2018 REGISTRATION is CLOSED. We do have a waiting list. Any registrations received will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a spot becomes available. 

2018 FORMS & INFORMATION                  

2018 LETTER to PARENTS (word document)


2018 LETTER to PARTICIPANTS (word document)

2018 LETTER to PARTICIPANTS (pdf)

HEALTH/PERMISSION FORMS (word document)
HEALTH/PERMISSION FORMS (pdf)

 

A ministry of Crystal Springs United Methodist Church. It is for youth in grades 7-12 who are willing to give a week of their lives in intense discipline and discipleship for Christ. It's an event like NO other!!! The cost is $25 per person.

 

So why should I do MARINES?

IN THE WORDS OF FORMER PARTICIPANTS ...

"Who would have ever thought that me giving up my cell phone, computer, tv, junk food, not being able to wear what I wanted to wear, waking up early, and working out at 5am would have resulted in me growing closer to God than I ever have in my life?"

“It’s amazing how close you can get to Christ without all the distractions of electronics and social media!”

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4

LEADERSHIP

The Marine Corps could not be our nation's expeditionary force in readiness without Marines who are trained to respond faithfully, courageously and decisively. (from the Core Website)

EACH ONE OF US SHOULD USE WHATEVER GIFTS THEY HAVE RECEIVED TO SERVE OTHERS, FAITHFULLY ADMINISTERING GOD'S GRACE. I PETER 4:10

MARINES are leaders! Your life will be out there for all to see - and how you live defines who you are. As a MARINE - much is expected of you! But remember ... from whom much is expected - much is given! Take the challenge - live a week for Christ!

TRAINING

FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING IS OF SOME VALUE, BUT GODLINESS HAS VALUE FOR ALL THINGS, HOLDING PROMISE FOR BOTH THE PRESENT LIFE AND THE LIFE TO COME. 1 TIMOTHY 4:8

The days of a MARINE are pretty intense - but well worth it!

THE PROVING GROUND

EVERYONE WHO COMPETES IN THE GAMES GOES INTO STRICT TRAINING. THEY DO IT TO GET A CROWN THAT WILL NOT LAST; BUT WE DO IT TO GET A CROWN THAT WILL LAST FOREVER. I COR 9:25

It is not an easy week. Honestly, MARINES is not for everyone. There will be those will intentionally tempt you to see if you fail. Some will go out of their way to ridicule you. If you want to put your faith in action and be a bold witness for Him, regardless of what others will think of you … then MARINES is for you!

EQUIPMENT

MAY THE GOD OF PEACE EQUIP YOU WITH EVERYTHING GOOD FOR DOING HIS WILL, AND MAY HE WORK IN US WHAT IS PLEASING TO HIM. HEBREWS 13:21

Through physical training, small group Bible study, worship, quiet times with Christ, sacrifice of personal freedoms, and participation in the community, MARINES will encourage you to live a more disciplined and intentional life for Christ.

MARINES exists to grow disciples – those who learn and then live out the life of Christ.