A Sabbath for Youth Ministry

By Jim Vitale “My kid doesn’t need another pizza party. He already hangs out with his friends enough. What he needs is a place to learn the Bible!” I’ve heard this refrain many times as I’ve discussed with parents the future of their congregation’s youth group. The church is full of expectations around what our […]

God Comes to Us

By Jim Vitale “A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD.’” Isaiah 40:1-11 drops us into the middle of a wilderness. But into what wilderness have we been thrown, exactly? Isaiah 40 is addressed to the people who have been conquered and exiled by the Babylonian empire. It is the […]

The Predecessors

By Chad Hershberger Mount Luther began as a dream of a new place of camping in the Central Pennsylvania Synod based on small-group camping. It ultimately replaced two existing conference-style camping programs at Camps Juniata and Susquehanna. To understand the history of Mount Luther, it is important to look at its predecessors. Camp Juniata was […]