Why Camp

Bear Paw Camp is a place dedicated to the process of relational based discipleship.  Relationship Always influences.

Camp ministry is completely and totally about relationships.  We believe it is the ultimate discipleship setting.  In some sense, Jesus himself was involved in a camp ministry with His disciples, camping out around Israel and teaching them to obey His teaching and how to do ministry.  When Jesus said, "Come and follow me,"  He meant it literally.  He invited His disciples to walk with Him, eat with Him, sleep with Him 24/7 building intense and impacting relationships.

Even Jesus had to take time away from the hectic pace of life and ministry to get alone with His Father.  We believe that has always been true and still is.  In essence God established a "camping" of conference ministry with a system of Sabbaths and celebrations to idle back, spend time with family and friends, and refocus and what really matters.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple:  To help families that are hurting learn to be families once more.  We do this by developing fully devoted followers of Christ-disciples.  It is the mission that Jesus gave his disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).  In essence Jesus told his disciples to do with others what He had done with them.  It is also the primary mission that Jesus calls each and every one of us to.  It is the the priority of His body, the church, and the priority for His followers.

We believe that becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ is really quite simple.  That is not the same thing as being easy.  Jesus never promised us an easy life.  Read the Beatitudes

As Paul said in Colossians 2:28-29 "We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.  To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me."  At Bear Paw we are passionate about making FULLY DEVOTED followers of Christ, and to that end we want to labor with all His energy and ours.

Summer 2015 Highlights