A Letter from the Director - Looking Ahead to 2019

 

Dear Wheatstone Family,

Like many youth at Camp, Allen was introduced to a deeper level of Christian thought, a deeper appreciation of God’s beauty, and deeper practices of spiritual development on his journey to maturity. He saw and felt a grander picture of adulthood—one that included Christ at its center and engaged his affections, mind, body, and soul.

His mother, Tina, said, “He came back noticeably more mature. I could tell he cared more about Jesus and his life with Christ after Wheatstone.”

Our culture is continually inundated with a limiting, Christless vision of adulthood. It’s harmful, ugly, and false. So, at Wheatstone, we’re working with hope to reach more churches and communities in 2019 and the years to come. We are actively training youth leaders and pastors year-round, and strengthening and challenging Christian youth at camps, but we need your help to carry this redeeming mission further into 2019 as the year comes to a close.

 
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Our culture is continually inundated with a limiting, Christless vision of adulthood.

 

In the past five years, I’ve seen God use this community to develop and secure Wheatstone. The ministry is more responsible, effective, and jolly than ever. Now, I believe that God is starting a new season of hope and blessing unlike any we’ve seen so far. Next year, we’re moving in faith to grow, through efforts that are typified by our already-announced expansion of Camp to Northern California.

You can be a part of this new growth project. In faith, consider joining our pursuit of these new 2019 goals.

New Goals for 2019

  1. Hone the Wheatstone message and effectively communicate what we offer through a professionally-developed marketing plan for national growth.

  2. Find and hire a leader or team to oversee Wheatstone’s sales and fundraising.

  3. Partner with church leaders in Northern California for a successful camp in Rocklin this June.

  4. Launch a Church Assistance Fund to help churches with financial need experience Wheatstone’s high-quality Christian Adulthood Trainings.

  5. Launch a Trainer Certification Program to prepare for growing demand.

  6. Complete a book that presents and enables Wheatstone’s approach to youth ministry.

In addition, we’ll maintain the work of the past five years, including running our SoCal summer camp, raising a Sponsorship Fund for youth with financial need, and offering our five key Christian Adulthood Trainings to regional churches.

 
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I believe that God is starting a new season of hope and blessing unlike any we’ve seen so far.

 

Because of God’s grace and the stabilizing work of the last five years, most of our new goals do not require support beyond expected giving levels. However, your charitable gift of $250 or $500 will speed and confirm the work, allowing more youth like Allen to experience the call to Christian adulthood. Will you prayerfully consider supporting our efforts for the coming year? For information or to donate, please visit christianadulthood.org/together.

Thank you again for your involvement in helping Wheatstone achieve what it has so far, and for your support as we follow God into the future of this mission.

 
 
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For Christian adulthood,

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Peter David Gross
Executive Director
Wheatstone Ministries