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?
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.
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.
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.
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.