Camp Theme: Elevate
What does it mean to elevate? Many athletes are told to “Elevate their game,” which usually means practice more and put more time into their sport. Putting in the work that will result in a better performance, come game time, will hopefully yield more W’s than L’s at the end of the year. This is a clear drive and purpose, to get better by elevating one’s attributes in order to help the team. Not only is it important to elevate athletically, but personally. What are the areas in this season of life that you feel need some attention? Do you feel like you could be more patient? Gracious? Maybe you have been caught in a busy season and you need some rest. Whatever the circumstance might be, we want to encourage you to continue to grow, elevating Jesus above yourself in the process. Paul writes about the fruits of the spirit to the Galatians, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Paul is writing to the new believers in Galatia who are wondering how to live now that Christ has come and given the Spirit to guide and direct them. The fruit of the Spirit are a backboard to know what it looks like to live a Christ centered life. Elevating these attributes takes time and guidance from the Spirit and is a life-long journey that will always be worth it.
When thinking of the theme for this summer’s camps, we wanted to choose a word that would inspire positive change. As athletes there is a constant attempt to improve and grow in sport, which inevitably leads to things pertaining to everyday life as well. But, as every athlete can attest, sometimes it gets difficult to find inspiration to keep going. It can very easily become an exhausting pursuit if one loses perspective on their why. It has become increasingly difficult to find areas of solitude and focus in this day and age, and we want to encourage those who are pursuing growth to keep going. We have created 12 messages centered around the theme Elevate that we hope will encourage you on your journey towards progress and growth.
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