Albany

What's remarkable about this camp is that while other camps were building zip-bang-boom and buying jet-skis and ramping up technology, Fowler was scaling back. Fowler was committed to leaving a smaller footprint and stripping away all that clutters. It challenged the assumptions about camp programming for kids and stiff-armed a high-energy, high-tech, high-demand, high-passion, high-pressure youth ministry assault—in the name of Jesus.

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It's 7:30 on a Thursday morning. The usual suspects are getting their coffee and a pastry and settling in around a table in a conference room at First Reformed Church of Schenectady, New York.

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God doesn't just give a mission to the church, God calls the church to live their whole lives on mission. The Ridder process helps congregations to reorient themselves toward following that call.

It was the seventh-costliest weather event in United States’ history, with damage estimates exceeding $15 billion and at least 56 deaths. 2011’s Hurricane Irene began as a well-defined tropical wave off western Africa’s coast and grew as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean, smacking into Puerto Rico before veering north.

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