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Feb
22
Job Description - Equine Director
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Equine Director - Potter’s Ranch offers on-property housing and growing ministry opportunities.

We are a private Christian retreat nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky offering its employees the opportunity to utilize the gifts and talents the Lord has given them to minister to our guests.

The Ministry: Potter’s Ranch is a youth and family life ministry working with all generation of Christians, and is known for the great service we provide our guests and employees alike.


Our positive, Christian environment provides daily encouragement.
We believe in exhibiting a Christ-like example to both employees and guests.


The Position: We’re looking for a full-time Equine Director with a degree in Equine Science from a recognized university (or equivalent experience) with experience in therapeutic lessons.


We encourage living on property by offering housing

You will help minister to those in need by using God’s creation to assist through therapeutic


The Location:  Potter’s Ranch is based in Union, KY. This is a great place to live because it’s close enough to Cincinnati to still be involved socially and provides an environment perfect for a thriving equine ministry.

 

Why Should You Apply?

 
You will work every day with an eternal purpose
Your life experience and desire to serve the Lord will offer fresh ideas for the horsemanship ministry
You will be part of a team who desires to minister by utilizing all of our gifts and talents

 
 

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Feb
22
Job Description - Activities Assistant
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 11:49 AM

We are a private Christian retreat nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky offering its employees the opportunity to utilize the gifts and talents the Lord has given them to minister to our guests.

The Ministry: Potter’s Ranch is a youth and family life ministry working with all generation of Christians, and is known for the great service we provide our guests and employees alike.


Our positive, Christian environment provides daily encouragement.
We believe in exhibiting a Christ-like example to both employees and guests.


The Position: We’re looking for an Activities Assistant with a valid driver license and reliable transportation to work. The pay range we’re offering is constructive.


We offer you on-the-job training in new, exciting, and ministry centered activities
We also offer opportunities to bring hope to groups who may need encouragement and uplifting help.


The Location:  Potter’s Ranch is based in Union, KY. This is a great place to live because it’s close enough to Cincinnati to still be involved socially and provides an environment perfect for a thriving equine ministry.

 

Why Should You Apply?


You will work every day with an eternal purpose
Your life experience and desire to serve the Lord will offer fresh ideas for the horsemanship ministry
You will be part of a team who desires to minister by utilizing all of our gifts and talents

 
 

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Feb
22
Job Description - Maintenance Team Member
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Maintenance Team Member- Potter’s Ranch offers ability to learn new skills and growing ministry opportunities.

We are a private Christian retreat nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky offering its employees the opportunity to utilize the gifts and talents the Lord has given them to minister to our guests.

The Ministry: Potter’s Ranch is a youth and family life ministry working with all generation of Christians, and is known for the great service we provide our guests and employees alike.


Our positive, Christian environment provides daily encouragement.
We believe in exhibiting a Christ-like example to both employees and guests.


The Position: We’re looking for a Maintenance Team member at least 16 years of age and reliable transportation to work. The pay range is competitive.


We offer growth through training with decades of experienced maintenance and farm workers
We also offer on-the-job training for proper equipment usage
 

The Location:  Potter’s Ranch is based in Union, KY. This is a great place to live because it’s close enough to Cincinnati to still be involved socially and provides an environment perfect for a thriving equine ministry.

 

Why Should You Apply?


You will work every day with an eternal purpose
Your life experience and desire to serve the Lord will offer fresh ideas for the horsemanship ministry
You will be part of a team who desires to minister by utilizing all of our gifts and talents


 
 

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Feb
22
Job Description - Culinary Padawan (Kitchen Staff)
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Culinary Padawan- Potter’s Ranch offers culinary expression and growing ministry opportunities.

We are a private Christian retreat nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky offering its employees the opportunity to utilize the gifts and talents the Lord has given them to minister to our guests.

The Ministry: Potter’s Ranch is a youth and family life ministry working with all generation of Christians, and is known for the great service we provide our guests and employees alike.


Our positive, Christian environment provides daily encouragement.
We believe in exhibiting a Christ-like example to both employees and guests.


The Position: We’re looking for a Culinary Padawan at least 16 years of age with a passion for cooking. The pay range is scrumptious.


We offer training under a Master Chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with over 20 years of food service experience.

We
also encourage delicious expression of your best cuisine ideas


The Location:  Potter’s Ranch is based in Union, KY. This is a great place to live because it’s close enough to Cincinnati to still be involved socially and provides an environment perfect for a thriving equine ministry.

 

 

Why Should You Apply?


You will work every day with an eternal purpose
Your life experience and desire to serve the Lord will offer fresh ideas for the horsemanship ministry
You will be part of a team who desires to minister by utilizing all of our gifts and talents


 
 

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Feb
22
Potter's Ranch Summer Day Camps
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 10:24 AM

The time is almost here!  The staff is prayerfully preparing for all of our campers and are excited about the response so far.

If you would like to have your child attend a summer camp, please email us at info@pottersranch.org with your specified Day Camp in the subject bar for applications, pricing and any other questions you may have.

2018 Summer Camp Programs
 June 4th – June 8th                       Art Day Camp
June 12th – June 14th               Boone County Conservation Camp
June 25th – June 29th               Basic Horse Day Camp
July 5th – July 7th                    Camp Infinity Family Camp
July 8th – July 14th                  Camp Infinity
July 9th – July 13th                  Adventure Day Camp
July 15th – July 21st                Camp Infinity
July 16th – July 20th                Advanced Horse Camp
July 23rd – July 27th                Archery Day Camp
 
 

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Feb
22
The Director's Chair
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 10:07 AM
Looking back at 2017, it was an amazing year for Potter’s Ranch and we are looking forward to what 2018 is going to bring. Molly, our Equine Director, has moved on to other opportunities and the Ranch is now seeking the person God is going to provide for the Equine Department.  Of all day camps scheduled this year, I am personally excited at our first opportunity for Art Day Camp.  Many of our regular guests have reserved their spots for 2018 and a couple of ministries that have been away are returning in 2018.  Most of the winter refurbishing has been completed and we are looking forward to the Blessings God has in store for us.  Thank you all for your support and continued prayers for the ministry of Potter’s Ranch and keep following our Facebook page and website for information, pictures, and stories we can share.

In Christ,
Tony
Potter's Ranch Director
 
 

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Jan
24
Summer Camps Available!
posted by: Aaron Barker on January 24, 2018 at 11:22 AM
 
 

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Jan
24
A New Way to View New Year's Resolutions
posted by: Aaron Barker on January 24, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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Growing up, New Year’s Eve was not a big deal to me; it was simply the turning of the clock and the beginning of another month.  As I got older and learned the value of a good mulligan, the holiday took on another meaning; one that is stoked each time “Auld Lang Syne” is sung by groups of friends.

I suppose these feelings aren’t exclusive to only me.  Ask anyone what their New Year’s resolutions are and you’ll hear myriad answers ranging from weight loss to being a better person or parent to working less or even making more money. Don’t wait too long to ask that icebreaker, though; statistics say that the majority of New Year's resolutions - 80% - will be broken by the second week of February.  It’s a tough break for those of us who were looking forward to the refreshing New Year celebration and the chance to start over once again.

What if we looked at New Years in a different light?  What if we made a conscious decision to reach towards specific life goals rather than yearly ones?
Paul the Apostle shows us his heart in Philippians 3:12-14:
 
“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus,” (emphasis mine).
 
What is it that Paul wants to make his own?  Something so amazing must be on his mind that he is forgetting all that he has accomplished and is reaching towards the future.  In the preceding verses he tells us his life goal: 
 
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,” (vs. 3, emphasis mine).
 
Paul was not only willing but desired to count everything in his life as a complete loss just to know Jesus Christ in the power of His resurrection.  Having this aspiration came from a deep gratitude towards our Savior because Jesus gave His own life to make us His own possession.
 
This is the very reason why we strive to make ourselves better; not because we would look great in that black dress; not because our retirement fund could use some extra dollars.  Self-improvement is taking the talents God has sovereignly given us and honing them to become useful tools for His glory.
 
Beloved, let us not be so short-sighted that we look only to yearly goals.  Rather, let our hearts gravitate in the direction of becoming more like our Savior every day.  Jesus Christ has redeemed us and adopted us into His family so that our lives would be a shining example of the surpassing glory of God.  Regardless of your position in life, press towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
 
Let today be the day we shift our thinking from ourselves to Christ-honoring, God-focused, radical Christian living.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Article by Aaron Barker, Administrative Director of Potter’s Ranch. Aaron is also the host of “The Breakdown, a fast-paced, dynamic talk radio show that is full of life – Eternal Life, that is.” His blog is at www.breakdradio.com.
 
 
 

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Dec
08
Children's Christmas Adventure
posted by: Aaron Barker on December 08, 2017 at 4:08 PM

The  Boone County Businessmen’s Association working with the Boone County Board of Education, in  cooperation with Potter’s Ranch brought much holiday cheer and happiness to children in need this past week as they worked together to present the annual Children’s Christmas Adventure.

Each year the Boone County Board of Education chooses one elementary school in the Boone County district in particular need of some Christmas hope.  This year it was 56 children from Collins Elementary who were chosen and brought to the Ranch Lodge where they were provided a hot meal, great music, and homemade cookies straight from our kitchen.

As part of the program, the Boone County Businessman’s Association supplied brand new coats and gloves to all of the children in attendance.  In addition, Potter’s Ranch gifted the boys in attendance with remote controlled cars, while the young ladies received beautiful teddy bears.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the True History of Christmas.  Presented this year by Sandra (Tim) Cook, our guests heard the wonderful recitation of the first Christmas as recorded in the Bible.

A great benefit of having the celebration here at the Ranch is the ability to talk about the true Reason for the Season – Jesus Christ.

        Since this was my first Christmas Adventure as a member of the staff, it was awesome to serve alongside selfless individuals watching how their actions truly showed the love of Christ.

There is always much excitement around the Christmas Adventure since it is a great opportunity to serve our community.  No one can deny that all of those involved truly appreciate these special moments of service.

         “It’s our favorite event of the year,” remarked Carlin Adams, a member of our maintenance and grounds team for 15 years.  This was most certainly evident as anyone would be humbled observing the staff working together – giving of their own time – to serve food, drinks, and bus tables.   

       Although Christmas is about more than gifts, the ability to fill a need –especially for a child – helps to extend hope for a bright future.  Remember that all we do for others during Advent is a way for the light of the Gospel to shine brightly to all who are watching us.

 
 
 

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Nov
21
Gift Cards, Swag, and Cookies - Oh My!
posted by: Aaron Barker on November 21, 2017 at 3:04 PM
One of the biggest shopping days of the year is upon us - and Potter's Ranch is prepared! Right now, you can get gift certificates usable for visits, swag, or cookies straight from the oven!

Have a horse lover in your family? Treat them to some lessons or an awesome trail ride on the ranch! If you purchase any gift card for our Horsemanship Program you'll automatically receive 10% off your purchase! Why wait - get in the saddle and buy some stuff!
 
 

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