The Luke 15 Factor

Something crazy happens in Luke 15 – something which I believe is critical for middle school students to understand and for us to embrace. We got to experience it this past summer during our first trip to¬†BigStuf Summer Camps (www.bigstuf.com) So the whole week they preached Jesus – which was awesome. And they set us […]

Middle School Missions Is Greater At Home

So recently I blogged on how my mindset shifted from taking a weeklong missions trip to attending a weeklong summer camp. I am sure there were those who were like “Dude – thats unbiblical to go against having students taking care of the poor and widows and orphans.” And I’m like “totally – I’m all […]

When Summer Camp Trumps Missions Trip

Yesterday I posted on my mindset shift of taking middle schoolers to summer camp rather than simply going on a missions trip. I grew up going on missions trips, hardly ever going to camp. I used to tell myself it was selfish to go to camp, that going on a missions trip was good because […]

When Summer Camp Trumps Missions Trip

Until recently, I would have never gone to a summer camp with students. I was all about missions trips. But after processing numerous summers of weeklong trips to impoverished communities with a team of middle school students – its not so much I think those don’t belong. But I question the health of such trips […]