Leadership Camp was a Success!

We had a fantastic week at camp last week, and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time there.  It was hot a couple of days, but the nights were cool, and it sprinkled on us Friday morning.  The humidity was a bit taxing, but other than that things went well.  The camp was directed by J. J. Hendrix with the North Jefferson Church of Christ.  We had seven kids and two adults attend from New Boston.  There were also people attend the camp from Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and even Denver, Colorado!  It was great to be able to meet these Christians from other places in the country.

The focus of the camp was on leadership in the church, and we had some great opportunities to teach the kids at camp about leadership.  We had great participation.  We divided boys from girls for some events in order to focus upon each gender’s unique opportunities to serve.  Each afternoon I taught a singing class to the boys group, and every boy in the class took his turn at leading singing for practice.  The kids also had combined morning classes that focused upon different age groups.  I taught one morning on “How to Take Notes Effectively.”  Overall we had thirty-nine kids enrolled in camp.  Sixty-six percent of them led in worship in some capacity and thirty-three percent of them led for the first time.  The camp really did a good job of introducing the kids to the concept of leadership.

First Thessalonians 5:18 says “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”  On behalf of all of our campers and members, let me express a word of thanks to our eldership for sending our kids to leadership camp this year.  With their support, our kids gained valuable experience learning how to lead in the church.

God bless you and I love you.