February 11, 2015

Encountering Christ, Developing Leadership, Independence, and Spiritual Awareness are foremost in creating Christ centered camping opportunities for children, youth, and young adults, thereby offering support and resources to the local church in three unique experiences.

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Ignite: Mobile Camps

To kindle a profound excitement and desire to follow Jesus Christ.

Mobile Camp Schedule

June 1-5: Kirksville (1st UMC)
June 8-12: Kearney (1st UMC)
June 15-19: Lamar (Oakton UMC)
June 22-26: Ferguson (Wellspring UMC)
June 29-July 3: Reeds Spring (Lifesong UMC)
July 6-10: Holt County (Mound City & Oregon UMC)
July 13-17: Palmyra (Palmyra UMC)
July 20-24: Mexico (Mexico UMC)
July 27-31: Poplar Bluff (1st UMC)
August 3-7: Columbia (Community UMC)
For more about the new opportunities in camping ministries, go to http://www.nextgenumc.org/#!camping/c12ja.

Infuse: Core Camps

To inspire and instill an understanding and appreciation of the gospel and grace.

Impact: Youth Works

To transform the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.

A Word about Camping

As the 2015 camping season continues to shape up, I wanted to take a few minutes to share my excitement and our vision for what’s in store. Through IGNITE, INFUSE, and IMPACT, there are opportunities for child, youth, and young adults to encounter Christ. According to the Barna Group, half of all Christians make their commitment to Christ before the age of 13 and two thirds of those recommit before they are 18 years old. Knowing this, I hold the responsibility of finding engaging ways for our kids to discover, deepen, and experience Christ on a personal level. Why do I hold this on a personal level? I have three children, Madison (16), Mack (14), and Meredith (11). Each of them is different and unique in their own way but I pray for the same thing for all of them, that they may love Jesus Christ just as He loves them.
-- Jeff Baker, Director of Mission, Service & Justice Ministries