CE Racetracks

Running the Race after Camp

Christianity isn’t a philosophy, it’s not about who knows the most stuff. Christian Endeavourers are doers.

God has given us a race to run as Christians as we magnify Jesus, love our neighbour, and make disciples of all nations.

There are many different routes, terrains and events in running a foot race and in the same way, to help you run your race of faith together we have 4 “Race Tracks” for you to run – to challenge and encourage you!

The CE race tracks are all about getting alongside your teammates in faith and doing it together.

Which of these CE Race Tracks will you take up as we run the race together, fixing our eyes on Jesus with perseverance?

CE Practices

There are five CE practices that we value and hope you will own with us:

Relying on love and renewal from God (John 15:5)
The worship of God (Matthew 22:37-38)
Action toward others (Matthew 22:39)
Christian community (John 13:34)
The mission of God (Matthew 28:19-20)

Because we know the power and impact God can do through young people we want to put the ownership of living out these practices over to YOU.

Hebrews 12:1-2 says “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”

The Carb Load

When running a race, you need to be eating the right food to give you energy. In the same way, followers of Jesus need God’s word to nourish us in our race.

  • Start by continuing Quiet Time Studies the week after camp. There is one more study in the camp booklet to get you started.
  • Read the Book of Proverbs over January – one proverb per day. (Or pick a Gospel and read that in January)
  • Aim to Read the whole New Testament in 2021
  • Support Crew

    Marathon runners will tell you how important it is to have a support crew, and a team of runners to sustain you for the 42km. As Christians, we need our support teams to come before God together, lifting one another up.

  • In the week after camp, download a Prayer App (such as PrayerMate) and make a list of people to pray for.
  • Over January, recruit a small group from camp or your church and catch up monthly to pray for each other.
  • In Semester 1, look into starting a prayer group at your school or university.
  • GPS

    Many serious runners will carry a GPS to track distance as well as accurately measure if they’re staying on track. When running the race Jesus sets before us, we can easily take our eyes off the prize and lose our bearings. Having brothers and sisters in Christ can help us, like a GPS, identify where we are off track and need realignment.

  • In the week after Camp, begin a group chat aimed at spurring each other on and calling out for help when you are struggling.
  • In Term 1, recruit an accountability group with some friends from camp to spur and encourage each other to live like Jesus.
  • Talk to an older Christian at your church, a Christian you look up to or a leader from CE Camp about starting a mentoring relationship. This is important for everyone but especially if you made a new commitment on Camp. Aim to start catching up with someone by term 2.
  • Altitude Training

    Elite runners will train at new and higher altitudes to increase their number of red blood cells, improving oxygen delivery to their muscles. As Christians, we are called to move to maturity, and train ourselves to be more like Jesus. When we go deeper and higher, we know more and more our call to lead and influence others.

  • During the rest of January, research seminars or classes available at your church or a Bible College to go deeper and put your name down.
  • Plan a meeting before March with your pastor or youth leader to talk about leadership in your church.
  • In August, register as a leader on CE camp next year if you are over 18