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Churches Camping

Clint Craig, Lead Pastor at LifeSwitch, wrote to me about how great it is to be able to run Camp Survivor again.

"As a church we have 300 local kids attending our kids camp, most of whom are from unchurched families.

"The camp utilises around 50 youth and a total of 125 volunteers from our church community. We see many kids respond to the gospel and hope to see a significant number of campers and families engage with the church in the coming weeks.

"The coolest part about camp is that we make it free for the campers to come. The church contributes $50,000 so that the camp can be free, but we see it less as an expense and more as an investment in the next generation—one from which we see incredible kingdom returns.

"I couldn't encourage churches to engage with camping enough and would love to chat to anyone who would like to see how embracing camping can have an incredible impact on kids' ministry, youth ministry and the wider church. It really is remarkably powerful.”

Financial Resources to Support Churches in their Mission through Camping

CCCNZ Children’s & Family Ministries Enabler Julie McKinnon manages a fund (on behalf of Lichfield Lands Inc) that CCCNZ/OBH churches are warmly invited to apply for. The fund enables churches to engage school children and their schools, inviting them to hear and experience the gospel through camping.

It has been a privilege to support the LifeSwitch church family in reaching children and their families in their community through Camp Survivor.

If your church would like to know more about the fund and how it can serve your reaching out into your community, contact Julie here.

By Mark Grace, CCCNZ Ambassador



 

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