Overview

About Camp David

Discover your Heart; Restore your Masculinity

We believe that men have been created by God to fulfil a specific role. However, much that is in the world today stands in opposition to Godly masculinity. This intentional destruction of men is also seeking the destruction of the family.

The consequences of the destruction of masculinity is devastating the lives of men, families, the Church, and ultimately society. For this reason, Camp David seeks first: To discover your heart and mind within a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

And second, to restore biblical masculinity through coming to know the ultimate man, Jesus Christ our Saviour, and through Him see redemption for men, their families, the Church of Christ, all to the benefit of society.

Father and child sitting together

The current divorce rate in South Africa is around 50%. About 7 out of 10 children in South Africa live without fathers. Fatherlessness is responsible for the vast majority of all societal problems in all cultures. The demands for counseling for boys and young men is overwhelming. Given that 7 out of 10 boys and young men are without a Father figure, they need someone to model Biblical masculinity in their lives; to set an example for them to follow. Failure to mentor, disciple, counsel and example the Christian Faith leaves the current and the next generation in a crisis.

Why Camp David?
From the book of Malachi Camp David understands that God the Father desires reconciliation between fathers and their sons. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their sons and the hearts of sons to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”

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OurBeliefs

Family

Camp David believes that God created marriage between a man and a woman; They are to multiply by having children and raising sound Godly boys and girls. These families will be the building blocks for all society. Camp David rejects the contemporary ideas that sex is a social construct and that the nuclear family has to be dismantled and redefined.

Camp David Men are made for building strong and healthy marriages and families through love, protection, and selflessness/servanthood set as an example in the life of Christ

Ephesians 5:25,  Ephesians 6:4,  Mark 10:6-9

Community

Camp David believes that support and unity within God’s family is what keeps marriages and families healthy and strong.  

Camp David men and families are committed to pursuing vital relationships with others, understanding that we need community to help us stand strong

Psalms 133:1-3,  Ecclesiastes 4:12,  Hebrews 10:24

Obedience

Camp David believes that men are called to reach others..  Obedience is God’s love language.  Therefore we seek to be obedient to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission

Mark 12:30-31,  Matthew 28:18-19,  2 John 4:6,

Integrity

Camp David believes that Godly men live lives of character  integrity.  

Camp David men are committed to being transparent and straightforward in their walk through life, growing in holiness, and practicing spiritual, moral, ethical, and sexual purity

Hebrews 4:15-16,  Micah 6:6-8,  Romans 6:19

Strength

Camp David believes that men were created not to live in fear and anxiety, but rather to walk everyday in the humility, strength and power that comes through the Holy Spirit, established by the obedience, strength and power of Christ through His death and Resurrection.

Camp David men are committed to worshipping and praying to Jesus Christ seeking to be strengthened in every way by the power of Christ.

Romans 12:1-2,  John 4:24,  Psalms 95:1-7,  Proverbs 3:1-7

OurProcess

1
Initiate
Surrendering to Jesus Christ and His Lordship is the first step.  Initiating a man’s identity in Christ is done either within one of Camp David’s discipleship groups or on our phase one boot camp, where we deal with the following issues:  Repentance, Confession, Forgiveness, Armour of God, Baptism, Brotherhood, Father Heart of God and Sexual Purity. Discipline is essential since this is the starting point in the process of becoming the man you were created to be.
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Demonstrate
Camp David believes in leadership, first that of Jesus Christ and second that of other men who follow Christ as leaders.  Demonstrating how to be a disciple of Jesus Christ is critical. Challenging men in getting to know God in a deeper relationship helps men grow in being Godly men. Camp David also provides courses that include the following:  Confession, Forgiveness, Identity, Calling, Being sent, and the Holy Spirit. This phase strengthens and equips men as they see masculinity exampled by other men.
3
Activate
Camp David believes that, just like Paul, men will follow other men in leadership as they follow Christ.  But there comes a time where a man is ready to follow Christ on his own and start leading others in their journey of becoming the men they were created to be. In Activating we make sure responsibility is given to and taken by the upcoming men.  Their leader/mentor will then start walking behind them, coaching them as they grow in their new role.  The more they grow and find stability, the more they are released.
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Relocate
Camp David believes that every man has his own calling to fulfil.  At this stage we trust that God has opened that way for each man to walk in and that they should be released to go and follow their own path with the Holy Spirit, whether in Camp David or any other place they are called to go.

Statementof Faith

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible and authorative Word of God.
  • We believe in the eternal triune God.
  • We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; The Saviour of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary – very God and very man.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved – unto resurrection of life – and they that are lost – unto resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the creation, test and fall of man, as recorded in Genesis; His total depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness apart from God.