Sunday , 28 May 2017

Who We Are

Our Scripture Base

“Return to your house and show the great things God has done to you.” And he left and became a herald to the entire city of the great things Jesus did for him. – Luke 8:39

Our Motto: I’M THIRD

Jesus said to him, “You shall Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets,” (Matthew 22:37-39). The vertical piece of the cross represents our relationship with Jesus Christ and the horizontal piece of the cross represents our relationship with others.

Our Vision, Mission, Purpose:

VISION: We exist to teach, train, and transform urban America…
MISSION…in order to impact and develop Christian leadership in urban communities by providing educational experiences through Christian sports camps…
PURPOSE…so that campers would begin authentic relationships with Christ and revolutionize their communities.

Our Promise:

Who is our target? To all who have a passion to see urban communities experience lasting impact…
What are we to our target? …we are the model Christian experience in America for the urban community…
What do we do for our target? …that encourages positive influence, empowers courageous leadership, and equips the next generation for service in God’s Kingdom.

Our DNA:

Our target audience loves us because we are:

  1. Christ-centered
  2. Biblically sound
  3. Culturally relevant
  4. Extremely fun
  5. Reasonably priced

Our Philosphy

Life on life, incarnational evangelism, according to John 1:14 the perfect summation of how Jesus walked with His disciples, displaying the glory of the Father in all things and discussing truth with them using words seasoned with grace.

Our Core Values: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

  • Relationship: The way in which one or more things is connected (Mark 12:28-34) We believe in creating a loving, grace-filled, and accepting community where relationships can flourish, unity is developed and role models for the Christian life are provided.
  • Excellence: To exceed the standard (Philemon 1:21) We believe excellence in giving even beyond our absolute best effort with what God has given us, to honor Him in all we do.
  • Safety: Being protected from that which causes serious injury (Proverbs 29:25) We believe in creating a safe haven for campers to be able to express their feelings, explore new territories, and enjoy the experience without the threat of severe danger.
  • Participation: To take part in experience (Philippians 3:10) We believe in the collective sharing of healthy experiences whether for the first time or one of many in order for the growth and encouragement of others.
  • Enthusiasm: To be possessed, inspired, influenced, or controlled by God (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) We believe in the literal awe-inspiring presence of God being with every moment of every day, testing and proving us with the consuming fire of His love.
  • Character: The qualities stamped on a person’s heart (Romans 5:1-5) We are committed to holistic development of the heart; spiritual, mental, socio-emotional, financial, and physical, as a part of God’s plan for abundant life.
  • Truth: The quality of something in accordance with reality (John 8:32) We believe integrity is the door to knowing one’s self. Truth is the key that can open that door.

Our Strategy:

  1. Community Living: Campers will live in cabin comminity with college-aged staff at a ratio of 1 staff to at most 6 campers
  2. Competitive Athletics: Campers will participate in teams in competative athletic events of all kinds
  3. Recreational Activities: Campers will experience entertaining and challenging activities in a controlled environment
  4. Wilderness Experiences: Campers will experience the thrill of the outdoors and enjoy the magnificence of God’s creation
  5. Small Group Bible Study: Campers will be encouraged, equipped, and educated, on systematic theology in a discussion group setting
  6. Relevant Programming: Campers will experience program/curriculum that relates to their situation and urban youth culture