In 2 Corinthians 5:20, Paul describes himself as an ambassador for Christ. His role is to call those who are in the kingdom of darkness to be “reconciled to God” through the saving work of Christ for sinners. Believers today have been tasked with the same mission. On behalf of God, we plead with sinners to be saved.
As summer camp approaches, we want to remind you of the amazing opportunity camp provides. After high school there will be few opportunities where students can get out of their normal lives and hear the preaching of the gospel for five straight days. If the unsaved need to hear this message, then Camp Regen is the place they need to be.
This year Camp Regen is starting something called The FIVE20. The FIVE20 is an encouragement to students to collectively labor to bring the gospel to their unsaved friends, particularly by persuading them to come to camp. Below are the steps you are encouraged to take.
PLAN Take time to identify the unsaved people God has placed in your life. Think about teammates, classmates, and neighbors. Determine those whom you want to win to Christ, and record their names on the other side of this card.
PRAY Salvation is from the Lord, and He alone can awaken a dead heart, so pray for those whom you want to be saved. Pray for boldness (Ephesians 6:19), pray for opportunity (Colossians 4:3), and pray for conversion (Mark 2:5). Pray confidently, knowing that God can save and that He wants to reconcile sinners to Himself (2 Corinthians 5:20).
PURSUE Actively labor to get your friends to connect with your youth group. Invite them to Bible studies, events, and, eventually, invite them to Regen. Be persistent and persuasive. Too often we shrink back from this step, but the importance of the gospel necessitates that we are thoughtful in attempts to reach the lost.
PARTNER Co-labor with fellow believers in this great endeavor. Tell your friends in your small group about those you’re trying to reach and work together to demonstrate the love of Christ to unbelievers who attend. Even better, spend time praying together. Regen has even created this website that allows you to share in this mission with fellow believers from other churches. Either way, don’t miss out on the effective fellowship of evangelism.
Remember, the greatest news in the universe is that sinners can be reconciled to God through the cross of Christ. As ambassadors, we must declare this glorious news. Our prayer is that God would use His people to reach the lost at Camp Regen 2018.
Please sign up below and share in this mission with fellow believers from other churches. Leave a comment to interact with others regarding friends you are inviting to camp. Our desire is to provide a platform to encourage prayer and partnership in reaching the lost by inviting them to camp.
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