“At Faith Bible Camp we desire to connect and grow relationships with people for the purpose of helping them create and grow a relationship with God.”
Faith Bible Camp has been running a two week camp every summer for over 70 years. Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to redefine who we are and what we want to accomplish through camp. When we thought about it, we came up with three things we would like to see happen;
- We want to see kids meet Jesus.
- We want to build relationships with kids to help them meet Jesus.
- We want to disciple youth so that they can know Jesus in a deeply affecting way.
Here’s a little bit about each of these goals;
We want to see kids meet Jesus
At our core, we’re a Christian summer camp. We care about Jesus, and we care about kids, so it’s a no-brainer to want them to meet up. We believe that Jesus is going to change kids lives in a positive way, far more than we ever could on our own. In fact, we believe that Jesus is going to change kid’s hearts and minds to be loving, faithful, and hopeful.
We want to build relationships with kids to help them meet Jesus.
As Christians, we believe that Christ dwells within us; that means that whenever we love somebody like Jesus would, that person has a tangible encounter with the person of Christ. Because of this it’s very important to us that we love youth by teaching them, taking care of them, and having fun with them. This is not a camp where campers will be left to fend for themselves; our hope is that through building connections with Campers by feeding them, relating to them, and caring for them, we would help them encounter Jesus in an impactful way.
We want to disciple youth so they can know Jesus in a deeply affecting way
Camp doesn’t stop when kids turn 14. They’re welcome to join us as Jr. Staff, where they will be taught all about how Camp runs and given the skills they need to serve effectively at camp and beyond. In addition to camp skills, we want to empower youth to pursue Jesus after camp too; we accomplish this by training them in the overarching story of the bible, as well as by teaching them spiritual disciplines (Like prayer, fasting, silence and solitude, etc.) that will equip them to pursue a relationship with Jesus after camp is over. We love youth, and our hope is to see them develop into mature and godly believers with a faith that perseveres, not because we made them that way, but because Jesus did.