Gearing up for SWO13

Summer 2012 from Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters on Vimeo.

I wanted to let everyone know that the new 2013 SWO Summer Camp promo video is up and ready to watch. Check it out and let us know what you think. We are already gearing up for different 2013 events and spending a lot of time focusing on the summer program. We saw more than 200 churches come through this past summer, bringing almost 4,500 students to SWO.

We are excited to plan and prepare for another great year. Enjoy the new video!

Act Like Men. Be Strong.

I want to remind everyone that there are some conferences coming up at SWO that we are really getting excited about. The “Be Strong” men’s conference is just around the corner. If you haven’t registered yet, there are only a handful of spots available.

If you are unable to come, please pray for the men that God will lead here for the conference. We are excited to challenge them to be the men God has called them to be. There is no doubt that the greatest gap and need in our society and in the church has been left by men. Men who are not accepting the call and responsibility that God intends for them and that their families need from them.

Our goal is to confront these areas and to call men to see the scriptural calling God has for them. This is an exciting opportunity, and we look forward to it each year. God has done great things through these conferences through the years, and we have great expectations for 2012.

Check out this link for more information.

Welcoming New Staff

Every August, we welcome a new group of interns at Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters. These men and women carry a huge part of the responsibility in ministering to students who come here during the school years for conferences and retreats. SWO interns are valuable ministry partners who come here under a calling from God and are looking for an opportunity to serve for at least one year. Over the last few days we have been doing rec training with this group that will be calling SWO home for the next year.

We have already seen God do great things through this bunch for the Gospel. Last week we kicked off our back-to-school season with a group of students from Westminister Christian Academy in Athens, Ga. The interns did a great job leading small groups and running their first river trip of the season.

Please pray for the SWO intern team as they minister to students from all over the country, and as they travel all over the world this year with SWO, pointing people to Christ.

Fools for Christ’s Sake

1 Corinthians 4:10 — “We are fools for Christ’s sake…”

I have gotten some funny comments over the “What is the Gospel?” video that was put out for the upcoming Solid Rock Revival. I have had people tell me that I look crazy! I couldn’t help but think of Paul’s words to the Corinthian church. If he was out of his mind, it was for the sake of the Gospel!

That particular video was, actually, pretty unscripted. When the film crew set up the basement scene, they asked me to have a seat in the chair and to answer the questions they would ask. The first question was “What is the Gospel to you?” You can hear it pretty good in the video. My response was just reactionary. I do think that one of the problems in the Church in America is that we try to negotiate the Gospel and the terms of our Christianity.

Christ makes demands that are not negotiable. The Kingdom of God is NOT a democracy.

Watch the Video for Solid Rock Revival.

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