Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Spiritual

Grace Upon Grace: The Sweeping Generosity of One East Texas Church

by Valerie Morby


Every child should get the opportunity to go to summer camp.  That was the constant refrain playing in the minds of Josh and Libby Black when they had the idea for their church, First Baptist Church of Longview, to host a week of Pine Cove City. That idea in itself is not so extraordinary; hundreds […]

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Three Spiritually Enriching Resources

by Colin Post


Do you ever feel like you are just too busy to find new Christian resources that are reliable and worth your time? We get it! With school in full swing and the holiday season right around the corner, this time of year can be busy and stressful for a lot of people. Whether you like […]

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Echoes of Grace

by Sarah Jane Souther


Kelsey was unsure of what to expect as she prepared to meet her Amplify campers in the summer of 2015. Two weeks with a cabin full of thirteen to fourteen year old girls was going to be a high-energy adventure. But she never could have anticipated the work of grace that God would do through […]

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Rally Week: A View of the Kingdom of Heaven

by Valerie Morby

Summer staff give high fives to kids arriving on a bus

After a long summer spent pouring themselves out for the sake of the Gospel, approximately 150 Pine Cove staffers won’t go home to catch up on movies, do mountains of laundry, or start preparing to return to school. They’ll stay at camp for an extra week to keep on pouring.  On August 7th, those 150 […]

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Rise and Be Baptized

by Valerie Morby


Jack “PC Talk” Nelson accepted Christ into his life when he was six years old. Thirteen years later, he said yes to baptism.  Growing up in the church, Jack had no shortage of Christian role models surrounding him—including his youth pastor, a close family friend. And in his church, baptisms were a big deal. Somehow, […]

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2022 Youth Camp Bible Study Preview

by Pine Cove


There’s no question that camp is fun. Serious fun. But first and foremost, Pine Cove is Christ-centered. The best way we can do that is to be in the Word — both individually as staff and collectively with our campers. Here is a preview of what each youth camp will be covering this summer with […]

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Summer 2022 Family Camp Devotional Preview

by Pine Cove


Drumroll please… our theme for this summer is ONE. This theme is based on Romans 15:5-6, which reads: “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord […]

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Diving Into Living Waters

by Caroline Reyes


A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no […]

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Amplifying the Message of God’s Love

by Mattie Stewart


“He was just 100% totally different. And he was astonished by that. He has discovered confidence in who he was by trusting the Lord and allowing Him to take his burdens.” Hudson appeared confident in his faith as he began his two-week Amplify session at the Timbers. Soon, however, his counselor Nick “Baron Von Stuby” […]

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Interrupted but Intentional

by Miranda Lehman

group praying together

There’s never a dull moment when you live in a house of 16 people and next door to 14 more. At the Forge, we have the opportunity to live in a close-knit community for eight months as we learn more about who God is and who He has made us to be. It is incredible […]

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