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
In a cabin on a lake in Pennsylvania, founding members of Sidewalk Prophets, Ben McDonald and David Frey, wrote most of what would become their third full studio album, Something Different. A band known for spending more days on the road than anywhere else, the quiet seclusion of the cabin helped Ben and Dave create what might be their most honest and musically diverse album yet. Set to release from Fervent Records on August 28, Something Different was created during a unique and challenging time for the band. This much-anticipated Sidewalk Prophets project was built on candor and honesty about where the band is, has been, and is going. It truly is something different for their fans and for the genre. For more information, visit sidewalkprophets.com.
Tom JJ Wood dramatically became a Christian at the age of 19 after spending his teenage years heavily in the party scene. After finding out firsthand that the world makes promises it cannot keep, Tom dedicated his life to helping people find hope and life in Jesus. A passionate and energetic speaker - Tom loves teaching the Bible and sharing his experiences of following God.
After growing up in the UK, in 2006 he decided to attend the Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia. There God prepared him for ministry and he graduated with Bachelor Degree in Theology. While there he met a beautiful American girl called Megan. After getting married they moved to Megan’s hometown in Helena, Montana for a short season. In 2010 Tom and Megan followed a strong call from God to be a part of the Hillsong Church in NYC and loved serving on the team during the church's first few years. In 2016 God moved him to join Fusion a Jersey Shore fast growing, dynamic, vibrant and spirit fill church.
Tom loves spending his free time with Megan and their 3 kids (Elijah, Esther and Moses), watching Premier League Soccer, listening to The Beatles, drinking gourmet coffee and being a Star Wars nerd! For more information visit fusionchurch.cc.
Matthew Maher is a 2007 graduate of Temple University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Legal Studies. He is also a former professional soccer player, playing on teams in North Carolina, New Jersey, and Philadelphia respectively. He is the author of the book(s): U MAY B THE ONLY BIBLE SOMEBODY READS: R U LEGIBLE?; And, Imprisoned by Peace: A View Apart (both available on Amazon.com). In addition to being named President of Soldiers for Faith Ministries, he also serves as the Director 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 his home state of New Jersey. Likewise, as an outreach speaker, he also delivers uniquely catered messages of conviction and redemption wherever requested, nationally or locally. He is also a columnist for the Cape May County Herald Newspaper, the Shore Local Newsmagazine, and the eumovement.com. 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.
Fusion Worship is the worship team of Fusion Church, in Somers Point, NJ. Led by Pastor Brendon Wilson, the church was formed in 2012 with a vision to reach people far from Jesus, equip Christ followers, and to go to all the nations. Fusion worship believes in the power of writing songs that lift up the name of Jesus and invites freedom to worship no matter what journey of life you’re in. For more information, visit fusionchurch.cc.
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 email@example.com, we would love to hear from you.