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Chicago Summer Camp – FAQ’s

FAQ’s

What should we pack?

See the Uprising Camp Packing List

Uprising Camp Packing List 2018

Is there competition?

Yes! Find out which team we are on at the Parent/Student meeting this Wednesday, June 20 @ 6:00pm in the Youth Worship Room.

Ever since the inception of GENERATE, two sides have been locked in epic battle: The Pack vs. The Pride. This video outlines how you can lead your tribe to victory (and be the ones holding Festus in triumph).

Is there a theme?

Yes! The theme is UPRISING.

  • Day 1: Because there is no one like our God, we raise up in worship.
    • “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28
  • Day 2: Because Jesus died for us, we are raised to new life.
    • “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” – Romans 6:4
  • Day 3: Because God loves us greatly, we rise above the world and love at all costs.
    • “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:2
  • Day 4: Because we have the Good News, we go and tell, raising the banner of the Gospel.
    • “Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.” – Romans 7:4

What is the daily schedule?

FIRST DAY (6/25/2018)
6:45 AM Check in at LOFBC
7:00 AM Buses Leave!!
1:00 – 3:00 PM Registration & Check-In
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Village Meeting
6:30 PM Youth Minister’s Meeting
7:30 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:45 PM Worship (auditorium)
9:30 PM Church Group Time
11:30 PM Lights Out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

OTHER DAYS (6/26-28)
(Day 3 Only: 6:45 AM First Light – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
(Day 4 Only: 6:30 – 7:15 AM GENERATE 5K – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 AM Encounters in Church Group (assigned location)
8:15 AM Village Leadership Meeting (all Bible Study Leaders)
9:00 – 10:00 AM Kickstart
10:00 AM-3:00 PM Serve with Church Planting partner
3:00 PM Open/Free Time (Options announced at Kick Start)
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Youth Minister’s Meeting
6:00-6:45 PM Prayer Gathering
6:45 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:00 PM Worship (Night 4 Only – Final Worship Celebration – 7:00PM-9:30PM)
9:00 PM Church Group Time
10:30 PM One More Thing (Nights 2 & 3 Only)
11:30 PM Lights out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

CLOSING DAY (6/29)
6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Check-out
8:15 AM Encounters in Church Group Location
9:00 AM Dismiss

Is there a dress code?

Of course. We ask for there to only be one piece bathing suits at camp, or a dark colored t-shirt over a two piece. Avoid short shorts (including guys showing off the bro thighs), spaghetti strap shirts, or really anything that will be a distraction to those around you. We honor God with how we dress. Be cool, but don’t be a fool! If needed, help a brother or sister out.

What is “One More Thing?”

One More Thing are the nighttime activities on day 2 and day 3.

  • Day 2 – “The Get Down.” Our student talent show/camp-wide block party. Bring your best Hawaiian themed outfit and come prepared to have a great time!

  • Day 3 – “Camp-wide Dodge Ball Tournament. If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge anything!

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What are the free time options?

Free time options will be announced each morning.  There will be sports tournaments, time to hang out with the cast, and time to get to know the band and camp pastor.

Where will we serve?

Students will serve with our North American Mission Board church planting partners in neighborhoods within driving distance from Wheaton. The high school will serve in Wicker Park with the Church of the Beloved.  They will host a 3-day VBS. Middle School Students will be doing some community service projects in the suburbs of Chicago. These projects will include: yard work, window washing, painting, and picking up trash at a local park.  Everything they do will serve to see the Gospel proclaimed and the mission of the church strengthened.  Boxed lunches will be served on-site.

What else?

  • First Light – On the third day of camp, a brief devotion and prayer time will be led by a GENERATE staff member. This time is optional, and the location of this time will be announced the day before.

  • GENERATE 5K – On the fourth day of camp, there will be a 5k around the campus of Wheaton. Participants can win points for their tribe.

Help Wanted – Student Ministry

We need your help!  We need Host Homes for the High School ministry and Youth Lounge workers. See the descriptions below and see if you would be willing to serve in one of these two ways.

Host Homes

House Groups are returning and we need host homes.  We’re seeking 7 homes to host our house groups.

September 24
October 1, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 19

Host Home for House Groups

House Groups meet Sunday nights from 5:00pm – 6:15pm.  The general outline for the night will be games, snack food, and a short lesson. Host homes are responsible for providing the food and the fun. I can help with the fun if you need it. (Cornhole, 9square, other games)

We are looking for 7 parents to open their homes. Email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org if you are interested in hosting a House Group.

Youth Lounge Workers

The Youth Lounge is open and we need volunteers to help run it. We’re seeking 5-10 adults to help with set-up, supervision, and clean up.

Each Wednesday night the Youth Lounge opens at 5pm. Students can purchase soda, coffee, or whatever food items is highlighted that week. On a rotating basis we’re asking adults/parents to hang out in the Lounge during that time to help set up the room, hang out while students are in there, and clean up at the end of the night.

Shifts will run from either 5:00pm – 6:00pm or 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  Email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org if you are interested in serving.

Attention Parents! — New ways to serve in Student Ministry

Attention Parents!

Would you like to be more involved in the student ministry but don’t necessarily want to teach Sunday school or lead a small group every Wednesday night? Well, here are some new ways to connect.

Host Home for House Groups

House Groups meet Sunday nights from 5:00pm – 6:15pm.  The general outline for the night will be games, snack food, and a short lesson. Host homes are responsible for providing the food and the fun. I can help with the fun if you need it. (Cornhole, 9square, other games)

We are looking for six parents to open their homes. Email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org if you are interested in hosting a House Group.

Ministry Teams

We currently have created three Ministry Teams to serve students and teach students to serve others.  They are the Hospitality Team, Serve Team, and Welcome Team. The Ministry Teams are based around various needs we have within the student ministry or in our community.

Serve Team

The Serve Team was created to give students the opportunity to serve in their community and church. We are looking for a few parents to sponsor serve events. By sponsoring a serve event, you would plan, organize, and lead a service project of your choice.  Once the details are in place, we would encourage the students to sign up and go serve.  This is a great team to pair up with a couple of parents and work together to create great opportunities for our students to serve.

Hospitality Team

The Hospitality Team is centered on the newly remodeled youth lounge.  By serving on the Hospitality Team, you can set up, tear down, or serve on a Wednesday night. We will need adults to sell food and drinks, make food (pies, cakes, cookies), and create a welcoming atmosphere.  We hope to open the youth lounge on Thursday afternoons to give students a place to hang out and do homework. We need workers during this time as well. We will even need adults to potentially shop for us to keep the youth lounge stocked.

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team is essentially the first impression of our ministry to guests and regular attenders. This teams primary responsibility will be on Wednesday night, getting kids checked in and registering guests. This team would provide reports to small group leaders on the attendance of students so that leaders can follow-up. They would also create procedures for how to best connect with new guests. The goal is to never let a student fall through the cracks and miss an opportunity for ministry.

If serving on one of these teams seems like something you would be interested, please email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org.  There will be an informational meeting to talk more about the teams and how to get involved.