Thursday, July 24, 2014
What's So Special About Church Camp? Part 4
Camp is kind of a unique thing. There's a unique emphasis on spiritual things and doing the right thing. Sometimes it's easier to feel like a Christian at camp, surrounded by other Christian kids, or at least kids not exactly opposed to Christianity.
But that's not the way life is the rest of the year. We do our best to equip kids to face the real world. We teach a biblical worldview. Not just what we believe but why we believe it. Kids are not too young to learn apologetics.
Some kids need the time at camp to realize they don't need their phones every second of the day.
Some kids need camp to learn how to make friends with a new crowd of people.
Some kids need camp to learn how to lose gracefully.
Some kids need camp to see how they can push themselves and feel pleased by their efforts.
Some kids need to see what a godly man or woman act like, how they respond to difficulties or trouble.
Some kids need to be reminded that commitment to Christ is not just words we say, but a life to live.
Camp, done right, is a way to prepare a child for the other 51 weeks of the year.
Part 1: Choose
Part 2: Achieve
Part 3: Minister