Every camp digs deep into topics that make faith a dynamic, supernatural activity.  As well as great Bible-based teaching, we’ll also make space for personal encounters with the awesome living God (hey, who wants to be stuck with ‘theory’ without the reality too?!)  

4D Human

…life with the spiritual dimension

Does Christian discipleship seem ‘flat’? Is there meant to be more than this? Jesus was radically different, full of life, hope, promise and power. And he wants us to have this kind of life – life with the spiritual dimension included. So let’s put on our 4D glasses and have a really good look at what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit, who he is and how he works in people’s lives. The 4D Human theme explores…

  • Getting past the ‘filters’ which restrict our view of what God can do.
  • Walking in the footsteps of Jesus, the Holy Spirit empowered Pioneer of our faith.
  • Being energized by the Holy Spirit for supernatural living here and now.

Jesus invites us to step into a new reality. He called it the ‘Kingdom of God’ – the life of heaven starting now, on earth: God’s reign. And it happens through the Holy Spirit.

Open your eyes and be energized.

Deborah: “God brought me to Upward Challenge so He can teach me new things about the 4D world. He showed me how important worship and prayer is. He gave me the opportunity to know how to be my true self and see what having real friends is like.”

Brianna: When I was at Upward Challenge it changed my life so much. It gave me new ears to hear God talk to me, even gives me pictures. It even made me stop chewing [tobacco]. That’s when I was in Upward Challenge.”

Game Changer

…teaming up with the Holy Spirit

Jesus said: “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12)

This seems impossible. But remember, with God all things are possible. The Holy Spirit gives us the gifts, abilities, and power to get His job done. We need to learn to cooperate with Him, just like Jesus did. Come join us as we dive into the adventure of being a part of God’s mission God’s mission on earth!

The 4D Human theme explores…

  • When and what is the kingdom of God
  • What the Holy Spirit does
  • What spiritual gifts are and what they’re for
  • How to team up with the Holy Spirit and cooperate with Him
  • How to hear and discern when the Spirit is speaking.

We will be focusing on learning how we can work with the Holy Spirit to draw others into the Kingdom and learn to recognize the gifts that he’s given each one of us.

Mountain Mover

…growing in the power of prayer

Prayer was a priority for Jesus at all times of day and night. But if we’re honest, it’s not always a priority for us (apart from emergencies!). So how can we discover the passion and power of prayer that’s prompted by the Spirit? Mountain Mover looks at…

  • Getting close to the God who really does want our company and conversation.
  • Praying in the tough times when God seems a million miles away.
  • Faith-filled prayer that moves mountains and shapes the future.

Jesus is already praying for us. He’s already opened the front door into God’s presence and invites us to come close – we’re truly welcome. And he calls us to join in with his prayers, knowing that some things will only change when God’s people get praying.

Morgan Jr: The stuff I experienced was the Lord healing me and setting me free from nicotine addiction. The other one was God giving me friends that felt like brothers and sisters.

Allison: I couldn’t stop smiling. The feeling of being able to run and be free coursed throughout my body and I am changed because of this. I am so grateful for the space and teaching and encouragement to grow in hearing God’s voice and in my walk with the Lord.

Josh: “Going to Upward Challenge Alaska has not only changed the way I view my personal walk with God but it has changed the way I approach ministry. Since I attend a Christian university studying youth ministry and theology, I thought I had a decent grasp on the complex nature of God and the Holy Spirit; however Upward Challenge showed me that there is still more to learn and more to experience. The power and presence of the Holy Spirit has been renewed and is alive in me more today than ever before thanks to Upward Challenge.”

Border Breaker

…not ashamed to spread the Gospel

Do people really need to hear about Jesus? Do you sometimes get the chance to talk about your faith with other people? If so, what’s the message, and how can we tell it in a helpful, respectful way? Border Breaker explores how the Holy Spirit can guide us to the right people, at the right time, with the right words. Discover how we can…

  • Join in with the work God is doing by listening to people and to the Holy Spirit.
  • Break through the fear barrier about evangelism.
  • Reach across social and spiritual borders for the sake of the Gospel.

Jesus was a man on a mission – God’s search-and-rescue mission. He’s commissioned us to continue the search, letting no barrier or border block other people from receiving his offer of life.

It’s time to get equipped.