Hopefully by now you have learned our theme for 2015 CentriKid Camps is FIT: Faith in Training. The theme will have a fitness and training motif, but at the end of the day the heartbeat of CentriKid is not as much the fun, wacky videos and impressive stage designs as it is the spiritual content. Our team works hard to make sure our content is rooted in Scripture, and all throughout the day in their various activities (Bible study, recreation, track times, worship, and even hang time) your campers will encounter biblical truths that reinforce the spiritual direction of the week. We are excited to share more of the CentriKid spiritual direction with you today.
In 2015, we will teach campers about the spiritual practices that help them grow in their faith. Specifically, we will focus on Scripture intake, prayer, giving, and Christian community. Of course, you cannot grow in faith if you do not first have a relationship with Christ, so our daily themes will focus around the idea of being first and foremost a disciple — very simply, a follower of Jesus Christ.
DAY 1 – A DISCIPLE IS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST
A disciple is someone who has found God through Jesus. The greatest way to know who God is and what He is like is to be a follower of Jesus. Disciples walk in obedience to Him for the rest of their lives.
Bible study passages: Luke 5:1-11; Matthew 4: 18-22, 9:9
DAY 2- A DISCIPLE ENCOUNTERS GOD THROUGH HIS WORD
Our lives can be transformed when we meet God by reading, meditating on, and memorizing His word. We should allow the word of God to dwell richly in our lives so that we can know Him better and love Christ more.
Bible study passages: Acts 8:26-40 (the Eunuch Encountered God)
DAYT 3 – A DISCIPLE EMBRACES GOD THROUGH PRAYER
Prayer is a way to communicate with God and allow our hearts to become more like His. Through prayer, we should praise God, make requests, admit our sin, and yield to His will for our lives.
Bible study passages: Luke 11:1-4; Matthew 6:9-13 (the Lord’s Prayer)
DAY 4 – A DISCIPLE ENGAGES WITH GOD THROUGH GIVING
Giving helps us to care about the things God cares about and participate in the things God does. When we give, God examines our hearts. We should give with the right heart and attitude.
Bible study passages: Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-13
DAY 5 – A DISCIPLE EXPERIENCES GOD THROUGH CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
We understand God more deeply through our relationships with others.
Bible study passages: Acts 12:6-17
As always, we believe this will be another incredible summer of exploring Scripture together, and we cannot wait to see how God uses His word to convict hearts, change lives, and draw us to Himself. We hope you’ll join us as we get FIT!