Kids Camp 2015 Recap

Jesus is calling us to move beyond the beach and into the waves, to a place of adventure, purpose, and true joy! “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – Jesus (John 10:10b)

Kids Camp 2015, “Surf’s Up,”  has come and gone.  This year’s camp was a huge success with roughly 400 children and volunteers in attendance over the five days.  The children of the church were challenged in their faith and their walk with Jesus, while many children from the surrounding community got to hear the gospel message presented through music, drama, and Bible teaching, perhaps for the first time.  We were blessed with the positive feedback that came in from parents and children alike.  Here is a little sampling:

“The kids were coming home from an afternoon summer camp and they practically ran to the car each day in order to not be late to RBC!”

“My heart leapt when my son, who never wants to lead prayer at home, asked if he could pray after coming home from Kids Camp.”

“Our son came home after the second day of camp and asked us to pray with him to receive Jesus’ gift of salvation and eternal life.”

To go along with our theme, “Surf’s Up,”  the children were encouraged to bring an offering toward Christian Surfers International (www.christiansurfers.com) and enthusiastically responded.  Those funds will be going toward a children’s outreach in Panama this summer through Christian Surfers.  These are the moments that make the long hours and hard work of volunteers and staff alike more than worth it.

We are so very thankful for all that God did in and through Kids Camp 2015, “Surf’s Up,” and are already looking forward to next summer!  We are also so thankful to the volunteers without whom Kids Camp would be quite impossible.  Thank you for answering the call to raise up a generation that knows Christ and makes Him known.

CLICK HERE FOR STOKED TV’S DAILY SURF REPORT VIDEOS! Fresh from Kids Camp 2015, Surfjan Stevens and Keanu Reefs bring news, weather, beach conditions and more on Stoked TV’s Daily Surf Report!

 

about kids camp

RBC Kids Camp is a week-long day camp open to all children entering the 1st grade through the 6th grade* and takes place the last week of June.  Through quality Bible teaching, art, drama, music, and a ton of awesome games, Kids Camp (formerly VBS) is a unique opportunity for children to begin or grow in their relationship with Jesus and to learn to share their hope and joy with others. Check out www.restonbible.org/kidscamp for more info.

*There is a Kids Camp program for nursery, pre-K, and rising kindergarteners which is open to children of Kids Camp volunteer staff only.

 

Sunday Rewind | 6.28.2015

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

Only King Forever (1 Timothy 1:17) – Only King Forever by Elevation Worship

Touch the Sky (1 Corinthians 2:9) – Empires by Hillsong United

I Will Look Up (Deuteronomy 7:9) –Only King Forever by Elevation Worship

Your Great Name (Philippians 2:10-11) – Love Revolution by Natalie Grant

I Lift My Hands (Psalm 46:10) – Hello Love by Chris Tomlin

 

TEACHING: The Patriarchs, Part 2: Noah

As in the times of Noah, turbulent waters are all around us. Navigate deep waters with deep truth.

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this sermon?
  2. Read and discuss Genesis 6:5-22, Hebrews 11:7 and Matthew 24:36-44. What do these verses tell you about God? What do they tell us about man? What do they tell us about Noah and his character?
  3. How is the account of Noah a foreshadowing of the coming of Christ?
  4. What does “reverent fear” mean (Heb. 11:7, ESV)? What happens if we do not have a fear of God? How can you cultivate a “reverent fear” in your own walk?
  5. What are some of the “deep and turbulent waters” of our day? What deep truths help you navigate these waters?
  6. How does the gospel of Jesus comfort and instruct us in the face of the turbulent waters of our day?
  7. Spend some time in prayer giving thanks to God for his love and justice. Ask Him to help you live as salt and light in a lost and dying world.

 

Kids Camp 2015: Daily Surf Report

Fresh from Kids Camp 2015, Surfjan Stevens and Keanu Reefs bring news, weather, beach conditions and more on Stoked TV’s Daily Surf Report!

 

 

 

 

Sunday Rewind | 6.21.2015

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

1. ENDLESS LIGHT (Psalm 113:3-4)
Ussher, Cashwell   |   Hillsong Music Publishing
2. 10,000 REASONS (Psalm 103:1)
Myrin, Redman   |   Thankyou Music
3. COME THOU FOUNT (Psalm 16:11)
Wyeth, Robinson    |   Public Domain
4. GOD IS ABLE (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Fielding, Morgan   |   Hillsong Music Publishing
5. WHOM SHALL I FEAR (Psalm 27:1)
Tomlin, Cash, Cash    |   Sixstetps Music

 

TEACHING: The Patriarchs, Part 1: Adam

The world mocks what the Bible says about sin and daily fulfills what it mocks.

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this sermon?
  2. Why is it so hard to “be good”? Why do we keep trying?
  3. Read and discuss Genesis 3 and Romans 5:12-21. What do these verses tell you about the nature of God and Christ? What do they tell you about man? What do they tell us about the gospel?
  4. What does it mean that we are “in Adam”? What is the significance of this? What comes through the line of Adam?
  5. What does it mean to be “in Christ”? What is the significance of this? What comes through the line of Jesus?
  6. “The world mocks what the Bible says about sin and daily fulfills what it mocks.” Have you seen this to be true? What are some examples?
  7. How does the gospel of Jesus address our propensity toward “being good”? What are the practical implications of this for you?
  8. Spend some time in prayer thanking God for all that we have in Christ. Ask Him to help you depend more fully on Jesus as you go about your daily life.

 

Sunday Rewind | 6.14.2015

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

Oh How I Need You  – The Longing by All Sons & Daughters

Closer (Psalm 89:14-15) – Glorious Ruins by Hillsong Worship

Touch the Sky (1 Corinthians 2:9) – Empires by Hillsong United

Your Promises (2 Peter 1:3-4a) – Wake Up The Wonder by Elevation Worship

Cornerstone (Psalm 18:2) – Cornerstone by Hillsong Worship

Hallelujah (Our God Reigns) (Lamentations 5:19) – Forever Reign by Hillsong Chapel

 

TEACHING: Remember, Part 2: The Blessings of Remembrance

When we remember God, we contemplate His glory and experience His presence. God has given us some amazing ways to enjoy His presence and all His benefits.

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this sermon?
  2. Read through 2 Chronicles 34 & 35. What do these chapters indicate to us about remembering and forgetting? What do you observe about the character of the boy-king Josiah?
  3. Mike shared several means God has given us to help remember Him: The Word, tradition, song, fellowship and prayer. Where do you find examples of these in the account of Josiah? Can you think of other Scriptures that reinforce these means?
  4. Which of these five means of remembrance particularly resonate with you? Why?
  5. Which of these means of remembrance would you consider strengths for you and your family?
  6. Which of these means of remembrance would you consider weak areas for you and your family?
  7. Which of these areas would you commit to grow in? Share with your small group and ask them to help hold you accountable to remembering the Lord in that way.
  8. Spend some time in prayer thanking God for His grace and goodness for us in Christ. Pray that our church would be a people who are constantly remembering God’s glory through all we have in Christ.