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Spiritual development: A key Falls Creek emphasis

Falls Creek is constantly expanding and changing its programming in order to address a broad array of student needs and issues.  With that in mind, every aspect of camp is developed with the objective of connecting, reaching and maturing students for Christ in a relevant and timely way.

Though each afternoon at camp many students are occupied with volleyball, swimming, softball and the ropes course, still many others are free to attend our breakouts and sharpen their hearts and minds with a variety of offerings. In 2018, Falls Creek will offer 11 different breakouts in the afternoons and seven various special events scattered throughout the week to engage students and leaders in a deeper walk with God.

Student Breakouts include:

Spiritual life—These breakouts will focus on developing the believer’s walk with Jesus. Breakout Titles: Colossians, Five Bible stories you need to know, Worship, Evangelism, New believers, Called to ministry.

Hot topics—These breakouts will address topics of concern that students, according to surveys, have indicated they deal with on a regular basis. Breakout Titles: Suicide prevention, Project Love (Guys) , Project Love (Girls).

Life skills—These breakouts will help develop good interpersonal skills that are needed for biblical living. Breakout Titles: Living online, How to love in a hate-filled world.

These breakouts will be led by youth pastors, church leaders, guest personalities and BGCO (Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma) personnel. Lesson plans for these breakouts have been written to give students instruction on these topics from a biblical perspective, along with practical tips for living out each shared truth. Several of the breakouts are repeated in order to give students more than one chance to attend and participate.

The special events in 2018 range from a hip-hop concert with FEDEL on the plaza each Wednesday night after the evening service to the Apologetics Forum, held each Thursday night in the Mathena Family Event Center (MEC) at 9 p.m. The Apologetics Forum will focus on the topic, “Reconciling faith and science.”

Students can also attend a Missions Forum on Monday night in the chapel and Daybreak, a special leadership event for 10th through 12th graders held each Tuesday morning from 6:15-7:30 a.m. in the MEC. We also have a special reception for Women in Ministry and Ministry Spouses in the event center each Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Amy Cordova, BGCO Women’s Ministry specialist, will host this event.

More information on all breakouts and special events for 2018 can be found in the lead sponsor book, which is available online at www.skopos.org.

Andy Harrison

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