ADVERTISING
 
Monday, March 25   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Bible literacy
How often do you read the Bible?







SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Czech Republic
 

Camp for teenagers helps churches develop young leaders

And adventure camp is the first part of a Czech training programme for Christians aged 13 to 17. “Pastors and Christian leaders shared with them stories of their calling and lives”.

AUTHOR Andrew B. Funka PRAGUE 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 12:09 h GMT+1
The first Czech Draft Camp: Campers and leaders. / CZ EA

The Czech Evangelical Alliance recently launched a pioneer project: “Draft Camp”. This initiative is based on a successful and ongoing program of the Baltic Pastoral Institute in Latvia.



The purpose of the program in the Czech Republic is to help local churches invest in developing young leaders. 12 boys between the ages of 13 and 17 are participating in the first year of the project.



To begin, churches were invited to send these young Christians to a 5-day adventure camp, which was held north of Olomouc on the shores of the Slezská Harta Reservoir 28 August to 1 September.



 



Stanislav Mikulik, administrator of the Czech project, leads a camp activity. / CZ EA



 



THE GOSPEL IN ONE'S PERSONAL LIFE



The camp itself involved five days of intense physical and mental challenges. The purpose of these challenges was to help the boys explore the reality of the Gospel of Jesus in their lives and in the world.



From individual challenges designed to help the participants test their limits, to group challenges that required the participants to unite together, each activity provided opportunities to explore what the Gospel is and what it means to live out that truth in everyday life.



 



Carrying the cross. / CZ EA



The boys also heard from a variety of pastors and other church leaders, who discussed their own faith journeys, sense of calling, and provided additional teaching related to each day’s theme exploring different aspects of the Gospel and Christian living.



 



A YEAR OF MENTORING AT CHURCH



 



An active exercise in carrying each other’s burdens. / CZ EA

The camp experience, however, is only the beginning. Each of the boys who successfully completed the camp will receive a year of mentoring from one of their own church elders.



This will provide the boys with opportunities to continue exploring the spiritual disciplines they learned about at the camp, provide them with wise guidance as they seek to follow through on commitments they made to ongoing spiritual growth, as well as help them to consider how God is calling them towards their future vocations as Christian men.



 



THE PROJECT IN LATVIA



The Latvian program the Czech project is inspired by provides a three year multi-level journey from the adventurous exploration of the Gospel through to, under appropriate guidance, serving in a leadership position. The Czech project is still considering how it will develop its own future direction, including the possibility of a parallel project for girls that could be launched as soon as summer 2018.



 



Another activity – it is impossible to carry your own burdens forever. / CZ EA



 



“THE NEXT ENERATION OF LEADERS”



Jirí Unger, General Secretary of the Czech Evangelical Alliance, states: “Draft camp proved to be an excellent program for teenage boys that combines experiential physical activities and games that always point to important principles with teaching, self-reflection, group feedback and a lot of fun”.



“Particularly important was the presence of top Czech Christian leaders who shared stories of their calling and lives and expressed how important the next generation of leaders are”.



 



On the shore of the reservoir. / CZ EA


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Camp for teenagers helps churches develop young leaders
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process

The Brussels representative of the European Evangelical Alliance offers a Christian perspective on the crisis: “We can’t reduce people to just a number that needs to be controlled”.

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Rallies in Bulgaria: “New bill on religion brings us back to Communism!” Rallies in Bulgaria: “New bill on religion brings us back to Communism!”

Bulgarian evangelicals protested peacefully on November 11 against a draft law which could severely restrict religious freedom of faith minorities. Churches rallied in Sofia and other cities after the Sunday worship services.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
Photos: Hope for Europe Photos: Hope for Europe

Unity in Diversity is the theme of the conference. Representatives of Evangelical Alliances and many other church leaders gathered in Tallinn (Estonia).

 
VIDEO Video
 
Romania: God’s Word among Roma people Romania: God’s Word among Roma people

Gypsies are one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Romania. According to 2013 estimates, the Roma groups make up 10% of the country's population, accounting for about 1.5 million people.

 
Latin American leaders unite to fight against imposition of gender ideology Latin American leaders unite to fight against imposition of gender ideology

Christian leaders from all over Latin America are concerned about the progress of gender ideology agendas in the region. Many are joining together in public demonstrations and training events.

 
How do fake news spread? How do fake news spread?

Tony Watkins, Coordinator of the Lausanne Media Engagement Network.

 
Lindsay Brown: The encouraging advance of the gospel in Spain Lindsay Brown: The encouraging advance of the gospel in Spain

Church planting, the amount of books authored by Spanish evangelicals and the growth of the Christian student movement in the last decades, are some of the marks underlined by Lindsay Brown.

 
What do Christian communication and science communication have in common? What do Christian communication and science communication have in common?

“As Christians, we also try to communicate a detailed and often slightly technical message”, says Kay Carter, Director of Communications of Tyndale House (UK).

 
Church planting in Strasbourg Church planting in Strasbourg

A video on how evangelicals are planting churches in Strasbourg (France).

 
Christians, resilience and a post-Christian culture Christians, resilience and a post-Christian culture

Lindsay Brown: “The biblical pattern is not one of speed, but of steady sowing and gradual reaping in due course”.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.