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How to Teach Our Kids to Spend Daily Time with God

Who better to be in constant communication with than the God Who loves us, guides us in His Truth and desires His best for us? Kelli directs us in ways we can kindly show our kids the greatness of spending daily, intentional time with Jesus.
Alpha in the Word
Be Still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth. Psalm 46:10 Be Still. Stop. Slow down. God...Read more

Why is Vulnerability Good?

Sharing something less-than-awesome about ourselves doesn't initially sound appealing. In fact, it's exactly opposite of what our culture encourages so often. Jacob reminds us how doing just that is part of God's good and perfect plan for each of us!
All Out!
The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, a clear conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5 I distinctly remember the first time I told my...Read more

Can We Compete Well AND Honor Christ?

We all know it’s the best and worst part of the game…two opposing teams coming together in a sign of sportsmanship by shaking hands. Judah learned a life-long lesson as a teen at one such occasion and shares with us the importance of it.
Boys Huddle
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 My team, yet again, suffered a loss...Read more

How to have a Better Relationship with Your Child

Do you desire to get to the heart of your child...to know how they're really doing in different aspects of life? Jacob directs us to practical, specific ways parents can make that happen. Check 'em out.
Dad listens intently
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’...Read more

Everyday Life & Sharing the Gospel

Are you ever daunted by the thought of sharing the gospel with those around you? We often fear rejection, pushing someone away, being ill-equipped, and/or not having all the answers. Yet this is our privilege! Randi Beth shows us how we can share the gospel with our whole lives!
Sharing the Gospel
“So we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1...Read more

How Can Kids Own Their Faith?

It can be easy for parents to feel the full weight of their children receiving salvation Christ offers. Daley reminds us we can let go of that burden, and give our kids opportunities to own their faith and enjoy the Holy Spirit working in their lives.
Camper Girl
“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you...Read more

Model Realities of Relationships

Relationships aren't always perfectly wrapped with a bow tied neatly on top. They get messy and hard and remind us of why we need Jesus. Daley lines out how we can model the real-ness of relationships...even when we're not perfect.
Family Camp Family
"He must become greater, and I must become less.” John 3:30 I first met Jesus living in the person of my mom and dad. One of the biggest gifts in...Read more

The Golden Rule

"Now, would you want someone to do that to you?!" Surely there's not a person alive who hasn't heard this phrase from a parent or teacher? It's The Golden Rule. Jess shares some "how to" and most importantly the "why" we should follow it.
Campers
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate...Read more

Kids Owning Personal Time with God

What's the trick? What can motivate a child to take ownership of their faith? It seems like a magic formula would come in handy in this area. Let's see what Ben points us to in God's Word...
Camp Travis Devo
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 This proverb would be a great intro for...Read more

Carve Out Time With God

Do you schedule your priorities or prioritize your schedule? A small change in word order can be a chasm of change in how we spend our time. Reflect on Katie's challenge to us to carve out time to be with the Creator of the universe and the One Who knows every detail about who we are.
Reflect on God's Word
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting...Read more

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