Members from the Bell Branch church passed out more than 60 sleeping bags on Jan. 9.
Chesapeake Conference’s FLAG Camp wrapped up its 2021 season last week after ministering to nearly 330 kids at 12 locations across the conference, resulting in at least five decisions for baptism.
FLAG Camp, which stands for “Fun Learning About God,” is a five-day ministry program for children ages 5 to 15 that brings worship, arts and crafts, sports and a daily field trip to churches throughout the Chesapeake Conference.
“We want FLAG Camp to be affordable for all our families,” says Carl Rodriguez, youth and young adult director for Chesapeake Conference. “We also want to include kids who may not want to attend a sleep-away camp and, of course, to help grow our Chesapeake churches’ youth ministry. FLAG Camp is a great way to reach the children of our church.”
Several churches also found success promoting FLAG Camp to their wider communities and are using FLAG Camp as tool for evangelism.
“Our philosophy is this is not just for the church kids,” says Cesar Gonzalez, pastor of the Cambridge (Md.) and Beacon of Light (Salisbury, Md.) churches. “This is something we also do for the community. The Lord has opened a way for us to reach people and we’re getting baptisms. This is evangelism and I hope other churches will think about doing this.”