Finding Space and Time through Confirmation Retreats

Jacob Sorenson Camp Ministries, Faith Formation

Too often, people think of confirmation as a class. Those in the Reformed traditions seem to have a particular knack of reducing confirmation ministry to a transfer of knowledge. When lessons come after busy school days, it reinforces this notion. If confirmation is a class, it is something we have to complete rather than a lifelong process. It is knowing the right information rather than getting to know the Savior of the world. We don’t … Read More

Mission Camp @ VBS

Kathryn McGregorCamp Ministries

Each summer, our church hosts a large, well-established Vacation Bible School (VBS). The VBS leaders began to notice, however, that participation by fourth- and fifth-graders was decreasing. These children said they felt that they had outgrown VBS. So, five years ago, we experimented with altering the VBS schedule for these older children and offering a longer period of time each day for children to participate in some type of service project. This change was so … Read More