Campers on Mission

Campers on Mission

Mobilize people to be on mission for Christ — that was the challenge KNCSB Executive Director Bob Mills gave during the 2019 Campers on Mission National Rally.

Kansas-Nebraska Campers on Mission played host to the rally which was held June 5-7 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

Mills and other KNCSB staff members and field missionaries, along with Hutchinson pastors, were the featured speakers.

“You all are an important part of the mission force in Southern Baptist life,” Mills told the Campers on Mission.

“Recruit people and get them involved. There need to be people coming behind you.”

Mills urged COM members to live as life of grace as Jesus showed to the woman caught in adultery in John 8.

Jesus “acted in grace,” Mills said. “Grace is about giving someone another chance.”

In addition, renowned Christian author Kim Vogel Sawyer led a breakout session. Sawyer is a member of First Southern Baptist Church, Hutchinson. Her 52nd book was released this spring.

This was the second time Kansas-Nebraska Campers on Mission hosted a national rally. The first time was in 1997 four years after Kansas-Nebraska COM began. The 1997 National Rally also was held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.

Kansas-Nebraska COM performs about 5,000 hours of volunteer labor every year. It has a regular rotation of work projects at:

  • Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan. The spring COM rally is held at WCC along with a work project.
  •  Weir Baptist Camp, 12 miles southwest of Pittsburg, Kan., which hosts the fall COM rally and a work project.
  •  Alpha Christian Children’s Home, Perry, Kan. Kansas-Nebraska Campers on Mission has held a work project here every August for more than 20 years.

For more information about Kansas-Nebraska COM, contact President Gary Shaw at gshawsss@aol.com

You do not need to be retired or own an RV to participate in Campers on Mission. All you need is a heart willing to serve.