A Closer Walk is a dynamic Christian youth event designed to help young people strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Now in its 15th year, A Closer Walk continues to reach out to thousands of young Christians offering a weekend of fellowship and renewal. This inspiring event led by the Holy Spirit will touch hearts and change lives.
Admission to A Closer Walk includes outstanding guest speakers, worship bands AND:
• Camping on the beach under the stars
• Morey's Piers amusement rides & beachfront waterparks
• Delicious catered meals served in an oceanfront setting
• A free Closer Walk t-shirt
Matthew Maher is a 2007 graduate of Temple University and a former professional athlete. He is the author of the newly released book U MAY B THE ONLY BIBLE SOMEBODY READS: R U LEGIBLE? He serves as Team Leader of Student Ministries at Coastal Christian Ocean City, where his mission is to instigate integrity, inspire conscience, and influence conduct in Christ. His “Decisions Determine Destiny” assemblies are funded by State Farm and service youth in the tri-state area. He is also a columnist for the Cape May County Herald Newspaper and the eumovement.com.
Matthew's journey is a cautionary tale of success and failure, redemption and forgiveness. His story previously entitled, "I'm That Guy" has been presented to high schools and colleges around the country. His once admirable life was derailed by a subsequent bad decision that landed him in N.J. State prison where he served four years and seven months, and was released August 2014. You can learn more at www.themattmaherstory.com, where his blogs have been read by over 500,000 people in every state, 121 countries, and in 67 different languages. Matthew and his beautiful wife, Sarah, reside in Ocean City, NJ. Follow him on Twitter @mattmaherstory and on Instagram @matthewmaher7.
For a band named Unspoken, Chad Mattson, Mike Gomez, Jon Lowry, and Ariel Munoz have been making a lot of noise. With two straight Top 5 singles (Who You Are and Lift My Life Up) and successful tours with bands like Sanctus Real and Bid Daddy Weave, Unspoken has built steady momentum through their last two EPs, even as they’ve grown as a band. Lead singer Chad Mattson reflected on this season of growth. “The more you work on something and devote yourself to a craft, I think the better you become at it, especially as you are surrounding yourself with people who are good at it.” For more information on Unspoken, CLICK HERE.
Other great activities at A Closer Walk:
Youth Leaders Discussion Session We recognize the huge responsibility it is to bring a group of young people to an outdoor, overnight event - plus the nurturing and guidance you provide your kids all year long. Join us Friday afternoon for a one-hour session designed especially for youth leaders.
Each year we are amazed by the number of people who participate in this beautiful ceremony. Baptisms are held Friday after the morning program. A baptism certificate is provided to each participant by the officiating pastor.
To Learn More...or to have a Closer Walk brochure mailed to you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear from you.