NCC Family Camp - May 24-26
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
One of the greatest things we have done in our years as youth leaders is loading our youth group into a bus and traveling somewhere. We would always be heading to an event, but all traveling together in one vehicle would create an environment where relationships were deepened and meaningful conversations happened. These trips helped form life-long friendships.
As NCC, we value having healthy relationships with one another but often are unsure how to build them. Many of us approach life fairly independently and so struggle to initiate connections with people we do not already know. There is comfort in sticking with those we already know, but strength comes in starting and deepening relationships with everyone within our church family.
The more we know each other the more we are a place of love and commitment. There is risk of being hurt (which holds many of us back), but there is a great strengthening for us individually and corporately the more we get to know one another. Identify someone within our church directory you either do not know or know very little and make an effort to connect with them in a meaningful way. We have new people to our church family; how will you interact with them and integrate them in our own life as well as that of the church’s?
Church Family Camp (May 24-26) is one of the efforts we make corporately to bring us together. As we were discussing in the adult Sunday School class recently, we want to create spaces and times for us to get to know one another better. Family Camp being at Echo Lake Bible Camp strengthens our relationship with them but also separates us from everyday busyness allowing us to connect with one another.
I encourage you to come and stay for the weekend or to come up when you can. Our Sunday service will begin 10:30am (May 26) at the camp with lunch and Sunday School wind-up games to follow.