Why the Church Needs More Troublemakers

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troublemakersRelevant Magazine answers the question “Why the Church Needs More Troublemakers” in this compelling article about taking risks, making sacrifices, and changing the world.

 

Read the article at:  http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/why-church-needs-more-troublemakers#P7MZb9IAXZ5ID4Q8.99

Make Your Dreams A Reality In 2015

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Relevant Magazine publish a little “How-To” piece on how to get your New Year’s goals started. The article states six thing you need to do to set your goals and dreams on the path to reality: Get Clear, Find Advisors, Map It Out, Pray Hard, Stay Alert and Flexible, and Start Small. Read more about how you can actually accomplish your goals, click the link: It’s Not Impossible to Stick to Your Goals this Year.

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New Improvements to 90 Year Old Camp!

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December 23rd, 2014, Idyllwild, CA - Operations Director, Kelly Schlenz, and his talented team have been working towards several big remodeling and renovation projects around camp. The team have removed the popcorn ceiling of Meadow Lodge and the Chapel, and have replaced it with a smooth glossy ceiling.

In addition, the team have begun the remodeling of Cabin 95. Cabin 95 has been “out of use” since the summer due to its lack of insulation and unappealing interior. The plan is to remodel Cabin 95 by adding insulation, drywall, carpet, nice furniture and a bathroom. Cabin 95 should be ready to be rented out by summer 2015.

We are so excited to see how God will continue to place His hand of provision on our camp. We are very blessed to have hard working individuals and generous donors. Overall, great plans of remodeling are on their way for our 90 year old camp in 2015.

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1 Corinthians 13 is More Than a Common Wedding Verse

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Relevant Magazine published an article titled The 1 Corinthians ‘Love Chapter’ Isn’t Just For Weddings. Author, Aaron Ross, explains that the “Love Chapter” teaches us more about God and how we should be as Christ followers. Ross’s analysis of the “Love Chapter” aim is to steer Christians to understand that these verses are not only relevant to people in relationship, but is an example on how we should treat others. Ross discusses that God is Love, and in 1 Corinthians 13.”Love Chapter” the Apostle Paul is explaining the true nature of God. Ross goes on to explain that Paul in Ephesians writes to the Church of Ephesus to intimated God in reference to how He is in 1 Corinthians 13.

If you thought 1 Corinthians 13 was only for weddings and people in relationships; you are missing an important lesson. God is Love and in 1 Corinthians 13, it explains how He loves you and how we should love others, even our enemies.

6 Steps to Help You Overcome Challenges In Your Ministry

Idyllwild Pines Camp and Conference Center (IPCC) is a ministry and understands the challenges we face being a Christian organization aiming to help people be reconciled to God. Churchleader.com published an article titled, 6 Steps to Help You Overcome Challenges in Your church leaderMinistry. The article comments that “challenges only grow and get more complicated when we push them aside; we need to start confronting them systematically”.

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How Connecting With God is Different For Everyone

Idyllwild Pines, nestled in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains, is a perfect place to get away from the noise of the city and “connect with God”. But what does “connecting with God” really look like? Is it sitting quietly and thinking, or is it worshiping with reckless abandoned? It can be, but it is different for everyone. Idyllwild Pines believes that “connecting with God” can be done through worship, prayer, quiet reflection, high ropes activities, paintball, hiking, playing an instrument, volunteering, and other activities.  Relevant Magazine published an article titled, What Does It Actually Mean to “Connect to God”, which aims to explain how “connecting with God” looks different in each of our lives. Article author, Jimmy Fabrizio, urges us all that “We have to get used to the idea that there are a million different ways to spend time with God, to hear His voice, to draw near to Him”. God made us like no other person, blessing us with different gifts and through them we can tap into hearing His voice, His promise, His glory, and His will.

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