This summer, LIFT Ministries hosted summer youth camps in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas with over 100 students placing their faith in Christ as Savior. BBC’s worship team, Breakaway, travelled with LIFT Ministries to lead worship and represent BBC at each camp. BBC recruiting director, John Decker, also served as a camp speaker.
In January 2017, MANNA Worldwide, led by Bruce O’Neal acquired LIFT Ministries, a camp ministry devoted to leading students in knowing, loving and following Christ. Jason Harmeyer of Camp Chautauqua in Miamisburg, OH was installed as the new director for LIFT Ministries. He has installed new vision he called E3 which expands the traditional one-week camp ministry.
The E3 experience starts at summer camps where students are engaged with the Gospel. The heart of each camp is to share that Jesus Christ loves them, died for them and offers them a new life. The spiritual journey continues to what is called Next Step Retreats in the fall where students and youth pastors/leaders will be quipped by discovering, “the me I was created to be.” The goal is to empower students and local churches by providing opportunities to experience life on mission by serving on short-term mission trips.
Next Step Retreats and short-term mission trips have been planned for the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018. For more information visit www.e3experience.org.