Thursday, May 2, 2019

Registration Is Back Up!!

Wahooo Registration is up!!

REGISTRATION IS BACK UP for both the Father & Son Spring Getaway, May 10, 11 and for Ohio Brigade Camp 2019.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to correct the problems created by our hosting company. We are now able to accept new registrations and are working to restore the information of those who registered before the server failure. Remember, we have extended the summer camp early bird rates until May 10th.

Father & Son Spring Getaway Registration

Ohio Brigade Camp Registration

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Father & Son Spring Getaway 2019

Mark Your Calendars and Register Today!!

Ohio Valley CSB announces the second annual Father & Son Spring Getaway for May 10th & 11th, at Stony Glen Camp. This event promises plenty of action and quality-time together for fathers and their sons (grades 1 - 12).

You can check out details, print flyers, and register through our Regional Website.

  • All Fathers and Sons are welcome - you do not need to be a part of Brigade.
  • Brigade Leaders: please share this with your guys if it fits into your ministry schedule.
  •  NEW Tent Camping option!!!

Activities includes riflery, archery, making hiking sticks, special speaker, and more 

Choice of cabins or bring your own tent along with Friday night snacks and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Free-time activities include scenic hikes, fishing, and games (Bring your own fishing tackle).
Online registration is open now

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ed Streisel Passes Into Eternity

Ed Streisel and the SCUBA Cabin of 1983

I’m saddened to announce the passing of Ed Streisel. After 92 years on this earth, Ed passed into eternity Saturday, February 2, 2019, to meet his Lord and Savior face to face. Ed said goodbye and closed his eyes to die peacefully at home with his family by his side.

Ed was our long-time SCUBA instructor at Ohio Brigade Camp at Stony Glen in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Ed was a generous man with a great sense of humor, who knew how to reach the hearts of teen guys with high energy and good clean mischief. Anyone who went to camp in that era was very aware of the energy of the SCUBA cabin. I had the privilege of having Ed as my counselor in 1983.

It was obvious that Ed had a passion for life, and he used that passion to share Christ at summer camp. See you again when I arrive Scubaman.

“Scubaman, Scubaman, Does whatever a fishy can…”

(Picture Trivia – can you spot the CSB Regional Director?)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Father & Son Winter Getaway Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Don’t forget to sign up for the Father & Son winter retreat no later than November 28th. You can see details and sign up at our Ohio Valley Region website.

Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference

I spoke at two ISI Men's conferences over the past month, Akron and Rochester. My workshop offered the unique opportunity to bring teenage guys and seasoned men together. The workshop is designed to get each generation to look at one another with a fresh understanding. The goal is to inspire inter-generational discipleship.

Mailing Campaign

Steve Miller and I, with the help of Bob Britton from CSB’s home office, are ready to launch the first of three mailings that will go out to over 500 churches in northeast Ohio. Pray that this campaign will produce momentum for CSB Ministries, and result in more men discipling our next generation.

End of year newsletter

My end of the year letter is nearly ready to go out. If you are not on my regular mailing list, please email me a request with your address.

Quest for Manhood

My major national project “Quest for Manhood” was released this fall. This revision of our Adventure Trails teen discipleship guide has been rolling off the shelves. You can get a copy from the Brigade Shop.


I am continually grateful for all of you who support our ministry through your prayers and financial support. I’m especially thankful for all of the men in the field who are diligently discipling our next generation using the tools of CSB Ministries. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


We need the friends of Brigade to help us increase our impact in Ohio.

Steve Miller and I are designing a mass mail campaign to promote CSB Ministries to the churches of Northeast Ohio. The merit of this idea had been backed by local pastors who know us, but there is some research necessary to help in the success of this endeavor.

You can make a big difference in the success of this mission.

Whether you can put fingers to the keyboard and mouse for this project or not, please pray for this project and for the fruit of our labors.

We need several volunteers to look up the churches from our list on the internet to confirm their address, and, most important, find the name of the current pastor. The more churches we can get information on by the end October, the more potential this campaign has.

If you, or someone you know, can give a few, several, or more hours, please let us know ASAP. We will set you up with a list and some direction to help us in this quest. Contact us for details.