This past weekend was full of excitement and growth as our Girls in Action spent the night in our Mission and Fellowship Center and our Royal Ambassadors spent time together camping at the Davidson River Campground. For the past few years, our RAs and GAs have been meeting during After School to provide some overlap with our 1st Explorers Ministry and church. By my account, this has created an opportunity for our larger church to become more involved with our After School ministry through building relationships with children and our college student staff.
On Friday, there was a buzz among girls as they prepared to spend the night eating pizza, painting nails, having a pajama fashion show and growing closer to one another. A similar buzz was happening as boys were preparing for an exciting evening and morning camping at the Davidson River Campground. Our boys spent time playing whiffle ball, making hamburgers, singing, hanging around the campfire, touring the Cradle of Forestry and growing closer together as well.
Both of these events were spearheaded by individuals from our church who felt called to share with our children as they grow in the faith. The success of these events and many others are a testament to our commitment to pass on the faith to our children and their families. It’s my prayer that we will continue to find authentic and creative ways that we can learn, share and grow together in Christian community.