2019 ARC FAMILY CAMP
JULY 28 - AUG 3
Join us for ARC Family Camp 2019 as we celebrate our 40th year of ministry for the Kingdom. This year promises to be a great time of teaching, recreation and maybe even some rest!
You can enjoy some of our planned activities, spend time relaxing or enjoy some of the areas great parks, recreational areas and shopping.
Canoe the St. Croix, visit the Trollhaugen Arial Park, ride the Wild Mountain waterslides, or hike/bike the many trails in our area.
ARC Family Camp is sure to provide you with just what you need to 'Come Away and Rest Awhile.'
Some Scenes from Family Camp 2018!
Volunteers are needed for many different events! If you are interested in being involved please contact Val at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get you plugged in!
Evening Speaker: Rev. Michael Brandt
Pastor Brandt is a native of South Dakota. He was raised in a committed Christian home where the joy and love of Christ prevailed. He is most thankful for the saving grace of Jesus Christ that enabled him to be born anew to a living hope. Michael and his wife, Colleen, have both suffered the loss of their first mates. Together, they rejoice in the comforting and sustaining grace of God. They have been blessed with 6 children and 15 grandchildren. The Brandts currently live near Rapid City, South Dakota.
In 2008, Pastor Brandt began serving fulltime as Director of Shepherding the Shepherds. Recognizing the demands and challenges of ministry, STS offers its services as a source of care and encouragement. From on-site events to retreats at Shepherding’s Shiloh guesthouse, contacts are designed to meet the specific needs of each individual or ministry. Shepherding’s purpose is to provide care for pastors, lay-leaders, and ministries through a variety of resources (i.e. mentoring, vision-casting, strategic planning, intervention, team-building, ministry assessment, leadership equipping, spiritual renewal).
Pastor Brandt graduated from the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1972. He has served congregations in Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota and as principal of two K-12 Christian schools. In addition, he has traveled extensively as an evangelist, conducting crusades and seminars across the United States and 5 foreign countries. He and his daughter, Kayla Brandt, authored the book, “Sent and Received”. The book chronicles their family’s journey of faith during his first wife’s battle with cancer. He is also the author and producer of the evangelism training series, “Evangelism the Heartbeat of Heaven”.
9 AM Session Speaker: Rev. Brian Ricke
Pastor Brian Ricke is lead pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN. Brian has pastored churches in St. Michael, Minnesota and Arlington, SD. Brian has a passion for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and equipping all ages with the tools needed to live a life dedicated to the Father empowered by the Holy Spirit. He serves as a shepherd to feed, nurture, care for, and “grow” God’s flock.
Early in his career, Brian had no aspirations to serve as a pastor. His perceived gifting was technology, and he was content to remain behind the scenes crafting an environment conducive to corporate worship. Over the next few years, Brian realized God was preparing him to be a pastor.
Brian believes his primary responsibility as a pastor is to be fully engaged in his relationship with Christ and to be flexible and receptive at all times to the leading of the Holy Spirit according to the Father’s will. Because of his passion for the saving Gospel of Christ and his extensive background in business management and ownership, Brian brings energy, vision and leadership to the church.
Brian and his wife, Connie have been married for over 20 years and have four sons, Zachariah, Samuel, Eliah and Andrew. Brian enjoys spending time with his family, reading and equipping believers for the work of the ministry.
11 AM Session Speakers
Young Adults Speaker: Rev. Jonathan Unverzagt
Pastor Jonathan Unverzagt was born in Rochester, Minnesota, and grew up in nearby Kasson, Minnesota, where he graduated from high school in 1981. He attended two years at the Association Free Lutheran Bible School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before heading to Moorhead State University where he graduated in 1987 with a degree in Speech Communications.
After completing three years at the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary in Minneapolis and a one year internship in Ferndale, Washington, he took a call to a church in rural Jewell, Iowa, where he served for almost four years. He then followed God’s call to two churches in and near Dekalb, Illinois, where he served another four years.
He is now the senior pastor at Christ Is Lord Free Lutheran Church in Onalaska, Wisconsin, where he has been serving the past seventeen years, with his wife Hope and eleven children (7 daughters & 4 sons).
Pastor Jonathan is the director of Faith on Fire drama ministry and leads a team of young people on tours presenting God’s truths through drama. He is also a popular speaker, often using Gospel magic to demonstrate biblical principles. His talks on purity and courtship have been particularly well-received
Youth Leaders: Pastor Michael and Gretchen Hussey
Rev. Mike and Gretchen Hussey first met at AFLBS, which they both graduated from in 2004. They married in 2005, and were have been blessed with 2 children, Seth (9) and Emilia (5). After his Graduation from AFLBS Mike has served in youth ministry in one way or another ever since. He attended Northwestern College where he received a bachelor’s degree in Ministry in 2008, and the Lutheran Brethren Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 2015. He was ordained into the Christian Ministry January 10, 2016 and he has served as the Senior Pastor of Sidney Lutheran Brethren in Sidney, MT since July of 2013. Gretchen is, for the most part, a stay at home mom, except during tax season when she prepares tax returns. Gretchen is very involved in the life of the Church in Sidney, serving in many different areas and very active in Sidney’s MOPS ministry.
There is a updated lay out for the RV and West End Tenting. 'Click Here' to check it out!
For an idea list for our annual ARC Family Camp Silent Auction 'Click Here'.
Registration will be in front of the Main Office building starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28th 2019.
(If there is unpleasant weather on registration day we will announce an alternate location as soon as possible)
Scenes from 2017 ARC Family Camp. It’s always a great time!!