It is our hope and prayer that every person who attends an event at Hartland Christian Camp is transformed by the life-changing message of the Bible - not only at camp but long after they leave.
God's Word sustains us spiritually like air and food for our physical body. Have you ever felt like camp was an amazing spiritual experience followed by a big let down in your walk with God after camp is over? Spending time in His Word every day is one of the most important ways to keep us connected to God and on track in our relationship with Him. Consistent, daily time in God's Word will change our lives!
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
The Power of 4 Effect
A key discovery from the Center for Bible Engagement research is that the life of someone who engages scripture 4 or more times a week looks radically different from the life of someone who does not. In fact, the lives of Christians who do not engage the Bible most days of the week are statistically the same as the lives of non-believers. Learn more at backtothebible.org
Where to start? Open your Bible and read it! Don't close it! Leave it open in a place you'll see it every day. Maybe start in one of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John). Just reading one chapter a day is a great place to start. Don't have a Bible? Email us, and we'll send you one for free!
Here are some online Bibles, reading programs, and downloadable resources that can help you stay connected to God through His Word:
biblegateway.com Online Bible, study tools, daily devotionals, and Bible reading plans.
blueletterbible.org Online Bible, study tools, daily devotionals, and Bible reading plans.
olivetree.com Bible study app for your desktop and mobile devices
goTandem Bible reading app for your desktop and mobile devices
backtothebible.org A variety of Bible reading plans
mybibleplans.com Create your own customizable Bible reading plan
1chapteraday.com A simple Bible reading plan, and online community
readscripture.org Bible reading app with short videos and explanations of each book
keysforkids.org Daily devotionals for kids ages 6-12
21-day challenge (pdf) 21-day challenge to form a habit of Bible reading
5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan (pdf) Through the New Testament in 5 minutes a day
Discipleship Journal Reading Plan (pdf) Read from four separate places in Scripture every day
Bottom line, let's open our Bible, read it, and do what it says - every day. Like the old children's song says, "Read your Bible, pray every day, and you'll grow, grow, grow."