Summary: I have been to church camp scores and scores of weeks for almost fifty years. I know from experience the benefits:
Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister
First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO
Why I Believe in Camp
Introduction: What is camp? Names for camp
Church camp—learn about church
Christian service camp—learn about service/ministry
Bible Camp—my favorite
I have been to camp scores and scores of weeks for almost fifty years. I know from experience the benefits:
Letters of the word CAMP to explain my four best reasons.
1. Away /fewer distractions
2. 24 hours a day
3. Mountain top experience; not everything, but good
A: Action Filled
1. How kids learn
2. Fun and fellowship
3. Rubbing elbows with adults
1. Scripture memories
2. Role models
1. For battle—kids face tough world today
2. For life—ministry decisions/leadership decisions
3. For eternity—first time decisions and recommitments for man
Conclusion: Kids, it’s worth.
Parents, you can make it happen.
***Dr. Roger W. Thomas is the preaching minister at First Christian Church, 205 W. Park St., Vandalia, MO 63382 and an adjunct professor of Bible and Preaching at Central Christian College of the Bible, 911 E. Urbandale, Moberly, MO. He is a graduate of Lincoln Christian College (BA) and Lincoln Christian Seminary (MA, MDiv), and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin).