What wisdom does the Bible offer to help us navigate everyday life? Why is the Gospel such "good news?" How can contemporary movies, books, and even video games help us see new perspectives in ancient texts? Even if we have more questions than answers, we also have each other to reflect as a group on tools for empathy, respect, and resilience.
Henry David Thoreau suggests that “the question is not what you look at, but what you see.” In adventure, some people see opportunities for challenge and achievement. Others marvel at the medicine of laughter and fun. Whether we are spending a week in the northwoods, or exploring a museum on a rainy day, we hope to provide a variety of opportunities for youth to question what they see, and who they are becoming.
Galatians 5:13 reminds us to "serve one another humbly in love." We can work together to make small differences with rippling impact, from the inclusion of our elders and care of the young, to our stewardship of the environment and others' God-given potential. We are called to break the chains of oppression and clear the quicksand of poverty. We shall overcome prejudice and unravel the knots of injustice that constrict people from thriving in peace with all of Creation. Past projects include Habitat for Humanity, raising money for hunger relief, serving local meals, river sand-bagging, making blankets for hospitals, preparing sandwiches for Minneapolis Homeless Ministry, and more.
Registration for next year's programming will begin this Summer. Contact Maddy with any questions.