In 2020, a 50th and 75th Year Celebration is being planned to commemorate God’s continued faithfulness through camp ministry.
Both Good News Camp and The Springs Ministries (GSBC) will be celebrating a long legacy of ministry! The foundational vision of the camp remains at both pieces of property and we want to celebrate God’s faithfulness! The vision for both camps was to share the gospel as well as teach and train young people. Although there have been different directors as well as changes to the buildings and grounds, the heartbeat of the ministry beats on!
The Springs Ministries continues to impact lives by creating experiences that will develop and deepen relationships with Jesus Christ. Get the word out and plan to come be a part of the celebration!
-Tours of both properties
-Meet up with old camp friends
-Hear updates on CAMP ministry
-Catch the vision for the future
-Look through old albums
-Picnic lunch provided by the camp
-Chapel services at both camps
-Shop at the vintage camp store with items from your favorite camp! Mugs, shirts and more are available!
-Wear a favorite camp shirt
Overnight accommodations for Friday and/or Saturday night are available by donation. Please RSVP by July 25, 2020.
Please pass the word along to your camp friends and make plans to be a part of this special day!
If you find fun old camp photos and want to share them with us, please post them on our facebook page!
Join us for a great weekend of much needed refreshment and creativity. Work on your projects, get encouragement from devotionals, enjoy great food, and be inspired – all under one roof. Bring along your favorite crafting project: sewing, quilting, painting, scrap-booking and more! Arrive any time after 9 am Thursday morning and feel free to stay until 3 pm Sunday afternoon. A six foot table with access to electricity, great lighting and wireless internet connection is provided for each guest.
OH..and bring a friend or two!! This weekend is designed for you to not only get that long lost project done, but also to develop and deepen relationships with others! So, give your BFF’S a call and tell them to pack up their projects for a fun and exciting getaway!
Available housing: Hotel (2-3 people) or Suite (3-8 people), Linens & private bath included.
Reserve your spot with a $50 nonrefundable (transferable) deposit.
We are so excited that you are interested in attending the marriage retreat in February at The Springs Ministries! It is going to be a great weekend full of relaxing, connecting with your spouse, and hearing encouraging messages from our speaker Dave and Beulah Mead. You also will enjoy being lead in worship by Nick & Erin Ewald and Chris & Hannah Peters.
Dave and Beulah Mead grew up in Gladwin, Mi where they met, married, and raised three sons. In addition to their three sons, the Meads have been blessed with three beautiful daughter-in-laws and 11 wonderful grandchildren. In the early 1990’s, five years of traveling with their sons doing family concerts and speaking engagements ultimately led into an on staff, pastoral apprenticeship program at a church in Flint, Mi. They have been in pastoral ministry for the last 25 years, the last 17 of which they have served at Grace Christian Church here in their Hometown of Gladwin. As a part of pastoral ministry, Dave and Beulah have spent countless hours with couples over the years encouraging marriages from a Christ centered perspective. Their honesty, transparency, and rock solid confidence in the Holy Spirit’s ability to mentor every marriage will both inspire and breathe hope into each session.
Nick and Erin Ewald (couple on the right) currently live in Grand Rapids, MI with their rescue dog and tortoise. They met at Grace Christian University (formerly Grace Bible College). Nick is now a seminary student and Erin is working on finishing up her Bachelor’s degree and they have been married for three years.
Chris and Hannah Peters (couple on the left) have been married since June 2018, but they have been writing songs together and leading worship since 2010. They are expecting their first child this April.
Arrival is Friday night beginning at 6 pm. We will have ice cream about 7:30 pm! Our first chapel session will be at 8 pm. If you will arrive later than 7:15 pm, just let us know so we can make sure to meet you and direct you to the correct location. Sunday ends with a shorter chapel at 1 pm. You can be already packed and ready to go so you can be on the road by 2:00pm.
All bedding and towels are included in your stay. Our hotel style rooms have either a double bed or king bed (for those who sign up early). There is a private bath in each room.
Please contact us if you have any questions about this retreat!
We have provided a tentative schedule below:
6:00pm Welcome & Get settled, Table Games
7:15pm Ice Cream
9:15pm Tubing/Arctic Bistro/Table Games
8:00am Bagels and Juice Available
1:30pm Lunch with a view! (Outdoor – Weather Permitting)
3:30 – Free Time (Games, Tubing, Cross Country Skiing)
6:00pm Supper Soiree (Optional Formal)
8:30am Breakfast in Bed
1:00pm Wrap-up Session
The Springs Ministries Ladies’ Retreat is a relaxing weekend full of challenging chapels with an engaging speaker, fun activities, delicious meals, and time to simply hang out with other women. Come and enjoy opportunities to grow in your faith as you walk alongside other women. As the weekend progresses, you and your group will have opportunities to engage in camp activities such as zipline, the Shute, a pajama party, crafts, a weekend long spoons tournament, as well as grabbing coffee from our in-house coffee shop! Take a walk in our beautiful woods, spend time by yourself, and disconnect from the business of everyday life as you spend time filling yourself with God’s Word and fellowship with other ladies.
Friday night arrival: New this year, the retreat will begin on Friday evening and end with Sunday lunch. Check in is from 4-7 pm on Friday. A sack lunch will be available for pick up around 11:45 on Sunday morning. You can be packed and ready to go and headed home by noon.
Optional Friday dinner is a unique opportunity to visit an area Amish home and enjoy a country dinner! Sign up is required one week prior to the event. (March 20 or Sept 18). Cost for the dinner is $15 per person. We will load the bus at 4:40 pm, dinner will be served around 5:15 pm. We will board the bus again around 6:30 pm and arrive back at The Springs for chapel by 7:15. Chapel begins at 7:30 pm.
Cost of the retreat is $120 which includes overnights, linens, meals and activities.
Commuters- $90 includes all meals and sessions, just no overnight accommodations
High school students (with mother or mentor) $100
Don’t forget some spending money for the camp store, take home a gift for your kiddos, or a new sweatshirt for yourself!
$50 holds your spot, balance is due when you arrive, this is non-refundable but is transferable to another guest.
What to bring:
spending money for camp store and craft ($2-40)
fun (modest please!) pajamas for our late night pajama party!
clothing for various weather!