Many of us are familiar with the vital role that conference youth and camping ministries play in the life and faith of our young people.
Camp Lake Stephens, Gulfside Assembly, Seashore Assembly and Wesley Pines Camp & Conference Center provide a vital link in the primary task of the annual conference – discovering, recruiting, equipping, and sending persons for ministry.
One of the ways that to support camping ministries is through the annual Camping Ministries Sunday Offering, scheduled this year on Sept. 14, but you may receive this offering at any point before the end of the year. The offering may be received as undesignated or it may be designated by the local church to a particular camp or camps.
There are other ways to support camping ministries:
• Send a work team to camp. Each of the camps always has significant building and maintenance needs.
• Contribute to camp scholarship funds through your Sunday School class, UMW circle, or other small group.
• Send young people for a week of camp and see how God is at work through these ministry settings.
Camping Ministries Sunday Offering funds should be forwarded to the conference treasurer’s office at P.O. Box 1201, Jackson, MS, 39215-1201.