Youth Summer Camp (YSC) is a week-long summer retreat for our middle school and high school students (incoming 7th – HS grads). Every August, we pack ourselves up on a Sunday afternoon and we travel Pine Valley Bible Conference Center (30 minutes east of San Diego). At YSC, we plan for a week of singing, preaching, relationship-building, reflection and games. It is a welcome retreat from the craziness of life and is often an unexpected entrance in the presence of God. For many of our students YSC is one of the major highlights of the summer. We hope you can join us this year!
We live in a messy world, full of imperfect people dealing with chaotic issues. Time and time again, we sin and are sinned against, resulting in conflict and suffering and confusion. Whether it’s war, crime, sicknesses, poverty, relational issues, social injustices, etc., it can feel all feel so overwhelming and messy. Thankfully, Jesus enters into the chaos of the mess we’ve created. He steps into our shoes, becoming a human, to experience the world as we do, but calls us to follow Him and His example. Jesus had it all, but in one sacrificial, saving act of love, He cleaned up the mess of our sin, allowing us to receive this act as a process of our redemption through Christ. And as we die to ourselves and live for Christ, we are then able to reenter the chaos of the world and love others the way Christ loves us.