2013 Family Camp Talks

 Here are the talks from the 2013 family camp:

Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound?! – Romans 1-8 – Mark Cooper-White

Talk One – One MESSAGE, one METHOD (Romans 1:1-17) – Talk 1

  • Cash Cowboys and Speeches That Changed The World
  • Christians ‘already in’ Rome – Acts 21-41
  • Remember Saul? Paul? – Acts 7, 8 & 9.
  • God has only ONE message of salvation – Romans 1:1-7
  • God has only ONE method – Romans 1:16-17
  • Romans: the speech that changed our world Pick the treasures from it.

Talk Two – What’s wrong with the world?(Romans 1:18 – 3:8) – Talk 2

  • The New Black
  • God’s wrath is being revealed – Romans 1:18-32
    • Swap better for worser
    • Getting what is asked for
    • Coming back to God
  • Good people need God’s forgiveness.- Romans 2:1-11
  • People who’ve never heard about God need God’s forgiveness. – Romans 2:12-16
  • Jews who have God’s Law need God’s forgiveness – Romans 2:17-24
  • Rosaria’s stor y – Romans 3:20-24
    • No matter who you are or what you’ve done there is forgiveness
    • Read Rosaria’s full story here – http://tinyurl.com/bge73g8

Talk Three – The FIX for the Mess (Romans 3:9-31) – Talk 3

  • Courtroom Drama!
  • How can GOD let people o? – Romans 3.20-24
  • We’ve got a problem:
    • A few non-solutions (Romans 1.18-32, Romans 2.1-11, Romans 2.12-16, Romans 2.17-3.20)
    • The Satisfactory Solution (Romans 3.25, Philippians 2.6-11, 1 Peter 3.18)
  • The CROSS! – Romans 3:25-26
  • Can you fix my headlights?
  • God’s Proper fixx means freedom from religion, fear, uncertainty

Talk Four – It ’s ALWAYS been this way(Romans 4) – Talk 4

  • The seven most expensive words in business
  • Things are changing – Romans 3:21-31
  • Things are not changing – Romans 4:1-12
  • It’s always been this way
  • Adopting new ways

Talk Five – THE Demonstration of Love(Romans 5) – Talk 5

  • ANZAC DAY signicance
  • Through Jesus we have
    • Peace (Romans 5:1)
    • Joy (Romans 5:2)
    • Hope (Romans 5:3)
    • Love (Romans 5:5)
  • All based on Christ’s death – Romans 5:6-11
  • Adam wrecked it, Jesus repaired it – Romans 5:12-19
  • Why would you go anywhere else!?!?

Talk Six – Who’s paying your way?(Romans 6) – Talk 6

  • Earning wages in a sucky job
  • Two questions about God’s Amazing Grace and our sin
    • sin so Grace increases? (Romans 6:1-14)
      • Dead on the Cross
      • Risen with Jesus
    • sin because under Grace? (Romans 6:15-23)
      • Still Slaves whether you like it or not
      • To sin, or To Jesus
  • Common misunderstandings about Amazing Grace
    • Galatians 2:20
    • Philippians 2:12-13
    • Luke 13:24
    • Matthew 25:30
    • Titus 2:11-14
  • Grace is not a licence to be lazy – it’s a Summons to Slavery!

Talk Seven – The Daily Struggle(Romans 7) – Talk 7

  • Knights in white satin
  • Three Questions in chapter 7:
    • Do you not know believers have died to law? (verses 1-6)
      • Released from law
      • Serve by the Spirit
    • Is the law sin? (verses 7-14)
      • Law brings sin to life
      • Sin must be seen as sin
    • Who will rescue us from our guilt? (verses 15-25)
      • The daily struggle against sin
  • Please save me, Jesus!

Talk Eight – A battle we can never lose (Romans 8) – Talk 8

  • For Whom does God work? – Romans 8:28
  • God’s purpose for your life – Romans 8:29
  • The believer’s obligation – Romans 8:12
  • All of Grace – Romans 8:30-34, Romans 8:1, Romans 8:35-39
  • God the Rescuer working for the good of sinners!

The Sovereignty of God – Romans – Stuart Johnson

Transformed by the renewing of your Mind – David Bayne


2013 Camp Volunteer Training

CYC Waihola is keen as mustard for our camps to be filled with passionate leaders with a real desire to reach young people for God.

The training summer edition is running 14th – 16th June 2013 at the Main Lodge @ CYC Waihola.

Please email kidscamps@cycwaihola.org.nz to register now.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a natural born leader or just like to work away in the background we would love to have you attend our camp as a cabin leader, junior leader, cook, speaker or perhaps you would be a great mum or dad around camp.

The weekend is FREE!!!! (We do however welcome your donations to cover food and costs).

We will learn about (amongst other things):
– Evangelism training
– How to give your testimony
– Leadership within a camp environment
– Rules at Camp

And learn how to run camp activities such as:
– flying fox
– go carts
– archery
– air rifles
– kayaking .

Plus all those that attend get a free game of paint-ball in our new paint-ball arena!!!!

If you have attended the leadership camp before then we welcome you to come along and share your experiences and join in the fellowship with future leaders.

All leaders must be 15 years or older to attend this camp and it is required for all those wishing to be leaders at CYC camps.
Please RSVP before 10th June 2013 to register your interest as places are limited.

2013 Family Camp

Find photos from the 2013 family camp here

Our family camp is a time for church families to take a break and come and hang out together for a time of fellowship.


29th April – 3rd May 2013

2013 Speakers

  • Mark Cooper-Whitehas been married to Lois since 1988. Now empty nesters, they have two adult children, Jack & Shelley, who love Jesus, music, computers, technology and all that stuff. Mark & Lois have been in full time since Christian ministry since January 1991. They helped grow Yamba Presbyterian Church from 1994 to 2008, and since then have been working to grow Bangalow Presbyterian Church. Mark enjoys Lois, music, talking to people, motorcycles, camping, shing, shooting etc. Lois loves quilting and peace and quiet. They both enjoy visiting NZ!
    Mark will be opening up Paul’s letter to the Romans with the theme “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound?!” This great letter is a part of the bible that has literally changed the world. And it is  still changing the world through the good news of Jesus.
  • Stuart Johnson lives in Dunedin with his wife Gail and their three daughters. He teaches for the Grace Theological College at the Dunedin Branch, he preaches for Grace Bible Church in Dunedin, and is involved in the campus ministry of Engage Otago.
    Stuart plans to give speak on the topic of ‘The Sovereignty of God’, including one ‘big-picture’ talk, along with three case studies from Job, Joseph and Daniel.
  • David Bayne was was born in Ashburton and grew up on a farm nearby. He is married to Lynda and they have seven adult children and two grand-children. He has studied at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and has served as a minister in the RCNZ for a number of years before being involved in the process of establishing GPNZ. He is currently Stated Clerk for them and  serves as minister of the Ashburton / Fairlie congregations.
    The theme for David’s talks will be “Transformed by the renewal of your mind” and will present a Christian World View covering four major areas: View of God, View of Self, View of Others View of Creation.


There is no fixed charge for the camp however it does cost CYC Waihola to run this camp so it is expect that those attending will contribute what they can.

Download Form

Register now by emailing info@cycwaihola.org.nz or downloading and posting in the registration form below. Registrations close 12th April.

December 2012 Paint-ball Day

Date, Time and Location

Date: Saturday 8th December 2012

Time: Starting at 10:30am

Location: Paint-ball Field at CYC Waihola. This is left off Finlayson Road coming from Waihola township. See here for directions from Dunedin or here for our location map.

General Information

  • GAME TICKETS JUST $15 for everyone…….cheapest paint-ball anywhere!!!
    Tickets can be bought prior to the day  (ph 03 417 7120 or email kidscamps@cycwaihola.org.nz) or on the day.
  • Available for purchase during the day will be energy drinks, lollies, chocolate bars and a sausage sizzle.
  • Register your interest on our Facebook events at http://www.facebook.com/cycwaihola
  • You may bring your own marker guns and protective gear however marker guns must fire paint at slower than the 290fps if to be used. You must purchase paint from us at game-ticket prices.

CYC Waihola Paint-ball Trophy

The CYC Waihola Paint-ball Trophy was won by the Waihola GBC Youth Group at our March paint-ball day and is up for grabs again at the November 2012 Paint-ball Day.

Can you take the Paint-ball Trophy from Waihola or will they successfully defend their title?

Compete against other youth groups from Otago and Southland to take the trophy away at the end and earn the right to call yourselves the best youth group in the south!!!!

Youth groups may enter a team of 7 into the competition for the trophy.

More information will be available shortly.

Game Play

  • A purchased game consists of 100 rounds of paint-ball ammo – this maybe used throughout several rounds of play in the arena. If you run out of ammo during game play you will need to purchase another game ticket.
  • Several different game-play rules maybe used through out the day on request and will be explained by paint-ball marshalls on the day:
    • Capture the flag
    • Yellow vs Orange team elimination
    • Total Annihilation (all on all death-match)
  • Games will be organised into games of 2 teams – contact the CYC office or notify the ticketing desk on the day if you want to play as a team.

Conditions of Play

  • This Paint-ball day is a fund raising venture of Christian Youth Camps Waihola – therefore no refunds for unplayed game tickets purchased will be made.
  • Paint-ball has a high risk of injury and CYC Waihola or the paintball operator will not be held accountable for any injury sustained to person or property.
  • All persons must be at least 10 years of age to play.
  • The provided protective headgear must be worn at all times inside the arena
  • Shoes must be worn during gameplay.
  • Paint-ball ammunition must be purchased from CYC Waihola.
  • The CYC Waihola camp-site is an alcohol free and smoke-free area at all times. No alcohol is permitted to be brought onto the property
  • All instructions of Paint-ball operator and CYC Waihola staff must be adhered to for safety reasons.
  • Game-play will be organised as a first come first served basis on the day.
  • Personal Paint-ball markers used on the day must be used with our purchased paint-balls and must fire at slower than 290fps.

Last update: 03 December 2012

February 2012 Fellowship Day

All are welcome to attend our Fellowship Day on February 25th starting at 10am.

Mike Buckley from Children’s Bible Ministries will be presenting two seminars on “Empowering & Equipping Pastoral Care of the Child”.

10.00am Seminar 1 How to reach the heart of the child through life changing teaching
12.00pm Shared Lunch Please bring a plate to shared
1:30pm Seminar 2 The pastoral care of the child

This seminar is an unmissable event for those in children and youth ministries.

The Rev. Mike Buckley is a life-long minister to children. He has been a Children’s Ministry Pastor for 7 years; a Family Ministries Pastor for 8 years and is the current NZ Director of Children’s Bible Ministries. He is a Faith Bible College Graduate; CBM graduate and has attended the Bethany Theological Institute (in the USA) to gain a Bachelor & Masters Degree in Religious Education (1st Class Honours); he also has a NZQA Diploma of Christian Ministry. Mike is an ordained Minister through International Ministerial Fellowship (USA) and Assembly Of God NZ. He is married with five children and currently lives in Auckland.