They're happy and energetic for now, but after a week at Green Valley Bible Camp, we have them all whipped into shape. A week of activities in the mountains of Arkansas, along with Bible lessons and provoking studies, should have these kids exhausted. In a good way.
About 14 of the youth (and Richard) will be going to Green Valley Bible Camp (GVBC), this week - a camp this congregation has participated with for many years. Yet, the general public may not be familiar with GVBC. So, here is some basic information: Green Valley Bible Camp literally involves a valley within the Arkansas hills. Each hillside - one for boys, one for girls - contains cabins for the youth and their cabin counselors.
It is a rustic camp with a variety of facilities (i.e. pavilions, cafeteria, swimming pool, softball fields, basketball courts, concession stand, etc.). It provides a beautiful location for studying God’s word, offering worship to Him, and enjoying the fellowship of brothers and sisters in Christ.
Green Valley Bible Camp provides a good mixture of spiritual focus and good old-fashioned fun. Each day contains a morning devotional, Bible class, Bible class discussion groups, singing session, softball, volleyball, various tournament games (horseshoes, ping pong, two-on-two basketball, free throws, etc.), an evening worship service and evening activity.
Each day begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at about 10 p.m. (later on Friday). There are usually around 100 youth in attendance and 20 to 25 counselors. If you have questions about camp, please ask! Green Valley Bible Camp is a great experience in a wonderful place.
Author Neal Pollard is currently
the preaching minister
at the Bear Valley congregation
in Denver, Colorado.
This Memorial Day poem is from Preacherpollard's Blog.
They fought a fight of sacrifice
On land, by air, and sea
Privation, starvation, an awful price
To guard our liberty
Some were cut down in prime of life
Others came home with scars
They faced great fears and perilous strife
For country, for stars and bars
We owe a debt of gratitude
We never could repay
May we have a humble attitude
This aptly named Memorial Day
And looking backward to a different nation
One more ancient, but still existent
We are humbled by their proclamation
Of their allegiance most persistent
They gave their lives in spiritual war
Fighting the wily adversary
Faithful unto death, this sanctified score
Wore their armor, though the battle was scary
We walk behind these noble groups
One in nation, the other in doctrine
Our lives should be changed by these gallant troops
We should be better because of this squadron
Each reminds us that freedom is not cheap
Each shows us the greatness of service
If fidelity is sown, then great honor we reap
Cowardice would do them both disservice
May we step forward, the church of our Lord
While these freedoms remain to us all
And share Christ boldly, with vigor restored
And answer our Chief Commander’s call!
Sometimes we do not recognize the work of our Bible school teachers. Not only do they plan engaging lessons, but they also spend hours making the classroom setting inviting and comfortable.
Interested in attending a class? Give us a call, or visit with us in person.
Regular classes for every age are held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 and Wednesday evenings at 7:00.
The youth, preschool to high school seniors, are encouraged to participate in the Lighted Path memory program. Many take advantage of the opportunity to learn while their minds are fresh. We believe their future studies will be more meaningful with such a foundation in God's Word.
We are a pre-denominational, congregation of
New Testament Christians who strive to accomplish God's will in God's way.
You are personally invited
or study with us.
We're live on the radio - AM1450 - every Sunday morning at 10:30.