Wednesday, August 13, 2014

reVision Update: Should I switch to the new Stockade materials?

With a total of 7 modules in the store, 4 more in production ready for the store in a couple weeks, 3 more ready for layout and numerous other modules in production there is plenty to choose from among the stockade reVision materials and plenty to get you through this ministry year. 

In the Store:
  • Shape N' Race
  • Pioneers
  • Cars and Trucks
  • Woodworking
  • Team Sports
  • Bikes Boards and Buddies
  • Flight
Modules in Production: 
  1. Reporter
  2. Camping
  3. Space
  4. Electricity
Modules in the queue:

My Three Sons: Herald of Christ is All in this Family

On June 12 John Russell from Battalion 1233 was awarded his Herald of Christ, by Battalion Captain Dave Card and his father Mark Russell. John is the 746th young man to earn this impressive recognition.

Just as impressive is that John is the ninth HOC from his church and the third in the Russell family! Nathan Russell (#699) earned his HOC in 1998, and Samuel Russell (#715) earned his in 2004.

During the past ministry year – the following have also earned their Herald of Christ; #742 Peter

Employment Opportuinuty: Alumni Care and Development Director

CSB has been blessed by God to have long and deep connections with the men, boys, and families that have seen God work through this ministry. We recognize the importance of nurturing these relationships and are looking for someone who has a passion for helping us do so.

This new position with CSB Ministries will provide Visioning for and Strategic planning on locating, communicating with and developing CSB’s relationship with alumni. This position will also be responsible for launching a comprehensive plan for donor development. It is desirable for applicants to be alumni of CSB Ministries and reside within 2 hours of
a major U.S. airport. Candidates must agree with the CSB statement of faith, demonstrate a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and a passion for CSB Ministries. Candidates will be asked to share a testimony of their Christian faith journey and provide information for a criminal and financial background check to be conducted. Candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, have experience in fund raising, be willing to obtain or already possess notary public certification, have attention to detail and reliable follow through, and be able to travel frequently.

A full job description may be obtained by contacting the CSB National Office at or 800-815-5573. 

Please send resumes to or mail to: CSB Ministries, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 1010, Hamburg, NY 14075

Intern interview: Erik Johnson

Thanks to Erik Johnson’s great work our leaders will have 6 new modules this year

How are we accomplishing the ever increasing rate progress as a ministry? One of our strongest assets has quickly become our passionate and competent interns. Though still fresh and new our internship program has found a consistent stream of amazing young men who have taken up the challenge.  One of many recent examples is Erik Johnson has been an enormous help to our reVision team. Among other things he helped develop six of our new modules. Here is a bit about Erik in his own words:

A little background on Erik

I have been involved in both CSB as well as through Northern Frontier Camp as a camper and now as my fourth summer as a counselor. I think camp has been one of the biggest influences in my life, and in particular the camp directors, fellow counselors, and campers.

I am going to be a senior at Cedarville University next year majoring in Journalism with a focus on Public Relations and a support field in Travel Writing and a minor in Bible. I have competed on the track and cross country teams at Cedarville the past three years. I love backpacking and camping and my dream is to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail one day.

What did his internship look like?