Summertime for Apostles including multiple summer camp opportunities for children and youth.
I sit here relishing in the beauty of the snow but my thoughts and my heart are already turned to summer and to the longer stretches of time we have with our children both from the nuclear family’s perspective as well as the church family. Summertime affords the greatest opportunity to fulfill the biblical expression of family discipleship so beautifully stated in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Apostles has a long history of offering Summer Camp opportunities that not only disciple children and youth but also provide ways in which the youth and adults can lead and disciple others. This approach clearly embraces the Apostles mission statement “ Disciples of Jesus, discipling in love”.
It is my dream to create seamless multi-generational opportunities for the church community to be engaged. Below are some of the steps toward realizing this dream. We will start at the top and work our way down.
For all ages:
What: Family Nights
Where: Pender offices/Willow Spring Gym
When: select Friday nights
Why: To be family, in community, to share the fellowship of Christ with others. Romans 12:5, Hebrews 10:24-25
What: Camp Booyah
Where: Watermarks Camp 1145 James River Rd, Scottsville, VA 24590
When: June 16-21, 2019
Commitment deadline: January 30, 2019, written and deposit of $50.00
For Elementary through middle school (rising 3rd-rising 8th)
What: Camp Highroad
Where: 21164 Steptoe Hill Rd, Middleburg, VA 20117
When: August 4-9 2019
Why: God is faithful in bringing about His plan. Genesis 37-50
Commitment deadline: April 22, 2019, written commitment and payment directly to Camp Highroad
For preschool and younger elementary
What: Backyard Bible Club
When: Tentatively July 8-12, 2019
Why: To bring the gospel of Jesus to our neighborhoods,
More detailed information will come out in 2 weeks. Apostles is partnering with outside resources so it is imperative that we have firm deadline dates for commitments. As is our history, scholarships will be available for all programs that incur a cost.
I am so looking forward to this summer. I have great expectations for what the Lord will do in and through all of us as we live out our mission.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org call the church office, 703-591-1974.