LIFE Romania exists for one purpose—to impact the world to become Christ-followers. To achieve this goal we utilize a number of different strategies, each of which falls into one of three general categories:
- • Evangelism
- • Discipleship
- • Leadership Training
Although our primary focus is on youth camps, we have developed extensive discipleship and training capabilities to strengthen and assist the leadership of the churches in the communities from which our campers originate. We maintain a year-round schedule of events to ensure that our campers become committed disciples who are active in their local churches. The key ministry activities are as follows:
Youth Camps: We conduct seven weeks of camp during the summer in three different locations throughout Romania and one week of winter camp during New Years week.
Sports Rallies: In an effort to follow-up with our campers in their home locations we conduct various sports rallies around the country throughout the year. The goal for the Sports Rallies is to reconnect with our campers and to evangelize their friends in partnership with the local churches. They take place Friday through Sunday and reinforce what the children learned during their camp week.
One-on-One Discipleship: Each camper who attends one of our events is invited to participate in a formal discipleship program called “The Twelve Steps of Discipleship”. Every person who accepts our invitation is assigned to a specific counselor who remains in contact with him/her throughout the program.
Champions Weekends: Two times each year all the young men who have completed "The Twelve Steps of Discipleship" program are invited to attend a weekend retreat. During this retreat they are encouraged to move from being a disciple to being a discipler. They are asked to identify their own “Timothy” from their social network or from the campers who attended from their area.
Counselor Training: We conduct three counselor training seminars throughout the year in order to develop and nurture the necessary skills for ministering to our campers.
Pastoral Conferences: We hold two pastoral conferences each year to minister to the local pastors who shepherd our campers in their home churches.
Women's Conference: Each year we sponsor a conference for our female counselors and staff to encourage their spiritual maturity, mutual accountability, and team building.
MIA School: We are currently developing a long-distance learning relationship with an American seminary to offer continuing educational opportunities in religious studies to Romanian students through the streaming capabilities on our website.