So We Send Them to Camp . . .

Saturday our Youth will return from Summit Camp. One week out of a summer vacation will be in the books. What next?

11390191_562483030561401_3273527074710030448_nSecluding our youth away at camp sans television and tablets in hopes their lives will be formed through friendships and the spiritual environs of a Christian camp setting seems good for us, for them. One consequence many of us learned years ago is one week of camp does not a life of spiritual formation make. It may help initiate a greater awareness of the presence of God in all things. But, there must be a place to practice.

Sunday morning, the youth who went to camp will lead our worship time. We are not sure what it will be. We are not sure what it won’t be. We do know it will be an occasion for them to participate. Our young people are involved each week. We wanted them to be involved from beginning to end.

Parents invest in their participation. If they do not drive, bring them Sunday so they may be a part of leading. No, they all will not speak. They will not all sing. But, as a group they will present us to God and God to us in songs, Scripture, and the Lord’s Supper.

Parents, if they drive, do not just send them. Come with them. Invest in their ongoing spiritual formation by encouraging them with your presence.

We are looking forward to hearing the ways God showed up for them during the week. They may trigger in us things we might look for each day as we wonder, look for how, God shows up.

See you Sunday!

Jesus invites people into his life and his way. He takes what is and points to the new way of the Kingdom of God.  Come see what this journey is all about!

One way to think about the mission of Jesus - He calls into question the way things are and points to the way things may be in the Kingdom of God. 

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