Recently, the education department of the Arizona Conference started a new “camp” for their 7th-and-8th graders called “GRIP.” The acronym is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:21: “Test everything. Hold on to everything that is good.” Each letter represents lessons for holding onto what is good and of God when making decisions, and helps introduce young people to using the Bible when evaluating decisions.
G stands for Gauge, and encourages students to think the problem over and assess who/what is involved.
R stands for Risk, and prompts students to consider potential consequences and who might be affected.
I stands for Ignite, a step advocating that students make a wise decisions based on their love for God and what they know to be right in the situation.
Finally, P stands for Pursue, and urges students to move forward, with no regrets, towards growing closer to God.
The first GRIP event, a virtual gathering, is planned for March 4, and will include a service project in their locality. To learn more about Adventist Education in the Arizona Conference, click here.