Family Week Space – Still Available

We are happy to report that space is still available in two Camp Arcadia Family Week Retreats. The dates are:

  • Family Week 9 … August 15 – 21, 2015
  • Family Week 10 … August 22 – 28, 2015

 Read more about each retreat, below, or call the Camp office at (231) 889-4361.

Family Week 9

August 15 – 21 with Matt Hoffmann & Mark Schoepp
Falling in Love with The Old Testament

camp-arcadia-smileThe Old Testament makes up the majority of Scripture. However, many Christians are reluctant to study these important books because they are often confusing or seen as “too harsh.” In our sessions, we will learn how to understand the Old Testament as a series of books that point us to the love of Jesus Christ! With some simple tools, we’ll learn to see Christ in these books, and fall in love with the Old Testament.

Rev. Matt Hoffmann is pastor of St. Andrews Lutheran Church and School in Park Ridge, IL. Pastor Matt loves being in ministry to God’s people, but he has the most fun in life with his wife, Anne and their two young children. Pastor Matt has served churches in Texas, Ohio, and Illinois and is always amazed and inspired by the people of God he has had the pleasure of serving.

Brain Gain – Living Inside God’s Design

Scientists are making incredible strides in their understanding of how our brains work. We’ll explore that research and apply it to the church, school and home. We’ll explore exercise, diet and play and see how dramatically they affect our brains and giving God our best. One of the most used phrases in brain research is “we wire based on experience”. We’ll also explore the implications of that phrase on parents, pastors and educators.

Mark Schoepp serves as Director of Congregation Engagement for Wheat Ridge Ministries, based out of Itasca, IL – although Mark is most often somewhere out on the road. He gets wanderlust from his days as Father Fitz of the Fitz Family. Mark is married to Rebecca and they have four children and two grandchildren.

Family Week 10

August 22 – 28 with Mike Newman & Joel Lehenbauer
The Life You Crave

beach-umbrella-camp-arcadiaOur culture is hungry for spiritual satisfaction and for answers that transcend what the world offers. As the end of summer hits, you may be ready for some lasting soul-refreshment, too. Join us as we dig deeply into what the Christian faith really means in order to rediscover the supernatural, miraculous, and meaningful life God provides. “Taste and see that the Lord is good…” (Psalm 34:8).

Rev. Michael Newman is a pastor, writer, and mission strategist. His most recent book is The Life You Crave: It’s All About Grace (Concordia Publishing House 2014). Michael and his wife Cindy live in San Antonio, TX where they enjoy spending time with their adult daughters and their families.

The Secret

Google “The Secret” and you’ll find quick and easy links to a variety of self-help resources (movies, books, seminars) that promise to reveal the new or ancient “key” to true happiness, success and self-enlightenment. Almost 2,000 years ago, a prisoner facing execution in a Roman jail wrote: “I have learned THE SECRET of being content in any and every situation” (Phil. 4:12). What was this secret? Can it work for you and me? There’s one way to find out. Join us for an invigorating study of one of the most personal, passionate and powerful books of the New Testament: St. Paul’s letter to the Phillipians.

The Rev. Dr. Joel Lehenbauer is Executive Director of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR). Joel has a passion for bringing theology “down to earth” and applying it to real-life challenges and issues. He and his wife, Hope, live near St. Louis, MO- and are blessed with four grown children and two grandchildren.


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