Help I’m Speaking @ Summer Camp: Part 1

Photo_02-724344 OK, I got lots of support and prayer for this conversation. Thank you so much!

Just so you know, when I have spoke at camps I look at the big picture and try to integrate a lot of the themes and keep to one primary analogy. I also start with the last talk and work backward, among other things. I learned a lot of this from Marty, Rick and Larry, some of my good friends.

This summer I am thinking of moving up the talk sequence one day so that I can add a little more about a part of the gospel I think we could talk about more, that is Jesus Christ in you and the call to follow him.

Here is the traditional 7 day camp speaking topics (in general) breakdown…

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Person of Christ Person of Christ Person of Christ Sin Cross Resurrection Say-so
 
Here is what I am planning on doing…
 
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Person of Christ Person of Christ Sin Cross Resurrection New talk Say-so
 
Here are the benefits in my mind:
  1. It gives one more day to process the cross.
  2. It gives one more day to have one-on-ones that include the cross.
  3. Many resurrection talks are mostly about the “response”, this gives the resurrection more emphasis.
  4. I really want to give a picture of what it means to follow Jesus while we still have them at camp.

Here are the challenges in my mind:

  1. It makes the first two person of Christ talks very important because sin is moved up a day.
  2. Some leaders will not like changing the sequence just because it is different.
  3. Others I’m sure too…

I have a lot more I can share. If this generates comments/conversation I’ll keep the posts coming.

PS God bless you in your camps and fundraising this summer! It is a battle for me too, we are all in this together! We leave for Woodleaf in 4 days!

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