Did you ever think about how it was that the Bible came to be? What does it mean to say that something made it into the Bible? Have you ever read a crazy story in the Bible and wondered “How in the world did that get in there?” Or maybe you have wondered about what the Bible says about sexuality, fairness, families, or even how it could possibly relate to your life.
This year at camp, we’ll be tackling the some of these questions and more about the Bible. With the help of our keynote speakers, each day we will explore a little more on the journey that is our relationship with the Bible.
As young adults we are faced with many Isms in our lives, but if we are called to follow Christ how do we balance serving God and all the Isms of life. How do we overcome the Ism? Especially when Isms are based on things we deal with in every day life like SEXism, RACEism, CLASSism, etc. We have AtheISM and AgnosticISM, but do we have ChristianISM?
Come join us as we talk about the “Isms” of Young Adult Life and discuss what the bible says about Isms. Who better to help us examine these issues than our keynote speaker, Rev. Debbie Saxe an Advance Conferee herself? Rev. Saxe will help us to look at both the science and the spirit of the Ism, as well as discuss where Isms come from and what role they play in our lives.
Josh Baird is proud of the work he has helped coordinate through Disciples Volunteering. Baird has seen the impact that Disciples volunteers can make in rebuilding hope and possibility for people whose lives have been impacted by natural or man-made disasters.
Baird will assume the reins of the Office of Disciples Volunteering (ODV) on Jan. 1 after serving as the assistant to the director for the past year. He is thankful for his work in the ministry that builds on the efforts of his predecessors in helping Disciples spread God’s love to those in need. Read more…
Get Personal With God
Advance Ministry Summer Conference | August 15-22, 2010
Camp Christian | Get a Map
What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God? What does it look like? How do the things we do affect our relationship with God? For a lot of us it’s a hard thing to understand. Join us as we spend a week delving into what it truly means to have a personal relationship with God, and what we can do to nurture that relationship.
The Keynote speakers for the year are Rev. Allen Harris, Rev. Margo Conner, Rev. Jim Bane, Rev. John Rumburg, Rev. David Turner, Rev. Audrey Conner, and Amy Gopp; Executive Director of the Week of Compassion.
The cost of this event is $320 for the full week and $50 per day a la carte registration. Partial registration scholarships are available for those in need. Also, many churches are willing to assist you. Read more…
Advance Ministries Scholarship Fundraiser was a day of fun, food and talent. The event consists of a talent show, silent auction, and cook out, with all of the proceeds going to the Advance Ministries scholarship fund. This year there were many wonderful acts consisting of multiple musical numbers such as, a bluegrass group and many acts from Advance Conferences past and present. We were also privileged to participate in a magical act by Bruce Anschutz. Read more…
Get Personal With Yourself Exploring the Individual
Advance Ministry Spring Retreat | March 12-14, 2010
Monroe Lodge – Camp Christian | Get a Map
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Denise R. Mason
This weekend, we’ll take the time to stop and look at ourselves. What does it mean to have a healthy relationship with your self? What does it mean to really know your self? The majority of our time we tend not to want to focus on our true selves, rather on what the world perceives us to be. Our keynote speaker, Rev. Denise R. Mason, the pastor of The Community of Reconciliation Church in Pittsburgh, PA, will help us to examine ourselves, and to question what we as individuals need, versus what we want, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.
In these times of trouble, many of us want to help, but don’t know how, or are worried whether our money is going to the right place. Here are a list of a few reliable organizations that can make sure your money goes to good use. (All these organizations are 501(c)(3) Non-Profit compliant) Read more…
Community Christian Church in North Canton, Ohio is having a spaghetti dinner and silent auction January 23, 4:00 – 7:00 PM $5.00 per person (adults and children) to raise money for Week of Compassion and their work in Haiti. Amy Gopp, the Executive Director of Week of Compassion, will be with us at the dinner.
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event– and bring your friends and neighbors. Together, our community can make a difference!
Silent Auction Featuring dozens of Exciting Items including Tickets to Michael Buble and Dinner at Bricco’s in Cleveland!
Bake Sale Sponsored by the Gifted Bakers of Community Christian Church
Your Donation will be Matched! An anonymous donor from Community Christian Church will match dollar for dollar all proceeds and donations raised–up to $10,000!
Christina Weldy The 2009-2010 year for Advance Ministry kicked off to an amazing start. The weekend of September 18-20, thirteen members of Advance participated in a mission trip to Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community. Rev. Roger McKinney was our fearless leader as we demolished an old building in order to salvage wood for new buildings to be erected. We also assisted in constructing wooden frames for the green houses, created produce signs, and fed some of the animals on the farm, all while being in fellowship with one another. The weekend was a successful one, and strong ties have been made between Advance Ministry and Hiram Farm. We look forward to assisting them more in the future.
Get Personal With Each Other Diving into Personal Relationships
Advance Ministry Winter Retreat | January 1-3, 2010
Monroe Lodge – Camp Christian | Get a Map
Keynote Speakers: Rev. Becky and Dr. Micah Baird
As young adults, we are in the midst of questioning our identities. We feel pressure from society to find that special someone, get married, have children, and to be successful. But what if God has different plans for some of us? Does our happiness depend on whether or not we find a significant other? And if we do find ourselves in a relationship, how can we still be the individuals God created us to be? As we gather together at Camp Christian for another incredible retreat, our keynote speakers Rev. Becky and Micah Baird will help us tackling these questions as we discuss love relationships, living the single life, and explore how God is present in both.