Called Camp: So Much More Than a Youth Camp

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Justin Serrano

As human beings, we all crave to have purpose in our life. We desire something to quench our passion. That is the way we were created. We all are, what the Bible refers to as “called” (Romans 8:28). And when we pair our calling with God’s vision, amazing things will be accomplished, like someone getting saved, the greatest miracle of all.

The word “calling” is not used lightly in the Bible. Many people who are mentioned in the Bible were called to something that stood the test of time. People like Abraham (Genesis 12:1-9) and Paul, who opens the book of Romans stating, “Paul, a servant of Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God” (Romans 1:1). When we accept the calling that God has placed on our lives, we play a special part in God’s ministry (Ephesians 4:12).

This is where Called Camp comes in. A three-day event of New Mexico Student Ministries, consisting of daily devotionals, speeches from ministers who have devoted their lives to their calling and how they got to that place of surrender in their relationship with God. Called Camp not only focuses on fellowship between friends, but something much bigger than that, the preparation to pursue the calling from God that burns like fire in our bones.

Each year, hundreds of New Mexico youth sense a special calling from God to dedicate their lives to ministry. Called Camp exists to help these youth find answers about their calling and to help propel them into the full ministry that God has planned for them. —Called Camp Leadership

The first time I went to Called Camp will always be a memory to hold on to. I already knew what my calling was, but I felt like there was something more, something telling me that I had to go. So, I went. And I found out that I wasn’t just called to ministry, but also called to learn how to endure it. I am extremely lucky, however, to have mentors like Will Meador and Youth Pastor Tyler Harris, who have shown me both the hardships and the beauty of ministry. They have kept me accountable to what God has called me to do. But I don’t think I would’ve taken the initiative to pursue my calling if I didn’t go to Called Camp.

Clearly, Called Camp is a camp like no other because it is doing what most churches need to do, but aren’t doing—helping future generations embrace their eternal purpose. See, it is quite amazing when an adult answers their calling, but it is equally impressive when a teenager puts down their egotistical ways to consider themselves dead and carry the cross that Christ has prepared for them (Luke 9:23).

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If you have a mentor you’re far more likely to have the accountability that you need to walk in your calling.

The youth need to be mentored, not just by youth pastors, but they need it from the whole church, the whole body of Christ! We all have a call to the same Great Commission, why not help each other accomplish it? Why don’t we just go and be the church?



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