Falls Creek Sneak Peek: A Faith Community

“Home, family, community” – words many use to describe a week in camp. Falls Creek marks a place and times when people have felt God move mightily. The Holy Spirit moves. God is changing earthly paths and eternal destinations as people trust Christ for salvation and grow in their faith.

Community building takes place throughout a week at Falls Creek Youth Camp, whether through recreational activities during the day or supporting campers making spiritual decisions during evening worship (photo from the top). PHOTOS BY AUSTIN URTON

For many, a week at Falls Creek Youth Camp means change, growth, encouragement and community. Falls Creek represents a place where God strengthens believers and the church through relational relationships and times of community building.

The Falls Creek Summer Camp provides these community development opportunities for individuals, local churches and also the Church as a whole, as the groups participate in a unique camp experience each week in the summer at Falls Creek.

From the smallest unit to the largest gathering, Falls Creek is a place of connection for all participants. Participants have many opportunities to connect with God and with other believers on many levels. Individual campers participate in personal spiritual disciplines and experiences, as well as small group Bible studies, cabin Bible studies with their own, small groups, and community building within their own group. These interactions strengthen the Church at its heart.

Afternoons at camp are another great time for community building. You can hear the buzz of excitement and interaction around the pitch as groups take advantage of the time to personalize and personalize their group’s experience. Groups can select groups, missions, cabin activities, and recreational activities in a way that intensifies interaction within their own groups and serves to strengthen their local church.

The work the Lord does in groups at Falls Creek, through community building, continues as the groups return home as displays of unity and community tightening that can literally impact the community. church for months, and maybe even years to come. Through extended, focused moments together, each day at camp provides a great opportunity to maximize intentional and relational interaction and connection in a way that is not possible at many other times of the year.

In addition to providing powerful and meaningful moments for individuals and local congregations, Falls Creek is also an excellent image of the cooperation we share as Oklahoma Baptists and as Southern Baptists. Groups are able to develop a community with other believers. Each day they can connect with other groups who come together for more important camp activities including tournaments and other recreational activities, mission experiences, spiritual growth sessions, conversations, exchanges. pins, prayer, worship, study and more. These interactions often create a lasting connection and community through lifelong friendships at school, work, and ministry, certainly building the bond of Christian community in the Church across Oklahoma and across the country.

Sharing a summer at Falls Creek Youth Camp provides a common bond that over 2.5 million people have lived for over 100 years. Falls Creek Youth Camp Weeks expand the kingdom and strengthen the church in a unique way. Please pray that the church will be strengthened this summer. Please pray for unity, purpose and action in the church through Falls Creek Youth Camp 2021.

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