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Meeting the Summer Camp Speaker Challenge – Part 1

Most evangelical youth camps have a camp speaker, God’s messenger for the week. The last two summers, I’ve had the opportunity to be that speaker. Now I’ve been on both sides of the campfire in this vital role in Christian … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Tree of Life – Our Speech

As a boy I planted a tree of life. The seedling I rescued out of the window well would be replanted and then transplanted into a new church yard. It would be a giver of life and stand as a … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Keep Storytelling Alive in Camp Ministry

The apex of camp ministry is to establish a relationship. At the core of transforming relationship is the ability to share a story. To know someone is to know their story. This is why the ability to connect with a … Continue reading

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Written in the Heart is the Real Summer Camp Story

I was an angry teen, and in the back seat of that big old ford station wagon, I was seething even more. My parents thought it best that I should spend a week at camp. I was going alone and … Continue reading

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Camp Ministry: A Natural Place for Storytelling

Facts are just facts, and facts we all know are boring. But we all relate to stories. Stories make up who we are and want to be. We relate to them because of the connections we make. Last summer I … Continue reading

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30 Seconds or Lose It

The TV show is a “Minute to Win It”. In real life communication, you have 30 seconds or you lose it. That is, to get your message out.  So whether you’re in the elevator, on the jet plane, making a … Continue reading

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