deep Freeze Retreats
This past Saturday, I attended "The Gathering," with five other youth leaders from our church. It was a training/conference put on by Berea. This year, the main speakers were Sharon Ketcham (Gordon College) and Reggie Joiner (Orange/reThink). While they somewhat came from two different points-of-view, they both had the goal of helping churches change the … Continue reading Three Ways to Keep Teens from Graduating from their Faith
Two weekends ago, we took 29 students and 8 adult leaders to Camp Berea for a winter retreat called "Deep Freeze." It was a great weekend! Not only did we have a ton of fun, many of the students took big leaps in their relationship with God. In fact, two of our students made a … Continue reading Ministry Update: Deep Freeze 2013 Recap
What a great weekend! On February 12, we left RCC with 20 students, 5 adults, and 3 vehicles. One student had to go home on Saturday morning due to sickness, so we were left with 24 total people at Deep Freeze 2010. This winter retreat at Camp Berea (Hebron, NH) is a great opportunity for … Continue reading Deep Freeze 2010 – Recap
Here's a video I recorded on my phone while snow tubing at Camp Berea this past weekend. I was there with the students for Deep Freeze. Expect my recap blog post soon.
Today, I am writing to let you know of 2 upcoming youth events that I am really excited about. The first is Deep Freeze. It will take place at Camp Berea, which is located off of Newfound Lake in NH. The location is great, and the students have loved this event in the past. This … Continue reading Upcoming Youth Events
One thing that I highly recommend is Christian (Church) Camp. There are many different camps out there, and most of them are great! Whether it is a summer camp, winter retreat, or family camp, be sure to look around your area. If the camp accepts individual registrations, encourage your students to attend camp. If they … Continue reading YM Resource – Christian Camps