Leadership Training for Today’s Church and World

It was recently brought to my attention that there was some confusion amidst congregational leaders (and perhaps others) about our Bridge Builders program. As I understood the feedback I received, the name “Bridge Builders” didn’t imply leadership development and as a result there was an assumption that previously named programs “Leadership Training School” and “Advanced Leadership Training School” were no longer available…that leaders were no longer being developed through an intentional week of camp. This assumption is not accurate. What was “Leadership Training School” and “Advanced Leadership Training School” has evolved significantly into what we now call “Bridge Builders”. That Continue Reading →

Remembering Michi-Lu-Ca: Moving Forward

On Thursday evening, the Living Water staff shared a tearful dedication and installation of all the items that were brought from Michi-Lu-Ca. Among other things, a cross was brought from MLC to Stony Lake, where it will showcased as a memory in the minds of staff and campers, as well as a symbol of the sacrifice that was made for us. Sacrifice. A word meaning to give something up for the better cause, and action that conveys unconditional love and passion. Sacrifice is something that I need to remind myself to be thankful for on a daily basis. A seemingly unbearable Continue Reading →

Jay Gamelin & Justin Rimbo at the 2015 Michigan Gathering!

The theme is “Now” and now is the time to announce our 2015 Michigan Gathering speaker/musician duo! Jay Gamelin and Justin Rimbo will deliver powerful messages & music at each of our worships, while also leading skillshops that will equip participants with the ability to speak & lead worship themselves. Our theme of “Now” is all about equipping participants to put their faith in action and be leaders of the church now…today. Jay & Justin will surely be a wonderful addition as they will inspire participants with their gifts and nurture participants to cultivate their own gifts as well!

A Celebration of Ministry

You are invited to Michi-Lu-Ca for a celebration of ministry on May 2nd, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Access to the site will be available beginning at noon. Appetizers (crackers, fruit, granola bars, etc) will be on hand. The afternoon will be in an open house format with free time to explore the grounds. Formal prayers over each site will occur at scheduled times beginning at 2:00 pm and lead into a worship service including Holy Communion at the chapel beginning at 3:30 pm. Participants are invited to engage these options as they wish. The schedule for prayers Continue Reading →

It’s Not Too Late!

Give your child the gift of a camp experience this summer. There’s still time to register your child for a meaningful camp experience filled with lots of fun! At camp, children are given the opportunity to lead, engage service opportunities, and form community in their cabin and the greater camp community. Campers depart with a stronger sense of self, and a deeper understanding of who they are as a child of God. Sample activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, gaga ball, service projects, Lake Michigan, campfire, zip line, horse riding, worship, crate stacking, challenge course, and more! Register today to give Continue Reading →