Friday, April 4
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The Presbytery of Redstone
Young adults aged 18 to 30 can truly be considered tweens—between independence and responsibility; between their parents’ beliefs and values and truly claiming their own. They graduate from but feel too young to join an adult education class populated by parents and senior citizens.
One way the church encourages and disciples young adults is through employing them as staff and counselors at Pine Springs Camp. Each year mature young Christians commit 5–15 weeks of their summer to serving sacrificially for relatively modest pay. Why?
They are able to give back. Many young adults spent their formative years at summer camp. Counselors who shared Christ’s love with them make them want to do the same for others.
This service honors their sense of call to serve Jesus—to further God’s kingdom.
They thrive in a Christian community in which they pray for, support, and hold each other accountable. They rejoice together through the ups and downs of a summer camp season.
Hannah, who was a camper through 10th grade and served as a counselor for two years, attributes much of her faith development to what she learned while attending camp and serving on staff. “Working at Pine Springs Camp has changed and challenged the way I think and act in regard to my faith,” she says. “My involvement with the ministry, and the support and learning I received, has been extremely valuable in my life, and I have been able to now take what I have learned from camp and incorporate it into my life at school and home.”
The Presbytery of Redstone ’s 79 congregations have 13,961 total members.
—Greg Davis, executive director, Pine Springs Camp
Let us join in prayer for:
Rev. Richard“Skip” Noftzger Jr., executive presbyter
Rev. Gary Close, stated clerk
Cheryl Croushore, associate for Christian formation
Bobbie Martin, office administrator
Pine Springs Camp Staff
Greg Davis, executive director
Mike Hurley, summer camp director
Justin Shafer, adventure education director
Ellie Davis, food service and retreat manager
Amy Fahey, registrar
Dave Armstrong, facilities director
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Elder Ruth Farrell, PMA
Elder Ann Ferguson, PMA
Let us pray
Gracious God, we thank you for the dedicated leaders of our Presbyterian camps and conference centers and the ways in which children and young adults are nurtured in their faith as they grow toward full participation in the life of the church as adults. Amen.