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Bible & Missionary Conference

July 20-26, 2024
2024 Reservations Open!

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BMC is short for Bible and Missionary conference, something we’ve been doing at Beulah Beach for 100 years! 
Since 1921, Beulah Beach has held a Bible and Missionary Conference – and we haven’t lost our focus.  In fact, it’s a big as ever – biblical preaching, inspiring messages from international workers, something for all ages, entertainment and fellowship that your family will not want to miss.

Speakers & Events

Ralph Trainer

Ralph Trainer

Keynote Speaker | Sunday AM

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My Primary responsibility is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit’s leading in providing visionary, strategic, and directional leadership. I think we have assembled an amazing staff of servant-leaders. “Service as great as the lake,” is more than something we say! It is wonderful to serve alongside my wife and kids. I love what Beulah Beach is to families – we are committed to raising the next generation to take the word to the world.

One of my core values is fun! But the thing I enjoy the most is hearing of changed lives through camp ministry. I am a Beulah Beach bell ringer! As a boy I tried to ring the bell at midnight and got caught in the act. I surrendered my life to Christ at camp!

I have served as a pastor, an international worker, in the district and national office and now at Beulah Beach. I am convinced that God doesn’t speak any louder here, but many have told me that they tend to hear him better at Beulah Beach! Listen!

David Thompson

David Thompson

Keynote Speaker | Sunday Missions

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Dr. David Thompson is a retired Alliance missionary surgeon who, with his wife Rebecca, served
under the Christian & Missionary Alliance at Bongolo Hospital, in the country of Gabon, for 35
years, and at Harpur Memorial Hospital in Egypt for 5 years, retiring in 2018.

Dr. Thompson has authored five books describing his years of overseas experience: “On Call,”
“The Hand on My Scalpel,” “Beyond the Mist,” “Christian Mercy,” and “Training God’s Surgeons
for Africa.”

Point Of Grace

Point Of Grace

Concert | Sunday PM

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With faith-filled and passionate lyrics, their memorable melodies and soaring harmonies have inspired generations to live boldly and keep God’s love as the foundation of their lives.

The group founded the groundbreaking Girls of Grace conference; they appear regularly on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage; and they have authored multiple books including their latest, How You Live: Lessons Learned from Point of Grace.

The story of a few gifted college girls with a simple passion to unite and share their musical gifts for the glory of God continues to evolve and engage thousands of fans, both old and new.

Joel Bubna

Joel Bubna

Keynote Speaker | Monday AM

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Joel and Elin finished 38 years of pastoral ministry this July. Those ministries have led
them to numerous places around the world. From 1990-2004 Joel and Elin were part of
a team that planted the Riviera CMA Church in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. From there they
joined the CMA team in Mali to help in the opening of the Koutiala Hospital for Women
and Children.

In 2009 ministry led them to Dakar Senegal where they were part of a team to launch
the International Fellowship of Christians.

One of Joel and Elin’s connections to NE Ohio was the 8 years (2014-2021) they
worked at Grace Church in the opening of the Grace Campus in Olmsted Falls. In 2021
Joel and Elin were invited to return to Abidjan to serve as chaplains of the All Africa
CMA Seminary where they have been ministering for the last 3 years. This summer they
will transition to pastoring the Eglise Protestante Internationale in Toulouse France.
The joy of their lives are their daughters Angèle and Nadia. Angèle lives and works in
Chicago and Nadia lives and works in Washington DC.

Artie McMahon

Artie McMahon

Keynote Speaker | Monday PM

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I do not remember a time when Beulah Beach was not a part of my family’s life. Growing up my dad was a camp director during the summers and school teacher the rest of the year. I loved packing up the car for each trip to Beulah Beach. As a kid there was no better place to spend summers than here. A lot has changed at Beulah Beach since those first years. However, it has remained a place that I love and still brings joy every time I think about being here.

Randall Goodgame (Slugs & Bugs)

Randall Goodgame (Slugs & Bugs)

Keynote Speaker | Tuesday AM

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Slugs & Bugs is among the most revered and critically-lauded series in Christian family entertainment. Boasting a total of six recordings; two Dove Award nominations; a vibrant social media community; and an annual slate of popular concerts across the U.S. and the U.K., at the pulsing, creative center of Slugs & Bugsis acclaimed singer/songwriter Randall Goodgame. Hailed by CCMMagazine.com as “…the greatest thing to happen to children’s music in a generation,” Goodgame has a deep and abiding passion for helping make the Gospel accessible to families.

“I love being a dad and I love the Gospel,” Goodgame says, articulating the motivation behind the Slugs & Bugs brand. Seeing families around the world impacted by Scriptural Truth set to music is gratifying, but watching his own children draw closer to the Lord in this way is the pulse of Randall Goodgame’s purpose.

Joel Trainer

Joel Trainer

Keynote Speaker | Tuesday PM

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Joel grew up in Africa, loves hunting, sushi, soccer, golf, and being a Dad to his three kids, Cooper and Judah, and Willow. Joel is married to his favorite person in the world, Morgan, and they met at Beulah Beach in 2012! Joel was the Program Director at Beulah Beach from 2009-2013 and now serves as the Lead Pastor at Three Creeks Church in Gahanna, OH. Joel’s mission in life is to tell people that a life in fierce pursuit of Jesus is the best life possible. 

Heather Flies

Heather Flies

Keynote Speaker | Wednesday AM & Ladies Event

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Heather Flies loves students. She has been the junior high pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, for more than twenty years. Outside the walls of Wooddale, Heather spends a great deal of time and energy as a communicator. She speaks at local schools on abstinence, self-esteem, and other issues that are relevant to young teenagers. Heather is also passionate about encouraging women in all seasons of life, training youth workers, and helping parents understand how to love their teenagers well. She authored I Want to Talk to My Teen about Girl Stuff, a book for parents, and That’s What She Said/That’s What He Said, a book for teenagers. Heather loves sports and listening to Christmas music all year long. She and her husband, Chad, live with their 135-pound St. Bernard named Jingle Belle.

Alan & Lisa Robertson

Alan & Lisa Robertson

Keynote Speakers | Wednesday PM & Thursday AM

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Infidelity, deceit, distrust, and shame. Unfortunately, these are recurring themes in many of today’s marriages in America—even in the family-values-promoting, Christian-based Robertson family. With a romance that began in junior high, the couple got off to a rocky start but soon settled into married life and had two baby girls. Al became a pastor in the church where his family had been members for years. Then, when Lisa had an affair, the heartache and the tension was very public. Their candid story is one of rescued love and renewed commitment. After nearly getting divorced, Al and Lisa came to terms with what went wrong in their marriage and both began the hard work of making it right.

Now, married for over thirty years, they openly share their hardships—including sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, and abortion as they counsel couples in trouble and speak across the country at churches, marriage retreats, pregnancy centers, many other events.  Al and Lisa live in West Monroe, Louisiana with the rest of the Duck Commander family. They have 2 beautiful daughters, who are both married and have 6 grandchildren.

Micah Tyler

Micah Tyler

Concert | Thursday PM

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A big part of Micah’s journey has included traveling 200 days per year, ranging from performances at youth and college aged camps to conferences to touring with other artists. His impact and understanding of his younger audiences was immortalized on a viral parody video titled “Millennials,” which has over 65 million cumulative views on YouTube and Facebook. He has toured with big name artists such as MercyMe, David Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Phil Wickham, and Big Daddy Weave. 

Hundreds of nights on the road have certainly honed Micah’s purpose for ministry through a growing list of self-penned tunes borne from a place that’s as real as the person he’s trying to be. “These songs are battle-tested,” says Micah. “I want to live the music I’m writing. There are some songs I can’t write because I haven’t lived there yet. When someone comes up to me after a concert and tells me how my songs affected them, I want to make sure they know I can relate.”

Different seems appropriate for Micah since life looks a lot different than it did ten years ago. But the passion and drive of that original step he took to serve the Lord remains very much the same and we hope that never changes.

Brad Stephenson

Brad Stephenson

Keynote Speaker | Daily Bible Hour

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Brad Stephenson just completed his 46th year of ministry. The last 18 of which have been as lead pastor of Deltona (FL) Alliance Church. He and Pam have four married children (two served on Beulah summer staff), eleven grandchildren, and one great grandson. Brad would enjoy the chance to beat Ralph Trainer in golf. But, more so, he is passionate to help others know the word of God so he, and others, can know the God of the word.  

Randy & Jamie Miller

Randy & Jamie Miller

Worship Leaders

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Randy serves as Worship Pastor at Pathway Church in Vero Beach, Florida where his love for Jesus is evident on and off the platform. He is passionate about helping others engage in authentic, Christ-honoring worship through the incredible gift of music God has given us. Randy and his wife Jamie have been blessed to serve together in ministry for more than 27 years. They have three grown children and are enjoying this season of life as their family circle expands with spouses and grandchildren.

Like many of you, Beulah Beach has long been a part of the Miller family’s rhythm of life, a place of many significant moments in their story. Randy & Jamie have put together a gifted team to lead us in worship this week!

Activities & Pricing

Crafts

There are craft times throughout the week where you can learn how to create unique paintings, home decorations, and other fun crafts.

BMC Golf Outing

Grab your clubs and grab a buddy, your wife, your friend, your son, your uncle, or anyone else you know that golfs. Head out to Willow Creek Golf Course in Vermillion for the BMC Golf Outing. This event takes place annually on Tuesday during BMC. For $17 you get 9 holes, 1 cart, and a great time with fellow golfers!

Trivia Nights

Beulah Beach trivia nights are where you get to use your brain and freeze your brain! Trivia takes place after the evening service on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. Enjoy an evening of fellowship, ICE-CREAM, and a whole lot of TRIVIA!

Tournaments

Who doesn’t love some friendly competition? BMC offers fun and exciting tournaments throughout the week that YOU can be a part of! Have a guaranteed blast in any of the following:
Basketball Tournament – Mon
Kan Jam Tournament – Wed
Corn Hole Tournament – Thurs
*tournaments begin at 2:00PM

Water Activities
Enjoy the benefits of being right on lake Erie! BMC offers an extensive list of fun water activities. Experience Lake Erie from the shoreline and beyond. You will have the opportunity to swim, ride a jetski, and go tubing, paddleboarding, paddleboating, or canoeing! Or simply lay on the beach and soak up the sun. Need a break from the lake but still want to be by the water? Simply head over to the pool for more splashin’ fun!

Outdoor Activities
Get outside and challenge yourself to a few of Beulah Beach’s adrenaline-pumping activities! Whether you counquer the rock wall, Glide across the Lagoon on the zipline or take a ride in the giant swing out over Lake Erie, great memories and a great time are sure to be a part of these exciting experiences!

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Contact Us

6101 W. Lake Rd. Vermilion, OH 44089

(440) 967-4861

info@bbeach.org

We are a year-round camp and retreat center, focused on engaging guests to encounter Christ!

We believe in the power of camp and we exist to see lives forever changed for the Kingdom of God.

Giving

Every year dedicated volunteers and individuals spend countless hours and resources helping to make Beulah Beach a better place. Click here to get involved!

 

 

 

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