This is a wonderful time of the year for ministry to young people who are associated with Madison Christian Church. Summer provides the opportunity to expose our youth to some very unique experiences. Many of these experiences will take place over the next month.
June 17-21, we will have those 4-years-old through grade 6 in Vacation Bible School. “Athens” will be the theme of this year’s VBS, and students will be transported to the ancient world and learn about the second missionary journey of the apostle Paul. We have a large number of excellent VBS staff, and they are serving the Lord diligently under the direction of Jonathon and Heather Barnes.
CIY “Move” is June 16-21. This is a high-energy, high-commitment program for our Senior High young people. We are excited that this year 17 students will be attending CIY “Move.”
CIY “Mix” provides the opportunity for Junior High students to be introduced to the CIY experience. This year 12 students will attend “CIY Mix.”
Over the years, we have had many students give their lives to Christ at CIY, as well as a number of students who have committed their lives to full-time Christian ministry. We look forward to great results from CIY this year as Mike Seckman and his team lead these students.
This week we will send our first contingent of children to Round Lake Christian Camp. Throughout the summer, we will be sending well over 50 campers to Round Lake. On a personal basis, some of the best memories of my life come from time at Round Lake. I want campers to fall in love with Round Lake when they pull in the driveway of the camp. Jonathon Barnes will once again this year be serving as Dean of the 5thand 6thgrade week, July 8-12. Several of us from Madison will be serving on the Faculty of that week of camp.
One of the beautiful things about Madison Christian Church is that we are blessed to be able to provide scholarships to deserving students to these events. Our generous people make sure that students that desire to be part of these programs can attend.
Please be in prayer for these young people and their leaders as they participate in these experiences that have the potential to supercharge their growth in Christ.