So not too many months ago S was asked if would like to Direct Easter Camp, run by Turning Point Ministries (TPM, a part of the Lutheran Church of NSW). To which he said yes to...
Easter Camp is an amazing experience, it starts on Maundy thursday, and goes to lunch time Easter Sunday.
The camp follows the last weeks days of Jesus life, death and resurrection, beginning with the last supper.
The campers that come to this camp are usually between the ages of 13-17, not exclusively though but this camp is also known at 'Confirming Easter Camp'.
Confirmation in the Lutheran church begins around the start of high school or thereafter and it consists of a year or two of group studies, with the pastor, and we learn about Jesus, investigate His life, what it means to be a christian today and how it can impact my life.
Confirmation classes then lead onto 'being confirmed'. A chance for these young folks to stand up in front of their confirmation and confirm what their Godparents said at their baptism, that they will continue to follow Jesus and it's a decision they choose to make.
This Easter Camp helps give a deeper understanding of what Jesus did for them, and us.
We simulate what would have happened in the events before Jesus death.
So S and I have been given the task to organise this years camp.
Easter Camp is pretty structured but I really want to do it justice.
But being fully aware of God's presence of the working out of this camp.
It is a bit task no less, even being a small camp, something I love as it allows campers to build deep, faithful relationships with God and other christians their own age.
Easter is less then two weeks away now, so there's lots of preparing to do. But most likely I will keep updates here on our progress.
Hope you are spending your Saturday night as productively as mine, I'm acutely aware that daylight savings ends tonight so technically I've still got an hr before I should head to bed!!!