“Offering Christ centered experiences that reveal God’s Majesty”

Core Values

At Rhodes Grove we value being…

Biblically Based – where Christ is preeminent. We uphold Scripture as the ultimate guide in life and decision making. The Bible is the foundation for transformation and growth in the lives of individuals. We present Scripture in a relevant manner and as God’s written Word. We remain committed to the basic essentials of the Christian faith, working to please a soon returning Lord.

Family Focused – where high value is placed upon family principles and togetherness. We support the inclusion and participation of family members of employees and guests. We are multi-generational friendly, creating opportunities for family memories to be made together. Respecting the old and embracing the new, recreational options, programming and lodging locations will be offered for people of all ages to serve families and the family of God well.

Community Connected – where working collectively achieves a greater good. We recognize our unique presence in the worldwide Christian community. We seek to remain connected in such ways as being associated with other Christian camps, and intentionally serving interdenominational and intercultural churches. Also being connected locally we participate in community building activities such as hosting public meetings, attending neighborhood events, and partnering with local schools and other nonprofit organizations.

Ministry Minded – where ministry to the whole person takes place. We seek to meet the needs of people intellectually, recreationally, socially and spiritually making them complete in Christ. By applying God’s truth in all areas of life we foster an environment for changed lives encompassing the mind, body and soul in a loving, caring setting.

Confession of Faith

We declare and confess before all people that we believe in…
The Holy Trinity: We believe in God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that these three are one–the Father in the Son, the Son in the Father, and the Holy Spirit equal with both. We believe that this God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them, things visible as well as invisible, and furthermore He sustains, governs, protects, and supports the same.

Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ, that He is both God and human. We believe that He became incarnate by the power of the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary and was born of her. We believe that He is the Savior and Mediator of all humanity, if they accept the grace offered in Jesus with full faith in Him. We believe that Jesus suffered and died on the cross for us, was buried, arose again on the third day, ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God to intercede for us. We believe He shall come again at the last day to judge the living and the dead.

The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit, Comforter and Guide, that He is equal in being with the Father and the Son, and that He comforts the faithful and guides them into all truth.

The Holy Bible: We believe that the Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, that it reveals the only true way to our salvation. We believe that every Christian is obligated to acknowledge and receive it through the influence of the Holy Spirit as the only rule and guide.

The Message of Redemption: We believe that without faith in Jesus Christ, true repentance,
forgiveness of sins, and following after Christ, no one can be a true Christian. We believe that the message of redemption through Jesus Christ shall be preached throughout the world. We believe in the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

Our History

Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center has a strong historic and ongoing relationship with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.  In 1898 the Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren in Christ Church first applied for the use of the Rhodes Grove land to host a summer camp meeting. The first services held by the United Brethren in Christ Church at Rhodes Grove were facilitated by a simple roofed structure over the speaker’s platform. The audience was seated on planks supported at either end by a short post in the ground. As the First World War was coming to a close, the conference decided to build permanent structures on the grounds. In 1917 they purchased the land from the Rhodes family heirs. In 1975 the camp board decided to make Rhodes Grove a year-round facility. A covenant relationship exists with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA to preserve the heritage that birthed Rhodes Grove as well as affirm the mutually beneficial bond that both organizations share. Our activities are exciting, food is fantastic, and the love of Jesus is shared as we help whomever is on our campus discover that God is real and cares deeply for each and every one that He has created. Rhodes Grove is here “To Offer Christ Centered Experiences that Reveal Gods Majesty.” 2023 will mark the 125th anniversary the first United Brethren camp meetings at Rhodes Grove Camp. We expectantly await what the future holds!

Meet the Team

Reverend Brad Mowery

Executive Director - [email protected]

Mike Masser

Operations Director- [email protected]

Austin Masser

Ministry Director- [email protected]

Michelle Masser

Food Service Director - [email protected]

Karlee Masser

Guest Services Coordinator - [email protected]

Vicki Truax

Administrative Assistant- [email protected]

Alex Shatzer

Opperations Assistant - [email protected]

Board of Directors

Board Chair- Greg Elliot, Vice Chair- Daniel Conley, Members-Sherry Goertz, Stuart Johns, Bill Gour, Angela Monn, Dwane Horst, Corey Weaver, Amy Moreno.- [email protected]