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The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,

the world and those who dwell therein,

for he has founded it upon the seas

and established it upon the rivers.

Psalm 24:1-2

Machen’s Next Generation Depends on You

Machen has been a crucial element of our region for over 30 years. During those years, so many youth, adults and families have been impacted by our ministry. This impact is enabled by the gifts of our friends and families. We depend on your gifts to continue this ministry.

Ways to Serve

Join a Work Group

Every year we have the support of an amazing group of volunteers who prepare the camp and grounds for the upcoming conference season. We will provide the food and supplies for all the ready laborers.

Sponsor a Work Project

We have a list of improvements, both small and large, that are not funded in the annual budget. In most cases, if someone sponsors the material cost, our volunteer team will take care of the labor. Would you help sponsor a work project?

Contribute to the Cabin Expansion

Our ability to expand and build additional cabins has been limited by our septic system. We are currently at our maximum capacity for our current system and plan to develop a second.

Make a Donation

Machen meets the basic needs year-to-year with a staff of committed volunteers and the prayers of many. But after utilities, grounds, and maintenance there isn’t much left over. Please consider how you can help enable this ministry.

Make a Donation

To donate to Machen through Zelle, you can visit https://zellepay.com or use the Zelle App on your smartphone. Machen’s zelle email is [email protected].


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Donation Total: $25.00

Machen Retreat and Conference Center


20 Bentley Dr
Sterling, VA 20165-6004


6 Job’s Hill Rd
McDowell, VA 24458


Retreat: (540)396-3650
Information: (703)477-5670

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2