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136th Annual Session

July 26 through August 8, 2021
 

 

Camp Evangelists

Sessions are held at 10 a.m. in the Tabernacle.

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Rev. Jim Ehrman: July 26 - Aug. 1
Jim Ehrman is headed to RCM for his fifth time as Camp Evangelist. When Jim isn’t planning sermons for RCM, he serves as the vice president of strategic advancement for The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Although he has been in that role since August 2020, the pandemic has kept his family in Lebanon, Pa. This allows him to serve as the teaching pastor at Ephrata Community Church. In partnership with Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, Pa., he coordinates the Institute for Christian Learning, a layleader training center. Jim recently served as vice president and dean at Evangelical and as an assistant professor of leadership and culture. Before joining the seminary and Ephrata Community Church, Jim was the executive director for Love146, an international anti-human trafficking organization headquartered in New Haven, Conn. Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Penn State University and graduated magna cum laude with a Masters of Arts degree in Religion from Yale University. He did Ph.D. studies at Eastern University. Jim is married to Rachel. He has two adult children. In his spare time, Jim enjoys home renovation projects and motorcycle rides

Rev. Bert Jones: Aug. 2 - 8

Bert Jones will be making his tenth visit to Camp. Rev. Jones is the director of leadership and church relations for the Christian Medical and Dental Associations in Bristol, Tenn., overseeing the Center for Wellbeing and church ministries. He also serves as the chaplain. Since 1988, Bert has traveled to more than 33 countries to preach the Gospel and to develop leaders. Bert has written one book and coauthored two. He was ordained by the Missionary Church USA. He served as pastor of Woodburn Missionary Church, 2014- 2021, and president and CEO of GO InterNational. In 1998, he planted Harvest Community Church in Kittanning, Pa. His father and grandfather were pastors, and Bert grew up traveling with his family in music and ministries. He was active in the family radio ministry. His grandmother was the author of the hymn, “In Times Like These.” Bert graduated from Asbury University in 1989 with a degree in Bible, and studied at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He taught at Asbury University. He and his wife, Cheryl, have three grown children serving the Lord.

Bible Study Teachers

Sessions are held at 10 a.m. in the Tabernacle.

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Rev. Sigman: July 27-31

Lead Spiritual Director Mike Sigman will teach the first week of Bible study. He is the pastor of Grace Community Church of Willow Street, Pa. Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Congregational Church and former president of Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, Pa., he lives in Smoketown, Pa., with his wife, Jenny. They have four daughters and three grandchildren. Mike was educated at Lebanon Valley College and Evangelical Seminary with postgraduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary

Rev. Phillips: Aug. 2-7

Scott Phillips returns as a Bible teacher, having led studies in the 134th session. Scott grew up at RCM. He and his wife, Mary, live near Witmer with their three children. In ministry since 2013, he served three churches. Before that he served with House on the Rock Family Ministries. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Bible College and a B.S. degree in business education from Shippensburg University. He will teach on the book of Hebrews. “The book of Hebrews is a declaration of how Jesus is greater than anything else above the earth, on the earth, or below the earth,” he said. “Its message is desperately needed in the church and in the world, because so many seek to diminish and discredit who Jesus is. Join us as we unpack the deep theology and truth of this difficult, but wonderful book!”