This one picture perfectly describes my CentriKid 2013 experience. After working on the sermon content, training the camp pastors, and serving as camp pastor myself for 3 camp cycles, this one picture is what it is all about. Thank you Hannah Golden for sharing it with me.
This group of kids were outstanding. After worship one evening, they came up as every one else was leaving to ask me a few questions about God, His existence, how God relates to us here on earth, and how Jesus and God are one in the same, yet unique. It started with one question, which led to another and another. After about 40 questions and an hour of discussion, they were still coming up with more and more questions. You know how kids are. Once they get started, they keeping going.
It was one of the richest theological discussions I’ve had in years. These kids were asking deep, I mean, deep questions about how the narrative of Scripture relates to what they’ve learned about evolution and natural science. Their questions were smart, articulate, and hard.
To be truthful, they were asking questions I don’t even get asked in my college level Intro to Christianity class. They were curious and inquisitive and I loved every minute of it.
Teaching kids theology is a passion of mine. If you can explain hard concepts to kids, you can explain them to anyone. And these kids were eating it up. Well, maybe all of them except the kid in the yellow shirt. He was obviously checking something else out. Fun.
Thank you LifeWay CentriKid camps and specifically CK2 for letting me serve alongside of you.