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Weekend Teaching Series:  Summer Camp Kickoff Weekend (1-off)

Sermon in a Sentence: An introduction to the theme for summer camp (When Heaven and Earth Collide) by the summer camp speaker.

Service Length: 68 minutes

Understandable Message: This weekend we brought in the speaker, Mark Moore, who will be our camp speaker this summer. He did a great job of introducing the camp theme and walking students through the Sermon on the Mount – from memory! It was a great talk and the students were definitely into the talk for sure.

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: This weekend we played the most incredible game since Facebook Hack – it was called Velocicopter and it was invented by one of our team members named Hannah. So awesome! It is basically a game where we duct tape the contestants arms to their chest so they have these tiny little arms. We spilled ping pong balls on the stage and told them they needed to collect as many of their eggs in 1-minute as possible. Then we topped them off with a velociraptor mask and spun hem around as the game began. Hilarious! Here’s a little picture, I’ll see if I can find a video to put online, too. The prize was HUGE: we gave away a full camp registration to the winner!

Music Playlist: Charlie Brown (Coldplay cover), We Are the Free, Go, We Could Change the World, All I Am, Forever Reign, The Earth is Yours

Favorite Moment: I love our band of seniors! They are graduating in just a few short weeks, but they are going to also lead at camp so it was AWESOME to have them leading us this weekend. Love these students, camp will be so great!

Up next: What is Worship? (1-off)

4 COMMENTS

  • TSHarrison says:

    Mark Moore was a professor of mine at Ozark Christian College. He has made an eternal impact on my life, both as a former student and friend. I just listened to the OCC chapel service in honor of Mark (http://occ.edu/students/default.aspx?id=5940), he is leaving after 22 years to serve in a local church. Mark will boldly speak truth into students lives, prepare to challenged and changed.
    Also, I specifically choose to attend Ozark Christian College because of the ministry of Christ In Youth (CIY). I’ll be leading my ministry to their conference in Tennessee. I had three goals for my time at OCC. [1] To become a youth pastor, [2] to serve as an Resident Assistant (I never did), [3] to intern with Christ In Youth. I believe in this ministry, and have seen it’s impact as a student, an intern, and a youth pastor. Have an amazing summer!

  • JG says:

    That’s awesome! We couldn’t be more excited, too! JG

  • levi says:

    I don’t have anything profound to say here. I just wanted to mention that I really like the illustration used in this graphic. Give a pat on the back to whoever does that for you.

  • Josh Griffin says:

    Thanks, Levi! I’ll pass it on the Dillon … JG

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