“The Fundamentalist Young Peoples Bible Conference” was born and the cost was $2.00 for the week. On June 6, 1932, D. W. Thompson told the members present that the pavilion and two cottages at the south end of Grindstone Lake were available for a rental of $35.00 for the week of June 20-27. So it was decided to change from Yellow Banks to Grindstone Lake. A cottage was also rented from Mrs. Jameson for $4.00. June 20th arrived and what we know as Grindstone Lake Bible Camp came into existence with 88 registered campers from 14 churches, and 12 pastors and group leaders, making a total of exactly 100. The policy of having all age groups in one camp continued for years until the number attending eventually became so great that the age groups had to be divided and additional weeks of camp held.
To Preach the Gospel clearly, enthusiastically “I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16-NIV) We want all campers to know that they have sinned against God and are without hope except for his grace and mercy. Children should also know that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God and the only Savior of sinners. He paid the penalty for our sin, even though he lived a perfect life. Through this divine act, God grants forgiveness of sins and gives sinners the perfect righteousness of Christ. Children must understand that this great gift of love is received by faith in Christ alone.
From the bylaws of Grindstone Lake Bible Camp Adopted March 17, 1981 1. We believe the entire Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God and rule for faith and practice. 2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His Miracles, in His vicarious atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 4. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe and that only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, becoming children of God. 5. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. 6. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment. 7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Grindstone Lake Bible Camp - What We Do
The purpose of this organization is to provide a camping program of a spiritual nature. Derived from this purpose are the following correlated purposes: -To reach the unbeliever for Christ; -To help the believer to grow spiritually and socially; -To create interest in missions, evangelism, and spiritual growth through Bible teaching and Christian music; -To further the cause of a Christian camping program through recreation and other related activities; -To strengthen the fellowship among the cooperating churches.