After VBS, next is Camp

6 07 2011

Both VBS and summer camp are “old” forms of Children’s Ministry that I believe are still very relevant and practical for today.  They both can be highly effective as churches seek to reach out to their communities.

This year we had a slight decrease in our attendance but did see 5 children make first time decisions to follow Christ.

Summer camp is next week and I anticipate to see just as much spiritual development in children.  Summer camp provides children the opportunity to move away from their normal lives and to explore God in nature and in a special way.  I have heard summer camp compared to short-term monastic experiences and I believe that is fairly accurate.

The church definitely got that right when they started summer camps decades ago.  That’s an area of ministry I hope never goes away and continues in children’s ministry today and tomorrow.

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