To proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to establish and maintain religious worship, to educate and train all that may attend here, and to entertain them.
We envision a year round ministry in which we provide opportunities for individuals of all ages and life settings to be transformed through encounters with God. We partner with various groups in providing a safe, Christian setting for exciting activities and recreation. We maintain excellent accommodations suitable for the individual as well as large groups. This is the place where individuals and ministries can develop a lifelong commitment and relationship with the ministry of Minnetonka Christian Camp.
II Corinthians 5:17 "...Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
The ministry at Minnetonka Christian Camp is dedicated to offer staff and all participants:
- A spiritually, emotionally and physically safe place
- An opportunity and environment for Biblical, spiritual growth
- An exceptional education experience
We accomplish this by:
- Building relationships between campers and our staff
- Teaching practical Christianity through the active Christian lifestyles of staff
- Creating unique relationships with program providing entities and individuals
- Providing an environment where educationally and spiritually sound materials and activities are presented
- Providing safe activities that compliment spiritual programming
- Provide quality support for guest staff
- We Believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice.
- We Believe in the personal triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in divine perfection.
- We Believe in the Genesis account of creation.
- We Believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the archenemy of God and man, the unholy god of this world, and that his destiny is the eternal lake of fire.
- We Believe in the virgin birth and sinless humanity of Jesus Christ. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit is the divine Administrator for Jesus Christ in His churches. We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ was substitutionary for all mankind and is efficacious only to those who believe.
- We Believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ and the bodily resurrection of His saints. We believe in the pre-millennial, personal, bodily return of Christ as the crowning event of the gentile age. This event will include the resurrection of the righteous to eternal heaven, and the millennium will be followed by the resurrection of the unrighteous unto eternal punishment in the lake of fire and that the righteous shall enter into the heaven age.
- We Believe that miraculous spiritual manifestation gifts were done away when the Bible was completed. Faith, hope and love are the vital abiding spiritual gifts.
- We Believe that man was created in the image of God and lived in innocence until he fell by voluntary transgression from his sinless state, the result being that all mankind are sinners.
- We Believe that the depraved sinner is saved wholly by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the requisites to regeneration are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures, and indwells every believer. We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish
The earliest known dwellers of the property that is now Minnetonka Christian Camp were the indians that camped along Peal Creek. This is known because many artifacts have been found all across the camp grounds. Flint stone arrowheads have been discovered by many visitors and are still being found today. A treaty of friendship, limits, and accomodation was made between the Chocktaw Nation and the United States at Doak's Stand on October 18th, 1820 for 'consideration' ceded the property where Minnetonka is located to the Choctaw Nation. On January 20th, 1830 in Washington D.C the property was ceded back to the United States by convention between John C. Calhoun as authorized by the President and the Chiefs of the Choctaw Nation. On September 15th, 1830 at Dancing Rabbit Creek the United States, under a grant specially to be made by President John Tyler conveyed to the Choctaw Nation the property. On June 28th, 1898 the Curtis Bill authorized a roll of citizens of the Choctaw and Chickisaw Nations to establish who could select land to homestead. On or about May, 1th 1915 Henry B. and Hattie Boyd purchased 360 acres for $361.40 which included the tracts that Minnetonka sits on. Minnetonka as it currently existswas purchased from Otis and Hazel Amend on September 27th, 1958. Another portion of the property was purchased on July 22nd, 1997 from Don Stewart. On April 23rd, 2001 Minnetonk purchased another portion of property from Roy and Sany Rochell with the final purchase being made from Bobby and Ruth Hampton in May 27th, 2001.
We are extremely thankful for the facilities and campus that God has given to us. Everything has been given great attention to insure a pleasant environment for your Minnetonka experience. It is our prayer as you visit the MCC campus, that you will feel welcome and at home, as well as be able to experience our rich heritage and catch the vision of our bright future.