Christian Ashrams are unique retreats that take place all over the world. They are Christ-centered and non-denominational, giving individuals of all ages an opportunity to discover Christian answers for victorious daily living in the 21st century.
E. Stanley Jones is the founder of the International Christian Ashram Movement and in 1938, Time magazine called E. Stanley Jones, “the world’s greatest missionary.” His vision was to create an environment in which people could get away from their normal routine and seek the Lord. Christian Ashram means a “retreat away from work” centered on Jesus Christ.
The 2019 Minnesota Christian Ashram will be held at Camp Onomia, a lovely 220 acre campus in Onamia, MN.
The location is different this year, although the Ashram was held there in 2014, so some of you may remember it.
Located just southwest of Lake Mille Lacs on the beautiful shores of Lake Shakopee with 1500 feet of lake shore and surrounded by Kathio State Park. The facilities are comfortable; the wooded grounds are private with a park-like feel; fabulous sunsets; camp-fires at the fire circle; the fellowship is life changing!
The Ashram begins promptly at 1 pm on Friday. The Ashram will conclude on Sunday at 1:30 pm.
Here’s a map showing where Camp Onomia is, and how to get there from the Twin Cities area.
14202 Shakopee Lake Rd,
Onamia, MN 56359
Some of the activities at the 2019 Ashram include:
- Bible Teaching
- Prayer Groups
- Evangelist Teaching
- Free Time Activities
- Bonfires & Singing
Speakers And Leaders For The 2019 Ashram
The speakers for the 2019 Minnesota Christian Ashram have been confirmed.
- Evangelist – Bro. Roberto Escamilla: The only surviving member of the original “The Four” named by Bro. Stanley in Jerusalem in 1972; frequent traveling companion and interpreter of Bro. Stanley through Puerto Rico and South America; former President of the UCA International Board of Directors and author of Prisoners of Hope and The Abundant Life in Christ, I and II.
- Bible Teacher – Paul Escamilla: Rev. Dr. Paul L. Escamilla, who studied at Emory University in Atlanta, served as senior pastor at several Texas congregations before being appointed to Laurel Heights UMC in July 2018. He has also taught preaching, worship, and administration at Perkins School of Theology, SMU. In his pastoral ministry, he especially enjoys the work of preaching and worship, congregational discernment and visioning, and community and missional outreach. Paul is married to Liz, an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. They have three grown children, Sarah, David, and Anna.
- Youth Ministry – Tom Anderson: Tom Anderson grew up in South Minneapolis where he met his wife Beckie. After going to college in Chicago (North Park University), he studied theology and biblical studies at Bethel Seminary and London School of Theology and has taught courses on the Bible at North Central University and Crown College. Tom, Beckie and their three kids, Marcus, Miles and Malia live in St. Paul where they attend and serve at Iglesia Nueva Salem/New Salem Church, a Spanish and English bi-lingual congregation seeking Christ centered transformation of individuals, families and the community.
- Director – Judy Madsen: Judy Madsen, Director of the Minnesota Christian Ashram, is a retired elementary teacher from the Minneapolis Public Schools and became director in August, 2005. She and her husband John, their two sons, her parents, her siblings and their families have been part of the Minnesota Christian Ashram since it began in 1985. Because the Ashram has been such a source of spiritual growth and refreshment for the entire family, Judy is grateful for that rich heritage and wants to share the experience with others.
To register head on over to our registration page or call Nancy Anderson at (612) 825-7851.
Registration fees and room and board fees can be found on the registration page as well.