CBM publishes a free newsletter for leaders and directors of Christian
youth camps who are concerned about the spiritual growth and development
of their staff. If you would like to receive Edify semi-annually,
Current Issue: Spring 2008
trying to build that campfire with some twigs and a few bits of paper?
Will the flame spread or will it just burn out? In this article, Anne
Hartman provides helpful insight in keeping the passion of camp
ministry from burning out by utilizing the fuel of God's grace.
Read the whole article.
2007 - Down time? What's that?
It's that elusive thing that we used to enjoy back when life was
slower and the task list was shorter. This article contains five
suggestions that will help you maximize your down time, and in the
process, will position you to better fulfill what God has for you.
2007 - You know that the Bible
is God's Word to us, but sometimes it's easy to forget that it really
is sufficient for everything that you face in camp ministry. Read
Comprehensively Sufficient for practical solutions to personality
conflicts, addictions, loneliness, and much more.
2006 - During the off-season
of camping ministry, it is easy to drift spiritually. Staying
connected to campers, summer staff, and supporters is obviously
important, but what about God? Read Staying Connected to
provide inspiration in the development of your spiritual life and to
prioritize your connection to God.
2006 - Do you know the
difference between motivating your staff by legalism and motivating
them by grace? Read upBuiding to learn how to motivate your
staff to serve one another in a way that points them to the source of
2005 - How can you create
programs that effectively reach the complicated needs that today's
youth face? Jesus presents six priorities in His prayer in John 17
that serve as an excellent guide. To compare how your camp measures
up, read Does Your Camp Reflect
- Although the message of Christ can never change, the methods we use
may. Read Relevant or Reverent to discover four key questions
that must be asked to keep us on the right path.
- Does this sound familiar? Two young campers are arguing over their
turn at the ping pong table in the gameroom. You desire to see
character in their lives, so you intervene their conflict with a plan
establishing how they can take turns. What's missing? ...
- What is the evangelistic mission of your camp and ministry? Have you
ever thought about what comes next? Read Beyond Evangelism to
gain a larger vision for camp ministry.
- Your own spiritual growth is the greatest thing you can offer your
staff. Developing a Devotional Habit provides practical
suggestions in developing your own personal quiet time with God.
- How do you view your staff? Do you let your program take center
stage or the staff that carries out the program? Read Setting the
Stage to see why and how you can bring the role of staff to center
- Do you desire to see your staff members growing in their personal
relationship with God? This article, Alone with God, tells a
personal story and presents the passion behind CBM's resources.
- Are you leading your staff well by raising the standard for their
spiritual walk with Christ? Read Raising the Bar to learn how
you can challenge your staff in the Word of God.
- Are you maintaining a regular devotional time? Do you want to avoid
"Director burnout"? Read Running on Empty.
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