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.
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.
HOW WE DO MISSIONS
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
Your group will be transformed through our intentional emphasis on community, spiritual growth, and leadership development. We seek to empower youth to be leaders.
We believe growth happens outside your comfort zone. The "yellow zone" is the sweet spot between comfort (green) and panic (red). We encourage campers to embrace their yellow zone.
Challenge by Choice
We recognize that each person has a different set of fears and talents. We never force anyone to do an activity they don't want to do. Our staff encourage youth to embrace their yellow zone and stretch themselves.
Trips provide countless opportunities for youth to lead. They can plan and lead their own worship, prepare their own meals, be responsible for clean up, and take the lead at service sites. Our staff is trained to give participants room to step up while providing support. We intentionally choose youth engagement over perfection.