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Ishbel Wilson and Breanna Clark
Summer Staff

 

This summer we had a blast getting to know our campers and the staff! From watching the kids having the best time going down the water slide to watching them DISCOVER who they are, we wouldn’t trade any of it. The summer started with reunion and finding peace along our path as individuals and a community. Apostle Jannè Grover shared that we should move our thinking from “all are invited” to “this place was created with you in mind.” We thought about this for the rest of the summer as we prepared to have youth camps. 

At each youth camp, our theme was ‘Discover.’ We intentionally planned each camp in a way to build a community and find who we are and who Jesus is. The community that was built at each camp showed us both the power of camps and the love of Christ. It was seen as we linked arms at high school camp, singing “For Everyone Born”. There were tears of joy and love for the camp, along with sadness of leaving camps. After growing up going as campers, our experience this year gave us a new appreciation for all that youth ministries does. Thank you for trusting us with the campers and allowing for us to build relationships we will remember a lifetime!

Lake Doniphan Homecoming
 
Come join us (for an hour or so, for all day Saturday, or even overnight) for our first-ever Lake Doniphan Homecoming!  (This will also include our Family Fun Day which was postponed from June because of rain.)  Take time to relax, enjoy the pool or sitting by the lake in the shade, have fun boating or playing yard games, reconnect with friends at the Canteen or while eating watermelon, join us for a Songs & Stories Session, take a campground tour, feast at our cookout lunch or at dinner in the dining hall, reminisce at an Old Time Worship in the Tabernacle at 7pm on Saturday evening, go to campfire, stay overnight if you want, have breakfast on Sunday and be renewed by a meditative worship Sunday morning!  Just pick what you like, and come back to a place that you love!
 
We do need you to register so that we will have enough food prepared. Recommended dinner donation is $15/person 13+; $10 5-12 and free 4 and under. Saturday lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast are included with your overnight reservation. The cost to stay overnight in one of the lodges is $88 for folks 13+ years old or $70 for kids 5-12 years old. For tents and RVs, the cost to stay overnight is $40 for folks 13+ years old or $30 for kids 5-12 years old.

 
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Central Mission Center News:
Trauma Informed Ministry

Trauma Informed Ministry Training
 
Schools, Mental Health Providers, Community Agencies have been working for several years to understand the impacts experienced from trauma and how to respond. As disciples of Jesus, we share the personal journey of life with others, the good times and the bad.  Understanding Trauma Informed Care will help us better support others in the work of Christ. Professional Trauma Informed Care Trainer Kreasha Williams will facilitate a three-hour interactive training for us on Saturday August 13, 2022 from 9am to noon.  
Through group activities and discussions, Ms. Williams will cover:
o Definition of trauma
o Human Stress Response
o Impact of trauma on brains, bodies, and behaviors
o Definition Trauma Informed Care
o Trauma Informed Principles
o Trauma Sensitive Practices
o Self-Care and resilience building strategies
 
Plan now to attend!  Please register 
here
Health and Spirituality Workshop

Finding balance in our lives is a common goal for many of us, but often difficult to achieve! This session will discuss ways for finding "balance" with the physical, emotional, spiritual, and relationship (and work) aspects of our lives. We often think that "once things seem to be in balance, then "all will be well." But, maintaining life balance is difficult!! We will explore what is really at the root of "being" unbalanced and find ways to move beyond these. Once having this awareness, we can move towards greater wholeness.

Join us August 20, 2022 from 9:00am to 3:15 pm for a Zoom workshop. For more details and registration click here
Community Campfire

Join the Center for Living Water for an evening of sharing and singing at the Community of Christ Temple World Plaza! All ages are welcome for this free experience. 
Bring a camping chair or picnic blanket and a willingness to be silly and sacred in a welcoming community. 
Plan to join us on the West side of the Temple complex along S. River Blvd. Parking and participation at this event is free.

*WEATHER STATEMENT
This event is weather permitting. We will notify participants if this event needs to be rescheduled.

 

Enrollment Information for Online Classes:

 We are pleased to announce that the new “Center for Innovation in Ministry and Mission (CIMM)” through Graceland University and the Community of Christ Seminary are launching online Ministry and Priesthood classes. These classes include Temple School credit and non-credit bearing continuing education units (CEU’s). Additionally, students will receive a certificate when completing “Introduction to Priesthood Ministry,” “Introduction to Scripture,” and one priesthood office-specific class. 

The following classes are now open for a limited enrollment:   

Fall A Session: 

  • Introduction to Priesthood Ministry: 8-weeks, Aug. 29-Oct. 22 - $25  
  • Ministry of the Elder: 8-weeks, Aug. 29-Oct. 22 - $25  
  • Ministry of the Priest: 8-weeks, Aug. 29-Oct. 22 - $25  

 Fall B Session:

  • Introduction to Scripture:  8-weeks, Oct. 24 – Dec. 17 - $25 
  • Ministry of the Deacon: 6-weeks, Oct. 24 – Dec. 4 - $25 
  • Children and Youth Worker Core Training: Self-completion – Oct. 24-Dec. 17 - $25 

More classes are coming – including a new non-degreed online certificate program in “Christian Ministries,” similar to the past MEADS programs (more details TBA). To enroll or view the schedule of upcoming classes, go to our website: www.graceland.edu/CIMM

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