Category: Blog

First Friday: NEW Transform Discipleship Resource

For those of you who don’t know, Transform committed to writing one new, free, inductive Bible study a month during last year’s EQUIP Boot Camp. We did that for a couple of reasons, but it all comes down to discipleship: –us continuing to disciple and care for the students we built relationships with during camp –equipping those more »

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REASON #7 (why students should come to EQUIP Boot Camp)

 #7: Scripture changes E–V–E–R–Y–T–H–I–N–G    You must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to more »

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REASON #6 (why students should come to EQUIP Boot Camp)

#6: The benefits don’t end (everything is focused on the you that sits in the seat AND walks out the door)   We’ll say it now, and we’ll say it a hundred times more: EQUIP Boot Camp is not about getting an emotional high while being at camp. That’s not to say that it doesn’t happen. Struggle is inevitable when one more »

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REASON #5 (why students should come to EQUIP Boot Camp)

#5: The mask doesn’t get to stay on (no one gets away with pretending they are perfect) “Authentic” – it’s become an overused word somewhere in the past few years, and sometimes carries a negative connotation (as in, the things that we have done in the name of authenticity haven’t all been pure and healthy). No more »

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REASON #4 (why students should come to EQUIP Boot Camp)

#4 They love you with Christ’s love (persistent, intentional, and inviting)   It’s sounds awful and I cringe as my curled fingers type it out: I didn’t believe that I had ever seen Christians truly love each other before. I wasn’t a Christian at the time; but it still makes me sad that it took nearly 17 years more »

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REASON #3 (why students should come to EQUIP Boot Camp)

#3: They make you face yourself (in more ways than one).   “As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects man.” Proverbs 27:19 No matter what age you are, facing one’s own heart is difficult. The desire to hide and cover up sin comes as naturally as a toddler wanting brightly more »

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REASON #2 (why students should come to EQUIP Boot Camp)

#2: They don’t shy away from the hard things.   (They talk about them appropriately, openly, and with grace) Students have questions. It’s a fact of life. From the “why” stage of a small child, our desire to ask questions doesn’t ever fade. Whether we have the ability to ask them or not is another issue altogether. There are more »

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REASON #1 (why students should come to EQUIP Boot Camp)

#1: They didn’t tell me what to think or believe. (They taught me how to search out what God says) No matter what age or stage of life you’re in, let’s admit: parenting is hard. Growing up is hard too. Between all the different roles (parents, teachers, pastors, etc.) who teach students, there can be more than a few crossed wires. Maturing involves thinking more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp: Why It’s Needful

There’s something paralyzing about the amount of information and knowledge in the world. Accessible. Looming and shouting. Taunting and bullying, interrogating and intimidating us left and right. I don’t mean to be completely discouraging or pessimistic; but the more time that I live on this earth, the more aware I become of just how little more »

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Christmas: Surrounded but Alone?

I was sixteen when I spent my first Christmas away from my parents. I was back in America for high school, so I spent Christmas with the host family that I was living with at the time. It was more difficult than I was ever going to admit, and I just swept the whole notion more »

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