Student Ministry

Student Ministry

Introducing the Johnsons

I am a Hot Springs native and met my wife Kaley at my roommate’s wedding festivities. We have been married for ten years and have two little boys, Benson and Drake. Benson is a spark of joy and Drake is full of energy.  My degree in Religion is from Liberty University and Kaley has a degree in Business Information Systems from Henderson State University. I felt…

Serving & Building Relationships

Sometime in the fall of 2018, Mike Fischer approached me with a proposal. He said, “I’ve got five to seven big trees on my property that need to be split for firewood. I’d like to donate all of it to Tucker Lodge. Let’s get a group together to knock it out on a Saturday.” My thought was, “How can we can make this day about more than splitting wood?” With the help of…

The Restoration Project – Base Camp

The Restoration Project – Base Camp Last weekend, twelve father and son pairs experienced the first ever Base Camp Arkansas! So much fun, adventure, healing, strengthening, and bonding took place at Tucker Lodge, surrounded by Cox Creek, DeGray Lake, and the Caddo River. Base Camp is an intentional outdoor experience for fathers to engage their children.        …

Life Caddy Retreat

Life Caddy Retreat “I think February is a God-ordained time for this retreat, because this is the time of the year when I get tired and need a boost to finish the school year strong.” – Natalie Manatt Every human being needs a healthy rhythm of work and rest in their lives, and those involved with student ministry are no exception!  This year, the amazing people…

Ascent 2017-2018

In the blink of an eye, we have turned the page and started a new school year! It’s always very exciting to see new faces of 6th graders entering the student ministry. And, we always look forward to reconnecting with students who have been out during summer break. Life Caddies for the boys this year are: Josh Hermosillo (6th grade) Taylor Manatt (7th-8th grades)…