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Chicago Summer Camp – The Uprising

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is,
seated at the right hand of God” — Colossians 3:1

Who: Middle School and High School students

When: June 25 – 29, 2018

Where: Wheaton, IL (West Suburbs Chicagoland)

Cost: Early Bird $325 (Submit deposit by Feb. 1)
Regular rate $375

($50 Deposit due February 1. Final Balance Due June 1)

Parent Meeting: Sunday, January 28 @ 5pm in the MPR. Please make every effort to attend the parent meeting for all students who are interested in attending camp. You can drop off your deposits and pick up any necessary forms.

Forms:
Camp Generate: coming soon!
Lone Oak FBC Release form: Parental Consent Medical Form 2018

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There is a movement happening among the people of God. Because He is holy, creating universes and human souls. Because He has exchanged His Son’s life for ours, the sacrifice that shook the heavens and woke the dead from their graves. Because He set before us the path of abundant life, in the fullness that only He can give. Because He has called us to spread His truth like wildfire, lighting up the world for the sake of His name. We must respond to His holiness, His offer, His way, and His message. We cannot shrink back. It’s time to rise up.

Eat, Sleep & Meet – @ Wheaton College

Wheaton College

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Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in Wheaton, Illinois. Established in 1860, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and 14 graduate degrees. Wheaton boasts in having wonderful meeting spaces, meal options and lodging arrangements that your group is sure to love! You are sure to love the rich heritage that Wheaton College holds. Be sure to check out the Billy Graham Center Museum and the Wade Center which hosts a collection of belongings from Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.

Sleeping and Eating: Most housing is dorm-style with two or four people per room, and either a suite-style bath, private bath or community-style bath. (Remember we assign housing based on the date deposits are received.) Wheaton’s award-winning Cafe Bon Appétit food service, which is consistently ranked as among the best in the nation, offers delicious food. The spacious cafeteria has the ability to serve many people without long lines. Food quality is excellent; with plenty of options.

Recreation Options
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Campus Activities:
• basketball courts
• sand volleyball courts
• soccer fields
• staffed options by GENERATE staff & daily tournaments

Worship and Teaching

Camp Pastor – David Nasser

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In 1979 Iran is embroiled in a bitter revolution. Untold numbers of people are being slaughtered every day. Gas prices are skyrocketing across the world. Fear and panic grips the Mid-East. Fortunately, in the midst of this horrible turmoil, God is moving. David Nasser, only nine at this time, is forced to escape his native homeland of Iran with his family. They leave everything behind but each other, escaping to the United States in hopes of beginning a new life in a vastly different culture. In the years that follow, a young David Nasser feels isolated. He seeks acceptance from his peers, turning to everything imaginable to fit in, but always feeling like an outsider. However, David only finds true acceptance, at the age of eighteen, when through the persistent witness of a body of believers, David receives salvation and purpose through a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Fast forward to current day, and David Nasser speaks to over 700,000 people each year. David provides leadership at Liberty University where he is the Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development. At Liberty, David oversees a team that advances Liberty’s mission by strengthening the theological foundation of the student body and its leaders through gatherings such as Convocation and Campus Church. David and his wife have two children and reside in Lynchburg, VA.

Worship Band – Rush of Fools

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Widely known for their pure heart in leading worship, Rush of Fools has become a favorite in the realm of Christian music. Rush of Fools originated out of Birmingham, Alabama and burst onto the scene of Christian radio when their song “Undo” became the most played in 2007. The name Rush of Fools was taken from the Biblical passage, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 – “For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

FAQ’s

How much does it cost?

Get your deposit in on time and save $50! You will receive the early bird pricing of $325. For those who miss the deposit deadline, cost will be $375.

Early Bird $325 per person (all-inclusive)
Regular rate $375 per person (all-inclusive)

Includes a t-shirt, material, lodging, transportation, and all meals while at camp.

When is it?

June 25 – 29, 2017 (Mon-Fri)

Is there competition?

Yes! 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 should we pack?

See the Uprising Camp Packing List

Uprising Camp Packing List 2018

What is the daily schedule?

FIRST DAY (6/25/2018)
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

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. Middle school will serve with another NAMB church planter.  Students will serve in a variety of ways; from backyard bible clubs, to light construction, to neighborhood mapping. Everything they do will serve to see the Gospel proclaimed and the mission of the church strengthened.  Lunch will be served on site.

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.