Westport Road ‘energized’ by WinShape day camp

Originally published in Western Recorder-www.westernrecorder.org

LOUISVILLE—Westport Road Baptist Church in Louisville saw 281 kids from the church, the community, and even across town gather July 24-28 for WinShape day camps. This marked the fifth year that Westport Road has hosted WinShape, a gospel driven, community centered, Chick-Fil-A-sponsored day camp.

“It just brings an energy, I think, into the church,” Jeanne McClure, Westport’s children’s minister, said of the program. “We have a church that supports children’s ministry. I think that when they see WinShape, and they see the energy and how excited our church kids get about it and how excited the volunteers get to do it, it energizes just the church as a whole.” Continue reading “Westport Road ‘energized’ by WinShape day camp”

Churches, ministries partner for FamilyFest

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

SPRINGFIELD—National WMU, Kentucky WMU and Central Association of Kentucky Baptists partnered together for FamilyFest in Lebanon and Springfield for a week of family service projects, backyard Bible clubs, Vacation Bible School, block parties and other ministries July 22-27. More than 150 volunteered.

The goal of FamilyFest is for families, churches, youth groups or friends to “come together with others to share God’s love with the community.” Anyone over the age of six is invited to participate. Continue reading “Churches, ministries partner for FamilyFest”

Crossings: ‘More than a camp’

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

LOUISVILLE—Excitement fills a worship center as 700 students make their way into “Morning Cel.” Music is pumped through the speakers and summer staff dances and cheers in the aisles, their energy spreading throughout the crowd. The morning is off to a good start with breakfast having already taken place an hour earlier. It’s another day at Crossings Camps.

Minutes into the program, a T-rex rushes onto the stage for a “T-rex dance party. The sounds of laughter from the room full of students echoes. More time is spent explaining the students’ events for the day, announcing the youth minister of the day, and hyping the kids up about camp, Jesus and missions. Soon after, the 700 voices join in worship. Continue reading “Crossings: ‘More than a camp’”