Renegade Prepares for Summer Camp

The Xenos Renegade ministry is getting ready for its annual camp, giving local low-income kids the chance to enjoy some of the best of summer—games, the arts, and getting to hear about God’s loving plan for their lives.

In the last year Renegade has sharpened its focus, now serving kids from kindergarten to 5th grade. Older students—middle and high-schoolers—are now served by Xenos junior high and high school ministries. Renegade Director Bob Fisher says this allows people with expertise in a given age group to focus on the unique needs and challenges of that age. The hope is the students will successfully engage with God as they transition from middle school to high school to college.

Bob says the annual camp for elementary kids is July 15-19, and they expect to serve 40-60 kids. He says it’s a great way to introduce kids to the Renegade program—to connect them with the regular on-going meetings in 3 different Columbus neighborhoods. The camp offers great summer activities, letting kids play musical instruments, make art, dance, and play games, in addition to the spiritual activities.

The camp still needs a volunteer nurse and some teachers. If you’d like to learn more about these opportunities, contact Jenna Herron at

And Bob says, besides camp, there are plenty of other ways that you can serve Renegade. He says they need volunteers for its 3 weekly meetings—Harambee Renegade (meeting in Linden), South Side Renegade, and Renegade 29 (meeting at Building X). They also need substitute workers for these meetings. And you can also organize your home church to provide meals for the meetings.

Learn more about Renegade at and you can connect on Facebook.