Why Send Your Child To Camp?

Summer is approaching rapidly and with it come myriad choices for your children (or yourself if you are camper age!). Sports camps, vacations, summer programs, visiting family members, reunions, etc.! It is truly amazing how quickly a summer fills up with “stuff” so why bother with Bible camp? Well, here are a few reasons we think Bible camp is still … Read More

The Ministry of Nursing

In my opinion, one of the most important positions at camp is that of the camp nurse.  Whether it be dealing with a bee sting, asthma, a severe headache or any other ailment, simply stepping into the nurse’s office almost makes campers feel better in and of itself.  I don’t think nursing is often viewed as a ministry in our … Read More

Service, Joy, and A God Who Works

My greatest times of joy and laughter, as a counselor, came from counseling during Camp Promise. I will say, however, that I was a bit hesitant to counsel for that first week. During the weekend of orientation, there was a time set aside for counselors who had previously counseled during Camp Promise to share stories of their experiences as a … Read More

Measuring Success in Ministry

In the secular world, success is measured largely by margin of profit. Other indicators of success might be good customer service and retention. The nice thing for the secular business is that most indicators of success are measurable. The challenge with the ministry which we are involved in is that, according to our definition of success, we have a hard … Read More

Where are the young men?

Perhaps it is our shortage of male counselors for this summer that is affecting me, but I am feeling a void of young men who are interested and willing to serve the Lord.  I am talking about young, college age men.  Sometimes I feel as though they disappear from our churches and ministries upon turning 18 years of age, perhaps … Read More

Orion

I’m going to keep this short and sweet this week because I would like to share something with you. This story made me think deeply about how our sins affect others. Every human being has both been affected by the sins of others and hurt others with their own sins – it is a part of life in a fallen … Read More

A Voice for the Voiceless

“Adolf Hitler decided that World War II “. . . was the best time for the elimination of the incurably ill.” This title, “a voice for the voiceless” is usually and rightly applied to the murder of the unborn through abortion.  I am always encouraged by the myriad ministries and organizations who are fighting to protect the infant in the … Read More

The Gospel is for Everyone

“…I didn’t know how to interact with them which made me avoid interactions with them, not even being willing to say hi or give them a smile.”With the exception of seeing a stranger with special needs in public, my first real exposure to people with special needs was at a camp I had been a counselor at in Pennsylvania. Like … Read More

Uninhibited Heart

If you have never sung a worship song or prayed with a group of Camp Promise campers, you have missed something. One of the best things about the uninhibited hearts of my Camp Promise friends is the sincerity of their love for God, expressed in their worship of Him. It truly is a taste of heaven, I feel! May God … Read More

Kingdom Building One Person at a Time

I can remember the first day I stepped foot onto the grounds of Big Sky Bible Camp. I had just become a Christian a few months earlier and within weeks I was about to be married. Young, eager, and excited to see what God wanted to do with my own life, I was in awe of the beauty of the … Read More