Our Beliefs and Practice

Foundation

LACC holds to the truth that God sees a clear correlation between what we believe and how we behave. To put it more directly, our behavior must be an expression of our beliefs, both on-site and off.

Core Belief

Our core belief centers on two principles: the Bible is the only inspired Word of God, and that Jesus alone is both Lord and Christ. He really lived, He died for our sins, He was raised from the dead, and He is one with God

Statement of Faith

1. We believe in the one God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

2. We believe God the Son assumed human nature, was born of a virgin, ministered in word and miracle, died for our sin, was raised bodily from the dead, ascended to God’s right hand where he presently reigns.

3. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every Christian and is presently at work in the Christian community, empowering lives of godliness and service.

4. We believe the Holy Bible is inspired by God, trustworthy in its teaching, and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice

5. We believe all of humanity, due to sin, is destined for death, corruption, and separation from God apart from the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

6. We believe Jesus Christ established his church to be one holy people, to glorify God, and to carry out his saving mission among all nations.

7. We believe in God’s saving grace that calls for faith, repentance, confession, baptism, and new life and service through the Spirit.

8. We believe in the blessed hope of the second coming of Jesus Christ, who will raise the dead and judge all with justice and mercy, and in the consummation of the Kingdom of God.

Statement of Practice: Historic Understanding of Marriage & Sexual Conduct

LACC has historically viewed Scripture as the trustworthy Word of God, and as such, the primary resource to be consulted in making decisions about issues of morality and values. It is in that spirit that this statement about our understanding of marriage and sexual conduct is being made.

About Marriage

Throughout the pages of the Old and New Testaments, marriage is described repeatedly as a relationship between a biological man and a biological woman.

LACC recognizes that in the cultural context in which we have been called to serve God and bear witness to Him, there are multiple views of what marriage can be. We acknowledge that in some circles, including some that would describe themselves as Christian, same-sex relationships are accepted; we also recognize that in some states within the United States, same-sex marriage is legal. We recognize that in a free and democratic government, any person has the legal right to such relationships, but we insist that the spiritual beliefs as defined by the Holy Bible be recognized, respected and adhered to by all volunteers, employees, directors and members.

1 Corinthians 7:1-7. What is abundantly clear in this text is that sexual purity, from the vantage point of the Christian gospel, is quite simply defined as [a] a healthy, fulfilling sexual relationship between a man and a woman married to one another and committed to that relationship; or [b] celibacy, that is, participating in no overt sexual activity.

It is from this foundation that this subject is taught in the Lake Aurora programs.

About Sexual Conduct

We live in a culture greatly confused about human sexuality. It would be difficult to list, describe, and reflect upon every sexual issue that has arisen in the world in which Christians strive to live “lives worthy of the calling with which you have been called” (Ephesians 4:1).

In that spirit, LACC believes that it is important to describe what Scripture views as “sexual morality,” without any attempt to list every possible “sexually immoral” activity conceivable.

We believe that God wonderfully created each person. We believe that God created humanity as male or female. We believe that rejection of one's biological gender is a rejection of the image of God in that person. We believe that any form of sexual immorality are sinful and offensive to God.

We believe these scriptures accurately reflects appropriate sexual behavior for Christians who wish to make Jesus Lord of their life.

Genesis 1:26-27 Matthew 5:27-28 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Summer Camp Teachings

Being a Christian camp does not mean that only Christians can attend. It does mean that Christian values are taught here, and that we are connected strongly with church programming.

Lake Aurora attempts to blend the goals of the church, the parents, and the child into a unified program.

We provide Bible based study and worship, we help the child discover appropriate responses to many social and family issues, and we provide an atmosphere of controlled fun.

We are a camp who specializes in teaching Christian values and concepts. Thus, it is not unusual for campers to become motivated to make life decisions while at camp — often it is the decision to embrace Christianity.

We do not promote any denomination, but counsel straight from the Bible.  When exploring Salvation, the answer comes primarily from the book of Acts since that is where the question is asked.

Parental Permission/Waiver to participate

Prior to participation, parents are asked to recognize what the camp believes and teaches, and to give explicit permission to teach their children these beliefs.

The release includes the following statement:"I recognize that this is a Christian camp, that the Bible will be studied, and that camper conduct, as expressed in the camp literature, will be expected that is consistent with Christian values."