Our Family Camp Meeting provides an opportunity to get away, to be around the community of faith, to reset our spiritual batteries, and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors provided by our getaway retreat center.
Our theme this year centers around the question, “How Shall We Go?” Jesus authorizes those who would come after Him to, “Therefore, Go.” We will reflect on that theme of the Great Commission within the context of these turbulent days.
Our Family Camp Meeting provides an opportunity to get away, to be around the community of faith, to reset our spiritual batteries, and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors provided by our getaway retreat center. While we pray it will be a time of relaxation, a time for slowing the inner rpm’s of our lives down, we also pray that this will all serve to prepare the way for Jesus and His Spirit to become noticeably present in each life. With the variety of offered activities, all ages can enjoy this respite. This annual gathering can remind us of what is most important during these last days.
The invitation is to come, replenish and consider the works of God in our lives and in our times. I am reminded of those inspiring words: “In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our history.” (CET 204)
God be with each until we see you again.
July 26–29, 2023
Location: Camp Akita, 1684 Knox Rd 1200 N, Gilson IL 61436
Theme: How Shall We Go?
John Grys is president of the Illinois Conference.