Family Week #5
August 4 - August 9
Join us for our 2024 Summer Conference Season here at America’s Keswick!
Family Week #5 August 4 – 9, 2024
Our theme is “Embraced: Renewed in God’s Delight” focusing on Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT), “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Speakers: Pastor Chris Durkin & Pastor Lloyd Pulley
Pastor Chris Durkin has served at Colts Neck Community Church for over 13 years. His passion is to teach the Bible, proclaim the Gospel and encourage Christians in their faith. Pastor Chris grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Philadelphia, and graduated from seminary in Colorado. He has two ministry degrees: BA in Youth Ministry from Eastern University and a Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary. He has over twenty-five years of ministry experience. He is married to his best friend Melissa and they have five wonderful children.
Lloyd Pulley has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Old Bridge (CCOB) in central New Jersey for over 35 years. While a wrestler for the Spartans in 1976, Pastor Lloyd received the Lord in his first term on full scholarship at Michigan State University for Chemical Engineering. He received a call to ministry as his second year was ending, leading him to travel to Southern California to participate in a summer project for CRU (previously Campus Crusade). He then joined the ministry at Calvary Chapel West Covina, now Calvary Chapel Golden Springs. In 1979, Lloyd was brought on as a pastoral intern there and continued his ministry training on the job until 1984.
While interning at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, Lloyd met and married his wife Karen. Making their way from California to New Jersey in 1984, the humble beginnings of home-based Bible studies and fellowship soon saw unprecedented growth and development of the people who call CCOB their home church.
Pastor Lloyd is also the author of several books: Under His Influence: Yielding to the Work of the Holy Spirit, Everyday Conversations: Eternal Impact, and the Be Still 30 Day Devotional released through Bridging the Gap with Pastor Lloyd.
Pastor Lloyd can be heard daily on the Bridging the Gap with Pastor Lloyd radio program, and weekdays on Bridge Bible Talk, The Bridge Christian Radio’s first-ever live call-in program answering questions on the Bible and Christian living.
Music & Worship by: Jeff & Sue Duffield
Aside from the fact that they have new life doing contemporary hymns and even the “Oldies”, they have always been exceptional and creative artists. Since the early 70s, while Jeff and Sue had major media venues of opportunity and exposure (PTL Club, 700 Club, 100 Hundred Huntley Street – Canada) they never strived for commercial success. Sue not only has an incredible vocal ability, she also writes much of the material they perform.Jeff is a sought-after keyboardist, playing, producing, and arranging for artists/ministries such as: Jimmy Fortune (of the Statler Brothers), Doug Oldham, the Original Couriers, Ben “Cooter” Jones of the Dukes of Hazzard, Sammy Hall, Dave Boyer, Canton Junction, and John Hagee Ministries. The choice to perform a more jazz, soulful-influenced repertoire instead of mainstream gospel, a more conservative direction, proved to be their signature strength. The Duffields were performing this worship flavor a decade or more before it became popular.Their music is rich with many layers. They are truly musicians’ musicians, but most will say Jeff and Sue’s hearts are even bigger than their music. In their later years, it’s become quite evident that their real joy is helping other artists and ministries. Their love for Jesus shines in everything they do.
What to expect this summer at America’s Keswick:
- Morning and evening sessions with our speakers
- We will be having Children’s and Teen’s Ministry
- Activities for all ages! Such as guided nature walks, scavenger hunts, a large inflatable slide in the lake, devotions, and more!
- Delicious meals prepared on campus served in our dining room
Children’s & Teen’s Ministry:
It’s not Sunday School… It’s not VBS… It’s Children’s Ministry – America’s Keswick style! One of our passions is to teach children from a young age who Jesus is, why it is important to follow Him, and how to apply biblical principles to their lives. We take the time to hand-pick fun and responsible leaders who are passionate about teaching YOUR kids. We get to know your children personally so we can teach them at a level that they can understand, and we also have a whole lot of fun along the way.
On top of our biblical lessons, we have high-energy games, creative crafts, delicious snacks, funny skits, and everything in between – all designed to follow and reinforce the lesson for the day. We also spend time preparing for our end-of-week presentation, where you can hear your kids share a passage of Scripture that they’ve memorized and a song that they’ve learned while in Children’s Ministry… but be sure to get there early, because before the meeting we also have a special bell-ringing ceremony where we celebrate the children who have come to Christ that week.
Our Children’s Ministry curriculum welcomes infants through age 11, and ages 12-17 can enjoy our Teen Ministry program. We’re going to have a lot of fun this summer, and we hope you can join us.
Each meal starts with a staff member’s blessing in the food. When you enter the doors to the dining hall, located in the Raws Building, you will be greeted by the buffet line. Guests are able to grab a plate and choose from the variety of options that are available during the course. Most times there are 1-2 main entrée options with 2-3 sides dishes. During breakfast, there is a cold bar that is fully stocked with assorted cereals, milk, yogurt, and freshly cut fruit. During lunches and dinners, we have a freshly prepared salad bar where guests can create their salad exactly to their choosing. Once guests find their seat at a table, our friendly servers will bring you beverages and help clear away your plates. You will also see our dining room hostess who is available to you at any time should you need any assistance. If you have a dietary restrictions or allergies, please inform your server and they would be happy to help.
Family Week Packages
Double Occupancy – D | Single Occupancy – S
Private Bathroom – PB | Hall Bathroom – HB
Saint Memorial (PB) $400 D $505 S
Raws Memorial (PB) $350 D $455 S
Raws Memorial (HB) $295 D $400 S
Victory Hall (HB) $260 D $365 S
Ages 0-4 yrs. FREE
Ages 5-11 yrs. $130
Ages 12-17 yrs. $180
RV Site (with full hook-ups) $255/site
Tent Site $205/site