Commission on Faith Formation

Faith Formation

Faith Formation Tool Box / Camps / Youth & Children / Men & Women’s Ministries

Faith Formation refers to the ways we grow in faith as individuals and as community. Faith Formation is also about the ways we share our faith from generation to generation. We seek to provide resources, experiences, and support for similar ministries in local congregations.


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Church Camps

Scripture is filled with stories of people experiencing God in the beauty and power of Creation. For thousands of years, God’s people have looked at the world around them to learn about God’s presence in their life. Camps are designed to bring children and youth into the beauty of creation and into the power of community. These intentional events are divided by age, and often by special focus.

Camps are run by volunteer directors and counselors from our local congregations. This is truly a shared ministry. All volunteers are screened and receive a background check. Support staff such as life guards, first aid, and cooks are hired to help our volunteers provide a wonderful experience in a safe environment.

To apply for a COUNSELOR or DIRECTOR position download the 2019 application HERE. All counselors and directors must submit a health form. (see link below)

If you are interested in working in a STAFF position at the Bedford camp as assistant cook, life guard, first aid director or dishwasher download the 2019 application HERE.

Camp Dates 2019


Camp Geneva Center Bedford 
Middle School
(completed Gr. 6-8)
June 24-29 July 15-20
High School
(completed Gr. 9-12)
June 24-29 July 1-6
(completed Gr. 6-12)
June 24-29
(completed Gr. 6-12)
June 17-22
(completed Gr. 4-5)
June 10-15 July 8-13
New Beginnings
(completed Gr. 1-3)
June 17-19 June 24-26
You & Me 1
(ages 5 and up + adult)
June 12-15 (4 days)
You & Me 2
(ages 5 and up + adult)
June 20-22 (3 days)

Full Week: $310  /  Four-Day Camps: $265  /  Three-Day Camps: $205    

Add $25 for registrations submitted after May 15.

All about Camp 2019

Camp Peace Poster

Camp Scholarship Application



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Middle School

High School


New Beginnings

– OR –
download a printable 2019 registration form for BEDFORD Camps HERE



Online and Printable Registration forms for GENEVA Camps HERE



Complete 2019 camper/counselor health form HERE


Director/Counselor Training:  All directors and counselors camp training event will be announced in 2019. This gathering will be an opportunity to ask questions about the age-specific curriculum, team building, fellowship, and maybe even eliminate the need for a long training the night before your camp!


Youth – Spring Youth Assembly

  • Youth in grades 6 – 12 gather each Spring for worship, fellowship, learning and service.
  • Each congregation provides their own adult leaders and programming is led by the Indiana Youth Council (IYC)

IYC (Info and application)

  • Youth who are in High School may apply in the Spring to serve on the Indiana Youth Council. Selections are made by the current IYC members and appointments made by the end of Summer. Those who have graduated may no longer serve on IYC. Many colleges and universities related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offer scholarships for youth who serve on such teams.
  • 2019 IYC Application Form

Children Worship and Wonder

  • Children Worship & Wonder offers an exciting way to approach faith formation with children. The approach recognizes children as spiritual beings who already have a relationship with God. Through Children Worship & Wonder, children learn about God as they experience God. They hear Bible stories in a way that allows them to enter into the stories and form responses out of their own life experiences. Children Worship & Wonder can be used with children beginning at age 3. A wide age range can be grouped together in one class. It is a Montessori influenced program that often works wonders with children who have attention deficit problems.
  • You can be trained to become a Worship & Wonder Trainer. Learn more and register.

*Information taken from the Disciples Home Missions Children’s Ministries webpage.

OTHER (Links, Resources, etc.)

Women’s Ministries

Disciples Women’s Ministries is a conduit for diverse connections empowering each woman to find her voice and live out her call.The Indiana Women’s Counsel seeks to facilitate opportunities for gathering and connecting the Disciples Women of Indiana, and would be pleased to receive ideas and suggestions for new ways to bring the Indiana women of faith together.   Feel free to be in touch with Maribeth Westerfield Blackman with ideas and questions at


Women are invited to gather at Abe Martin Lodge in beautiful Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana on August 23-25. The weekend will be filled with multicultural praise, worship, conversation and reflection. Registration cost is $75 per person and covers meals and programming. 



Disciple Men’s Ministry is an opportunity for men from each congregation to learn, grown, and serve together. Our primary connection point comes at retreats, held at our Outdoor Ministry locations.


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