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You are invited to attend the

New Brunswick
Christian Ashram

Thursday, August 10 - Sunday, August 13, 2017
Beulah Camp and Conference Center
Browns Flat, New Brunswick

Evangelist: The Rev. Joe Beesley
Bible Teacher: The Rev. Gregory McMullin

Associated with United Christian Ashrams

Jesus is Lord!

What is a Christian Ashram? The Christian Ashram is one of several movements that has arisen out of a desire to put the power of the early church back into our modern day fellowship. Literally translated the word "Ashram" means "Retreat from hard work" - a time to engage in Christ-centered activities and meditation. All Christian Ashrams are interdenominational and interracial. Titles and other symbols of distinction are set aside that we may worship as true brothers and sisters in Christ under the ministry of an evangelist, Bible study leader, and music team.

What can you expect?
a time of sharing and growth within a Christian Community
inspiring messages
enriching Bible teaching
faith stories of changed lives
great singing and worship
small group sharing and prayer

Where is it being held? Beulah Camp is a wonderful church run camp facility on the beautiful Long Reach of the St. John river about one half hour from the city of Saint John. There is plenty of on-site accommodation available and we will also welcome day visitors.

What about youth and children? They are very welcome! We offer full children's and youth programs and a nursery for the very young during main sessions.

the Rev. Joe Beesley

The Rev. Joe Beesley is an innovative thinker who has committed his life to inspiring others. He recently accepted the position of Bishop/Overseer of Sunset Church, Fredericton, where he has served as lead pastor for over 20 years. Pastor Beesley has a natural gift for communicating and as a public speaker, he utilizes his sense of humour and 47 years of pastoral life experiences to effectively reach audiences of all ages. He is actively involved in mentoring church leaders and sharing the principles of leadership in seminars in various countries around the world. Joe works hand in hand with his life-long partner in ministry, Colleen. They are proud parents of four grown children and blessed by thirteen incredible grandchildren.

Bible Teacher:
The Rev. Gregory McMullin

Greg attended the Anglican Church as a young boy in his hometown of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In his later teen years he was converted in 1979 at a Billy Graham Crusade in Halifax. After graduating from Acadia University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, he felt a strong call to ordained ministry and entered the Master of Divinity degree program at Wycliffe College in Toronto, from which he graduated in 1986. Greg was ordained and served as Rector (pastor) on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia where he ministered to five congregations. Four years later, Greg moved with his wife, Vanessa, to become rector of Trinity Church in Halifax's inner city. In 2003, Greg received a call to become Rector of St. Mary & St. Bartholomew's church in Saint John where he continues to serve. Shortly after moving to Saint John, Greg enlisted in the Canadian Forces at HMCS BRUNSWICKER where, to the present, he ministers as a Navy Chaplain. Greg and Vanessa have three young adult children. In his free time, Greg enjoys family trips, spending time at the family cottage in Salmon Beach, N.B, hiking, running, light carpentry and puttering around the house. Greg is delighted to have been given the opportunity be a Bible teacher at this year's Ashram. To God be the glory - for the gift of life and for wonderful opportunities to engage in the Lord's ministry!

Music Leader:
Becka deHaan and friends
We are pleased to welcome back Becka deHaan as music leader along with many time NBCA musicians, Catherine and Paul Mcdonald and Rod Anderson. Born in Winnipeg but raised in St. Stephen, NB, Becka graduated from Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Biblical and theological studies and minoring in English. She now lives in Fredericton where she ministers through music at regular and special worship services in the area and is also building a songwriting and performance career. Becka was awarded an East Coast Music Award (ECMA) for Gospel Recording of the Year for her second album, "Long-Awaited, Unexpected". Her website is www.beckadehaan.com.

Youth (12-22) Program:

A program focusing on bible study, worship, drama and leisure activities. We welcome back Bonnie Hunt from Threshold Ministries to lead our youth program again this year.

Children's (4-12) Program:

We offer the children a Vacation Bible School type program whenever adults are in session.

Bill Brown & Jack Fracker Memorial Sponsorship Fund
Not able to attend this year? Please consider sending a donation to assist others with limited means to attend. A line to denote your gift is provided on the registration form. Donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Bill Brown and Jack Fracker were invaluable members of the "Twelve" (NBCA board). Bill also served as NBCA Director.

2017 Brochure 2017 Registration Form Speaker Talks
Sample Menu Sample Schedule (pdf)
Beulah Camp and Conference Center Pictures from previous NB Christian Ashrams
For more information please contact:
Director: Cheryl Jacobs

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