In 1957, Camp Concordia (CC) was formed to support the mission and ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), particularly as a children's and youth ministry, both in guiding faith and helping kids (and their families) to know Jesus Christ for the first time. CC sees itself as an arm of the mission field, and as such, adheres to the teachings of the LCMS as expressed in the Bible, the Book of Concord, and the clarifications produced by the LCMS conventions. More specifically, it asks all its staff and representatives to teach the following beliefs in speech, action and example. As adherents to experiential learning philosophy, leaders of CC know that children grow in their faith through tacit experiences as well as direct verbal communication.
We believe that Jesus is our Savior and Lord.
Therefore, we also believe, proclaim and seek to live lives that...
Above all, we believe our behavior should be honorable. Ephesians 5.3-4 and Philippians 4.8-9 help to guide our overall behavior...
*These 10 points are based purposefully and primarily on the meanings of the 10 commandments as written in the Small Catechism in the Book of Concord. God makes it clear through His Word that anyone who is a follower of Jesus is called to live for Him. He indicates that we can encourage and correct each other in brotherly and sisterly love. Romans 15.15; 2 Timothy 3.16-17
Approved March 24, 2015