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Who We Are
AdventureServe Ministries

Who We Are


AdventureServe Ministries is a non-profit,

inter-denominational missions organization.  We serve communities in the heart of Appalachia by equipping groups nationwide with programs that combine adventure and service.



AdventureServe Ministries seeks to create a Christ-centered community and encourage growth through confrontational experiences with God, self, others, and nature.

What We


We hold to the Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.”



Founded by John and Jan Bell in 1980 under the name Confrontation Point Christian Wilderness Adventures. In addition to Biblical training, The Bells spent time with legendary outdoor educator, Paul Petzoldt. The service-oriented ministry focused on youth encountering Christ in wilderness settings.

Within a few years, missions and service components were added and the name was shortened to Confrontation Point Ministries. We have guided a wide variety of trips, including international missions, home renovation projects, ministering to the disabled, urban service, caring for the elderly, disaster relief, and environmental conservation. For much of our history, we were based near Crossville, Tennessee at Camp Obed, named for the beautiful river nearby.

The service is real and the impact is lasting. Read on.