It can be easy to feel close to God at camp; your days are punctuated by praise songs, prayer, and hearing devotions, all while being surrounded by a loving, Christian community. But what happens when you leave the Bubble? What does it look like to continue to grow spiritually outside of the rhythms and routines of Greystone?
We hear this question from campers and staff all the time, and it’s such a sweet one. Wanting to grow in your faith and stay close to God outside of camp is evidence that He is at work in your life! And that work doesn’t end when you drive out of the gates on Closing Day.
Before we share some specific suggestions, the most important thing we want you to remember is this: the God you know at camp is just as present with you at home as He is at Greystone. He promises to never leave or forsake you; he goes before you and His presence is with you wherever you go. Our attention may stray from Him, but He does not stray from us! The pressure is not on you to find Him at home because He is already there. What a comfort that is!
Knowing that, we can make choices and form habits that turn our eyes upon Him on a daily basis. Growth comes from walking with Him and abiding in Him, trusting that the Lord is at work in your life to make you more like Himself.
But what does that look like? Our Main Camp Bible teacher (and August Camp Morning Assembly speaker!), Sandi Taylor, gets this question from campers all the time, so we asked for her specific suggestions. This is only the beginning, though. What would you add to this list? Comment on this post or send us a message to let us know how you walk with God outside of camp!