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If you are looking for a way to get your youth excited about missions and sharing the Gospel that is both fun and affordable, then you definitely need to check out Deep Impact. Deep Impact is a ministry of the North Carolina Baptist Men and Women through the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and is an ideal way for youth ministers and leaders to introduce students who have never done missions to the mission field and to help those who have served in missions before to continue to grow their passion for sharing the life-changing message of Jesus Christ to people in our communities, our nation, and throughout the world. Regardless of how many times your students (or adult leaders for that matter) have done missions, Deep Impact is sure to leave a lasting impression on them.

My name is Jordan Caddell, and I serve as a youth leader at Big Lick Baptist Church in Oakboro, NC. I was also a member of the 2014 Deep Impact staff team (hoping to return for 2015), and had the amazing opportunity to see first-hand how God worked in so many students’ lives this past summer. Our youth at BLBC have participated in Deep Impact for the last two summers, and have gained something new each time. I cannot tell you in words how incredible it is to see our youth return from a Deep Impact trip on fire for The Lord and with a renewed and enhanced passion to serve Him. God worked in incredible ways through Deep Impact in 2014, and we know He has something great in store for 2015.

Deep Impact camps are “pre-packaged missions weeks” designed to introduce students to missions, or to help them further their love and understanding of missions. There are multiple weeks to choose from, and there are opportunities for all levels. If you’re looking for a local trip, we have plenty of locations in North Carolina to choose from. Maybe you’re looking to stay in the country, but go outside of NC. If that’s the case, Deep Impact offers an awesome week in New York City, where students have the opportunity to see the Big Apple, and help influence it for the Glory of God. Deep Impact also offers two international trips. The first is to Honduras, and the second is to Cuba. Both of these trips include transportation, meals, and lodging.

As youth leaders, we all want to see our students excited about being a light in the world. I can think of no better way to help do this than to participate in a Deep Impact camp, and I’m not just saying that as a staff member; I’m saying that as someone who has experienced God move through Deep Impact and seen Him move in so many students and leaders during Deep Impact.

Please pay Deep Impact a visit online at www.baptistsonmission.org/deepimpact, and if you would like to talk more or ask questions about Deep Impact, please don’t hesitate to call me at (704) 438-3497 or e-mail me at jordancaddell@live.com. If I don’t have the answer to one of your questions, I’ll absolutely find it for you, and I’ll be glad to get you in touch with the director, Tom Beam. You can also find Deep Impact on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for the influence you have on our youth and their families, and thank you for considering Deep Impact.

In Christ,
Jordan Caddell
John 16:33


JANUARY 29-31, 2015
A Training Conference to Equip & Rejuvenate Your Youth Ministry Team

Calling all youth ministers and youth workers to authentic worship, relevant training, honest conversation and personal encouragement. This is the largest gathering and best training in the Southeast for people who minister to teenagers in Southern Baptist churches. The biggest compliment year after year concerns the 50 plus breakouts that cover all aspects of youth ministry.

Keynote speakers are Mark Batterson, Ed Newton, Skit Guys, and Jeff Bethke. Also featured are Allen Jackson, Judi Jackson, Richard Ross, Brian Mills, Ken Coley, and Scott Kindig.

The Southeast Conclave is organized by the Baptist State Conventions of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, bringing together the best in Youth Ministry today.


Visit www.SoutheastConclave.org or contact our office at 800-395-5102 ext. 5566 or Youth.Disciplemaking@ncbaptist.org.


Ski Retreat

FEBRUARY 6-8, 2015

Make plans now to join us for the 11th annual NC Youth Ministry Winter Ski Retreat. Hundreds of youth from across the state will converge in Beckley, West Virginia, for their annual Winter Retreat; a weekend packed with fun, fellowship and worship.


All-day skiing Saturday

Saturday evening worship with guest speaker, Adrian Despres, and the BDT Team, who share their witness for God through music and testimony during Caswell summer camps and as they travel across North Carolina.

Sunday morning worship led by the Adrian Despres and the BeDoTell Team.


Saturday night
7 p.m. Doors open at Woodrow Wilson High School (400 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV 25801)
8 p.m. Evening worship

Sunday morning
8:30 a.m. Doors open at Woodrow Wilson High School
9 a.m. Morning worship
11 a.m. Depart for home


The ski retreat package includes the following:

  • Two nights hotel lodging with daily continental breakfast
  • Saturday ski rental and lift ticket (8 a.m.-10 p.m.)
    *One complimentary lift ticket and rental for every 15 purchased
  • Group ski lessons
  • Saturday lunch and dinner
  • Saturday night and Sunday morning worship with guest speaker and the BeDoTell Team


Cost is $175 per person and is based on maximum occupancy. Package includes a Saturday lift ticket (8 a.m.- 10 p.m.), ski rental, group ski lessons, two nights lodging with continental breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday, and Saturday night and Sunday morning worship. Deductions are made for non-skiers and those bringing their own equipment. Upgrades are available for snowboards, lessons, bibs, helmets and individual lessons at resort cost.


Contact Tim of CTI Group Adventures at (800) 285-7273 or twilson@skicit.com for additional pricing and to make your reservations now. Please let him know that you are calling about the North Carolina Baptist Ski Retreat.

This event is one of the most popular events each year. Call or email early to secure your spots!

Baptists On Mission
is a Collegiate Missions initiative sponsored by North Carolina Baptist Men and Baptist Campus Ministry. Campus Ministers on college campuses and College Ministers in churches are welcome to sign up as a group. Individuals can also sign up for a missions experience. You can click on each location for more information about the types of projects you may be involved in while on the field. Note that details for Transform122 may differ some from the information seen on the partnership pages. Please contact Tom Beam or Rick Trexler for more details and how to sign up.
The following locations have coordinators and are open to your collegiate group scheduling a weekend, Spring Break, week during another part of the year, or any number of days:

Mark Abernathy
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5607
Honduras, Guatemala, Kenya, Pennsylvania, Appalachian Coalfields, Vermont, Hawaii, Rocky Mountain

Teresa Jones
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5612
Roma Gypsy (Romania)

Tom Beam
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5626
Cuba, Ethiopia, Canada, New York City

Larry Osborne
(910) 843-7700
Red Springs Mission Camp, Red Springs, NC

David Brown
(919) 422-9990
Shelby Mission Camp, Shelby, NC

For More information please contact:
Tom Beam
1.800.395.5102, ext. 5626
Rick Trexler
1.800.395.5102, ext. 5560
Camp Caraway is a summer camp for boys, sponsored by North Carolina Baptists on Mission, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.  All boys are welcome and do not have to be active in a particular church to attend.  We also have a Christian expedition program called Christian High Adventure, featuring male-only and coed outdoor adventure and whitewater trips.  Our camp is located in the beautiful Uwharrie Mountains, seven miles west of Asheboro, North Carolina.  Since 1963 more than 65,000 boys have been challenged toward strengthening their Christian walk at Caraway.  We'd love to have your son or group of boys join us!
Camp Caraway bases its program on the Christian idea that each boy is a person of worth, created in the image of God.  Each boy is important and each has something unique and significant to contribute to the camp.  This idea is applied to every activity and to every aspect of the camp program.  The key to North Carolina's furture lies with the campers of today.  Our goal is to instill within each camper the desire to be all God created him to be.  We hope to see you at Camp Caraway this summer!
Links for Summer Youth Adventures: