Epworth Forest CC - That Thing - June 21-26 (2015)

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Until next time!

We had an incredible week with your campers. It was amazing to see God working through each individual. Please check out our FREE First Thing Fall Event happening on September 13. We hope you have an amazing year and we look forward to seeing your campers next summer! Remember that you have the ability and the power to be better as a follower of Christ. He will never leave you and He will be with you every step of the way. Enjoy this video that sums up our incredible week.

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One last session...

We had an incredible last session tonight. It is hard to say goodbye to these amazing campers! The Matt McCoy Band led us one more time in worship:

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Our keynote speaker, Matt Orth, then led us in our last message of the week. He shared 1 Samuel 3:1-10. Samuel served the Lord by assisting Eli. Samuel was sleeping one night when the Lord called to him. Samuel ran to Eli and said "Here I am; you called me." Eli told Samuel that he did not call him and that he should go back to sleep. Again, the Lord called to Samuel and he went to Eli. Again, Eli told Samuel that he did not call him. This happened a third time and Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. God was revealing Himself to Samuel. Verses 9-10 state,

So Eli told Samuel, 'Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, 'Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, 'Samuel! Samuel!'Then Samuel said, 'Speak, for your servant is listening.'

God taps on the shoulder of young people. Many campers have probably experienced this during the past week. We must listen to the Lord. We need to pray "Speak, Lord, for you servant is listening." If you do, it will most likely change your spiritual life. Matt explained that biblical listening has a sense of anticipation and response. When He reveals Himself to us, how do we respond? God will reveal Himself to you. Let us strive to be better in response to God's call on our lives.
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The Matt McCoy Band finished the session in passionate worship. Campers praised their God with enthusiasm and joy. It was incredible to see so many people praising God with all their heart!

Let's Dance

One of our Epworth staffers led campers in some partner dancing in the beach house this evening!

Gettin' Crafty

Campers enjoyed tie dying and bleaching this afternoon. The creativity of the campers is amazing!
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Afternoon Archery!

Campers had the opportunity to participate in archery during free block time.
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Arms High and Heart Abandoned

Campers passionately praised their Father during worship this morning.
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The Salt and the Light

The Matt McCoy Band added a new song at this morning's worship session, Hosanna by Hillsong United. After worship, Matt joined the stage and led us in scripture. Matthew 5:13-16.

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

During this time, salt was used to preserve meat. The salt kept the meat from rotting, spoiling, and decaying. God tells us that we are the salt of the earth. God uses us to give the world flavor and to keep it from rotting.

You cannot hide a city. It is always there. If we are who we are supposed to be, our light should continuously shine and never be hidden. We are not to strive to have others see our good deeds, rather our light should naturally be present. Light can be blinding and distracting, our light is to naturally reveal Christ in our everyday lives. 1 Peter 2:12 states,

Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

We are the light among all people. We need to take what God has given us and use it to be the salt of the world. You were made for more in this life. We are all called to Kingdom ministry. Be the salt and the light right where you are. Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability. When you are lazy and do lousy work while claiming to be a believer, it is a poor representation of Christ. Don't just slap the Christian label on your life. Pursue excellence for God's glory. We need you. Every inch of society needs salt and light.

Prayer is Powerful

At various times throughout this week, and also at learning lab this morning, campers have had the opportunity to participate in prayer stations:

  • Injustice Wall - This station's purpose is to open our eyes to the injustice and persecution happening in our world. The station has scripture to mediate on while praying. Students then mark a place on the map that they prayed for with a sticky hand. alt

  • Buttons - This station's purpose is to spend time in prayer for those in our life that have walked away from the Lord or have never known Him. After praying, a button is glued to the cross.

  • The Names of God - This station's purpose is to reflect on the various attributes of God. alt

  • Meditation Stones - This station's purpose is to spend time in the Word of God meditating on His truth and His promises.

  • 10,000 Blessings Wall - This station's purpose is to reflect on and share the many blessings in your own life and to pray a blessing for someone else's life.

  • Hammer Away the Lies - The purpose of this prayer station is to reflect on the lies of your heart and mind that you may be listening to and then replacing those lies with God's never-failing truth. alt

  • Prayer Board - The purpose of this prayer station is to place your prayers in the hands of the Lord as well as the camp community so that we can lift up each other's prayer requests. alt

Remember James 5:16,

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Rise & Shine!

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Goodnight from Epworth!

We had a great day here at Epworth. Our days have been full of adventure and God's incredible presence. We are treasuring every moment we have with your campers. Enjoy this video of our lip syncing champion from this morning to end our day!

Need a Little Christmas?

UPROCK started our evening session with a fun Christmas piece!

He Was Born to Serve

We had a little bit of a Christmas theme tonight at evening session. The Matt McCoy Band led us in several Christmas songs,

Matt took the stage and shared Mark 10:35-45. The disciples argued about which one of them was the greatest. They asked Jesus to let one of them sit at the right and one at the left in His glory. They thought that they would become superior. They had an expectation of the Messiah that was false. When He was not what they thought, the disciples were disappointed and confused. They were expecting the Messiah to come to establish the Kingdom. Jesus did this, but in a very unexpected way. The rulers of the day wanted to look better than everyone else. They wanted to have important titles. Jesus did the opposite, He came to serve. Mark 10:43-45 states,

Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Jesus came to serve others in humility. He gave up His supreme privileges. He came into the world as a tiny baby rather than as a rich ruler. He hung out with the outcasts rather than the rich and powerful. Matt shared Philippians 2:3-11. We are to consider others better than ourselves. We are to consider others worthy of our devotion and service. Matt highlighted verse 5,

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

Jesus reveals to us what humans should fully be like while also showing what God is fully like. Our response should be to lower ourselves and serve rather than trying to fight power with power. For hope and peace to be in this world, we must be willing to serve as Christ followers. We must be willing to love those that seem to be unlovable. We are to strive to serve just as Jesus did.

The Matt McCoy Band finished us in song:

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Epworth's Got Talent

Campers competed in a talent show competition tonight! The goal was to have the most unique talent possible. Watch our winner break it down!

The Battle is On!

Campers had a blast at the paintball course today.
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Go and Do Likewise

Matt Orth shared an impactful message at this morning's worship session. He talked about "The Parable of the Good Samaritan" which is found in Luke 25:25-37. Jesus and an expert in the law are having a discussion about what one must do to inherit eternal life. While talking about loving one's neighbor, the expert asks Jesus who his neighbor is. Jesus replies by telling the story about the good samaritan.

A man was left for dead on the side of the road. A priest past and did nothing. A Levite passed and did nothing. These men were considered to be religious. They were considered to be leaders in the church. A Samaritan then walked by. He felt compassion and helped the man. He took care of him and paid for a place for the man to stay. The Jews hated the Samaritans. The two groups did not get along whatsoever. Yet, the Samaritan helped the man anyways. Luke:10 36-37 states,

'Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?' The expert in the law replied, 'The one who had mercy on him.'Jesus told him, 'Go and do likewise.'

Matt wanted us to understand two major points about going and doing likewise.

  1. We need to be willing to pay a price.
    If we really want to love people, we must be willing to make sacrifices. It cost the Samaritan his money, his time, and his reputation. We may not get anything in return, but we must put others before ourselves and pay the price.

  2. You have to be looking for it.
    We often say that we want to love and serve others but if we are not paying attention then how is this possible? Many times we miss things because we are thinking about ourselves. We must open our eyes. We need to put the iPhones down. We need to be countercultural and be genuinely present.

Matt shared 1 John 4:19:

We love because he first loved us.

Jesus paid a price for us. He was the ultimate sacrifice. He was looking for it. God recognized our need and sent His one and only Son. We were the ones half-dead on the side of the road. In return, let us go and do likewise.

Early Morning Stack Attack

Campers enjoyed participating in crate climbing this morning during learning lab time. The current highest amount of crates is 16! Who will be next on the leader board? We will have to wait and see! Watch as Cody almost reaches the goal.

Worship Leading with the Matt McCoy Band

During learning lab this morning, members of the Matt McCoy Band led a discussion with campers. A plethora of the time was question and answer. Campers asked various questions about leading worship, instruments, and more. The band members talked about what it means to be a worship leader and how the campers can make worship a part of their everyday lives.

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Illusion vs. Reality

One of our learning labs this morning focused on social media. Assistant program manager, Sara Rodriguez, led a discussion about the reality of social media and the affect it has on our lives. The key verse of the discussion was Philippians 4:8:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Does social media cause us to think of things that are pure? True? Noble?
Social media causes illusions. Sometimes Crossfitters post pictures of themselves flexing before and after every workout. Pictures are posted of model-type beauties that cause us to feel discontent, jealous, and frustrated. Social media often gives us an unrealistic idea of what our lives should actually look like. Social media sets standards that we think we need to meet. We need to look to the Bible to find the true standards to live by.

  • Matthew 6:5 - This verse shows that we are not to be hypocrites. Do not try to look religious in front of others in order that they see you.
  • Galatians 5:22 - This verse shows us that we need to focus on the fruits of the Spirit such as love and self-control.
  • Micah 6:8 - This verses tells us to be humble.
  • Ephesians 4:23-32 - This passage tells us to be honest with our neighbors. It also tells us to stay away from bitterness and wrath and to be kind.
  • Proverbs 4:20-27 - This passage tells us to cling to the Word of God and to never let go. The more we are in the Word, the easier it is to resist temptation.

Do not get caught in the trap of making our lives an illusion. Ask yourself Relevant Magazine's five questions to ask before posting on social media:

  • Am I seeking approval?
  • Am I boasting?
  • Am I discontent?
  • Is this a moment to protect?
  • Is it kind?

It's a New Day!

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He Will Complete His Work in You

The Matt McCoy Band added some new songs to their set tonight including "Forever" by Kari Jobe. Matt then took the stage to lead us in the Word of God. He continued with His message from this morning where Paul was writing to the Philippians. Philippians 1:3-6 states,

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Matt connected this passage with the campers having to go home at the end of the week. He told them that the Gospel will still be alive when they go home. Jesus Christ is our partner. We can be confident that God will complete His work in us. Matt gave the campers several things to think about when going home.

  1. The fuzzy wuzzy feeling is going to die.
    The hype of camp will end. This warmth that campers feel and the hype of the Gospel may fade when they go home. Matt reminded the campers that they can be confident when they go back. Like marriage, it is exciting at the beginning but the fuzzy wuzzy feeling may be less present as time goes on. Marriage takes work to keep that fire blazing. The same goes for camp. It takes work to keep that fire inside us. Even though it may fade, it is ever present and we can be confident.

  2. Find an iron community.
    Matt also talked about how important it is to find an iron community. Proverbs 27:17 discusses that friends sharpen friends just as iron sharpens iron. Matt challenged the campers to not simply hang out with people that they are comfortable with but rather to hang out with people who will push them towards Christ and keep them accountable. He challenged the campers to find an iron community.

Before taking communion, UPROCK joined the stage and performed a piece titled "Senses" which focused on the power and sacrifice of Christ. Session ended in passionate worship to our Creator, led by the band.
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McKendree takes the win!

Cabin challenge was a blast this afternoon! Cabins competed to make the best cardboard boat possible. Teams could use the cardboard and tape provided and anything they bought to camp themselves. McKendree came in first place very easily with the use of an air mattress!

Fun on the Water

What a gorgeous day! Campers are having a wonderful afternoon at the lake swimming, paddle boarding, tubing, and laying on the beach!
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Take it to the Hoop!

Campers had a good time playing in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament today!
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Suffering for Christ

The Matt McCoy Band began our morning session in worship and Matt then took the stage to share with us. He talked to us about trials that we face in this life and their purpose. Jesus's disciple, Paul, was arrested for preaching the Gospel. He wrote to the Philippians while he was in prison. Philippians 1:12-14 states,

Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.

Paul is in jail here! He is saying that his being in jail is actually being used to advance the Gospel. We often think that trials can hinder us, but sometimes God actually uses these circumstances to further His kingdom. Philippians 1:20-21 states,

I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

In any situation, we can exalt Christ. We need to ask ourselves,"How can I best represent Christ in this situation?" This is a great spiritual discipline. Can you live in Christ as you mop the floor? Can you live in Christ as you file paperwork at the office? Can you have the courage do exalt Him in this moment? Philippians 1:29-30 states,

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

Following Jesus always goes to the cross and the cross always goes to the tomb. You are going to face suffering in this world. You are going to suffer because you're trying to do the right thing in a wrong world.

It is hard, but the Lord promises us grace and strength. He promises that He is always with us. The struggle itself is a testimony to the world. When we do the right thing in a wrong world, people notice. We can show others that there is something worth living for, and most importantly, something worth dying for.

The Matt McCoy Band finished us in worship.
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Dance Lessons with UPROCK

Campers had the opportunity to learn some dance moves from UPROCK this morning during learning lab time!

Action Packed...The Bible Has it All

One of our learning labs this morning was instructed by Kevin Marsh. He gave us a in depth look into the wonders of the Bible. Have you ever tried reading your Bible and found yourself nodding off to sleep? We have all been there. Kevin showed us that the Bible is full of action. He showed us how relevant these stories really are. He showed us that not only can we explore action packed stories of people, but we can discover the light that God sheds through His redemptive love throughout the whole book. Kevin reminded us that we are all born to take part in this story. He stated,

We are all a chapter in God's story.

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Morning of Day 2

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Give Me Your Hands

Tonight's worship session was full of passion and energy. God was present. The Matt McCoy Band led us in praises to our King:

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UPROCK then took the stage and gave a powerful message about searching for freedom.

Our keynote speaker, Matt Orth, then led us in scripture. Matt gave us a character study of Peter. Peter was a fisherman. Jesus asked Peter to follow Him. At the last supper with His disciples, Jesus tells His disciples that He must be crucified. Peter responds by refusing that this will happen. Peter says that He will die for Jesus. Jesus tells Peter that he will deny Jesus three times and Peter cannot believe this. When Jesus is arrested, Peter tries to protect Jesus and cuts off a soldier's ear. When Jesus is being crucified, someones recognizes Peter. Peter denies that he knows Jesus and he does this twice more. How did this happen? Peter went from saying...

I will die for you Jesus! to I do not know Him!

Imagine someone that you love. Your mom, your sibling, your friend. Imagine deeply disappointing that person. What a terrible feeling. Can you imagine being Peter? He lets down the person that he loves the most. Even worse, Jesus then dies. So what does Peter do? He goes back to fishing. He goes back to his old and normal way of life.

Jesus raises from the dead and in John 21 Jesus approaches the fishermen. They soon realize that it is Jesus! He is alive! Jesus gave Peter an important message in this encounter.John 21:15-22 states,

Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?' 'Yes, Lord,' he said, 'you know that I love you.' Jesus said, 'Feed my lambs.' Again Jesus said, 'Simon son of John, do you love me?' He answered, 'Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.' Jesus said, 'Take care of my sheep.' The third time he said to him, 'Simon son of John, do you love me?' Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, 'Do you love me?' He said, 'Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.' Jesus said, 'Feed my sheep. Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.' Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, 'Follow me!' Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, 'Lord, who is going to betray you?') When Peter saw him, he asked, 'Lord, what about him?' Jesus answered, 'If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.'

Jesus loves Peter and knows his heart regardless of Peter's actions. He tells him that he is going to be led to places that he doesn't want to go. Jesus dies in humility, not as a superhero and he wants his followers to do the same. Peter continued to ask "What about him?" Jesus basically says "What does that have to do with anything? Follow me!" God simply wants you to give Him your hands.

Matt shared that we need to tell ourselves "I'm out." We need to let go. We need to stop caring about what others are doing but simply humble ourselves and Give God our hands. We need to serve in humility. Give God your hands and let Him rule your life.

The Matt McCoy Band ended our session in song:

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Capture the Tiki

We had our first cabin challenge this afternoon! Campers faced leaders during this spin on capture the flag. Campers were victorious winning two out of three games!
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Faux Yoga

Campers were hilarious at today's afternoon faux yoga session!

Let's Fly

Campers breezed through the air this afternoon at Sky High. The swing drops from 50 feet above the ground!
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A Little Ultimate!

Campers enjoyed some ultimate frisbee today at the rec field!
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Morning Session

The Matt McCoy Band began morning session in worship:

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UPROCK then took the stage and performed a piece to "I Will Praise You in this Storm by Casting Crowns. Our Keynote speaker, Matt Orth, then led us in a message. He shared Philippians 3:18-21. The Philippians were a group of people that met together for church. Paul wrote to them...

For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Matt emphasized that "their god is their stomach." What does this mean? Matt shared that in the time that this was written, the stomach was where people believed passion and emotion came from. They believed that anger, sexual desires, sadness, and so forth all came from the gut. The stomach represents our hunger or our appetites. We experience various appetites. Sometimes we hunger to get revenge. Sometimes we have an appetite for sexual desires. Sometimes we have an appetite to show anger towards someone. These people that Paul is talking about let their appetites rule their lives. Whatever their appetites wanted, they would get. Their stomach was their god.

This is an enemy of what Jesus represents. We should do the opposite. In Christ, these appetites are a gift to us. However, we must honor God with what we eat. It can be a good thing to feel anger and passion but it must be in the right context. We must know how to use it. Our appetites must not possess or control us. We must put our appetites under the Lordship of Jesus. It is a similar to a fireplace. A fire in a fireplace is enjoyable and beneficial. However, a fire outside of the fireplace inside of the living room is a disaster. We must keep our appetites in the right context.

We must thank God for these gifts. We must strive to honor Him with what He has given us. This is a huge issue in the world right now. Our appetites are out of control. This is why our world is so broken and violent. People become obsessed with getting more money, with sex, with being popular, and so on. We must fight against this. We must realize why we are here. Christ is the hope of the world. He can use us to represent Himself in this world to give hope and truth to others. Offer your appetites to Him. You will struggle, but God will help you if you ask. God is faithful and He is our ultimate source of hope. You have the ability to use your appetites for His glory.

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How to use your gifts for God NOW

One of our learning labs this morning was instructed by Christine from Covenant United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. Her focus was on spiritual gifts and learning how to use them for God. She had campers take a spiritual gifts quiz to give each camper an idea of what his or her spiritual gifts may be. She used scripture as a foundation to show the students what spiritual gifts are all about. She opened with 1 Corinthians 12:1-11:

Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, 'Jesus be cursed,' and no one can say, 'Jesus is Lord,' except by the Holy Spirit.There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

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Good Morning!

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We Reflect God's Image

We had our first worship session tonight! A member of UPROCK began the session. Learn more about UPROCK HERE. They will be worshiping with us all week. Several campers were invited onto the stage to have a little dancing competition.

The Matt McCoy Band then led us in worship. They will be leading us in praises to our Father throughout this week.

Program Manager Stacy Hartman joined the stage to introduce our theme for the week, BETTER. Our goal is to learn how to love God better, how to love others better, and to be better servants! Stacy shared 1 John 4:17:

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

We are to strive to be better. We are to strive to be like Jesus in this world!

After UPROCK performed a short piece, our keynote speaker, Matt Orth, then joined the stage. Learn about Matt here.

Matt talked about how he used to go to summer camps when he was younger. He discussed that he realized that he didn't really know Jesus while he was at camp. He had all of the right answers, but he didn't really know what the speakers were talking about. He challenged the campers to ask themselves why they are here. He reminded them that they are not the church of tomorrow, but the church of right now.

Matt then discussed that he wants us to have a better understanding. He discussed Genesis 1. God created us in HIS image. What does that really mean?

We are made to reflect who God is.

Adam and Eve's sin created friction with God. Humans were created to reflect Christ's goodness but sin ruined this picture. God decided that through His son He would restore this earth. The story of the gospel in a nutshell begins with creation, on to restriction, ending with restoration. Matt shared Colossians 3:9-10

Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

We are to reflect our Father in this world. Matt used a scene from The Lion King to demonstrate. Rafiki tells Simba to look at his reflection in the water. Simba says that he doesn't see his father but Rafiki tells him to look harder. He tells Simba that his father lives in him. Simba's father speaks and tells Simba not to forget who he is. Simba was living a "hakuna matata" life. The circle of life was broken and fractured, just like our world in real life. Simba was not doing what he was supposed to be doing. We can apply this to our own lives. Christ lives in us. We must remember who we are. We cannot live the "hakuna matata" lifestyle. We must represent our Father and be a threat to the darkness of this world. Through Christ's power, we can help to bring restoration, redemption, and hope to a broken world.

The Matt McCoy Band finished us in song:

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Stack Attack!

Campers enjoyed a new activity during check in today. We introduce you to crate climbing!
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Move In Time

Campers showed excitement as they moved into their cabins!
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And so it begins!

Greeting

We are waiting in anticipation for your campers to arrive! We are looking forward to a week full of adventures and we are looking forward to seeing how God is going to work through this camp. Check the blog daily to see what your camper is up to! Photos and videos will be posted throughout each day. Here we go!