It’s our desire for the young people of God to rise up and reach out with the gospel to a lost generation. And that’s exactly what happened at the Activate High School Summer Camp, “Unashamed,” where students were challenged and commissioned to show their faith and to share their faith with a dark and dying world. The camp theme was based on Romans 1:16, where Paul confidently states, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16, ESV). Over 300 students spent their Labor Day weekend learning about the power of the gospel and what it means to be unashamed of it. It was a weekend full of faith, fun, and fellowship!
Camp is a great time for students to get away and to focus on their relationship with the Lord. With church services in the morning and evening, we were able to draw near to God through worship and Bible study. We were blessed to be led in worship by the Activate Worship Band, and by our guest artist, Phil Wickham. God did a great work in our hearts as the Word was taught by Pastors Steve Wilburn and Daniel Hooper. We were definitely able to see the work God did in the chapel as students yelled out, “One more song!” and shared about all they learned in their small groups.
With the new school year starting, we were able to have one last burst of fun for summer. And there isn’t a better place to have tons of fun than at camp. With students jumping on the blob, flying on the zip line, and screaming on the giant tree swing, memories were definitely made with the camp activities. And as always, there were plenty of laughs in Amateur Hour, our guys vs. girls talent contest, where the girls beat the guys again—this time with a cake in the face of our worship leader!
One of the best parts of camp is that we get to be in community together. We get to eat, play, worship, and be in small groups together. We were able to meet new people and strengthen our friendships, especially as we had great times of fellowship in our groups at night. Great ministry took place as we laughed, cried, ate junk food, and shared about what God is doing—and what we want Him to do—in our lives.
God did great things at camp and we want the fire to keep burning at Activate. We are already looking forward to winter camp, but there are great opportunities to grow right now. To continue the camp theme, we are launching small groups that will be going through Activate’s new curriculum, Unashamed: Sharing and Showing the Gospel, where we will learn how to share the gospel with our words and show the gospel with our works in all areas of life. And we will continue to grow in our faith through Bible study on Wednesday nights and share our faith through SWAT on Friday nights. Don’t miss out on all that God is doing. Let’s stand unashamed together for the gospel!
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