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Coming This Summer – Camp Thrive
Everyone deserves the chance to go to camp. Memories made at camp last a lifetime. Lifetimes – eternities – can be changed at camp. That’s why Inspiration Retreat Center on the south end of our campus opened in 1975 – to provide camp, respite and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and, more importantly, encounter Jesus Christ.
Inspiration Ministries is excited to announce Camp Thrive, our summer camp series to be held at Inspiration Retreat Center. Themed camp sessions include:

July 16-20, 2018

Experience a week of exciting games and a week in camp Thrive.

  • Learn new sporting activities
  •  Visit local sporting events
  • Enjoy outdoor hiking
  • Participate in off-site trips
  •  Praise and worship
  •  Explore and reflect on Bible passages

July 23-27, 2018

Everyone has artistic abilities – explore your unlocked potential during a week of creative expression!

• Learn to sing and enjoy campfire songs
• Learn about music, rhythm and drum beats
• Exposure to painting and drawing
• Visit art and music events
• Praise and worship
• Explore and reflect on Bible passage


Thriving Spiritually
Encouraging residents in the spiritual disciplines is a critical component of the ministry’s work.  It’s not an afterthought. Instead, it is proactively encouraged and modeled. For those who know Jesus, it’s an opportunity to grow where they have been planted. For those who have not yet crossed the line of faith, it’s a safe place to ask questions and learn about the hope and joy found in Jesus. Whether led by staff, volunteers, area leaders, or residents themselves, they gather to diligently study the Scriptures together.

In May of 2017, Pastor Dave Dryer, chaplain to the residents, has focused his twice weekly chapel services on an ambitious verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter study on the Gospel of Mark.The residents have found great delight in walking with Jesus through Mark and look forward to each lesson with enthusiasm. The Bible itself reminds us that a study of the Scriptures is “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). What a joy to watch the study of God’s Word change the lives of our residents! The gospel message is compelling and infectious, and residents are eager to grow. They ask great questions, grasp the application, and live what they learn.

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