WAY Camp stands for:
Worldview & Apologetics Youth Camp
WAY Camp is an intensive week of 22+ hours of training in Biblical worldview, apologetics and evangelism with many hours of fun built into the program. In some locations there will be outdoor camping with all meals eaten outdoors.
- You will be taught by several excellent teachers.
- You will build and strengthen great friendships.
Why WAY Camp?
Upwards of 80% of young adults are leaving the church when they move out of home and into university or the workforce. The best research indicates that much of the reason for this is that they aren’t intellectually grounded in their faith, so they flounder in the face of challenges from their professors and their peers and lose confidence in their faith.
What do we mean?
Many young Christians attest to the fact that they develop a bigger vision of life when they grasp certain facts such as: ideas have consequences, or learning how to develop and defend a Biblical worldview puts them on the path of standing for truth. They learn that they can make a difference in society.
Idealism and zeal often mark the years of youth when they are inspired and motivated to develop bright visions of a glorious future in God’s kingdom. The Communists understood the importance of inspiration and motivation all too well, and focused their recruitment on teens as young as 15- and 16-years-olds. They knew that youth is the time for accomplishing great exploits if they can be motivated and inspired to do so. On the other hand, too many of us fear zeal, and douse the enthusiasm of our youth.
All people need a faith and a vision, a reason for living and a reason, if necessary, for dying. But young men and women need such a faith and vision more than anyone else. If they don’t find it in Christ and Christianity, they will look elsewhere – and they do today.
In First John, Chapter 2: 12-14, John writes:
“I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one… I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the Word of God lives in you and you have overcome the evil one.”
Training in Biblical worldview, apologetics and leadership provides a solid foundation for your teen – your young adult – to stand firm in his or her faith, to persevere because the Word of God lives in them, to be a proactive and intentional Christian.
What is a Biblical Worldview?
Biblical worldview teaches you to apply doctrine (what you believe and why) to every sphere of life so that you are not deceived by ideas which at first sound appealing, but which are really bad news.
What is Apologetics?
Apologetics gives you the tools to talk to others about what you believe. At the end of the week, you are given the opportunity to practice sharing your beliefs. The more confident you become about sharing your beliefs, the stronger your own convictions become.
Why teach Leadership?
Leadership is about developing the character qualities of service, integrity and courage. It is about developing disciplines that help you build character- such as diligence and faithfulness. It is about empathetic communication It is about developing relationships and accountability. It is about respectfully exercising Godly influence over the network of family, friends and acquaintances that you have today, and desiring to expand your circle of influence over time. It’s about influencing rather than being influenced; leading rather than following. It is about answering the call of the Great Commission to ‘go and make disciples’ (or followers) of Jesus Christ.