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Spring Elderversity

June 3-4, 2024

Did you go to Bible camp as a kid and wish you could have that experience again? Or maybe you didn’t have the opportunity to go to Bible camp but would like to have that experience! Here is your chance!


Elderversity camp is a special camp for those age 55 and older. At camp you will have the opportunity to participate in many different camp activities such as:


  • Singing

  • Campfires

  • Devotions and Teaching Times

  • Pontoon ride

  • And much more!

Speaker: Pastor John Petersen

John R. Petersen was ordained in 1975 at his home congregation in Ringsted, IA. John and, his wife, Ellen served churches in Denver, CO, Blair, NE, Milford, IA and for the past 27 years in Mankato, MN.  While serving at First Lutheran in Milford, John also served on the Ingham-Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps board of directors. He retired as Senior Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato in 2014 and returned 12 months later as a part-time staff member which he continues to do today. He and       Ellen exchanged wedding vows at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon, MN on June 19, 1971. They have two daughters, Rachel and Jessica and their families that consist of   seven grandchildren.   

THEME:  “Why I Still Study The Bible”                  

There can be little question that the church is changing in a variety of ways.  As I add candles to my birthday cake, I find it more of a challenge to hear younger colleagues say the church of yesterday is fading and is no longer working in the new church. That’s the primary reason I still study the Bible – because God’s Word never changes.  

During our time together we will;

  • Explore reasons why we study scripture

  • Hear 10 Bible verses that inspired John

  • Share our own experiences

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Registration opening soon
Registration Cost: $109
Commuter: $69


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