Appropriate language to be used at camp
Use language that is becoming of a Christian
As Christians, our old life is dead and we are reborn to a new life in Him, and the words that we use should reflect this.
26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4:26-30 ESV
We are asking all Volunteers to help enforce positive talk and stop negative language from happening.
We would like our Volunteers and Campers to be talking like the below dot points. Also, have a look at Philippians 4:8.
- Be encouraging.
- Use uplifting words.
- Use words that you’d be happy for others to go home and repeat.
The below dot points are a list of ways we do not want our Volunteers or Campers to be talking. Also, have a look at Colossians 3:8-9.
- Don’t put people down!
- Swearing is obviously not ok.
- Let no crude or sexualised talk be known among you.
- We all love sarcasm however these kids and young people will not always understand it. So please do not use it throughout camp.
- Don’t use Christian jargon words (unless you explain what it means in full).
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