The Church: Many Parts… One Body of Christ
Monday: Initial Check-Up
Scripture: Romans 12:1-21
Purpose: Camp Orientation. Getting to know each other. Introduction to the main theme of the week.
Tuesday: Body Transplant
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:27-31
Purpose: Today to campers will discuss their home churches, take a look at the gifts and talents that make up the Body of Christ.
Wednesday: You Gotta Have Heart…and Ears, and Eyes, and…
Scripture: Romans 12:1-12
Purpose: Campers and counselors, by the end of the day, will understand that there are multiple gifts in the Body of Christ/Church, and that all those gifts are necessary for the Body to function. They will also be challenged to determine what are their specific gifts. Some of the groups may be preparing to share their gifts in various worship settings if so deemed by the director.
Thursday: What’s Up DoC? Being Church as members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Scripture: Mark 7:24-30
Purpose: By the end of the day the hope is that our youth will know through experience what it means to be the church as members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Note this is a difficult thing for many adults to express and explain as explaining who we are as DOC has often been beyond definition. We use words like diversity and open but yet they often fall short of a real understanding of who we are and can teach that it is ok to believe anything or nothing. This curriculum will pursue another path. The question for today is best phrased this way: “What is the thread (the one thing) that holds us together as a particular group of faithful Christians?” The author(s) of this text assert the following: We are bound together by the belief that God Created each and everyone of us in our diversity and therefore we are called to share boldly our understanding of who God is and what God wants in our lives but we are also called to understand that the other has something of God to share with us! What makes us church as DOC is that we relate to one another with Bold-Humility! We are both Conservative and Liberal and everywhere in between – may we always be open to the God in the other! It is this experience and concept that will be taught today.
Friday: Giving birth… a New Body of Christ
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20 plus Matthew 7:24-28
Purpose: To use the knowledge we have of the parts of the Body of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), our own gifts and the needs of the community to create a church.