Statement of Beliefs & Character

*Denotes Required Field

For over 70 years, Joy Bible Camp has existed for the purpose of introducing people to Jesus Christ and encouraging them in their relationship with Him. All of our facilities and programs are designed to serve that purpose, in the beautiful natural setting that God has blessed us with.

What we believe:

The Trinity – We believe God exists eternally in 3 persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All were involved in the creation of this world and of mankind in their image.

The Lord Jesus – We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and was also fully man when He walked on earth. He lived a sinless life. He died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We believe Jesus is the only mediator between mankind and God. He will come again to gather His church, wrap up history, and defeat Satan.

Salvation – We believe that mankind is spiritually dead and unable to do anything to earn its own salvation. All men and women are sinners. Salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ and is a gift of God’s grace which we cannot earn through any human effort.

The Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit convinces mankind of its need for God and facilitates our spiritual rebirth. The Holy Spirit lives inside believers to enable them to live a godly life.

The Bible – We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, is without mistake or contradiction in its original documents, and is our guide and final authority for our faith and behavior.

Life after death – We believe that all mankind will live forever – those who have faith in Jesus Christ will live in the presence of God in heaven, and those who have not accepted Him will be eternally banned from His presence.

The Church – The church universal is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ. All believers should be committed to a local fellowship for the purpose of growth and encouragement, and to practice regularly the Lord’s Supper, as Christ commanded.

Character Statement:

Because our staff and cabin leaders are representatives of Jesus Christ and Joy Bible Camp both while serving at camp and throughout the year, we ask that you conduct yourself in accordance with Biblical principles that reflect godly character and respect for your body as indwelt by God’s Holy Spirit:

  • Speech and actions that honour God and others – this includes all representations of yourself and Joy Bible Camp on the internet, Facebook, and YouTube
  • Sexual purity - avoidance of all forms of harassment and abuse; abstaining from all sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage
  • Avoiding all forms of substance abuse and addiction – alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs, tobacco & vaping; addictive behaviors such as gambling.