Interactive Activities and How they Explore the History of Christianity 

Exploring the history of Christianity doesn’t have to be just sitting inside a church and listening to a preacher. There are tons of interactive activities that you can use, and here, we’ll go over some of the best interactive activities that you can use in retreats to help with better understanding this.


Sometimes you don’t have to make this overly complicated. Exploring God doesn’t require you to have to spend all of your time listening to words, but instead, silence and meditation can play a focal part. Meditation activities and study using contemplative meditation can help with guiding you better. Many times, partnering this with an outside retreat is a good way to really make this work, and it can help with contemplating other toxic habits such as obsession with social media, along with materialism as well.

Exploring bitterness

Obviously, God doesn’t want us to be bitter, and sometimes, we don’t even realize that we’re doing this until later on. The world can be a hard place to look at with happy outlooks and thoughts, which is why this retreat is an interactive activity that can help you get closer to god.

The sessions involve “break into dancing” which lets people dance and bring joy to themselves. It also helps with contentment, especially when you’re able to pursue the passions that you have and learn a whole lot more about the gifts that you naturally have. 


One retreat that also helps people with understanding God, and the history of Christianity, is gardening. 

Planting the seeds, making them grow, and spreading it, helps to bear fruit.  From strong roots to even healthy, happy growth, to even pruning the items to create fruit, it’s one with a lot of potential to be used for creativity, and an enjoyment of nature.  This is a good way to improve the guidance that one has for god, and the bible. 

Prayer Walk

This is a good one, as this can help with building connections in a more interactive way. The process is simple.  You walk in a set area, such as around a campus or building, or maybe even a park. Before you go, you get  a map with specific requests for prayer, and different praises around this area.

They’re not limited to this list necessarily, nor does the person have to pray by themselves. Ti’s a chance to intentionally pray with other people about different things and focus on things other than themselves. It’s a good way to build that connection, closer to God, than ever before.


Finally, we’ve got drama. 

Drama is a fun way to show off different aspects of the bible, and history in a way that’s easy for a person to understand. 

Drama is fun, as it engages more than just the hearing sense, but it also boosts participation amongst worshippers. 

Some of the more difficult subjects in the bible can be handled in a tasteful manner, and even injects humor. 

There are drama ministries, where they travel and do different skits and videos, all about the bible.  They’re committed to sharing the truth of the bible through drama and performance art. 

This is a fun way, not just to teach these tenets, but also to build audience engagement, participation, and better understanding, especially as a result of this. 

When you’re getting others involved in this, especially with dramatics and fun, you’ll be able to build a fun ministry. These activities are good for improving the relationship, and cohesion, among your worshippers and teams as well.

The Benefits of a technology-Free spiritual Retreat

Technology is all throughout our world, and while it’s great, we’re all addicted to it. How many times do you look at your phone? Or maybe glare at a computer screen during work or school? It follows us around, creating sensory overload, to the point where we need a chance to unplug from it. That’s where digital detoxes come in. It’s great for professionals that might find it hard to get away from their smartphones. It can be hard for people to do this, but it’s great for creating better mental health, and less worry. For retreats, this can be a good way to build a closer relationship with God, and better connections. We’ll go over the benefits of eliminating technology from retreats.

Builds Better Connections

Your connection with God is rarely strengthened through a phone, unless you do daily prayer on it.

But sometimes it’s a barrier.  Maybe you try to pray every day, but your phone buzzing distracts you. With retreats, taking away the phones helps create a more direct connection with God, so yes, you’re building better connections through this.

Many times, the connections are valuable, and they can really make a difference in the world around you. 

Reduces Stress

Technology does stress out many. From the ongoing business messages, to even our obsession with social media, it stresses us out. Not to mention, the false sense of dopamine rushes that come with this isn’t fun. When you take a break, it eliminates this stress, which could be a problem for you without you even knowing.  You’re not worried about the latest work message, or small pieces of tech that you don’t have to worry about.

Instead, you’re happy and secure, and you’re able to, with this, craft and build the best relationship with god that you can, without having to rely on a phone or tablet.

More Focus on the Message

God has a message, but it’s often messed up by the technological barriers. 

On retreats, there are fewer distractions, so you can listen to his message through different, unique activities.  The message will be more pronounced and profound, crafting and creating the best results possible, just through this.

If you feel your connection with god is sporadic at best, then consider getting rid of the technology during your next retreat, and then see what happens.

Lets you Appreciate the World around You Better

There is a lot of beauty in the world. nature is something God’s given to us, and it’s a beauty to behold. When you get rid of technology, you’re basically taking out that barrier to this.  you’ll begin to become more mindful of the plants and animals around.Nature-focused activities are markedly different when technology isn’t involved. In fact, it can be almost magical for people, and helps build that connection, letting you appreciate all that God has to offer.

More Gratitude

And of course, as a result of taking away technology and heightening awareness, you bolster gratitude.Gratitude is something that lets you appreciate the world around you, building better awareness of your surroundings and life. When you’re grateful, you also can thank God for all that he’s given you.  It also can help with prayer, as you’re more aware, and grateful for what this offers. So yes, you do become more aware of the world around you, and also, as a result, become more aware of all that God offers, improving your connections and understanding with the word. Technology is good, but sometimes you need a break. Here, we went over why you should eliminate technology during your next retreat.

Adapting to the Spiritual Zeitgeist

For many churches, there are a lot of challenges that come with adapting to the spiritual needs and shifts in society. There are new ways for camps to evolve in this ever-changing world, and we’ll go over the challenges of such here.

The Secularization

The biggest one that we see today is the increase of secularization within society. Religion is not as influential in many parts of the world, and in fact, a lot are turning away from religion for different reasons. As a Christian camp, this can be a challenge, as when people hear about religion, they usually shy away, because they don’t want to be a part of it.

The solution is engagement with those who are secularized, and Christian camps work to provide a better means for secularized people. This includes giving them a chance to use faith in their everyday lives, and fostering a more open dialogue to help those who are skeptical see who they can apply it to their world.

Social Media and Technology

Social media is a blessing and a curse. We use social media everywhere, and technology has changed the way that we communicate. Obviously, these tools can be used to spread the message of Christianity. However it also opens the doors to misinformation, digital addiction, and worst of all, cyberbullying for one’s faith and creed. Christian camps utilize technology for sure, but they also don’t use it all the time. Plenty of our camps are very “digital detox” focused, where they don’t rely on technology for everything. Set in nature, these camps offer those who are completely attuned to the secular world, filled with digital technology, a chance for them to have a means to move away.  it provides better guidance on a spiritual level, and then fights misinformation as well.

Cultural Shifts

One big thing that a lot of people are also struggling with, is cultural pluralism, which is a symptom of the world becoming more diverse. Cultural pluralism is a major challenge for Christianity, as it tries to create an inclusive and relevant sort of means. 

Diversity can be a struggle for Christianity, as many times, the scripture may not have the most positive of things to say about certain demographics. However, Christian camps are built on a believe system that all are welcome, as is said in the psalms.  They want people here, making it so that people can adapt by offering a chance to promote diversity, dialogue between faiths, and also finding a common ground while also respecting one’s differences with others.

The Rise of Social Justice

Social justice, ethical concerns, and even doctrinal differences all can cause further division. Church camps understand this, as they want to include this discourse in their sermons, and also by helping children feel like they’re a part, regardless of creed or faith. The church is learning to adapt, and camps are now talking about the sustainability of the planet, human rights, and poverty, while also addressing these issues. The younger generation wants to make an impact that’s positive on our planet, and as a church champ, you need to adapt. Encouraging dialogue and discourse that’s respectful while also respecting the diverse perspectives, and teaching core teachings, can ultimately help as well. With the world constantly adapting, these changes need to be heard, and here, we went over some of the most common ones, and also, how camps and the church play a role in ensuring that people can have a sense of community, and fostering better health and wellness for all of the members that are involved.