Evangelism Training Camp Inspires Teens and Young Adults
"Fun." "That was great!" "I'm ready to do that again."
Those are not usually words used to describe a training camp. Work, drudgery and sweat are more common descriptions. But those who participated in previous Evangelism Training Camps have been thrilled with their experiences. They come back from their evangelism work overflowing with enthusiasm and a desire to go right back out.
Last year the temperatures were soaring in the 100-degree range. The young people could choose to go out on the streets in that heat or to stay in air-conditioned comfort. Because the experiences had been so rewarding, virtually everyone chose to go out in spite of the sweltering heat.
The Evangelism Training Camp is for 17- to 29-year-olds who have a desire to learn more about reaching people for Christ. Along with inspiring teaching times, there is an opportunity to go out in the afternoons for some exciting life-changing experiences meeting people in their homes and on the streets of their neighborhoods.
This year David Gates, mission pilot, and Cindy Tutsch, White Estate associate director, led out in the training sessions and devotional/revival messages. Both have years of experience in speaking and in the practical application of faith. During the afternoon sessions participants had the opportunity to conduct surveys and make contacts with the community in the vicinity of the Stone Tower Church in Portland.
The meetings were inspiring in themselves, but those who were able to go out and interact with the community found even greater blessings.
For those who get tired of sitting in meetings and not doing anything, the Evangelism Training Camp is for you.