ADVANCE Summer Camp


Byler Advance is a week-long summer camp for youth ages 15-19.  Byler Advance is dedicated to helping train and equip each young person to be the leader God has called them to be. Advance camp imparts a Biblical worldview and aims at teaching Christian young people how to impart that Biblical vision to those around them.  Advance camp will challenge you spiritually and mentally while providing a fun environment to make new friends and grow closer to God! Are you ready to Advance? Then sign up now for this awesome weekend! We'll see you there!






Check out some of these pictures from Advance!


Joshua & Ashlyn Gunter are the youth pastors at Christian Ministries Church Southwest Missouri and the administrators of Byler Advance. Josh has an obvious passion and fire for the Lord and wants to light that same fire in today's youth. He has an excitement about life that overflows to everyone around him.  Josh is a gifted speaker and imparts applicable wisdom to young people in every stage of life.  Ashlyn is enjoying the full time roll of mom and wife while still imparting to those around her.  Ashlyn's desire is to impart a lifestyle of excellence and purity into the hearts of youth.  Joshua and Ashlyn have been married since 2014 and have a beautiful daughter, Adelyn.

Ashley Ellison is the Senior Pastor of Christian Ministries Church Southwest Missouri. He has been ministering the Word of God through speaking and singing for over 20 years. Ashley imparts the practical truths of the Bible in an applicable way, making it real for youth today. He believes that every young person was created with a God-given purpose and he desires to help them learn how to pursue it! 

BJ Stockstill  is an associate pastor and media director at Christian Ministries Church Southwest Missouri. BJ has a relevant message about God's concern for the direction of our lives and the motives of our hearts. He is a gifted speaker and motivates people to action and change! BJ has been married to his wife McKinley since 2010 and they have 2 adorable children, JoLynn and Jonathan.


2017 Camp Date: July 9th-July 14th

Cost:  $300

Deposit is $100. The remaining balance may be paid upon arrival. Deposits are non-refundable.


To Register: 

1. Download this printable registration form

2. Fill it out completely and mail it to us.

(Don't forget to include the $100 deposit. Otherwise, your spot will not be saved.)

3. We will mail you a confirmation letter once your registration is received!



•  Registration is from 3:00pm-5:00pm, Monday, July 9th.


•  Closing ceremony begins at 11:00am, Saturday, July 14th.

                                                                        (Parents are invited)


•  Extra money is needed if the student would like to buy concessions or a t-shirt. T-shirts cost $15.


•  There are separate sleeping and showering facilities for the boys and the girls.



Mailing Address:

802 Riley Drive

Billings, MO 65610


Physical Address:

802 Riley Drive

Hurley, MO 65675


Phone: 417-369-0445





Instagram: @byleradvance