Why discipleship?

I was a junior in college, and my life was an absolute mess. I was trying to walk with the Lord and get into the Word daily. I attended a Cru Bible study, as well as led a Bible study for freshmen. Yet, I continued to struggle and could not figure out why. There was no joy in my life. There was no freedom. I wrestled with depression. I was not growing…

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Who should apply?

Our staff is often asked, “What kind of student are you looking for?” I think the answer is really quite straightforward. It’s a matter of the heart. We don’t ask that you come with a long résumé of experience working with children or having attended summer camp every single year of your childhood. Although these things may come in handy on KDSM, they say nothing about what counts. Where is your heart? We…

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What does the Bible say about support-raising?

Raising support is a challenging process. It requires much of us: faith in God, courage, and perseverance. It requires our time. It takes an emotional toll. It might even bring you to ask yourself why even bother with support-raising at all. The truth is, raising support is the first stage of learning that King’s Domain Summer Mission provides. You may think the spiritual growth and learning begins on the day you arrive,…

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Why camp?

You may be thinking, “Why should I spend my summer serving at a camp? Isn’t it just glorified babysitting? Don’t you spend all day playing games?” Well, here are some of the reasons why I believe camp is valuable. Camp is more than just fun — it’s ministry. While we do have a blast, we don’t bring campers out just to swim, play games, and throw oatmeal at their counselors….

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Why stories?

I graduated two years ago, and certain cues like college football make me miss those days. But here’s my favorite perk of alumni status: having time to read for pleasure. Unfortunately, I’m not far enough removed to have forgotten about long reading assignments. I remember sitting down to power through some sort of nonfiction, only to find my eyelids increasing in weight with every page turn. Often, I would glance ahead, see the author…

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