The seaside community where all generations can know and grow in Jesus.
The mission of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, rooted in its Methodist heritage, is to provide opportunities for spiritual birth, growth, and renewal through worship, education, cultural and recreational activities in a Christian seaside setting.
“It’s not easy for any of us to do what God has called us to do, to go make disciples of the world,” says lead singer Dave Frey. However, fourteen years on, all that work has carried their music and their collective hearts for the Lord to the upper reaches, but more importantly has earned the affection and respect of a growing legion of fans in audiences worldwide.
Bring your own beach chair and a friend and look for the pink striped umbrellas at one of our two locations: Main Avenue Beach or The Hub Courtyard for a relaxing time of fun, friendship and a focus on God! Small group discussions open to all women. Rain location at the Bishop Janes Tabernacle.
Main Avenue Beach
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Ages 5-12
July 31st - 6:00pm
Lifeguard Tournament - North End Beach
August 1st - 9:00am
Registration opens at 8am
Dave Mitchell, Jr. Memorial Lifeguard Tournament - North End Beach
How did Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Ministries bless you?
Let us know how one of the ministries has blessed you or your family this summer. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story.
Love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; I Corinthians 13:5
By John DiGiamberardino
Everything we do must be done with attitude or motivation of LOVE. Paul defines the meaning of love by saying what love is and what love is not. He says, Love is patient, love is kind. Then he says love is not rude or selfish. Love does not revile others or thinks about doing the wrong thing.
We live in a time when rudeness is recognized as funny. If a person speaks rudely or crudely, to or about someone else, many people laugh it off. Rudeness is based on getting attention. Our culture affirms stupidity and selfishness.
TV exploits people and this idea that the ruder you are the more attention you will get. We even see this in athletes who will not pledge the flag or stand for the national anthem. This is not God's plan or desire.
We are to live lives that care more about others than ourselves. Last night my wife and I were coming home from dinner and we saw a car broken down in a busy intersection. We had a long day and I was tired but we decided to pull over and help. I know nothing about cars. Apparently the battery was dead and it seized up the starter and steering. We could not get the car in neutral to push it off to the side. We got a jumper cable but the hood of the car would not open. The driver called AAA and we called the police for safety reasons since the car was in the intersection. It was nice to see a number of people stop and ask if they could help.
How many times have I made an excuse not to stop and then decided not to stop and help? Usually my excuse is I do not have the time. Am I really that busy I cannot help someone in need? Maybe I need to be looking for more opportunities to interrupt my day. Maybe God wants me to interrupt my day to share love toward someone else.
As you go through the next few days, don't miss an opportunity that God might be providing you to express your love toward someone else. Look for it and anticipate it. Be ready for it and help. Love is not rude but helpful and caring.