So, what exactly does a "vacation with purpose" mean? At Maranatha, it means worshipful concerts, poignant messages, singing children, challenging Biblical conversations, crafts, tie dye, ice cream...and so much more.
Michael Card is a prolific Christian recording artist, songwriter, and author. Dr. Card has written more than nineteen #1 hits, including "El Shaddai" and "Emmanuel," and numerous books including Scribbling in the Sand and A Fragile Stone.
For the past 48 years, Ian Leitch has been the Evangelist and Bible Teacher with The Heralds Trust based in Scotland. Ian has pioneered a traveling Bible school, New Life Seminars; an evangelist outreach program: Each One Bring One, and a school of evangelism: Prepare 2 Share. Ian and Morag have been married for 53 years and make their home in Balerno, Scotland. They have seven grandchildren.
Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him.
Dr. Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, CA. He is heard on hundreds of stations on the Focal Point radio program and has authored several books, including Raising Men Not Boys and Bible Survey for Kids. Mike and his wife, Carlynn, have three children.
Mark and Jill Savage are passionate about encouraging, educating, and equipping families. Known for their honesty, humor, and practical teaching, Mark and Jill bring hope and encouragement to every audience. They are the authors of Living With Less So Your Family Has More and No More Perfect Marriages. They have five young children and reside in Chicago.
Roy Patterson is a singer, broadcaster and preacher. He is heard on the Moody Radio Network. He has been married to Lynette for over 30 years.
Moody exists to equip people with the truth of God's Word to be maturing followers of Christ who are making disciples around the world.
Dr. Chapman has been directly involved in real-life family counseling for more than 35 years, and he has degrees from some of the most respected colleges and seminaries. He is best known for his book The Five Love Languages, which has sold more than 11 million copies and has been translated into 50 different languages.
Bill Crowder is Vice President of Teaching Content for Our Daily Bread Ministries and author of several books, including Let's Talk: Praying Your Way to a Deeper Relationship With God.
CURE's mission is healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God.
Dr. Farmer is known and admired around the world as a vibrant communicator, concert-level pianist, eloquent theologian and impassioned man of God. An accomplished pastor and college chaplain, Dr. Farmer accepted a call in December 2013 to be the Senior Pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, GA. Dr. Farmer now uses his music as a vehicle to inspire, motivate and entertain diverse audiences everywhere.
Josh McDowell has spoken to over 25,000,000 people in 125 countries, sharing the essentials of Christian faith in everyday language through his ministry in Cru. He has written or co-authored 148 books, including More Than a Carpenter and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict. Josh and his wife, Dottie, have been married 46 years and have four wonderful children and ten beloved grandchildren.
LifeBUILDERS Detroit works to restore dignity and provide hope to the residents of Regent Park, a Northeast Detroit neighborhood.
Mark Yarbrough serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Dean, and Associate Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Yarbrough is the author of two books, including How To Read the Bible Like A Seminary Professor. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four children and reside in Forney, Texas.
Christopher Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries in the heart of Detroit. He is the national radio host of “Equipped,” aired daily throughout the U.S. and Canada, and the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. Pastor Brooks is currently a doctoral candidate at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, have five children.
Kids Alive International is a Christian mission dedicated to rescuing orphans and vulnerable children - meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, and emotional needs - raising them to be contributing members of their society and witnesses to their family and community.
Ron Zappia is the Lead Pastor of Highpoint Church, a multi-site church reaching thousands in the western suburbs of Chicago. Highpoint Ministries, Ron’s teaching ministry, provides comprehensive teaching from God’s Word and currently airs on over 450 stations around the United States. Ron and his wife, Jody, have three daughters and reside in Wheaton, IL.
Jonathon Brown is the lead pastor of Pillar Church in Holland, MI. He is the grateful husband of Krysten and the proud father of Lydia, Tabitha, Miriah, and Ava. He is deeply committed to preaching the gospel in a world in desparate need of the good news of Jesus Christ.
Joni and Friends exists to communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.
Dr. Gary Inrig is the lead pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in Loma Linda, California. He is the author of twelve books, including Forgiveness (Discovery House) and has had the privilege of speaking in more than forty countries. He and his wife Elizabeth have three children (one who is with the Lord) and eight grandchildren.
Bill Crowder is Vice President of Teaching Content for Our Daily Bread Ministries and author of several books, including Let’s Talk: Praying Your Way to a Deeper Relationship With God. Bill serves as on-air teaching chaplain for the radio program “Sports Spectrum” and co-host of “Discover the Word.” Bill and his wife, Marlene, have five children and a plethora of grandchildren.
Our Daily Bread’s mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all.
Jason Webb is the Senior Pastor of Elmbrook Church, with a congregation of 6,000 outside of Milwaukee, WI. He also serves on the global lead team of New Thing, a ministry dedicated to seeing thousands of churches planted around the world. He is married to Heather, who is the Pastor of Global Partnerships at Elmbrook, and they have four children.
Dave DeSelm is the founding pastor of Fellowship Missionary Church. Having recently passed the baton of the Senior Pastor role after 34 years, Dave now serves as Teaching and Training Pastor at FMC. He has a passion for equipping others to become disciples who make disciples. When he finds some free moments, Dave loves fishing, reading, and relaxing outside.
Keys for Kids (formerly CBH Ministries) is an international Christian ministry based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, producing and distributing excellent media resources to evangelize and disciple kids and their families.
Author, speaker, and relationship expert, John Trent serves as President of Strong Families. This ministry is committed to strengthening marriage and family relationships worldwide. He is the author of The Blessing, The 2 Degree Difference, and several other adult and children’s books. He and Cindy, his wife of 37 years, reside in Scottsdale, AZ.
Author and lecturer, Fouad Masri, was born and raised in the war zone of Beirut, Lebanon. As a third generation ordained pastor, he has a passion for sharing the love of Christ and has been reaching out to Muslims and inspiring others to follow his example since 1979. He is the Founder and President of Crescent Project, this week’s featured mission.
Crescent Project’s mission is to see every Muslim have an opportunity to respond to the Gospel and be connected to a true follower of Jesus.
John Grassmick served as Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary for 38 years and the last 12 of those years as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean. He retired from seminary service in 2012. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Austin, Texas and have 4 married children and 12 grandchildren.
Ron Hutchcraft is President of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries and a passionate and contemporary evangelist, speaker, author, and radio host. He is a co- founder of On Eagles’ Wings, an outreach and leadership development program for Native American and First Nations young people. Ron and his late wife, Karen, have three children who served with them in ministry, and nine grandchildren.
On Eagles’ Wings is a movement of Native American young people bringing hope to their communities through Jesus Christ.
Between your kids' morning and evening sessions full of Bible teaching, worship, and games, there are so many activities happening around Maranatha's campus! From swinging down the zip line to swinging on the beach, from building muscle in our exercise room to building friendships over a game of pickleball - we've got something for you.
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Use your free time in the afternoon and after the evening program to explore our campus. From building muscle in our exercise room to building friendships over a game of pickleball, there’s something for everyone.