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SBC DIGEST: SBC22 videos online; Lifeway camps in full swing

SBC22 videos now available on Baptist Press YouTube page

NASHVILLE (BP)—Video archives of the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting are now available for viewing online at the Baptist Press YouTube page.

More than 12,500 attendees, including 8,133 messengers, made their way to Southern California for this year’s SBC Annual Meeting earlier in June.

For those who were not able to participate in person, video of the event was streamed online and in the Acts 2 TV app. That video content is now available to view online.

Past SBC Annual Meeting video content is also available including the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting held in Nashville and the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting help in Birmingham. Videos of previous SBC Annual Meetings will be added in the weeks ahead.

You can view the video archives at https://www.youtube.com/c/BaptistPressVideo/.

Lifeway summer camps give kids and students the ‘best week ever’ 

By Marissa Postell, Lifeway Christian Resources

JACKSON, Tenn. — Lifeway Christian Resources’ summer camps are in full swing across the nation, investing in kids, students and their churches for a week but making an impact that lasts both for a lifetime and for eternity.

Yellow t-shirts stood out among the sea of humans on Union University’s campus for FUGE Camps. Big, bold letters across the front of the shirts read, “Best week ever.” And it truly looked like the best week ever. Student pastors and adult volunteers were tired just looking at the packed schedule of events. But they had shown up because they knew this could be the best week ever in the lives of their students. 

“There are meaningful moments at our camps that have an eternal shelf life,” said Ben Mandrell, president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources. “Whether it’s the day a kid becomes a Christian, a student releases a burden they’ve been carrying, or a camper or staffer gets clarity on a call to ministry, critical things happen in the lives of people at camp that last far beyond that week.” 

Lifeway camps include FUGE Camps (Centrifuge and MFuge), Student Life CampCentriKid Camp and Student Life Kids Camp. These four distinct kids and student camps are designed to take students out of their normal routine and place them into an environment focused on life-change through a relationship with Jesus Christ. This summer, Lifeway is hosting over After COVID-19 brought camps to a halt in 2020, Lifeway was excited to bring camps back last year and to continue to grow on that foundation this summer. 

“[Lifeway camps are] very consistent in that their heart, their soul, their desire is to put on an excellent camp that would honor and glorify the Lord and reach students with the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Tait Windham, student pastor at Crosspoint Church in Trussville, Ala., whose group was attending FUGE at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. “[My students] always look forward to hearing from the speaker because they’ve built a trust in [Lifeway] to have quality speakers and quality bands here.” 

And reaching kids and students with the gospel is what Lifeway camps are all about. 

Brad Barnett, senior manager of events for Lifeway Students, says he loves hearing stories of life change every year. “God continues to be faithful to show Himself to campers when they take a week of their lives to focus on their relationships with Him,” Barnett said. 

Read the full story at Lifeway.com

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