Post camp blues are among us as vacations, camps and summer seem to have our groups scattered amongst the lower 48. But we press on in light of this! That's the great thing about technology, you can miss but still be connected. With our new bulletin the choice is there to dive in and be a part of the conversation or ignore and do your own thing. So really the choice is up to you.
Of course we'd love you to be a part of our ministry live and in person but we realize at times that's not possible. Anyway, last night we introduced a little study we'll go through until September which basically walks back through our devos for the week. We want to rehash what's going on in the devo much like we did at camp. We're excited about our weekly devos and the think they offer students a way to get into God's Word but also they help equip students to lead Bible studies, interpret Scripture on their own and simply how to become a student of the Word. The devos won't be on the same level with most devotion books you can get. By that I mean our hope is not to make you feel warm and fuzzy and feel like you're the best thing in the world. I feel most devotions end with the old Saturday Night Live "Stuart Smalley" Skit from years ago..."I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darnit people like me." Unfortunately this is misleading and often causes us to depend on self rather than God. We must face reality that we simply aren't good enough and that we are really incapable of producing the strength, wisdom, and energy needed for the calling on our lives. So our devos point to the Word of God and we simply bring to light what Scriptures say. You can hardly go wrong when you simply say "this is what the Bible says."
So last night we dug into the first two chapters of Acts. I've attached the notes from that time together and also attached our devotion book for this upcoming week. Anyone can access these devotions and past devotions on our "devotion page." They will be marked by the week.
Hope you guys enjoy your last part of summer. Excited for August and having our entire group back at the Rock very soon. Until then have fun and don't forget your time in the Word!
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.