Category: Boot Camp

Brydon – Learning to Lead

Just a few short months ago we wrote blogs introducing our fantastic 2016 ENGAGE interns, sharing a bit of their stories with you. We were filled to overflowing with anticipation for all that the Lord would do in and through them as they lived on the Precept campus for 10 weeks. Not to spoil the more »

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Resting: one step at a time

The dust is settling and daily routine is becoming the norm once again for us even though we long for the moments the summer gives – to spur each other on and speak life to one another as we are gathered together (Hebrews 10:24). Reflecting on the summer at EQUIP Boot Camp & the ENGAGE more »

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Reflections on EQUIP Boot Camp: Humbled and Refined

As I reflect on the weeks of EQUIP Boot Camp, I stand in awe of the Lord. I saw His ministry of reconciliation at work (2 Corinthians 3-4) in a way like I never have before and it was humbling and refining. There were many tasks before and during camp that I felt extremely inadequate more »

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Reflections on EQUIP Boot Camp: Recognizing our Need for Each Other 

After taking some time to reflect on my experience at EQUIP Boot Camp this year, I realized that the Holy Spirit had used the time spent on Precept’s campus this summer to convict me about an incorrect, sinful pattern in my thinking. Here’s the lie – the only necessary component to a fulfilling Christian life more »

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Reflections on EQUIP Boot Camp: Clashing

As I think back over this summer and specifically on the weeks spent on the Precept campus for EQUIP Boot Camp 2016, the word that keeps coming to my mind is CLASHING. You might not think that a very nice word to choose. But let me explain: There are so many coexisting beliefs and choices more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 8

We know we’ve already said this, but it felt like camp ended too soon. The Precept campus is too quiet, the rooms and chairs too empty and the last of the staff just drove up and out of our little valley.  But we know that this is an opportunity to trust the sovereignty of our more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 7

It is humbling that this week flew by so quickly. Again, we are incalculably grateful for your faithfulness to pray, and for the faithfulness of our good Father who has been at work both visibly and invisibly! Day 7 is always p.a.c.k.e.d. Students who had a hard time staying present through the whole class at more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 6

To everyone who has been praying for EQUIP Boot Camp 2, thank you so much! God has been answering your prayers, and we are so thankful for your support and love to come before the Father for us. Something definitely shifted in the atmosphere of camp. The Spirit was moving, preconceived ideas were falling like more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 5

Yesterday’s study of Ephesians 3 left us contemplating the mystery of God’s will, as revealed in Christ. Day 5 feels so full and rich in our minds, as God continues to work among us at EQUIP Boot Camp. We’re not going to sugarcoat things: it was a pretty heavy day for us all. Even in more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 4

Yesterday was such a comforting example of God’s sovereignty and His demand for faith. The morning started with a sweet mini main session focussed on the concept of keeping the Sabbath and that resting and remembering God’s character isn’t optional for believers. Then came classroom time. The approach and structure of the classroom time is more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 3

For all who have been praying for EQUIP Boot Camp 2, thank you so much. We’re both seeing the benefits and utter need for your prayers clearly from Day 3. The students have begun opening up already, and are wrestling hard with the truths of the Word in such an intimate way. As we said more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 2

Even though it’s summer (and definitely feels like it in the afternoons), the mornings are still pleasant and calm in our little Precept valley. The first morning of EQUIP Boot Camp 2 was made even more peaceful and endearing by the small crowd of campers sitting with their Bibles open, underneath the breezeway to stay more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 1

There is a point in every staff orientation where we say “Camp has already started.” It’s the moment when all the 30-40 people who have come from across the country are together in a cozy classroom, huddled together to pray before going out to greet the campers and open up the registration desk. So many more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (Day 8)

Our hearts are both completely full and aching for the students who came to EQUIP Boot Camp 1! In so many ways, the morning of Day 8 of camp felt like it came too soon. That made the studying the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-24 that much more applicable and meaningful. As David Arthur more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (Day 7)

For those who have been praying for breakthroughs and burdens, thank you. The Lord showed up on Day 7 (just like He did for every day of camp). It seemed like everywhere we looked, walls of fear and silence, pain and conviction were falling as the Lord kept working on each individual’s heart. Break times more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (Day 6)

The sun rose and set yesterday without any weather interferences in the camp schedule, which was a blessing. But it seemed like the Lord had so many other interjections for us to focus on instead. It was one of those days where all the out of the ordinary things happened at once, contrasted between extremes more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (Day 5)

It’s almost impossible to believe that camp is over halfway over. We are praising God for all that He has done in the first five days of camp, as we have set aside time to spend time studying the Scriptures! Thank you so much for praying with us, and we ask that you continue going more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (DAY 4)

There’s just so much to share, so we’re going to just jump right in! The chapter study in Ephesians 2 was tough, long, and heavy; but the Lord is definitely moving and we are so inexplicably thankful for your prayers. Because we see Him working in the campers’ hearts, and in our own. The students more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (DAY 3)

Sunrises in our peaceful little valley of Chattanooga are a favorite. Seeing such green and lush scenery is a startling image of God’s glory in creation as the warm rays reach through the trees. Firstly, let’s just say that the campers were so very ready for Day 3! They were finally able to start the more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (Day 2) 

The first full day of camp was such a blessing to us! The campers have brought with them such willing and open spirits for what we’re doing here this week. We have been amazed at how loudly they’re already singing, and how much they talked and responded in the very first classroom time. That’s not more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (DAY 1)

“Hustle and bustle” is usually used to describe crowds during Christmas, but that’s exactly what registration time for EQUIP Boot Camp feels like to us who have the privilege to staff! We’ve seen God give amazing gifts of life and hope through His Word before, and it’s always such an exciting time to love on more »

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DAY 1 – CAMP 1: Waiting for God to Move

The last three days we have talked about sanctification, and what it means to be patient and persevere while God is transforming us. We have felt that this is so important in the final days leading up to EQUIP Boot Camp. If left on our own, our heart will make a list of its own more »

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(#1) Countdown to Camp 1: Waiting for God to Move

This morning we talked about how the world gives us the expectation to see change and improvement. But the change that God seeks to do in us is not visible or tangible like our shiny new phones or #transformationtuesday Instagrams. May the striving cease. May contentment reign. And may joy abound at what God has done more »

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(#2) Countdown to Camp 1: Waiting for God to Move 

If you’re like me, it’s easy to become frustrated or disappointed with the way things are moving in your life at one point or another. And part of the problem is that we’re becoming programmed to only recognize change when it is tangible. We are being showered with every incremental change happening in our social circles. more »

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(#3) Countdown to Camp 1: Waiting for God to Move

Our deepest desire for you wherever you are, whether you’re coming to this summer’s EQUIP Boot Camp or not, is that we all gain patience and perseverance from the Lord while He transforms us. God is capable of doing anything, and loves to give good gifts; but He is not on man’s timeline, and will work according more »

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Preparing Your Heart for Camp

When we talk about EQUIP Boot Camp to people, we try to communicate what makes it so special, so unique. There’s a simple and pungent list explaining that: Scriptural focus, intentional community, discipleship training, camp staff, and an interactive process. But as much as these things are put into place with Christ-honoring purposes, there are more »

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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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