“WHAT IS T.I.T.U.S. CAMP?”
T.I.T.U.S. Camp (Teens In Training for Useful Service) began in 2005 on the campus of Heritage Christian University. It exists for the purpose of training young people to be better equipped for Christian service. Every young person is put into a spiritually enriched environment where they are given the tools and training they need to better serve our Creator. They are given a topic to research and encouraged to prepare a lesson to be delivered on the final day of camp. Several local churches sponsor these young people and allow them to use their talents before graduation.
“WHO CAN GO TO T.I.T.U.S. CAMP?”
We only have enough room for forty young men (Timothy Campers) and thirty young women (Tabitha Campers). You must be between the ages of 13-19 years and interested in developing your talents. We prefer to have baptized believers but it is not absolutely necessary for proper training. It doesn’t matter if you have had prior training, preaching experience, or leadership skills, we will take any young person that wants the opportunity to serve the Lord in ministry.
“WHY SHOULD I GO TO T.I.T.U.S. CAMP?”
You will grow spiritually, strengthen your ministry skills, and be equipped for Christian service. This camp is unlike other camps that just train young people in that we will find local churches where you can serve! We want you to use your talents immediately! This camp is not like a regular church camp in that you will have many classes to attend. Some of those classes will be practical and others more focused on ministries that interest you. Classes will range from song leading to spiritual maturity.
“HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?”
We only require a $25 non-refundable application fee as a deposit for all campers. This fee must be sent with your application for your spot to be reserved. The average cost per camper is around $150 to $175 per camper. However, the staff, counselors, and directors have taken it upon themselves to raise the support. Some students are sponsored by their home congregations and donations are sent ahead to HCU for each student.
“WHAT CLASSES WILL I BE ATTENDING?”
All students will be attending Bible classes and training classes. They will receive training in Homiletics, library research, and lesson preparation. We will also emphasize personal evangelism, spiritual maturity, spiritual leadership, counseling, and youth ministry. Every morning we begin with "Manna in the Morning” (which is a devotional to get you started each morning), and we end each evening with “POWER HOUR” (which is an exciting devotional with an inspirational message!
“WHAT SHOULD I BRING?”
We encourage all campers to bring a Bible, pillow, air mattress, sheets or sleeping bag, and dress clothes. The campers (boys and girls) follow a "Casual Dress Code" which requires them to wear khakis and collared shirts in all classes and when teaching/preaching. Each evening, and during our activities, we will allow the campers to wear knee length shorts, jeans, collared shirts, etc. We also expect each young person to bring a good attitude! We will be taking a few trips off campus for various activities (baseball field, hike to Mars Hill, Summer Youth Series, etc.), therefore, you may want to bring spending cash.
“HOW CAN I RESERVE MY PLACE?”
If you are interested in being a part of TITUS camp this year, then you need to fill out an application (they will be posted around March 1) and mail it in before the deadline (July 1) along with your $25 application fee. We regret to announce that we will only be able to take the first 40 male and 30 female applicants into camp. So make sure to reserve your spot at camp as quickly as possible because you don’t want to miss it! The applications will be taken on a first come first serve basis.
“HOW CAN I BECOME A COUNSELOR OR TEACHER?”
If you are interested in being a part of the TITUS camp staff you need to contact one of the directors. We will review applications and inquiries at our annual staff meeting in March and get back with you by April 1. We may also need teachers for the camp, so if you are interested in teaching a Bible class, chapel service, or devotional, please send us a message.
“HOW CAN I HELP T.I.T.U.S. CAMP?”
(1) Pray. – Please pray for T.I.T.U.S. camp. Please pray for the staff and the students that will be attending camp this year. Pray that more camps will begin all over the world that will train our teenagers to be ministers in the Lord’s kingdom.
(2) Send us your young people. –Start encouraging the young people in your congregation that are eager to become ministers, Bible class teachers, and missionaries to attend camp. Have them contact us about TITUS Camp and other camps that are available in your area.
(3) Help us with meeting financial needs. – We need to raise around $10,000 for the camp (food, shirts, supplies, activities, scholarships, etc.). We remind you that the staff will be responsible for raising all financial support of this camp. We are donating our own services and time. We do not want to charge these young people for their training.
(4) Host the young people in your congregation. – On the final Sunday morning of the camp, all of the young people will be eager to put their training to good use. It is our goal to have one host congregation for four boys and three girls. If your home congregation is within close proximity to Florence (15 minutes), and would be interested in developing Christian leaders, please contact us.
Want more information?
Please feel free to contact our director:
Dr. Ray Reynolds, Director
P.O. Box 223
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
(251) 968-7769 – Office
(251) 923-8951 – Cell
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