Making Camp

“Abide in Christ”. Words often used in scripture to speak of Christ living and working in the believer. A definition often used to define this is indwelling. As a former camp director getting ready to teach a bible study, an obscure definition caught my attention for the word abide; making camp.

I invite you as a camp ministry person (anyone really) to join me in making camp. Come to a place where you can sit a spell and we can consider ministry together. A safe place. A place filled with warmth and reflection. A place allowing you to pause and think with your ministry heart. Pull up a chair, grab a mug, the coffee’s hot, the fire is cracklin and the fellowship is good. Let’s dwell together and focus our ministries on pulling others to the fire to “make camp” with Christ.


About the Ordinary Hiker

A Christian camp director for many years, I enjoy ministry and being outdoors. I refer to God's creative wonder as the testimony of creation, a special place where God brings His word to life. Its where I like to be and where God speaks in His gentle voice in the awe of His creative work.
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5 Responses to Making Camp

  1. John Grove says:

    thank you I’m some what of a out doorsy type so i can relate to this i would truly enjoy setting up camp with Jesus

  2. A. Dumois says:

    This is really rich imagery. I’ve always loved my camping experiences (except for the flys) and this idea of sitting around the campfire is so comforting. It also harkens back to Israelites wilderness journey as they camped in the presence of the Pillar surrounding God’s tabernacle (Big tent).

    • makingcamp says:

      Thanks for stopping by. The campfire speaks so much of being relational and of contemplation. And like the Israelites, God works in us through our wilderness experiences. They have a way of getting our attention don’t they?!

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