We are so excited that Barret & Emily Gosen will be leading our Day Camp program this summer. This duo just wrapped up the 3rd week of Day Camp 2018. They spent the week at Maple Grove Covenant Church telling students about Jesus. They will bring our Day Camp program to 3 more churches this summer: Plymouth Covenant, Crossroads Church, and Bethlehem Covenant.
Barret and Emily are no strangers to Covenant Pines Ministries. The two of them served on staff at CPBC in 2012 and 2013. Since then, Emily has earned a masters degree in adolescent psychology and Barret has worked with youth in a variety of ministry settings. Most recently, Barret has been working with the youth at Community Covenant Church.
The theme for Day Camp this year is “Next Steps,” which was inspired by the Covenant Pines Ministries mission statement. The verse for the theme is John 4:42:
“They said to the woman, ‘we no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.’”
This whole story of the Samaritan woman at the well is a story of encountering Jesus and taking a next step with him. She starts by believing that Jesus is just another Jewish man. By the end of the story she is proclaiming that Jesus is the Messiah. We want every Day Camper to take a next step with Jesus.
Barret and Emily will take this message to 6 different locations this summer: McGregor, Grand Marais, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Cottage Grove, and Minneapolis. To learn more about our day camps, click here.