After a long Wednesday full of Man Day/Girl Day, Station Rotation, and Kuk Dynasty, kampers are always excited to top off the day with one of Kanakuk's favorite evening activities: K-Life!
The theme of this year's K-Life is the "i" generation. The lower-case "i" has claimed a huge presence in modern American culture. Whether it is referencing an iPad, iPod, iPhone, iTouch, or iMac, the little "i" has become an icon of our kampers' generation. For this reason, this generation has been labeled as the "i" generation. However, at K-Life our Director Keith Chancey gives a new perspective on the meaning behind the "i generation" label.
Chancey challenges our kampers to consider that the "i generation" earns its label because their worldview is "it's all about me." This self-serving perspective leads to their reputation of having an excuse for everything. For example, "I'm too tired" or "I don't care" or any of these other excuses displayed for kampers to see:
So how can we break free from the trap of the "i generation?" Chancey says we need to change our F.O.C.U.S.
The "F" stands for faithfulness. We are called to live faithfully for Jesus Christ and to recognize that we are not the master of ourselves.
The "O" stands for obedience. When God calls you to make a difference for Christ in your school or community, will you? When you feel convicted to share the Gospel with a certain friend, will you listen and obey?
The"C" stands for courage. It takes courage to stand up for what's right, and it's not always easy.
The "U" stands for undistracted. The world wants to distract us from truth, and often we get distracted by worrying about what everyone else is doing or thinking. As Chancey says, "we don't need to be worried about what everyone else thinks because we're not going where everyone else is going."
"The "S" stands for security. If we fully understand our security in Christ then we can give up trying to make something of ourselves. Instead, we can dedicate our lives to making the name of Jesus greater.
The solution to the problem of the i generation? John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease."