Ever since the institution of the Feast of Tabernacles in the Old Testament, God has been calling his people to set aside a week each year to “camp” in temporary dwellings – for the Jews it was to commemorate the 40 years of desert wandering – for Christians it is an opportunity for spiritual renewal and refreshing.
The bible camp formula is quite simple:
- Get people away from their routine actives, and the pressures of everyday life
- Create a positive environment with good food and good fellowship
- Create a spiritual atmosphere through worship
- Preach the Word of God
- Lift up the Name of Jesus
- Encourage people to yield to the Holy Spirit
Then watch as a people are saved, healed, delivered, renewed, and empowered by the Holy Spirit!
For me, bible camps have been places where I have grown spiritually and where I have had profound encounters with the Holy Spirit. The same has been true for my children and now my grandchildren.
It is my prayer that all of the bible camps across our Fellowship will thrive and that every person who attends will experience spiritual renewal and refreshing.
President of ACOP
I am sure that you would agree that the dedication and love that goes into each camp or VBS is much-needed and worthy of your support through prayer.
Most of us have had valuable camp experiences and we invite you to share your camp memory in the comments. It does not matter which camp you attended—if you are a life-long camper or a one-and-done camper we’d love to hear from you.
See you in the comments!