Selfless Serving


“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:28


The opportunity to lead, serve and volunteer at Camp this summer is a great honor--it will also be fun, challenging, exhausting and worth it! You’ll have the front seat to what God is doing in the lives of the athletes you will be leading and you’ll get to pursue God along with them. The excitement and hard work that comes along with Camp can be overwhelming, so much so that we can become lost in our own experience of Camp. Do not allow yourself to stand in the way of remembering what your true purpose is at Camp. Do not allow a selfish heart to creep in.

Jesus’s ministry on earth had nothing to do with Him. Jesus didn’t care when people were impressed by the miracles He performed. He didn’t give sight to the blind for applause. He did it because His life was about loving people and pointing them straight to God. Jesus’s entire life was about everyone else but Him. The posture of your heart at Camp should be that of Jesus. You are not here for you. Camp will be fun--God has many things for you to learn and opportunities to grow and stretch your faith but your purpose is to serve selflessly.

Author C.S Lewis said, “Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” Humility is a reflection of God. Jesus knew He was the Son of God, the Prince of Peace and the King of Kings, yet He lived, loved and led others selflessly and always put the needs of others in front of Himself.

Check your heart as you prepare for Camp and adjust it to reflect humility as you serve, lead and coach the athletes God has entrusted to you. Your willingness and selfless servant heart are going to make an impact for Jesus whether you see it or not. Remember, as you serve the athletes before you and put them first, you are also putting God first and bringing Him all of the glory!

  • Why did you choose to serve at FCA Camp?
  • How can you choose selflessness each day and reflect Jesus’s heart of humility?
  • What does it look like to think of God and others before yourself on a daily basis?

Philippians 2:3-11; Ephesians 6:7; Luke 6:35


“Heavenly Father, thank You for the experience of Camp. Forgive me when I serve with myself in mind. I want to humbly serve those around me. Help my heart to look like Yours. In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen.”

Bible Reference: 
Matthew 20:28
Philippians 2:3-11
Ephesians 6:7
Luke 6:35