Camp Out!

Camp Out!

2563803794_a08ce857e6_mThis past weekend, Chris, Kasey, Ashley, and I took the SHOCK Youth group and PhD kids camping. We smoked some brisket (which, after a few setbacks with flat tires and failed attempts at getting wet wood to set ablaze, we didn’t start until 2:30pm), grilled some meat, toasted some ‘mallows and s’mores, and slept under the stars. It’s nice to be able to get away for a little while and reflect on life.

Chris led the evening devotional about how easy it can be to have idols in our lives, and the kids responded by asking God what things compete with God’s time. The next morning, after cooking up some eggs and bacon over the fire, we talked about repentance and the meaning of turning away from sin and following God.

On Friday, we’re taking the Pursuit “twentysomethings” ministry out to Buescher State Park for some more reflection and time away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Maybe we’ll get a chance to practice the Spiritual Discipline of silence that we’ve been talking about in church. Regardless, it will be fun to meet with each other on a more personal level and discover what God is saying to us as a ministry.