“20/20 Vision” – that’s the theme of this year’s Truth Bible Camp at Tennessee Bible College.
“This theme was chosen because it is the year 2020!” Jonathan Huddleston, camp director, said.
“What better time than now to look back at biblical/historical events in ‘hindsight’ to see what we can learn and apply to situations we are facing in today’s world.”
Now in its 23rd year of operation, the camp will be held June 7-11 on the TBC campus, 1616 McCulley Road, Cookeville.
Huddleston said the purpose is to strengthen each camper’s relationship with God and his or her leadership potential in the church. It’s also about having fun.
“The boys can expect hands-on experience and instruction in leading the various acts of worship, including in-depth training on sermon preparation and delivery,” he said. “The girls can expect to learn how to prepare for and lead a ladies’ Bible class. They will also receive instruction regarding Christian service, including visiting the sick and caring for others.”
Topics of study include gender, marriage, choice, race and racism, climate change, moral beliefs, abortion, and the soul and body.
“The first 11 chapters of Genesis give clear answers in a time of confusion,” Kerry Duke, TBC vice president, said.
“We aim to apply the opening pages of the Bible to moral issues of today. It’s time to go back to the beginning about right and wrong, straight from the Bible.”
Full-time, overnight camp is for ages 12-18. The cost is $25 and includes meals. Activities include Bible classes, devotionals, sermon preparation (young men), Bible teaching preparation (young women), community service projects and a variety of recreational activities. Check-in for full-time camp is June 7 at 4 p.m.
Day camp, which begins June 8 at 8 a.m., is for ages 9-11 and costs $15, which includes meals. Day campers will receive age-appropriate training in Christian living and have fun with outdoor games and craft activities. Hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Camp concludes with a special evening service on June 11 at Northeast Church of Christ, next door to TBC.
“My hope is that we can help our campers develop leadership capabilities and that we can provide them with biblical guidance to help them face the issues going on in today’s world,” Huddleston said.
To register for camp, call 526-2616 or visit www.tn-biblecollege.edu/camp.
-Amy Davis, TBC Correspondent