Summer Curriculum

Peace Works: Empowering the Next Generation of Peacemakers

Peace is a prayer for some and a life’s work for others. It’s a blessing we share with others and a longing within each of our hearts. Scripture is filled with the stories of peace and justice and camp is the perfect place to share them. Peace isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth the effort because we know that peace works!

The InsideOut curriculum is committed to the highest quality biblical scholarship and the latest educational practices. Peace Works was created and written by a team of multi-denominational Christian partners.

If you will be visiting camp this summer and helping to lead Bible Studies we want to share this material with you so you can prepare. Please email us to request access or download if you already have the password.

Daily Themes

Each daily theme invites campers to think about peace and peacemaking from a different perspective. Various cultural and ethnic expressions and voices are brought together to make peace more than a clichéd dream. The hospitality of aloha, connectivity of ubuntu, self-awareness of heiwa, and the passion of sí se puede® remind us that peace pushes us to change, grow, and unite.

Day 1
Aloha
Hospitality
Luke 14
Great Banquet
Day 5
Heiwa
Self-sacrifice for Unity of All
Mark 12:28–31
Great Commandment
Day 2
Ubuntu
Community
1 Corinthians 12:1–27
Body of Christ
Day 6
Sí Se Puede®
Active Peacemaking
Luke 10:25–29
Good Samaritan
Day 3
Shalom
Responding to
Conflict
Genesis 27:1–26
Jacob and Esau’s Conflict
Day 7
Aloha
Going Out
John 14:25–27
My Peace I Give to You
Day 4
Agape
God’s Reconciling Love
John 13:1–17
Last Supper and Foot Washing