Neil Heath wrote:Sandy, I'm pretty sure Passport is a totally independent entity, not CBF controlled in any way, although many of its participating churches are CBF affiliated.
Ed: You are correct Neil. For those looking for a great Camping program see http://www.passportcamps.org/home/Inc._2011/Home.html
And in fact some of those Same CBF churches are still CBF/ SBC and SBC/CBF. Some church that utilize Pass port are not Baptist
Founded in 1993, Passport, Inc. has developed a reputation for creative, high quality Christian programs for students; moving and theologically stretching worship; an energetic staff; and hands on mission and discipleship experiences for youth and mission education for kids. We value both a freedom to dream, as well as a respect for tradition.
PASSPORT’s Statement of Identity
Passport, Inc. is a nonprofit company whose goal is to work for integrated, ecumenical, inspirational weeks of summer camp that model important lessons like service in the name of Christ. PASSPORT’s theological perspective respects the various church groups that are represented (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, The Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran, etc.) and affirms the call of God on men and women equally. Further, we understand the particular developmental needs of children and youth and will not allow any manipulation or pressure in any context during camp.
Funding and support
Passport, Inc, is a registered 501(c)(3). As a non-profit we seek grants and contributions in an effort to provide affordable programming to students. We offer financial assistance for youth and children from all over the world, especially those who would never have the opportunity to attend summer camp. Unlike many non-profit ministries, camp registration provides an economic base which allows us to project and plan for quality programming in many arenas. There are a number of ministry opportunities that generate no income, but that Passport feels compelled to offer. To see our full organizational profile, visit our Guidestar listing.
If your church or organization would like to help participate, you might consider the following.
•Funding the on-line devotional D365
•Scholarship a youth or kids! or college or international student
•Capital needs related to administration, transportation and warehousing of camp supplies.
Please feel free to contact us directly at 800-769-0210 or email David Burroughs, President, Passport, Inc.
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