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October Healthy Boundaries Training session of 2017:

  • Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Cost: $45
  • Location:
    Carmel Christian Church
    463 E Main St,
    Carmel, IN 460321
    Google Maps

Registration

Each session is from 8:30 am- 4:00 p.m. Lunch and materials will be provided.

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.

2017 Camp Dates

  • Geneva Center — Rochester, Indiana
    • Register for Geneva camps online only here
    • June 12 – 17 High School (Grades 9 – 12)
      • Traditional
      • MAD
      • CROSS
    • June 13 – 15 You and Me #1 (Ages 5 and up with adult)
    • June 19 – 24 Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)
      • Traditional
      • MAD
      • CROSS
  • June 26 – July 1 Explorer camp (Grades 4 – 5)
  • June 26 – July 1 Leadership Camp (Ages 16 – Grades 12)
  • June 27 – June 29 New Beginnings Camp (Grades 1 – 3)
  • June 29 – July 1 You and Me #3 (Ages 5 and up with adult)
  • Bedford Christian Camp — Bedford, Indiana
View Church Camp Forms & Info

Register for 2017 Spring Youth Assembly

Registration for the 2017 Spring Youth Assembly April 28-30 at Geneva Center is now open! The Assembly is for middle school and high school students ages 11-18. Each church group must be accompanied by at least one adult sponsor.

Our keynote leader is Rev. Julian Deshazier, Senior Pastor at University Church Chicago. Registration is all-inclusive: four meals from breakfast Saturday to breakfast Sunday, two nights lodging, t-shirt, snacks, etc. for $112/person for youth and leaders. The Assembly will begin at 7:00 PM Friday, April 28th, 2017 and conclude by 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 30th. Geneva Center is located at 5282 N Old US 31 Rochester, IN 46975, less than 2 hours north of Indianapolis. The deadline to register is April 17th.

The Assembly’s theme will be an introduction to that of this year’s General Assembly July 8-12 in Indianapolis: ONE – from John 17: 20-21a which says, “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one.”

What to bring to Assembly:

  • Toiletry articles: towels, wash cloths, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb/brush, soap in container, etc.
  • Bible, pen/pencils, writing paper
  • Sturdy shoes safe for ropes course (if weather allows)
  • Shirts: sweatshirt, sweater, light jacket
  • Sheets (light cotton blanket, if desired). Sleeping bag/bedroll, pillow/pillow case
  • Flashlight, camera (optional)
  • Any medication you are currently taking (These must be turned into your adult sponsor during Assembly and dispensed as directed.)

Perhaps the most important thing that you can do to help your group build a Christian community is to consider why you are coming to Assembly. It is a place to retreat, to be away from the rest of the world so that we can focus on what it means to follow Jesus Christ, to be members of God’s family. . . and to have fun, too. This is why we are clear about what we do bring to Assembly, don’t bring to Assembly, and how we live and treat each other while we are at Assembly.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING:

  • Cell Phones
  • Expensive Jewelry
  • Good Luggage
  • Fireworks
  • Radio/CD players/MP3 Players/iPads/iPods
  • Illegal drugs of any kind
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Smoking materials or any other tobacco products
  • Weapons (presence of these at Assembly are grounds for being sent home)

For questions, please contact the Minister of Faith Formation, Maggie Archibald (maggie@indianadisciples.org).

We look forward to seeing you at Assembly!




Registration is now closed


Media/Assets:


“POST IT!” is the theme for October’s Regional Assembly to be held on Saturday October 1 at Christian Theological Seminary from 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

While our ancestors of faith told stories around the campfire, and our grandparents ‘posted’ their messages at the post office or mailbox, today’s stories are often told a few sentences at a time in some form of social media. However we tell our story of how God is at work in us and among us, it is important to offer our witness by every means we can.

We will ask persons and congregations to tell us a bit of their stories through video, hear the news of what our regional and general ministries are doing, and celebrate “The” story of God among us in a worship service that sends us out renewed and recharged to tell others the Good News that has shaped our lives.

Join us for a day of face to face connection and recharging of your faith!

Diane Zehr is the point of contact for this year’s assembly she can be reached via email at diane@indianadisciples.org


Greetings Indiana Region!

We are pleased to announce that the planning process for the 2016 Regional Assembly is well under way. Our planning team has held its first meeting in March, and hit the ground running with creating an event that will benefit all in attendance. Our time together was full of creativity and collegiality.

One of the initial questions that kick started our process was, “How do we tell our story?” Each of us as individuals have stories of life and grace, each of our congregations have unique stories of service and change, and our Region itself has a story that reaches back to the earliest days of the Stone-Campbell movement, we also connect to the story the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ at large. Undergirding all of our stories is a faith that itself is steeped in storytelling, with the Gospel of Jesus standing out as the central story in which we find our identity and our calling. So, in this brave new world of the 21st century, how do we continue to tell our stories in deep and meaningful ways? How do we keep our message alive in such a way that the world takes notice and hears the story we have to offer? How do we keep telling the old, old story of Jesus and his love through our experiences and our shared histories?

The questions above shaped the work of our planning, and what we found was the theme for this year’s assembly: “Post It” The world of social media has connected our society in ways we have never been connected before (the fact that I’m communicating to you through a blog post is evidence of that- as are some of the ways we’re going to ask you to share back with us). We “post” parts of our story every day for various pieces of the world to see. So again I ask, What if we were more intentional about the idea of “telling our story?” As we talked, we realized that “posts” have existed for generations as a way to tell our stories and communicating information to the larger world. Who still uses Post-It notes? Do you remember community bulletin boards where need-to-know information would be posted for all to see? Going back even further to the days of when watering posts for horses were a place for conversation. Even then, folks would “post up” and share the news of the day with fellow passersby. The notion of “posting” transcends generations and mediums, and plan to harness that notion to be intentional about telling our stories going forward as a Region, as congregations, and as individuals.

Keep an eye on the website, e-News, and our social media channels for more information on how we can share our stories. We will grow together and learn more from each other as we move towards Regional Assembly 2016. We’ll celebrate our call to “Post-It” when we get there. other

God Bless,
Your Regional Assembly Planning Team
Blog Post 1 submitted by David Dickey

September Healthy Boundaries Training session of 2016:

  • Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: 1100 W 42nd St # 110, Indianapolis, IN 46208 – Google Maps

Registration is now closed


Each session is from 8:30 am- 4:00 p.m. Lunch and materials will be provided.

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.

View Church Camp Forms & Info

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