Ministry it seems to me is bringing God’s word to life. A play on words to some extent; we bring the Words of God to the hearing of each individual life with the ultimate intent of seeing those Words come to life in each of them. This transforming life change comes from God working through His spirit. He brings the understanding that Jesus is the giver of eternal life as a sacrificial redeemer for sin. Not only a savior, but a spiritual guide for a life lived acceptably before God.
Camp ministry done well powerfully brings God’s Words to life. In a 24 hour living experience, camp can let the Word become a part of living and make it come to life. I John 1:1-3 shows to us that we are share that which we have heard, seen, looked upon and our hands have handled regarding The Word of life and pass it on to others. I think John has in his mind’s eye here the moment when he saw the resurrected Jesus. (see previous post on hands on learning) The message is clear, we are to take what has become real to us in our Christian life and share it a real way with others.
Camp with all of its true life experiences gives to us the precious opportunities to apply God’s Word to life. I hope you all are thinking of what you can share to help others make the Word come to life this summer with your own hands on learning experiences. More to come, please jump in with a comment.