May 1, 2024

Run the Race!

For many years, Wisconsin camp meeting has been an excellent opportunity for fellowship, worship, and discipleship at beautiful Camp Wakonda.  

The Bible frequently uses athletic metaphors to illustrate the Christian journey, inspiring generations of believers to follow a disciplined, self-controlled, and persevering path to achieve spiritual goals bestowed by God. 

That’s why this year’s theme “Run the Race!” is meant to encourage us to run our race by following the heroes of faith, as stated in Hebrews 12:1-2: 

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” 

Our camp meeting will feature sermons from Elden Ramirez, who is currently serving as the executive secretary of Lake Union; Titus Naftanaila, president of the Wisconsin Conference; Richie Halversen, director of Church Growth & Revitalization in the Southern Union; and Shawn Boonstra, speaker/director for the Voice of Prophecy. Each speaker will share their perspective on the spiritual journey, either walking with God or running the Christian race. 

During mid-week, there will be several speakers, including Craig Carr, Mid-America ministerial director; César and Carolann De León, Family Ministries directors of the North American Division; Amanda Anguish, licensed marriage and family therapist; and Jennifer Gray Woods, legal counsel and director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty at the Lake Union. 

A range of events, including a concert by Annette Campbell, a baptism and ordination ceremony, our annual 5k Run/Walk (Hallelujah Hustle), as well as other training events and seminars, will also take place during Wisconsin camp meeting 2024. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Titus Naftanaila is president of Wisconsin Conference.