NOTE: This devotional material was created for participants at Impact in 2017 and will be updated in the spring.
Our Impact Devotions are designed to help you make the most of your Impact experience. These devotions are written to be used before, during and after Impact.
Devotions Before Impact
We are thrilled to embark on this journey of preparation for your mission trip at Impact! Thank you so much for your willingness to respond to God’s call and your willingness to serve with us.
We hope that resources such as this devotion guide will be helpful to you as you prepare for your experience. Our goal is that your time at Impact will be more than a short-term experience – that it will be a new chapter in a life of mission. Obviously a few devotions cannot provide everything you need to be spiritually prepared for your Impact experience. So we have focused on three main areas that we hope you will consider as you prepare to go. These areas are:
- Mission – we will ask you to consider how God relates to the world and how any missional activity of ours is really just a part of God’s greater mission.
- Call – we will ask you to wrestle with how you have been aware of God’s call in your own life and how this experience will inform your sense of call before you leave and also when you return.
- Worldview – we will ask you to consider how important it is that we see others appropriately and how our own preconceptions may color our experience.
The final devotion will help you to understand the theme for Impact this year – More Than Welcome.
Devotions Prior to Impact
Devotions During Impact
A lot of your time at camp is spent in worship, in work, and in discussion and devotional time with your church group. It’s important that you also take time for your own personal reflection. These four devotions are for you to complete during your week at camp – to help you process what you’re experiencing and help you focus on your personal growth while you’re here. There’s no particular time that you need to complete them – they are available to you at any time during the week.