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2015 Leaders Retreat May 18-20



Guest Speaker

Leith Anderson serves as President of the National Association of Evangelicals in Washington, DC. He maintains his home in Eden Prairie, MN, where he pastored Wooddale Church for 35 years. He is the author /co-author of twenty books, is a frequent conference speaker, and is often interviewed in national media on current events.


The ministry of Silver Spur Christian Camp & Retreat Center is expanding and we need your help!  As more and more people are taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings, fun and excitement Silver Spur has to offer, we are faced with a good problem. We need more room! To meet this need we have developed a plan to expand and improve both the facilities and the ministries at the camp.  Here are a few of the things we will be doing:

  1. Construct a new 9000 sq. ft. Dining Facility with new restrooms and a new kitchen
  2. Construct a new 2000 sq. ft. Operations Shop for more efficient maintenance of the many buildings at the camp
  3. Redevelop the current dining room and kitchen area into additional lodging and meeting rooms
  4. Remodel the Office and Gift Shop
  5. Install bathrooms and showers in each of the 12 cabins at the Silver Creek camp area
  6. Expand the area for parking
  7. Construct a new 12-15 bedroom housing unit in the current “Ghost-Town” location
  8. Remodel the current “Annex” building at Silver Ridge into a 12-14 person housing unit.

The total cost for this project is $1.3 million.  We are able to accomplish all of these things with this very slim budget because of the efficient work crew at Silver Spur and through volunteer labor from various groups. 

This project will be done in 3 phases starting with the Dining Facility and Operations Shop.  Over $130,000 has already come in.  We need $200,000 more to break ground.  We would like all of our NextGen Churches to have a part in seeing this ministry expand to reach more lives for Jesus Christ.  Here is how you can help right now.


  1. Talk to the leadership of your church about making an investment into our next generation of ministry at Silver Spur
  2. It’s very likely that you know of people who are Kingdom-minded and who would be potential investors.  You could be our bridge by sharing our vision and providing us with an introduction so we can share it with them also.
  3. Donations can be made at either the NextGen or Silver Spur websites or mailed directly to us.

Contact John Myers at jmyers@silverspur.com to find out more details.  We’d be happy to send you more information.

2014 Leaders Retreat Highlights

2014 Leaders Retreat

Next Generation Churches has seen a number of new initiatives and changes over the past couple of years and we are serious about leveragering our network for the purpose of encouraging healthy and reproducing churches and leaders. This was evident at our annual gathering this past month.  


It is hard to describe in a short note the impact that this year’s retreat had on our leaders who attended.  Our goal was to create an environment for church leaders to bring their teams, for ministry couples to be encouraged, and for relationships to be developed and grow between leaders in our region. From the comments we heard and continue to hear, we hit that target. Mark Young, president of Denver Seminary ministered to our hearts as we journeyed through the Bible story of redemption—we all left wishing for more.


Having the retreat at our own Silver Spur Camp and Retreat Center created  an environment that encouraged connection between our leaders. The Silver Spur staff served us well, showing us once again, this wonderful “tool” available to our association of churches. We also presented the plans for a new dining facility and other upgrades that will enhance Silver Spur’s ability to serve our churches and leaders.



I’m very grateful for what the Lord is doing in our current churches and leaders—and am excited about the new churches that are joining with us. I pray that because of our relationships and mutual ministry, we will see our region impacted for the cause of Jesus Christ.




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Dr. David Whitaker

Executive Director

NextGen Churches

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