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How Does God’s Daily Provision Affect Our Resilience?

Hey Camp Family! My name is Stacy Garrett and I’m a camp registrar.  Today let’s look at how focusing on God’s provision in our lives can help us be resilient people. Scripture Matthew 6:25 & 26 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your…

How can a Child be Confident in their Beliefs while Respecting People with Opposing Beliefs?

Hey Camp Family! Lauren Stacy, Camp Travis Women’s Director, gives perspective on how to give a reason for the hope we have in Christ Jesus…even when others disagree. Scripture 1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the…

How to Help our Kids Know the “Why’s” of Faith

Hey Camp Family! Janna Kelsey, Camp Store Manager, shares the importance of equipping our kids with the ability to explain why they believe what they believe. Scripture 1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for…

Where Can Our Kids Find Their Value?

The world and its evolving definitions of “cool” and “successful” will always be a temptation for us and our kids to look to for worth and satisfaction. Braxton points us back to scripture for how we can remind our kids where their true value is found.

(October will be a repeat of topics as we are working to create a new Family Matters experience for you!)

How to Embrace Differences

Only in and through Jesus can we, as the body of Christ, be unified in our differences so we might function together and ultimately bring Him glory. Natalie helps us look through discomfort to the value of accepting our differences.

A Parent Guide to Dealing with Gender Confusion

What a tough topic this can be to address with our children. Though it may be tough, it is very much worth our time and energy to dive in to it. Chief guides us with solid biblical points.

How and Why To Train Kids Toward Selflessness

“I could be a lot more considerate of others if I wouldn’t keep getting in my own way!” Ha! Ain’t that the truth all too often. Jessica walks us through the value of training our kids toward selfLESSness.

Why is Teaching Forgiveness Important?

“Will you forgive me?” …words we don’t easily speak, yet they carry so much power for reconciliation and freedom! When is the last time you’ve asked your child for forgiveness when you’ve messed up? Seth reminds us modeling this is the best method of teaching our kids to do just the same.

Being In the World, Not of It

Take an assessment of our culture today…turn on the news, sign on to Facebook, listen to your friends’ and neighbors’ conversations; we are bombarded by a world with issues and ideas often running counter-culture to our Christian faith.

Which is Greater…Relationship or Religion?

Religion or relationship…which one wins? This is one of those “both/and” situations. Huh? Read ahead…John gives us points we can use to discuss this (sometimes cloudy) issue with our kids.