This summer, I will be speaking at a new senior high camp…That Thing! From July 5-9, I will be speaking to a group of senior high youth, along with their leaders, pastors, and camp staff. It is a great honor to have been invited to speak. It is a great privilege to share the Good News in this capacity. And, it is a huge responsibility. I will be speaking once on Sunday and then twice a day Monday through Thursday. They have designed a powerful curriculum for the week. The worship sessions are going to be amazing. For the most part, all I have to do is show up…they have so much great stuff already planned out!
As I begin to prepare to outline each days messages, I am getting more and more excited. At the same time, I realize how draining this will be…physically, spiritually, emotionally. After preaching, I’m usually spent because I tend to pour every thing I have into delivering the message. Don’t get me wrong…I find great joy in preaching…it is one of my favorite things to do. But, it requires a lot! Doing this twice daily will definitely be a challenge. And, the greatest challenge will be bringing God’s message to this gathering in a way that will engage, empower, and equip them (to go home and live out their faith).
So, I would like to invite you to pray for me…in the days leading up to July 5-10th- ask that God will cover my preparations…during the week of camp, ask that God would reveal Himself to all involved (students, band, staff, leaders, me, etc) and that we will all leave the week of camp changed, challenged, and prepared to put our faith into action…and that I would be sensitive to His leading.