Boot Camp Q & A: Stephen H.

We got the privilege to talk to some past boot campers and ask them a few questions about their experience at Precept’s boot camps. We hope you will enjoy!

Boot Camp Q &A: Stephen Hinkle


Stephen H

Stephen H

What years did you go to Boot Camp?

My first time in Chattanooga was the summer of 1993. I came as the worship leader. Since then, I’ve been a part of fourteen summers.






Do you remember what you studied the years you were here? What were they?

Oh man. The years begin to run together. I’ll give this my best shot. :)

1993 Revelation part 1

1994 Revelation part 2

1996 Philippians

1997 1 Timothy?

1998 Titus?

1999 Genesis part 2 (Abraham)?




Wow! I have a horrible memory. I know that The Sermon On The Mount was in there. The others escape me at the moment. There were a couple repeats, too.

Which one was your favorite? Why?

Out of all of the studies, I would probably say that my favorite was Revelation, part 1, the letters to the churches. I still think it’s one of the most convicting studies I’ve gone through. Practical application to every area of my life.

Do you still keep in touch with people from camp? What are those friendships like now?

Most of the people with whom I keep in touch are on Facebook. That’s probably the most convenient way to stay up to date with what’s going on in their lives. There is a handful of people with whom I speak on the phone often, sometimes on a weekly basis. I consider all of these people close friends even if we don’t have regular communication. Something about the shared experience of a summer in Chattanooga around God’s Word, worship, and friendship, knits hearts together like no other experience does.

Oh yes, there is one person in particular who I get to see daily. I married her. That’s a real good friendship.

What are some of the most memorable moments from boot camp for you?

I was blessed to have the privilege of leading worship for many years. There used to be a baby grand piano on the stage in the auditorium. From that vantage point, I got to see people open their hearts in response to God’s love time after time. There were a few times when the Lord was working so deeply that almost the entire room was on their knees in surrendered worship. I remember that I ended up joining them on my knees, too. Holy moments of shared worship with friends whom I love dearly; those are etched into my memory.

Do you believe that others should attend boot camp? Why or why not?

Absolutely, any student willing to devote a week of their summer to building their relationship with Christ and relationships with other Christians their age should totally attend.

What advice would you give to those that are thinking about coming to boot camp?

Don’t worry about coming by yourself; you’ll make friends for life. Don’t worry if you’ve never used the inductive study method before; God will still speak to you through His Word. Consider the cost and make it a priority for your summer. I promise you won’t regret it.


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