Are you “Making the Switch”?


It’s Sr. High Workcamp time! Only 48 hours till lift-off and we’re gearing up for our annual mission trip. A flurry of green shirts, ladders, bibles, coolers, and vehicles (and a U-Haul) will be heading out to Mt. Pleasant, MI bright and early this Saturday morning July 23rd. We’ll be back on July 30th with joy to share and stories to tell. That’s a promise. 🙂

During chapels for our week in Mt. Pleasant we’ll be talking about the changes in our lives, the switches (from one thing to another). From one leader to another, from one way of thinking to a different way of thinking, going from certain habits to starting new and better rhythms and habits… and the list goes on. Our students (as well as the rest of us) live in a world that is constantly changing… so we’re asking the questions, “How do I deal with change? How am I changing? How does God want me to change? What shift is God MOST desiring to see in me?”

Musically, we’re blessed to have the band We Are Leo leading us in worship all week. They have performed two concerts here at CUMC over the past 10 months, and our students have grown to know them and have had great experiences with them. We’re very happy that they’ll be with us! You can check them out here:

In addition to the chapels and lessons, we have a wonderful opportunity to serve the community and a number of residents of Mt. Pleasant, MI. Roofing, decking, painting, building bunk beds… and more. Our students LOVE to serve and to come to workcamp, and we are all so grateful for the support, love, and for the prayers offered by all of you. Our church family, our friends and neighbors – you’ve helped to make this trip a reality! Thank you so very much!

As a way of inviting you all to engage with us throughout the week – we’ll be posting a daily video blog right here on this blog! is my blog about Students and their ability with God’s help to set the example for the world about what a follower of Jesus Christ looks like. 412 comes from the scripture verse found in 1st Timothy 4:12 that says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” So, long after Workcamp is over this will be a source for info, inspiration, and discussion about the work God is doing in and through the lives of teens and youth.

That’s all for now! There are a few more things to do before Saturday 🙂 Please check back here throughout the week to see daily updates, interviews, and reports on what’s happening in Michigan with our workcampers. And please pray for God to be glorified in all we do, for good weather, and for the health and safety of our campers.

Grace and Peace to you.


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