Empowered Family Camp - Summer 2018

As part of PRMI's desire to equip upcoming generations to experience the empowering work of the Holy Spirit, we are delighted to announce the launch of "Empowered: Christian Family Camp" July 11-14, 2018 at the Community of the Cross in Black Mtn., NC.

This will be a new Dunamis series designed especially for families.  Instead of twice a year, we will meet each summer around the same time for the next six years, working our way through all six Dunamis retreats. This summer's camp will center around Gateways to Empowered Ministry, our core teaching on the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

Children ages 5-12 will have their own teaching and equipping sessions, led by Rev. John and Nancy Van Stone (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) and Brenda Walker (Port Lucie, FL).  

We will also provide loving and Christ-centered childcare for children younger than five.

Teens are welcome to join in the 'adult' teaching sessions.  

An additional new feature this year will be the worldview teaching offered online, which adult participants will be able to watch prior to arriving.

The event begins on Tuesday morning, July 11, at 10:00 o'clock.

The leadership team is hosting an optional 'welcome' cookout on Monday evening at the Community of the Cross.

“Our desire is to see families growing together in a deeper love and experience of Jesus Christ through the power and work of the Holy Spirit.  Through teaching, activities, and practices that families can take back home, we look forward to watching the Spirit transform and strengthen one another in ways that will shape the contexts we are going back into – be it church, home, work, or school." -- Rev. Josh Modrzynski, the event's director.

In addition to teaching and worship, Empowered will offer opportunities for families to have some solo time together as well as private prayer ministry.

“Over the years, deep and lasting bonds of koinonia have formed around Dunamis communities, as participants journey through the six retreats together.  It is our hope to 'birth' a new community of young families who can encourage, support and pray for each other -- to plant a new community within the PRMI family.  Many of us who went through the original Dunamis series at Lake George are still very dear friends, and I know this is true for other groups around the country.  It is my hope to create a 'container' that's accessible for busy families where perhaps the Lord can weave together another expression of this dear community..."  -- Rev. Susan Finck, part of the Empowered leadership team.

The leadership team has researched various lodging options for camping, and the PRMI office can provide a list of local hotels in the area.  Because this event occurs in the tourism season this summer, we want to encourage people to book their camping spots or hotels as soon as possible.

We would love to see young married couples join us for this retreat, as well as singles and families with children.  

Empowered: Christian Family Camp 2018

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Since 1991 tens of thousands of individuals have had the opportunity to grow in their knowledge of the person and the work of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ through the Dunamis Project!

As people have taken this back to their churches and communities, one question that has emerged over the years is, “How do we make the whole Dunamis Project available for families?”

We are excited to say that for the first time we will be doing exactly that at the Community of the Cross in Black Mountain, NC.

Empowered will be a six-year series of camp-style conferences aimed at equipping families to follow Jesus Christ through the person and work of the Holy Spirit. We want to see God’s gifts for each person in a family, from toddlers through grandparents, coming alive and drawing them more and more into the life-changing reality of following Jesus.

This family camp will adapt the Dunamis Project and creatively engage it to create teaching and a space to encounter the Holy Spirit for both kids and adults.

There will be teaching sessions that is directed for both kids and adults as well as nursery care for our youngest ones. Our times of worship will be aimed at bringing families together to follow and experience the joy of the Lord with one another.

We’ll also have time set apart for families to spend together or receive prayer ministry.

The atmosphere will be very “camp-like” to accommodate the multiple needs of families. We’ll eat together, play together and have times of rest. The goal is that this conference will be both spiritually nourishing and fun for the whole family.

Children’s Ministry

A question that you and other Christian parents often have for their kids is: “How do I help my child to have a real faith?”

You want more than good behavior, more than simple knowledge…You want your children to have a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. Can this happen?

Yes! Because just like adults, children are given the gift of the Holy Spirit in His fullness and power.

The Holy Spirit is just as much a “Helper” for kids as he is for adults.

One of our main goals for Empowered is to give your family a variety of creative tools and practices to help you walk together with Jesus in a genuine relationship, learning how to listen and cooperate with the prompts of the Holy Spirit.

You’ll do this through some focused time of teaching for your kids in a fun and creative atmosphere. Also, we’ll be giving you tools throughout the week that you can take home and make as a part of you daily and weekly practices of following Jesus together.

Our hope is that your child will have a better understanding and confidence in their own ability to pray and listen to the voice of the Lord in their lives.

Date and Time

July 11-14, 2018

A pre-registration check-in and dinner will be available starting at 5:30 on July 10.

Checkin will begin from 8 am - 10am on July 11.  The 1st session begins at 10am, July 11.

The event ends with lunch and cleanup, finishing about 3:30pm on July 14, 2018.


PRMI's Community of the Cross
3237 North Fork Left Fork Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711 


Lodging Options

There are several hotels in the area.  You are expected to make your own reservations.  Please call the office if you need hotel suggestions.


There is no registration fee to attend this event. All events organized by PRMI are offering based.


During your event, you'll be invited to share in the vision of PRMI and give an offering towards the ministry to advance our mission of equipping people to cooperate with the Holy Spirit.  Pray about how to participate long before you arrive.


Rev. Susan Finck

Susan Finck
Rev. Susan Finck currently serves as the pastor of El Calvario Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas, a small bilingual congregation that's recently moved into ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. A graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, she has served small Presbyterian Churches since 1988.

Susan enjoys teaching and mentoring in multiple venues for PRMI, including Youth/Young Adult ministry, Growing the Church retreats, and a years-long partnership with YoungLife America Central Region.

Rev. Chris Walker

Chris Walker
Rev. Chris Walker has taught for PRMI in English and Spanish since 2002. He has been involved in four immigrant new church developments and has a passion for helping others grow in personal evangelism skills. He oversees the Spanish language work of PRMI.


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Event Date 07-11-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 07-14-2018 3:30 pm
Community of the Cross
3227 N Fork Left Fork, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA
Community of the Cross

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