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Nature God’s First Missionary

Nature is God’s first missionary. Where there is no Bible, there are sparkling stars. Where there are no preachers, there are springtimes. Where there is no testament of scripture, there is the testament of changing seasons and breath-stealing sunsets. If … Continue reading

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Lost at Camp Amusement

I know a boy who went to camp for the first time last summer. He’s not going back. This makes me sad. Here is his story. I got out of the house, away to camp and the great outdoors. Here … Continue reading

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Bringing God’s Word to Life

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 … Continue reading

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Mission Success or Ministry Failure

Author and speaker Warren Wiersbe gives us a good reminder that in ministry today we often judge our success by business growth standards, manufacturing mentality and market success. All of these successes can mask or be rationalized as great victories. … Continue reading

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The Discipleship Process. Designing Camp Staff Training – Part 3

Early in my years as a camp director, my approach to staff training was influenced by a couple of staff comments. The first was by a counselor from a public university. She was extraordinary in her passion – a great … Continue reading

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Disciple Defined, Designing Camp Staff Training – Part 2

Listening in on a camp staff meeting conducted by a former associate now a director of his own program; I began to recognize familiar phrases and statements. They were lines I issued many times to my own staff. Those expectations … Continue reading

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Meeting the Summer Camp Speaker Challenge – Part 2

I always wanted speakers to M & M, mix and mingle, with campers. It’s important that the speaker be able to relate to and connect with campers. Looking back, I think I had a program to busy for speakers to … Continue reading

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