By Brenda Brazee, Assistant Director of Bible Adventure/CIA
This summer I attended a conference by School Ministries Inc with many other people who are active missionaries in Released Time Bible Programs all over the country. Finn Larson shared that our country, once founded on Christian principals whose educational system was based on the 3 “legs” of knowledge, religion and morality, is now tottering on the one “leg” of knowledge. We learned that children today are very influenced by our digitally driven society. As a result of this, we are seeing a rapid decline of any moral compass. Children have over 2 million pages of data passing through their digital screens (and young minds) on any given day. We have the privilege, within that myriad of information, to give them the Truth, helping to offer Bible training to public school children.
We are about to begin a new year Bible Adventure and CIA. In Bible Adventure and CIA, we get to plug children into God’s Word and help them to answer the big questions of: “How did it all begin? Why am I here? What went wrong? How does Jesus fix a broken world? How can I join God in His work?” Additionally, Bible Adventure students have a mentor who we call a listener to help them navigate these life changing questions.
Through Bible Adventure students can earn various awards for memorizing Bible verses. However, if students earn 300 points, they receive a free week of camp at Joy El, a christian camp in pa. This year we are asking God to send us 4100 children; a 25% increase over last year’s 3305 students who attended. We need volunteers to come alongside of us to do this very vital work.
Hebrews 12:1 says “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders, and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…”
In this verse the word “run” is not a physical race, but we need to be focused and intentional. This verse emphasizes the urgency of our participation in the great commission.
Help us make Disciples of Christ and be an active participant in this year’s Bible Adventure programs! Join us to ignite this generation to seek Him. Psalm 24:6 wwwjoyelgeneration.org
- Mother -Daughter Retreats
- Momentum Retreats (Middle and High School)
- Men’s Retreats
- Bible Adventure Retreats – Fall (2-6th Grade)
Joy El Camps and Retreats, is a Christian Camp in PA, we offer Christian camps and retreats year-round in Pennsylvania and we are a retreat center in PA since 1974. Our focus on making disciples is seen in Bible Adventure and the 4.12 Leadership Training Program