Camp Ministry provides diverse opportunity to relate with and invite people of all ages into God’s Grand Story. We are about service, evangelism, discipleship, leader development, refocusing, renewal and deepened faith.
BCMB is committed to the biblical mandate of evangelism and disciple making. It forms a critical core component of our ministry in all our churches and partner agencies. One of the most effective tools for evangelism, discipleship and leadership development is through the ministry of our camps. BCMB has a long history of operating bible camps throughout the province as a ministry arm of the church to maximize our commitment to evangelism. Recently BCMB agreed to launch BCMB Camp Society to give oversight to this important ministry. Currently five camps across the province serve by providing exceptional ministry to children, youth, and adults, sharing the Gospel, and giving opportunity for individuals to explore and express their leadership abilities.
After campfire of blast one on Thursday at stayback night, I prayed with 2 of the campers of the cabin I auntie to accept God into their hearts. It was the first time I’ve ever done this before (for someone else) and I almost teared up a little. The fact that God used me to possibly change these girls lives forever is beyond comprehension.
After lights out, I was texting my agnostic friend and she asked me how to pray. As I was telling her some things about prayer, my camper called me out for texting. I told them what I was doing and asked if they would forgive me. The two campers who fight with each other then prayed together for me and my friend for five minutes, just because they wanted to.
At the outdoor wall, to get a girl out of the “forbidden” woodchipped area, I called to her to get her attention ‘ Hey pretty lady”. She snapped her neck around to see who shouted that. When she saw that I was meaning she was the pretty lady, she said, “no one has ever called me “pretty” before”. We then began to have an explanation that everyone is beautiful in everyone’s eyes, especially God’s eyes
I was on the golf course with my 3 sons the other day when two men in their late 20’s driving a golf cart made a sharp right turn and drove towards me. They asked if I was the guy who ran Pines Bible Camp. After I said yes, they introduced themselves to me and I immediately recognized their names as campers from at least 15 years ago. He was surprised when I even remembered his brothers names. He proceeded to tell me that they both work in Alberta in the oil industry and are back in the area visiting during a time off. When we finished catching up and just as he was about to leave and continue his game, he said “I just had to stop when I saw you, and tell you that the time I spent at Pines, changed my life!”.