COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Journey @ CIU has been cancelled due to Covid-19
June 22 – June 26
Incredible Communicators, Passionate Worship
Archery Tag, Laser Tag, Bubble Soccer, etc
2020 will mark our inaugural year at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC!
JOURNEY comes to CIU June 22-26, with a schedule very similar to our schedule at Toccoa Falls. We will offer on campus rec, amazing worship and teaching, late night activities, AND our Journey famous Lake Days (at Lake Murray).
The main difference for our CIU location is that we will offer a “SERVE track” for youth leaders who want to challenge their students to get outside their comfort zones, and serve the local Columbia community. The SERVE track is not required for all campers at CIU, but will require that you provide transportation for your group each afternoon.
If you are interested in our CIU location for Journey Camp, please contact our office as we are still finalizing the schedule and details of the week.
Journey Camp Speakers
Nathan speaks to over 100,000 people annually on college campuses, youth events, camps, retreats, Dnow Weekends, and churches of different denominations. Audiences of all ages respond to his humor, passion for Christ, and clear style of presenting the Gospel. Nathan has jumped off cliffs, out of moving vehicles, and onto human beings during football games. He raced dirt bikes as a kid, speaks French fluently, and was almost killed by a lion in Botswana. When he was only 7 years old, Nathan saw his cat get struck by lightning, and to this day claims it was the best day of his life!
Dr. David Olshine
David Olshine is the director and professor of Youth Ministry at Columbia International University in South Carolina. David has spoken to over 2 million people in his career at churches, camps, retreats, and conferences. Dr. David (also known as “Shiner”) has authored 19 books, including the best selling series “Studies on the Go” and “Youth Ministry: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Get It Right.” David is married to Rhonda and has two great kids, Rachel and Andrew.
We are so excited to welcome JD Meeder back to The Journey Camp this summer! JD has been a huge part of the ministry from the beginning. He was a Journey Staffer in 2012 and he has been working with us in different capacities every year since. JD has played a huge role in the growth of Journey Camp and we are so excited that he will be joining us to speak and pour into the lives of students this summer. Having been to Kenya several times with Love Africa Mission, JD also has a heart for Africa and loves helping college students discern God’s calling to Africa. JD will be joining us for Week 2 in Toccoa Falls!
Daniel “Stallion” Stevanus
Daniel Stevanus grew up overseas in Italy as a missionary kid where he developed his passion for people and his call to ministry. He graduated from Columbia Int’l University to serve as a youth pastor in Long Island for 5 years. He is currently the Director of Student Ministry at Mt. Horeb UMC in Lexington, SC. Stal likes sushi, soccer, rap, friends, technology, riding motorcycles, dj-ing, cooking but ultimately he is passionate about seeing God’s people mature through biblical discipleship.
Ryan has been working with students for the last 12 years. He is passionate about raising up disciples for Christ. He has been married to his High School sweetheart, Shelley for 8 years and they have two awesome sons, Levi and Canaan (and one more on the way!). He currently serves as the Family Pastor at New River Church in Lake Wylie, SC and is basically obsessed with Gamecock football, Atlanta Braves baseball and his black lab, Finley.
Trevor Miller is a graduate of Columbia International University where he earned his degrees in youth ministry, outdoor leadership and Bible. Trevor has bee involved in ministry for 16 years. He currently serves as the Family Pastor at Mt. Horeb UMC. He has a passion for creatively communicating the transforming power of the gospel. He and his wife, Jenna, currently reside in Lexington, SC with their kids: Eli, Owen, and Murrye.
Lincoln grew up in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He now lives in Charlotte, NC and is the proud husband to Rachel, and daddy to Reagan and Ryleigh. Lincoln felt called to full-time ministry in 2009 and currently serves as an Area Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in Charlotte. Lincoln uses hilarious stories from his past and present life to illustrate the gospel in an authentic way. In his free time you can find Lincoln hunting and cheering on the Clemson Tigers!