Monthly Articles for Church Newsletter

We are partners with Luther Point Bible Camp as an extension of our congregational ministry. Each month our church newsletter will feature an article about a specific aspect of this shared ministry. If you have questions about Luther Point please speak with our Luther Point Ambassador (add Ambassador name and contact information here)

February

Summer Registration

Summer registration is underway at Luther Point.  Register early to take full advantage of all discounts available.  Look for the summer camp registration brochure at the church or talk to our Luther Point Ambassador to get one.  Otherwise, you can check out www.LutherPoint. org to get complete summer camp information and to register quickly and easily.  Summer is coming quickly, get ready!  If you have any questions regarding registration, contact Luther Point’s registrar at Ryan@LutherPoint.org.

March

Camperships

As Luther Point’s mission of “Forming Faith, Pointing to Christ” is lived out in every program offered it is important for everyone to have the opportunity to experience God’s love at Luther Point. Therefore it is the policy of Luther Point Bible Camp that no one is turned away regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks to the work of the Holy Spirit through generous donors we are able to offer Camperships for all camp programs.

Lack of financial resources need never be the reason a person decides not to come to camp. Campership request forms are available online at LutherPoint.org. Requesting a Campership is as easy as filling out a form and sending it to camp with your registration form.

If you have financial need please request a Campership to make camp possible for you or your family. If you feel called to support the Campership program your donation will be appreciated and insure that all are able to have a life-changing experience at Luther Point Bible Camp.

April

BUDDIES: Building Up Dedicated Disciples Into Experienced Servants

This is a unique camp program for those entering 10-12 grade. BUDDIES come to Luther Point free of charge for two weeks of serving and leadership development. About four hours of each day is spent serving as a kitchen and housekeeping camp hand. The rest of the time participants enjoy both regular camp activities as well as additional activities geared at strengthening the servant heart and growing leadership skills.

A maximum of seven B.U.D.D.I.E.S. will serve during each of three two-week sessions during the Summer. Check the website for exact dates.

Participants must apply in order to be considered for this program. Application forms are available online at LutherPoint.org Applications must be postmarked no later than April 3. All applicants will be notified of their status by the 2nd week of May.

The BUDDIES program is for those interested in serving as a camp counselor some day or those who just want to be part of an amazing, Christ-centered service and leadership experience.

May

Family Camps of all varieties

You are invited to Family Camp this summer at Luther Point Bible Camp. All families are welcome (singles, single parents, grandparents, grandchildren, as well as mom, dad, and the kids) to enjoy a week or a weekend just for the family. Check out the Weekend Family Camps as well as the Sunday through Friday camp.

Accommodations include the Luther Point Retreat Center, Family Cabins and Luther Lodge. All throughout your stay at camp there will be organized, Christ-centered activities for families plus plenty of free time to swim, hike, fish, bike, explore the trails and spend time together as a family. Children’s Bible Study is led by counselors, with babysitting available for young children. Adults will have their own Bible Study time led by a special guest. Program, lodging and meals are included in the cost.

Come and join the family camp tradition at Luther Point this summer. This will be a faith forming family vacation like no other. It just might become an annual event for your entire family.

June

Family Cabins

Next time you are looking for a family get-away or a place to have a small group meeting look no further than the Family Cabins at Luther Point Bible Camp. Nestled down along the lake, each of these cabins are beautifully remodeled, surprisingly affordable and waiting for you to enjoy. Each of the Family Cabins have a kitchenette and bathroom with shower. Visit LutherPoint.org to view photos and availability.

Below is a brief description of the different cabins sleeping accommodations:

Galilee and Jericho

  • One bedroom with two sets of twin bunks
  • One bedroom with double bed / twin bed combo
  • Small living room

Jerusalem

  • Large one-room cabin with ample meeting space
  • Two sets of twin bunks
  • One bunk with double bed / twin bed combo

Nazareth

  • Cozy one-room cabin
  • One bunk with double bed / twin bed combo
  • Small living room

Zion

  • One bedroom cabin
  • One twin size bunk and one bunk with double bed / twin bed combo
  • Small living room

Trinity

  • One bedroom with one twin size bunk and one double bed / twin bed combo
  • One bedroom with three sets of twin bunks

The Family Cabins are an excellent place for families, spouses, friends, or church staffs and councils to get away and renew relationships with each other and God. Contact Rachael at 715-689-2347 or Rachael@lutherpoint.org  to reserve one today.

July

Faith Alive!

We are experiencing our Faith Alive throughout summer 2013 at Luther Point.   The theme verse is from 1 Corinthians 16:14, “Let all that you do be done in love.” Summer staff and campers will live out this theme throughout each camp day as it is integrated into Bible study, worship, meals, evening devotions, campfires and other aspects of the camp day. This theme will challenge and inspire every camper to understand what it means to have their Faith come Alive!

August

Luther Point Bible Camp Foundation

“The mission of the Luther Point Foundation is to strengthen and expand the Christian ministries of Luther Point Bible Camp now and into the future by providing funding for:
• Facilities enhancement and expansion
• Staff Education and Scholarships
• Program Development
• Other needs as they arise.”

As we think about the Luther Point Foundation, let us be reminded of Colossians 2:6-7 that says, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” The Foundation can be viewed as the roots that the camp can be built upon into the future and we should be overflowing with thankfulness as we are reminded of how God has blessed Luther Point Bible Camp. May we show this thankfulness in our giving to the Foundation so that our roots may grow deeper. Gifts may be given in the form of a cash donation. A future gift can be given through a will, life insurance policy or other bequest.

As we have said before, we have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to insure the integrity and stability of this ministry for the next generation and beyond. We invite you to consider a gift to the Luther Point Foundation in order that the above mentioned mission can be realized.

Including the Luther Point Foundation in your estate planning is a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy. Some of the gift options include: Bequests, Gift Annuities, Life Insurance, Real Estate and Charitable Trusts. Thank you for your consideration.

September

Weekend Camps

Weekend Camps have become a great way for past summer campers to reconnect throughout the year as they come away to Luther Point for an overnight camp experience during the fall and spring months. Weekend Camps are also a good opportunity for first time campers to try out Luther Point before attending for a full week during the summer.

All of these camps will be centered around a common theme with age appropriate activities planned. More information is online at LutherPoint.org. Registrations are due 10 days before the Weekend Camp.

October

LutherPoint.org

Luther Point’s website is an easy way to stay informed about all the events at camp. With just a click of the mouse you can check facility availability for your next retreat, learn about all upcoming events, see pictures from past camp events, email a camper while they are at Luther Point, download a summer staff application, request a campership and that’s just the beginning. You can also register online for all camp programs and email our staff with your questions or ideas. Stay up to date on camp by making LutherPoint.org one of your regular stops as you surf the web.

November

Give the Gift of Camp

As fall is upon us and the holidays draw near remember Luther Point Gift Certificates in your gift giving. They are available in any amount and can be used towards registration fees for retreats, Weekend Camp, Summer Camp, or a stay in a Family Cabin. Imagine giving your child, grandchild, parent, spouse or other loved one the gift of a Luther Point experience. The memories of their camp experience will last long after the sweater is outgrown, the dvd is watched or the chocolate sweets are eaten. Contact Ryan at 715-689-2347 or Ryan@lutherpoint.org to purchase a gift certificate in any amount. Give the gift that will point your loved one to Jesus!

December

Summer Staff

Each summer 45 committed, faithful college age young adults are needed to help carry out the ministry that happens at Luther Point Bible Camp. These summer ministry team members are a vital part of the relational, faith formation ministry that is Luther Point. They give their love, care and undivided attention to the 1,100+ campers who visit Luther Point each summer.

Applications are accepted and interviews are held for summer staff during the months of January – March. Applications are online at LutherPoint.org. Please contact Aaron at 715-689-2347 or aaron@lutherpoint.org with questions about summer employment.

If you are a young adult who wants to have an impact on hundreds of lives this summer God may be calling you to Luther Point. If you know a young adult who would be an excellent Christian role model for campers please encourage them to apply.