In the seventy-five years that Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference has maintained this facility on Lake Michigan, hundreds of evangelists and Christian organizations have gathered under the tall oaks and maples. As he began his ministry, evangelist Billy Graham held a number of camp meetings and week-long revivals on the grounds. The pictures of these events hang on the lodge’s walls. Yet the conference grounds weren’t built exclusively for big events and name-brand preachers. Maranatha is dedicated to presenting the bible as life-changing truth for all Christians and to the larger secular culture. The statement of mission and vision for the conference center is:
“To provide spiritual renewal in a recreational setting emphasizing Bible teaching and worldwide missions, and provide encouragement toward a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Each fall for the past thirty-five years, as the trees become painted with colors, Christian writers have gathered at Maranatha to learn about publishing and writing. Take just a few hundred steps from the main conference building to Lake Michigan’s beautiful shore and you will find writers resting on the sand or on hanging swings along the peaceful boardwalk. They pause to hear God’s still small voice amidst the lapping waves.
This year, save September 15-18 in your fall calendar early, register today, and join us!