2014 Camp Themes

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Do what is right, regardless!" - Swimming Upstream (WOLCC 2012)

“Do what’s right regardless.”  It’s a common phrase in our society.  You might hear a preacher or teacher say it.  You might hear a parent or coach say it.  But what does it mean?  The “do what’s right” thing might be a bit easier to get, don’t you think?  We’re not really discussing whether lying is right, are we?  Are we wondering if being kind and merciful is right?  Do you loose sleep contemplating if being hateful and vengeful is right?

Right and wrong are pretty clear aren’t they?  Right and wrong are black and white most of the time wouldn’t you say?  But the “regardless” part, now what does that mean?

“Do what’s right regardless” of what?  Regardless of what others are doing?  Regardless of what you might feel at the time?  Regardless of what the repercussions might be?  Regardless of what others might say?  Regardless of what the financially smart thing to do is?  Regardless of what your parents might say?  Regardless of what the church says?

Jesus was a “do what’s right regardless” type guy.  He wasn’t scared or opposed to swim against the current if it meant doing what’s right.

Here’s an example.  Jesus made a habit of giving attention and respect to groups of people that society had little use for:  the poor, the sick, sinners, women, children and foreigners.  Jesus also made it a habit of telling the elite, the powerful and religious that they were not on the right track and they were missing the big picture of love, forgiveness and mercy.

As a deep lover of God, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did many of the same things that he saw his mentor Jesus doing.  Without the paralyzing fear of the current, Dr. King verbally expressed his dreams of equality, respect and non-violence as he marched through strongholds of ignorance and hate in pursuit of that dream. 

As Christ-followers, we are called to “do what’s right regardless.”  We are called to swim against and push through the current if the current isn’t flowing in God’s direction.  Let’s school up and get swimming.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Important Information for Way of Life Staff!

Important Information for Way of Life Christian Camp STAFF

We are just a couple weeks away from our annual staff retreat April 6th - 7th at Camp Nuhop. Thanks to a generous donation, the staff retreat will be free for all participants!  We invite all staff to bring their family as child care will be provided during staff meetings.

We ask that everyone who is attending, be at Camp Nuhop by 7pm Friday the 6th to get settled into their rooms/cabins.

Our schedule will look something like this:
Friday evening (7:30-9:30pm) schedule will include lots of time together (fellowship, activities, & worship) in Main Lodge.

Saturday (8am - Noon) will include Breakfast, Planning for our week together (July 8-13th) Lunch & Prayer!
We intend on concluding our retreat together by 1pm on Saturday April 7.

If you have yet to fill out a Staff Application please do so. We must have all staff applications in by Saturday March 31.
If you are not able to serve this year, or can serve at camp, but not attend the retreat, would you please call or email us as soon as possible to help us in our planning.

Here is the link for the Staff Application

Also, please visit the links below in preparation for this exciting week.

We love you so much!

God Continues to Bless,

Robin & Diane Weier - (614) 818-0818
David & Laura Miller - (513) 451-4597
Nate & Molly Williams - (501) 499-3245
Josh & Amanda Frame - (614) 352-1734
Nathan & Rhoda Holton - (330) 209-8036

The Leadership Team