Campout Leavenworth is Next Week!
June 8-10 | Sign Up Today
In just a couple weeks we will be heading to the woods of the north Cascades – actually just a couple miles outside of Leavenworth for those with an allergic reaction to all things rustic. The KOA campground has released our previously reserved camp sites, which means they are now open to the general public. That also means, it’s not too late to sign up! All you need is to call in and reserve a campsite or join a group that is in process of organizing.
Why a campout?
We’re a newly forming Jesus-people which means many of us are new to one another and to Jesus. Focused time away can go far in forging relationships, breathing unity and giving space to think outside the unceasing movement of the city.
Many, if not all, of us have friends, family, neighbors, coworkers that would never set foot in a Sunday gathering but would be willing to join us on a trek into the great outdoors. Opportunities like this are perfect bridges for building relationships and creating space for meaningful conversations about Jesus and his gospel. It’s not a bait-and-switch. Friends won’t find freaky Jesus tracts under their pillows when they wake up in the morning, but they might just become friends with people just like them who need a Savior just as much as them. Who will you invite?
Something powerful happens in the soul when out in nature. In addition to the above, this weekend is also intended to serve as a retreat, of sorts, to recharge, reconnect, and just get away. Some of you do that best alone; some of you do that best with others. How you spend your time there is up to you. The itinerary is very open and whether you come with a group or not, I encourage you to grab some time alone at some point.
What if I…
“…have other plans.”
Consider canceling them. Seriously. This is our inagural campout. Don’t you want to tell your kids that you were at the inaugural DCC Campout. Ok. Maybe not. But, you don’t want to miss this. We all have summer plans. We are all busy. We all have conflicts. Change your plans. Consider it a step of faith, a sacrifice to God, to give up doing something else you may even want to do more – then watch Him work. You won’t regret it.
“…don’t have the finances.”
Talk to me or your community lead and we’ll make sure you get taken care of.
“…don’t know how to camp, don’t have camping gear, don’t have anyone to camp with, or am scared of spiders.”
Humans have lived the majority of our existence camping. You’ll be fine. Plus, we have some pro’s that will gladly help you out. Brandy (Campout point person) will help you get set up with fellow campers, gear and may even be able to cure your arachnophobia.
“…haven’t signed up yet. Sounds like it is too late.”
Not to late! We just had to release those sites that were reserved. You can still call in and snag one. Do it today.
“…have to be back on Sunday.”
Perfect. There are a good number of us that will be leaving Saturday, later in the afternoon, in order to be back for Sunday. I will be preaching @ AMC on 6/10 and Deacon David Parker will be leading a informal devotion for those that choose to stay in Leavenworth. As always, if you want to track with our series in Acts, you can catch the recorded audio via the DCC podcast.
“…just don’t want to go.”
I understand that. We’ll be bringing our three kids for a one night stay. Do you know how much work it is to prepare three kids for a one night stay? It’s like preparing for battle against a small nation. It’s a lot of work. Sometimes – no, most times – in life we need to do what we need to do, not only what we feel like doing. Do you know what happens when you do that? You actually want to do the very thing you previously did not want to do. Good things are in store and I don’t want you to miss out.