On Sunday, Kyle Rogness shared a testimony about his time spent at Worldview Academy – an organization that hold week-long, biblically-intensive summer camps centered on worldviews, apologetics,and servant leadership. Below is a copy of his testimony. They are not just a promotional piece for Worldview Academy, but evidence of his changed life.
This past year I had the opportunity to attend a summer camp called Worldview Academy, a 5 day intensive experience filled with about 30 hours of lecture time, free time during the day, small group activities and athletic competitions. This is my third year attending and it is a camp I wish could attend all year. Worldview Academy is not a typical Christian vacation Bible study camp, this organization gets you down in the mud of theology and forces you to think for yourself. All the lectures are based around 3 categories: Servant Leadership, Apologetics, and Worldviews. One thing Worldview Academy stresses is that the words “worldview” and “religion” are the same. Their goal is to teach you how to approach the world and decide what you believe, all from a biblical perspective. Topics range from what makes a leader, post-modernism, proving the accuracy of the Bible without using only the Bible, the Islamic faith, etc. They don’t shy away from topics like homosexuality, pornography, or abortion. Worldview Academy also is very adept at getting everyone to discuss the topics with each other. While there, I didn’t have a single breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal where Bibles were not being whipped out on the table and everyone is debating over what we heard in lectures, personal convictions or beliefs. One time, we even discussed whether or not the American people were right in starting the Revolutionary War.
This part of Worldview Academy keeps it real. Discussing real-world problems and questions is what makes Worldview feel relatable. It brings together about 80 students from ages 13-19, all who are broken people seeking answers to questions about why the world is disheartening. The fellowship and joy that each student brings and shares with everyone made it a place where your real self shines and you see people come out of their shells or completely change or after a teacher shares the the gospel and Christ, you see students walk to the front of class when asked who wants to be saved. One of Worldview’s mottos that I love is “Think hard, think well”. This phrase accurately describes what you’ll be doing at camp, and because it’s so impactful, you’ll be doing for the rest of your life. What you learn and the people you befriend will continue with you years after you leave camp. Worldview doesn’t let you sit down and say “yes I believe this” and that be all. It makes you say, “here’s why I believe that and what I base it on, and this is how what I say I believe changes the way I live.”
To learn more about Worldview Academy visit worldview.org.