Youth Camp 2018
July 8-13, 2018
Did you hear? We are flying!
Youth Camp worship playlist:
Please sign up here. Since we are flying, we need to get everyone signed up soon so we can secure our plane tickets.
Enough means “as much or as many as required.” It is a word we use when we are tired, full, or when the job is complete. Join us as we explore the big idea that God is enough for whatever comes our way. We’ll think about how God made a way so that in Christ, we are enough.
This summer your students will also discuss how God’s plan is that there is enough for everyone; and how as followers of Christ we can use our voices to say, “Enough already!” when we see injustice and inequity in this world.
This summer’s mission focus will be on the Roma people of the world. For centuries this outcast people group has been unwelcome in many parts of the world. Systematic discrimination in Eastern Europe has left the Roma vulnerable to the long-term effects of little access to education, the inability to own land, or have recognized rights as citizens. Passport campers will learn what Christians in Eastern Europe and even in St. Louis, MO are doing to share God’s love in tangible and life-changing ways. Then we will learn how we can help!
Explore what the Bible says about call, and spend time living out practical examples of ministry. Is God calling you? Do you have to be a minister to minister to people? What does the Bible say about it?
Immerse yourself in different cultures, religions, and parts of the world and discover the threads we all have in common.
Engage your creative senses through lyrics, music, and authentic worship experiences. Mentored by worship leaders, you’ll have the opportunity to lead in worship.
Put feet to your faith by investing in the lives of others, especially in your community. You’ll choose a mission project that allows you to minister to senior adults, care for children, or make someone’s home safe again.
Prepare yourself for the responsibilities life throws at you as you forge your way into adulthood – balancing a budget, doing laundry, finding a church, being a good neighbor, and time management. Make space for hearing the voice of God in the midst of life’s transitions.
Participate in recreation as an expression of faith! Discover team dynamics, creative play, and leadership development while playing alongside your friends. Team discussions will help you consider how recreation can promote rest and relaxation and also be a strong part of spiritual discipline.
The drama of Scripture and the drama that fills our everyday lives are not without meaning and purpose. Participants in Curtain Call will explore the power of drama in expressing one’s self, shaping others’ souls, and following Christ in community.
Express your faith through images. Come paint, draw, sculpt, and work in mixed media. You’ll investigate how visual arts can impact a worship setting and as you are inspired, share it with others in worship at camp.
Do you dream of far off adventures? Come visit far corners of the globe by learning how to play games from around the world. Master the basics skills of Oshikura Manju, Kabadi or Las Cebollitas while discovering something new about the people and the place you might one day explore in person.
Show God’s creation the care we have been entrusted to give by identifying ways to make a difference. As stewards of our environment, we have a role to play in reducing our ecological footprint, and being leaders in the environmental movement. We’ll help the church of tomorrow lead in cleaning and preserving the earth entrusted to us all the way back in Genesis.
For 6-8th graders only! Your life isn’t the same as it was last year and neither are you. The new school year brings new opportunities and challenges. Prepare for your next phase of life by learning how to establish solid foundations with your faith, family and friends.