What is ENC Student Ministries?

ENC Student Ministries works with local churches in the Advent Christian Conference of Eastern NC to provide ministry opportunities and youth events for students in middle and high school. Camp Dixie provides leadership for ENC Student Ministries.    Our events provide opportunities for our students to Connect with Christian students, to be Discipled,  to be Equipped through training and to give them opportunities for Outreach.  

ENC Student Ministries calendar

  • 2018-19 Events Calendar by Month


    Four times this school year ENC Student Ministries will gather for CONVERGE.  Three of those events will be 3 hour Sunday afternoon events held at Banner Chapel CMC Building in Benson.  The 4th event is an overnight retreat held in March at Camp Dixie.  The purpose of CONVERGE is to strengthen the connections between our students through worship, recreation, good food and Bible study.  It is open to all Middle & High School Students youth leaders and pastors.  Pre-registration not required, but youth leaders asked to report expected numbers a week ahead.  Two local churches partner to provide food for each event.  If your group is able to pay $5 per person at the door then the money goes to cover the cost for the CONVERGE RETREAT in March.

    Oct. 7        Banner Chapel CMC Building 

    4-7 pm          Free - $5 suggested donation at the door             


    Nov. 11       Banner Chapel CMC Building click for promotional graphic

    4-7 pm          Free - $5 suggested donation at the door             


    Feb.  13        Banner Chapel CMC Building

    4-7 pm          Free - $5 suggested donation at the door             


    March? TBD        OVERNIGHT RETREAT     Camp Dixie

    Friday night and Saturday     Free      

    Outreach / Service opportunity


  • College & Career Retreat - December 28-30

    One of the most forgotten age groups in the church are young adults.  Here's something you can promote to your high school seniors , college aged students and young adults!  Click the photo for more information!


    Project SaM is committed to discipling teen followers of Christ through intentional one-to-one mentoring relationships and group Biblical studies in a supportive Christian community. 

    Who Sponsors Project SaM? This program is being developed as a joint ministry of Advent Christian Student Ministries of ENC and Camp Dixie.

    If some of the students in your church are participating, it might be helpful for you to know the dates.  Enrollment is in late August - early September online.  The program FREE to those enrolled and is paid for by ENC Student Ministries.  Local churches in ENC host our one-day gatherings.  Learn more about getting involved in PROJECT SAM!

    • October 27     Living Water Ministries in Wilmington, NC
    • December  8   Garner AC Church, Garner, NC
    • January 25-26 OVERNIGHT   Camp Dixie, 373 W. Bladen Union Church Rd., Fayetteville, NC 
    •  March 16        INLAND LOCATION STILL TO BE FINALIZED  – (Benson area)


    SACA is The Southern Advent Christian Association Youth Ministry.  They sponsor regional events that are attended by youth groups from NC, SC, GA, AL, and FL. Rev. Joe Brown plans the following annual events.  Online registration is available.

    • September 5-8             BIG SPLASH – SACA, Orlando Florida      

    Cost Varies by package         

    Purpose:  Connecting; Outreach        Middle & High School Students and leaders         

    SACA Youth Ministries            www.sacayouthministry.org


    • Jan. 31 – Feb. 3                 BIG SKI – SACA, West Virginia                   

    Varies by package   

    Purpose: Connecting; Discipling         Middle & High School Students and leaders         

    SACA Youth Ministries            www.sacayouthministry.org


  • Summer Camp

    A large number of our ENC Students are involved in the summer camp ministry of Camp Dixie. Here's a link to information on how your students can participate in Summer Camp!