Let the mountain come to you! The Miracle Mountain Ranch speaking team brings passion and truth to seven action-packed sessions that are exciting, intriguing, and relevant! Don’t miss this two-day special camp for teens ages 13 and up.
For 49 years, Miracle Mountain Ranch has been helping thousands of youth develop a firm foundation, rooted in Christ. From their Discipleship Program to Summer Camps, they exhibit a passion for youth, and NOW they’re bringing that same passion to the convention!
When: Friday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, from 10:30 a..m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 13 through 18
Discipleship Camp Schedule
These sessions are self-contained and run concurrently with the general convention workshop, so you can choose to attend one or all sessions!
Session 1 (9:00 -10:00 a.m.)
Humility: Strength through Yielded-ness – Matt Cox and his dog, Casey.
Discover the power and freedom by embracing the concept of servant-leadership and affecting your world through an attitude of humility and a learner’s heart. You are called to impact your world. Join Matt Cox–and his dog–as we discover God’s design for this calling.
Session 2 (10:30 -11:30 a.m.)
Apprenticeship and Discipleship: A match made in Heaven – Donnie Rosie
The people you work with have a profound impact on your life. This is why finding a quality apprenticeship program where discipleship happens is so important. Learn how apprenticeship is growing, how it is a great model, and what to look for in a mentor.
Session 3 (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.)
Leadership: Lessons from Abe Lincoln – Tonya Rosie
Abraham Lincoln was a remarkable man during a perilous time in America. His leadership and character allowed him to move people–and eventually reunite a nation. God’s plan for your life is no less remarkable in these perilous times in American history. We’ll present lessons learned from Lincoln that will help you to lead YOUR generation.
Session 4 (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
Commitment: Focusing on a Commitment to God’s Plan Despite the World’s Pressures – Matt Cox and his dog, Casey
Join Matt Cox and his dog as they take a look at how our commitments impact our relationships and motivate us to step out with confidence and passion. We will look at the pressures that most teens face in order to have a clear direction for their future. We will also be explore God’s perspective of commitment and learn how to make peace with following His will–and not the world’s expectations. Discover how you can live your life by faith–the stuff that moves mountains.
Session 5 (10:30 -11:30 a.m.)
Responsibility: Online and Off – Donnie Rosie
You are always marketing yourself–whether you intend to or not–so you need to understand how to act online and in public, before you jeopardize your future. Learn how to be responsible, build credibility, and develop trust in relationships. Thousands of youth are throwing away opportunities because of their foolish actions. Your job and your relationships are at stake, so develop a communication plan before you throw away your future.
Session 6 (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.)
Resolving Conflict in Relationships: Your Turn to Love – Mark Brenner
Our world is all too often tearing itself apart. At the root of the problem are people like you and me who struggle to resolve conflict. As Christians, we have been given the ministry of reconciliation, and we ought to strive toward this goal. During our young-adult years, we find that increasing amounts of relationship conflict are coupled with opportunities to learn the important skills of reconciling with others. A commitment to practice biblical conflict resolution will help to put you on a path to successful relationships with parents, friends, a spouse, employers, and–most importantly–will bring glory to God.
Session 7 (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
Excellence: Discover True Success – Matt Cox and his dog, Casey.
Ever feel like a round peg living in a square-peg world? How do you measure up? Discover what true success is as we take an intimate look at the One who holds the scales.
Our sincere gratitude goes to Herff Jones for sponsoring this teen track. Be sure to visit them in the Exhibit Hall (Booth #111) to see their wide selection of class rings & jewelry, yearbooks, graduation announcements and accessories, diplomas and diploma frames, graduation caps and gowns, and more!
The Miracle Mountain Team
Matt Cox came to Miracle Mountain Ranch as a youth in 1976 and joined the staff in 1988. Matt has served as farmer, program director, director of equine ministries, and executive director. Matt teaches Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking, and Marriage Dynamics classes for the School of Discipleship. His wife, Jenni, homeschools their five children and assists with classes. Both Matt and Jenni are alumni of the School of Discipleship.
Tonya Rosie graduated from Malone University with a B.A. in integrated social studies. Tonya married her husband, Donnie, in 2008 and joined him on staff at Miracle Mountain Ranch where she teaches several classes for the School of Discipleship. When not teaching, Tonya is pursuing her master’s in middle and secondary school instruction, with a focus on social studies. Tonya has a great love of history and enjoys sharing that love with others. Tonya and Donnie have two sons, George and Cole.
Donnie Rosie has been with Miracle Mountain Ranch for 12 years, first as a student and now as marketing director, student adviser, and instructor. Donnie markets national events, produces media content, speaks, and consults for other organizations. After being homeschooled through high school, he pursued a degree in business from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is married to his awesome wife, Tonya. They have two sons, George and Cole. As a family, they enjoy the outdoors, travel, and history.
Mark Brenner is the chief financial officer at Miracle Mountain Ranch where he has been discipling young adults for 18 years. He teaches Music Appreciation, Introduction to Christian Ethics, Responsible Relationships, and classes for the School of Discipleship. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in religion from Liberty University. Mark and his wife, Jen, are both graduates of the School of Discipleship and have three children ages 11 to 15. Mark is passionate about helping others grow in the Lord through discipleship.