Summer Camp

Resources & Tools //

Summer Camp

Adventures in Spiritual Practices

Summer camp is a time of growth and change. A time to disrupt our routines with fresh adventures; practicing new skills and challenging ourselves to move outside our comfort zones. What if we could do that with our spiritual routines too? All throughout Scripture we see Jesus engage in different practices to create space for God and be transformed by the Holy Spirit. How would we be changed if we lived like Jesus? Let’s adventure together and see where the summer takes us.
Messages //
June 18 // Spiritual Growth & Practices | Charles Yu
June 25 // Scripture | Chris Dolson
July 2 // Mission & Hospitality | Chris Kopp
July 9 // Service | Daniel Owen
July 23 // Generosity | Charles Yu
August 6 // Crossing Boundaries of Difference | Chris Dolson
August 13 // Community | Peter Vang
August 27 // Prayer | Michael Knapstad
September 3 // Sabbath & Work | Chris Dolson

Summer Camp Guide

Are you ready to go on an adventure? Let’s go together. Download the free guide to learn how you can connect with God in a new or refreshed way.
Further Learning //
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Week 1: Spiritual Growth & Practices
Sacred Rhythms | Ruth Haley Barton
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook | Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
You Are What You Love | James K.A. Smith
Deeply Formed Life | Rich Villodas

Practicing the Way podcast | John Mark Comer

Week 2: Scripture
Apps & Reading Plans
Bible App | YouVersion
Blackhawk reading plans | Blackhawk Church
New to Faith Bible Reading Plan | Blackhawk Church
Lectio 365 app | 24-7 Prayer

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary | Chad Brand, Eric Mitchell, Holman Reference
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth | Gordon Fee, Douglas Stuart
The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary | J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
Eat this Book | Eugene Peterson
Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes | E. Randolph Richards & Brandon O’Brien
The Essential Bible Companion | John Walton, Mark Strauss, Ted Cooper Jr.
IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament | John Walton, Victor Matthews, Mark Chavalas & New Testament | Craig Keener
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible | Zondervan

Musical Artists & Songs
In Peace (Psalm 4:2b-3, 6-8) | Hannah Busse
The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) | Hannah Busse
I Lift Up My Eyes (Psalm 121) | Hannah Busse
Trust in the Lord (Proverbs 3:3, 5-8) | Hannah Busse
The God of Hope (Romans 15:13) | Hannah Busse
Love Never Fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a) | Hannah Busse
Sing! Psalms: Ancient + Modern | Kieth & Kristyn Getty
The Psalms Project
Psalms albums | Robbie Seay Band
Seeds Family Worship
Sons of Korah

Best Commentaries
Bible Project

Week 3: Mission & Hospitality
Surprise the World | Michael Frost
The Art of Neighboring | Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon
Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition | Christine Pohl
Week 4: Service
The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness | Timothy Keller
Week 5: Generosity
Generosity Series | Bible Project Podcast

Generosity | Bible Project

Week 6: Crossing Boundaries of Difference
Articles & Books
The Church of Us vs. Them | David Fitch
Color Courageous Discipleship | Michelle Sanchez
Racial Reconciliation chapter in The Deeply Formed Life | Rich Villodas
“Undermining Racism” | NT Wright

Undermining Racism | NT Wright

Week 7: Community
Find Your People | Jennie Allen
Life Together in Christ | Ruth Haley Barton
When the Church was a Family | Joseph Hellerman
Week 8: Prayer
Articles & Books
God, do you Hear me? | Derwin Gray
Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools | Tyler Stanton

Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools podcast | Tyler Stanton

Week 9: Sabbath & Work
Ruthless Elimination of Hurry | John Mark Comer
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly | Marva J. Dawn
Essentialism | Greg McKeown

Sabbath | That Sounds Fun podcast, Annie F. Downs

Sabbath | Bible Project