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Tag: gospel


The Gospel Cheer

by Kathryn ShoafPosted Aug 15, 2017

Worship at Camp in the City

At Pine Cove, we have a cheer for nearly everything: Bible study, lunch, free time, sitting down, club, soup, cleaning, and competition represent only a handful of our chants. We cheer because we are excited about every aspect of camp. But the most important thing that we do at Pine Cove is share God’s story […]

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When You Don’t See the Fruit

by Kathryn ShoafPosted Jul 18, 2017

Campers talking at the Shores

If you’ve worked at Pine Cove this summer, you are likely heading back to college soon. For the past several weeks and months, you jumped as high as twelve phonebooks. You clapped to countless Birthday Raps. You strove to win Pit-n-Palace on a daily basis, and you mastered a dance to every song on the […]

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Life Transformation On The Road

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 15, 2016

Shores hangtime girls praying

Editor’s Note: At Pine Cove, we pray big prayers, and often the Lord reveals himself in the most unexpected way. Read this incredible story of what happened while we were on the road recruiting prospective summer staff this fall. One of my favorite parts of recruiting is getting to minister to college students. For some, this is […]

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Bible Study Theme: MADE

by Colton VennerPosted Jun 6, 2014

MADE conference

The summer is here once again and numerous high school students all around the country are preparing to pack their bags to come and spend a week at the Pine Cove Shores. All the while, the counselors have been named, the excitement is high, and the jumping is even higher! Every year there is a […]

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Bible Study Theme: Blueprint

by Matt MurphyPosted Apr 23, 2014

Ranch Girl Quiet Time

A blueprint is an outline or plan of action. Most of the time, it is used as the starting point for building a house. Before you ever grab a shovel or a bulldozer or whatever else you use to start building a house, you need a plan. Without a plan, even the most skilled construction […]

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Faith: No Doubt About it

by Chris SherrodPosted Mar 5, 2014

Empty Chair

A condition that plagues many Christians today – both young and old – is what I call Thomasphobia: the fear of doubting. This malady often begins in elementary Sunday school class when the Easter story is told and children hear about Doubting Thomas. Wide-eyed children are asked, “Can you believe Thomas doubted that Jesus rose […]

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Forge Trip: Dominican Republic

by Charissa BirnbaumPosted Jan 24, 2014

Forge Member Praying with Kids

Last week, my fellow Forge students and I took a 9-day adventure to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. The Forge is Pine Cove’s resident discipleship program. There we joined alongside a ministry called Students International (SI) to assist local missionaries at various sites that included microfinance, social work, community health, dentistry, education, special education, sports, and physical therapy. After a long […]

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Identifying Your Legacy

by Gary BrandenburgPosted Jan 16, 2014

Family silouhette

What would you say if I asked you to identify your magnum opus? Would you point somewhere between your inferior vena cava and your superior colliculus? Of course, a magnum opus is not an anatomical term. It simply means “great work” in Latin. An artist’s magnum opus may be their most valuable piece of art. […]

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Why We Need Christmas

by Mario ZandstraPosted Dec 5, 2013

Wood Cross and Wood Nativity

We love to celebrate Christmas at the Zandstra house, do you? If you were to ask your friends and families why we celebrate Christmas, you will no doubt get varying answers ranging from, “It’s a time to celebrate family” to “Santa Claus” to “Jesus’ birth.” But, I want to ask a different question… Why do […]

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Universal God

by Jillian VerretPosted Sep 13, 2013

Camper and Counselor Talking

We had the privilege of having a foreign exchange student as a camper at the Timbers during week 3! She is from Mexico and has been in the U.S. (Houston) for six months and will be returning back to Mexico on Monday. She and her counselor talked about her family life and how it has […]

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