Tending the Garden

During the course of the summer, Living Water Ministries offers many programs, one of which is Road Trip Adventures. This past week, we were able to travel to Chicago with 26 youth for a week of fun and service in the city. Road Trip allows us to go out into the world to serve. It also provides examples of how Jesus works through people in a broken world. As we moved through the week doing a series of service projects, we spent time in areas that were not manicured for tourists. At first, it was observable that the kids were Continue Reading →

Lord, Let Them See You in Us

I have very little memory of having my faith be a constant part of my life before attending camp the summer before fourth grade. I have very little recognition of a relationship with God before camp, and I have found that this is not an uncommon experience. For many of our staff, the seeds of their faith were planted at Living Water Ministries camps. Stony Lake and Michi-Lu-Ca became a second home to many. They were the places that made their faith real because they could live with other people in a community that valued them as a child of Continue Reading →

Junior High Charge • March 24-26, 2017

Living Water Ministries will be offering a youth event in Michigan for Junior High youth (grades 6-8) during 2017 centered in our mission of faith formation, service, leadership and community for all of God’s children. We have dubbed this program “Charge” and we will hold our first event at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, MI from March 24-26, 2017. The Junior High Charge will bring youth together in the hopes to energize and form faith through worship, small groups, and congregational time. It is also our hope that through skillshops (workshops) emphasizing service opportunities, leadership development, and community (through Continue Reading →

Don’t Miss the Experience of a Lifetime! Camp is a lot of fun, but beneath the surface of fun activities like paddle boarding, zip-lining, gaga ball, swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, etc. is something much deeper. Beyond being a lot of fun, camp is an extremely meaningful experience. Primarily, the camp experience is meaningful because each camper grows in their understanding of God. Each camper grows in their relationship with Jesus Christ and understands more fully why Christ is important in their lives. Campers leave our programs with a clearer picture of why this faith thing matters to them and to Continue Reading →