What is the Above & Beyond Campaign?
The Above & Beyond Campaign is an initiative that the Grace Adventures Board of Directors, Staff, and many alumni and friends have helped develop and support so that in the future Grace Adventures can impact more youth, adults, and families with Jesus Christ.
Grace Adventures, since its founding in 1948, has primarily been a summer youth camp for kids. As Grace Youth Camp transitioned into Grace Youth Camp and Retreat Center, we have had the chance to impact youth and adults on a year-round basis. Throughout the years Grace has partnered with hundreds of churches, schools, businesses, and other non-profits. In 2006, Grace Youth Camp changed its name to Grace Adventures to reflect our desire to not be viewed as just a youth camp for kids, but as a place where youth and adults can come and have an Experience that Lives On. While the name and our campus has changed since our founding, our mission has remained to Impact People with Jesus Christ.
Today we have come to realize that our world is in dire need of strong Christian families. The modern family is under attack in new ways and is more vulernable than ever before. Rising divorce rates, broken families, inability to communicate effectively, lack of strong parenting skills, and children walking away from their faith are all symptoms of what we see as sin and darkness invading the family structure and home. Without strong Christian families leading the way, our communities will deterioate and continue to fall away from God.
The Above & Beyond Campaign is about Equipping Our Leaders and Strengthening Families to Impact their World. We can no longer be satisified to continue our current course. We must expand our ministry to impact the family as we have never done before.