How to Help Your Kids Have a Close Relationship with Jesus

Chief reminds us the best way to help our kids have a close relationship with the Lord is to have a close relationship with Him ourselves. Easier said than done, but each step toward that relationship counts!
Mom & Daughter
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. – Mark 1:35 My...Read more

Who and Whose are our Kids and How do we let Them Know?

The world and its evolving definitions of “cool” and “successful” will always be a temptation for us and our kids to look to for worth and satisfaction. Braxton points us back to scripture for how we can remind our kids where their true value is found.
Girls in Skit
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 American culture likes to define success...Read more

Why Be Part of A Church?

Cole reminds us of the importance of being part of a church...not just attending a service on the weekend. Rather, being in relationship with people to spur one another on is where some real, life-value is found.
Coach Mentors Camper
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but...Read more

How Can We Help Our Kids Struggle Well?

How often do you encourage your child to try something hard? When they do and fail miserably how do you encourage them? We often want our kids' lives to be easy and only full of success. Rachel points us back to the truth of what we have to gain by admitting our weaknesses because of God's great grace.
Safe Staff
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses,...Read more

Seek to Serve the Lost, Lonely, and Needy

I can distinctly remember the smell of sweat. He hadn’t shaved in who knows how long and his clothes were probably older than me. The choir was singing Amazing Grace and from our pew I watched people politely trying not to stare.
Slip n Slide
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself...Read more

How Can Parents Teach the Value of Work?

Whether it's uninvited homeschool or everyday chores around the house, our kids knowing the value of working hard at what's before them is honoring to God. Seth tells us why and gives us some practical tips on how we can help our kids be good workers.
Helping with Chores
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set...Read more

How We Can Care for Mental and Emotional Health in our Kids

There is so much unknown and potentially unstable in life right now. With God being constant and faithful we can count on Him through everything. Amanda gives us practical ways to foster mental and emotional health for ourselves and our kids with this in mind.
Play with Purpose
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous...Read more

How Can Unconditional Love in Parenting Point to Jesus?

Jessica shares with us the greatest takeaway from her childhood is her belief that God loves her no matter what. Her parents convinced her that she could do absolutely nothing to make them love her any less. That fact sunk into the core of her being so she could know God’s love for her does not depend on behavior.
Father/Son
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or...Read more

What Do a Shepherd, Bear, and Lion have to do with Becoming a Man?

God gave David smaller beasts to conquer before taking down the giant, Goliath. Janna shows us how this fits into parenting boys to be godly men.
Men at Camp Travis
“ Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13 God has given me the privilege...Read more

A Word of Truth from Our Senior Director of Camps

During these uncertain days with so much changing around us Chief shares a word of truth to encourage us all. It's Bonafide!
God Brings Peace
So Jesus said, "If you abide in my Word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 Our...Read more

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