10 Ways to Build Enthusiasm in Your Congregation

1. Camp Program Articles – Highlight a particular camp program each month in a specific area of your church’s newsletter.

2. Camper Testimonies – Have youth or adults who have attended camp in the past write an article or give a temple talk about their experience.

3. Camp Display – Have a visible Luther Point display up in your congregation ALL year around.

4. Camp Photos – Send a disposable camera with each of your summer campers. After they attend camp ask them to develop their films and have doubles printed. Then plan a gathering at your congregation for campers to come together and use their extra photos to create a photo board to be displayed in your congregation.

5. Camp DVD – This is segmented into chapters so that you can easily show a short portion of it during worship, Sunday School, Adult Forum or any gathering.

6. Camp Sunday / Registration Day – Choose a Camp Sunday /Registration Day at your congregation for summer camp. Then for three consecutive Sundays prior to Camp Sunday share some information about camp in worship through temple talks or other creative presentations.

7. Financial Incentives – If possible offer some incentives for early registration. If your congregation is able to subsidize campers consider having a few cut off dates with maximum support going to those who register earliest.

8. Think ahead – Our mid-week retreat schedule and summer schedule is set. Registration forms and brochures have been delivered. Now is the time to begin registering for camp. Encourage early registration so that camp has a priority in people’s schedules, particularly in the summer. Early Bird deadline is April 1!

9. Congregational Outing to Luther Point – Luther Point is YOUR camp! Consider reserving some space at camp for your congregation, people of all ages, to spend an afternoon, day or weekend here.

10. Prayer – Pray without ceasing for all the ministry that God does through the partnership of Luther Point and it’s congregations.