Commission to Parents
On Saturday, camp came to a close. Students worked as hard as they could to make Friday night last. This involved long games of Catch Phrase, competitive basketball, and a group of students waking up (or staying up) in time to see the sunrise. We hope and pray the students have gained useful practices on how to see beauty it and seize it. Our prayers go with students as they return home. We hope this week has been a wide window in which they can see the freedom, joy, and growth in Christian Adulthood.
Peter David Gross met with parents before the closing ceremony to share Wheatstone’s vision for Christian Adulthood. He shared how social adulthood is really a shadow, an imitation, of the solid goodness that Christian Adulthood can offer. Peter David Gross met with parents before the closing ceremony to share Wheatstone’s vision for Christian Adulthood. Our culture, and even the culture of the church, has bought in on social Adulthood whose arbitrary markers of moving out, turning a certain age, maintaining financial stability, and moving out are constantly flux. Plus, these markers speak little to character growth or spiritual maturity. These markers, Peter says, are what make childish adults — one of the most dangerous things in the world. Social adulthood is really an imitation, of the solid goodness that Christian Adulthood can offer.
Because Christ is the model of the perfect adult, young people should strive of follow Him in every grief and delight. It is also an adulthood marked by lifelong prayer, learning and growth. If young people can be encouraged toward developing liberty, authority, identity, and mystery in Christ, they can better serve the Kingdom and spread beauty in the world.
We want youth to be someone who knows who they are in Christ and can face the world with confidence because of the security of their identity in Him
Our speakers from the week met with students and parents for the closing ceremony. Peter David Gross, Dr. John Jackson, and Dr. John Mark Reynolds all shared closing remarks of encouragement and conviction. We hope their words have been an inspiration and a challenge for the growth ahead. You can listen to all of the closing remarks below. Additionally, you can hear our last doxology. May we give God all the thanks and Praise.
Never Stop Growing Up friends.