shine youth ministry is offering teens an awesome opportunity to attend Never the Same, better known as NTS Camp. Our students will attend the camp in Chicago at Olivet Nazarene University on June 21 through 25, 2015.

Parents: Please attend an information meeting at Hillside Community Church on Wednesday, March 25 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Viewing the video along with the information below will give you a general idea of the benefit of NTS for our youth group members.

What is NTS?

Some information from the NTS Facebook page:

Never The Same Camp (NTS) is an environment that creates space for students to connect to their Creator, to a network of friends from their local church, and to a caring adult small group leader from their youth ministry. NTS is a strategic partnership with the local church to see change happen on 3 different levels.

  1. Individual Student: We believe that it can be a pivotal point in the life of each student. They will leave not only with a new understanding of God’s unique design for their lives, but with an invitation to impact the world around them.
  2. Local Youth Ministry: The week at NTS is strategically designed around the small group environment. This makes NTS a powerful tool for the youth ministry because of the shared life experience between the student and adult leader. This relationship will allow follow up and accountability for the commitments that students make at NTS camp.
  3. Local Church Community: Many times the missing link between what makes churches good and great is the amount of connection that exists between different generations. What would it look like to see students energized about their faith integrating with the rest of the church community?

NTS seeks to integrate the excitement the students are experiencing after camp with the mission of their local church.

NTS CAMP / SUMMER 2015 from NTS Camp on Vimeo.

You can learn more at the NTS website.