Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Summer Camps and Conferences in Denmark

It is not too early to pray specifically for this year’s summer ministries throughout Denmark. There will be camps and convocations of the free church denominations as well as a number of camps set up by the several Folkekirke revival movements. Denmark needs a stirring of the Holy Spirit in a genuine revival that would turn this wonderful small nation into a spiritual powerhouse with an effect on all of Scandinavia and the whole of Europe. It could well happen this summer as believers gather in Christian camps and conferences.
The following list may be far from complete, but at least it provides a sampling of spiritual opportunities this summer. Many of the camps listed below feature special programs for children and teenagers and some for seniors. Beyond this list are also many parachurch organizations with stepped-up activity during the summer, among them Friluftsmissionen (Danish Open Air Campaigners led by our good friend Torben Østermark). We do not overlook other such organizations as YWAM, Operation Mobilization, and Youth for Christ that offer practical ministry experience during the summer months whether in Denmark or in other nations.
Note that the larger number of these camps and conferences in the following list will be held in the month of July. Because a number of Denmark’s free church pastors are aging, there is a great need for commitment of young people to respond to God’s call to ministry to replace them. A number of churches even now are without a pastor. We believe young people are often more open to the call of God when challenged with the need during summer camp. Genuine revival arising out of this summers camps and conferences would undoubtedly lead not only to the filling of pulpits but to a great wave of evangelism and planting of new churches.


Pinsekirker Sommer-Camp (Pentecostal) at Mariager, July 10-16.
Baptist Missionsstævne at Mariager, July 18-24.
Apostolskkirkens annual meeting, at Kolding, July 10-16.
Vineyard Copenhagen, Roskilde (Vineyard Norden Summer Camp 2010) at Nyhem, Mullsjö, Sweden, July 18-24.
Metodistkirkens Landsmøde 2010 at Lægården Efterskole, Holstebro, May 21-24.
Nazaræeren Kirkens Sommerlejr at Tømmerup Efterskole, July 2-9;
Danske Missionsforbundet Sommerkonference at Kolding, July 24-30.
Calvary Chapel Scandinavia Conference 2010 at Ekebyholm (30 minutes outside Stockholm), August 4-8.


IM (Kirkelig Forening for den Indre Mission) will have no fewer than13 summer camps, including Bibelcamping, Teencamping and Seniorcamping events during the summer throughout Denmark at Haderup, Lystruphave; Valby, Sønderborg, Bornholm, Tullebølle, Hadsund, Fårevejle, Hurup, Sæby, and Allingåbro;
LM (Luthersk Missionsforening) has scheduled several Bibelcamping events in July at both Haderslev-Næs and Virksund.
ELM (Evangelisk Luthersk Missionsforening), meets for its Bibelcamping 2010 at Bækkely i Snogebæk, Bornholm, July 16-25.
NYT LIV (Forbund for Evangelisation i Danmark) will hold its Bibellejr 2010 at Fjellerup, July 10-17.
OASE (Dansk Oase) has scheduled its SommerOase 2010 family camp at Odder, July 17-23.

PRAY that God will prepare the hearts and minds of the organizers, speakers, seminar leaders, counselors, and hundreds of attendees at these important camps and conferences to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

PRAY that the Word of God will be presented attractively and passionately in every venue and that there will be a holy hush as hearts are stirred and challenged to lifetime decisions for Christ.

PRAY that the denominational meetings will be bathed in prayer and punctuated by unity of heart and mind in all of the sessions. PRAY that sessions will be marked by a revival atmosphere of confession and repentance that would ignite a resurgence of commitment to evangelism and church planting in Denmark.

PRAY that young people will be open to God’s call and encouraged to seek His will for full-time pastoral and cross-cultural ministry in Denmark and throughout the world.

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