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Topic:  “Genesis Part 2:  The Story Continues”

Now offering both in-person and virtual options!

Virtual Bible Study Option --  New! 

  • Join by Zoom, experience livestream webinars, and ask questions at the end of each workshop.
  • Online participants will be given access to recordings of all sessions.
  • See a list of class times.
  • Cost: $274 through 9/20/2021 and $299 after 9/20/2021
  • Financial assistance is available through The Campership Fund.
  • Includes 20 hours of course content and Q&A's.
  • Click on the orange link below to enroll in the virtual webinar.

Jacob wrestling with the Angel, Rembrandt Van Rijn, 1659, Rijksmuseum

In-Person Bible Study Option -- Continuing

  • Enjoy fellowship, meals, gracious hospitality, undistracted study, CedarS Bible Lands Park, fall colors, and the peaceful beauty of the Ozarks.
  • Those attending in person will also be gifted the class session recordings for ongoing study.
  • A few spaces are still available in our new all-weather cabins.
  • We currently are full for singles, doubles, and triples.  However, we anticipate that with the new Zoom option, a few rooms may open up. Please contact CedarS Camps (see below) to be placed on a wait list.
  • See below transportation and pricing details.
  • Questions: contact the CedarS Camps office at 636-394-6162 or office@cedarscamps.org
  • Click on the green button below to enroll for in-person study.

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Photo from 2019. Per current best practice guidelines, we will be observing greater spacing between participants. We can also honor individual requests for distanced seating.

Topic:  “Genesis Part 2:  The Story Continues”

Topic Description:  In 2019, we covered the background of Genesis and the first 25 chapters in Genesis Part I. In 2021, we will continue our exploration of Genesis by taking a deep dive into the last half of Genesis, chapters 26-50.  Here the family story of Abraham's kinsmen continues, beginning with Isaac, but primarily focusing on Jacob and his sons, who became the beginning of Israel's Twelve Tribes. These may be familiar stories but we will be looking in fresh ways at their cultural, political and geographical implications as well as how their spiritual meaning can be brought forward to today.

Facilitator Bio:  Madelon Maupin has a Masters in Theological Studies from San  Francisco Theological Seminary, has taught at Principia Summer Session, led numerous Bible study sessions at Adventure Unlimited, taken people to the Middle East and given talks on the Bible around the world.  She served as Cultural Historian for Princess Cruises for trips throughout Biblical lands.  Her company website, www.BibleRoads.com, is filled with resources for both individual and group Bible study, including talks, workbooks and online streaming video courses.

What if I did not attend Part 1?  No problem!  The workshop will start with a brief overview of the background of Genesis, including authorship, dating, creation stories and structure.  This will also be a helpful review for those who are returning.

You can also prepare by accessing Madelon's two-hour audio recording on "Genesis:  Book of Origins" as well as her six-hour video synopsis of "Genesis: Book of Origins."  These recordings address key points covered in Genesis part one, such as the dating scholarship that shapes how we might read the book, along with themes of the "reversal of the impossible" as well as the divine promises woven throughout.

Study materials: In-person participants will receive a new workbook (as they did in Part I) upon arrival at CedarS.  Virtual participants will receive the same workbook, but in a PDF format, on October 14th.  In addition to preparing for class sessions by answering the questions, the workbook provides a way to collect and organize notes from research and class discussions.  A first assignment will be emailed to participants two weeks prior to the course.

Financial assistance:  Financial Assistance is available through The Campership Fund for both the in-person and virtual classes.  We want to make sure this wonderful opportunity is available to every earnest seeker!

CedarS Housing Selections:

Live onsite at CedarS in single, double, or triple/quad room with private bathrooms.  Enjoy great meals and camp activities during free time.

Single room...........................$750

Double room........................$650

Triple/Quad room..............$550

New All-Weather Cabins (bottom bunk, female only).....$500

All housing prices include meals, snacks, meeting rooms, activities, workshops, and course materials.  Linens are included with all housing arrangements.

Cancellations are refundable, minus a $50 office fee.

CedarS Shuttle Service and Transportation Details:

Shuttle service is available to and from the Springfield, MO and St. Louis airports. Here are some key travel details:

Flying into St. Louis Lambert International Airport (SLT):

  • Incoming flights:  The STL shuttle will depart for CedarS from the St. Louis Airport at 2:00 p.m on Thursday, October 21st, in time for dinner and the first meeting immediately following dinner.
  • Departing flights:  The return shuttle to the St. Louis Airport will be on Monday, October 25th, in time for 2:00 p.m. or later flights.
  • There is no class on the morning of October 25th, and departure is at 9:00 a.m. immediately after breakfast.
  • Cost: $60/person each way

Flying into Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF):

  • Incoming flights: The Springfield, MO shuttle will depart for Cedars from the airport at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21st, in time for dinner and the first meeting immediately following dinner.
  • The return to Springfield, MO will be on Monday, October 25th, in time for noon or later flights.
  • There is no class on the morning of October 25th, and departure is at 9:00 a.m. immediately after breakfast.
  • Please book flights into Springfield, MO (1 hour away) and NOT Springfield, IL (4 hours away)!
  • Cost: $40/person each way

Please send your itinerary to office@cedarscamps.org when you book your flights.

Questions:

Housing, transportation, and in-person enrollment questions:  CedarS Camps at office@cedarscamps.org

Bible and course content questions:  Madelon Maupin at Madelon@BibleRoads.com

IT support for the virtual program:  Team@BibleRoads.com

testimonial-campers

What our participants say

"These Bible studies have really upped my game.  Everything from healing insights for me personally, really getting what Paul meant about supporting/loving my fellow church members and attendees and being a better Sunday School teacher.  I now actually enjoy reading Revelation too!  Who knew!"

- Doug W., MA

"I attended Madelon Maupin's Bible Workshop on Revelation at CedarS Camps.  The venue was spectacular!  CedarS' employees are all super helpful and quite enthusiastic, starting with Warren and Gay, throughout the entire staff.  Madelon's presentations are vivid, thought provoking, and draw out the Bible student in you."

- Lynn S., CA

“When I first signed up for one of Madelon’s Adult Bible Seminars I expected to learn a little bit about the featured book, Daniel. What I didn’t anticipate was the depth and excitement of the learning, the comradery with the other participants, the total camp experience (what fun after all these years!) and did I mention the FOOD!  Since that first session several years ago, we’ve taken a deep dive into Mark, Isaiah, Psalms, Paul’s letters and Revelation, and I can’t wait for Genesis!  I wouldn’t miss it for anything!” 

- Cindy Z., CS

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