Purpose and What We Believe

Thank you for your interest in the Ministry of Camp WeWoSeJe.

 

Camp WeWoSeJe is committed to reaching America for Christ since 1961.  Camp WeWoSeJe is an inter-denominational faith based camping ministry whose purpose is to evangelize, congregate and disciple the yet unreached people of Southern Illinois and the surrounding areas with an emphasis on youth.

 

Camp WeWoSeJe believes the following:

OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

The ministry of the Southern Illinois Bible Conference and Camp WeWoSeJe is built upon what we believe, and what we believe is based on the Word of God and our personal faith in Jesus Christ. We hold to the great foundational truths of the historic Christian faith, held in common by like-minded evangelical Christians with whom we share both fellowship and the mission mandate.

We believe that there is one God, creator and sustainer of the universe, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, is inerrant in the original manuscripts and uniquely infallible, our only authority for faith and prac­tice.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary sacrifice upon the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His victory over sin and His enemy Satan, in His present exaltation at His Father’s right hand, and in His personal return, at any time, in power and great glory.

We believe in the fall and the lostness of man, whose total depravity requires that he be regenerated by the Holy Spirit for his salvation.

We believe that salvation consists of the forgiveness of sins, the imputation of Christ’s righteousness, and the gift of eternal life, received by grace through faith alone, entirely apart from works.

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the Church, the Body of Christ, is gifted and equipped to serve and glorify God.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind:  those who have trusted in Christ, the ultimate Judge, will receive everlasting life and blessedness in heaven; those who have not will receive everlasting punishment and separation from the presence of God.

We believe that Christ has commanded His Church to preach the gospel to all people, and that this mandate should be a primary concern of all Christians.

We are affiliated with InFaith

InFaith’s Ethos

InFaith enables called and committed followers of Christ to serve with purpose and passion within our nation’s borders. We want to be a part of God’s change in others even as God is constantly changing us. We try to find the dark places in our local communities and see where Jesus needs to shine by calling people to conversion and discipling them in their walk of faith. We visit the prisoner and the widow. We clothe the naked and feed the hungry. We participate in God’s work in our local communities to bring about God’s vision for “on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

We believe that Jesus changes everything He touches. And we believe that He uses our hands to bring about that change. Our country is full of people who are struggling with physical needs, who are lonely and confused and searching — who need hope. And we have the greatest hope of all — Jesus.

 

InFaith’s Heritage

There is much excitement in being a part of a ministry that has been serving this country for a very long time! Here is a short look at the heritage of InFaith:

InFaith is moved by the call to reach locally and spread God’s kingdom right here in the United States — something we’ve been doing for the last 200 years. Though we have roots going back to 1790, our organization was officially formed on May 13, 1817 and called itself the Sunday and Adult School Union. Through the years we’ve had several name changes from American Sunday School Union to American Missionary Fellowship, to our current name of InFaith. But through it all, we have been reaching locally here in the United States to teach the unchanging truth of God to an ever-changing culture. Go to infaith.org/heritage to see a timeline of highlights from our 200 years of ministering in the United States.

What a joy to be a part of this team and to serve along with them in reaching the local community!

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