The Youth Farm Bible Camp is located in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. We are a camp that primarily runs in the summer with a devoted staff, lots of activities, and a farm atmosphere. Campers from all backgrounds are invited to come experience a week of camp at YFBC. We are one of the few camps in Saskatchewan that offer an Adult Special Need Program. As well, if horses and camping interests you, check out our Riding Camps. Staff are a very important part of the success of our camp. From September to May, YFBC is a great place to hold a retreat or family gathering.
We exist to share Jesus with people and provide a place to serve. We run a Summer Camp, a Corn Maze, a Mission Centre, and a Rental Facility through sacrificing our own self to live for Christ, sharing the Gospel in words and actions, seeking to know God better, and growing in relationships with people He has made and serving others by putting their needs before our own.
What we believe
1. We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:13-14; Hebrews 11:6) We worship the one holy and loving God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit eternally. (Exodus 20:1-6, Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
2. We believe Jesus Christ is our personal Savior. (1 Timothy 1:15; Philippians 3:20) He is God. (John 10:30-33) God came into this world as a baby boy through the virgin Mary. He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on the cross (Philippians 2:5-8). He was resurrected on the third day, conquering death for all who believe. (1 Corinthians 15:14-19) Jesus is the head of the church. (Ephesians 5:23)The church continues His ministry of mercy, justice, and peace in a broken world.(Colossians 1:15-19)
3. We believe the Holy Spirit, the eternal Spirit of God, was in Christ and empowers the church. (Matthew 12:28; Luke 3:22; 5:17) Holy Spirit is God. (Ephesians 4:4-6) Holy Spirit dwells in all believers. (Ezekiel 36:26-27) When we yield to Spirit, we receive power from Holy Spirit (Micah 3:8).
4. We believe that all scripture is inspired by God and is the fully reliable and trustworthy standard for Christian faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; Jeremiah 30:2) We cannot live without every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4) The Bible is our authority given to us by God. (Luke 21:21-23; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
5. We confess that sin entered the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. (Genesis 3) Because of this sin, all have fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23; 6:23)God offers salvation from sin through Jesus' death on the cross.(Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6) By his blood shed for us, he took our punishment. (Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:14) His death and resurrection cancels our debt of sin and the curse of death and opens the way to new life through the Grace of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9) We choose salvation through believing in Jesus Christ as the Lord of our life. (John 1:12; 3:1-8, 14:6)
6. We believe that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead. (John 5:28-29)His kingdom will never end. Those that have faith in Jesus will receive eternal life (heaven), those that do not will receive eternal separation from God (hell). (Romans 2:6-8; Revelation 21:8; Matthew 25:46; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 7:13-14)
7. The Church is the body used by God to offer salvation through faith in Jesus. The church community proclaims the Kingdom of God and is a foretaste of heaven. (Matthew 6:10)We believe in the priesthood of all believers, all are called to minister in Christ’s Church. (1 Peter 2:9)We believe in the importance of fellowship and community, God’s revelation flows through the church into the world.(1 Corinthians 14; 1 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:46-47) We believe that baptism is the choice of the individual. (Acts 8:12, 36-38) We believe that Christ calls us to love our enemies at all times. (Matthew 5:44)
8. We believe that God intends human life to begin in families and be blessed through families.(1 Timothy 5:8; Exodus 20:12; Psalm 127:3-5) We believe that marriage is between one man and one woman for life. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6) The church is called to strengthen families and encourage reconciliation in times of conflict. (Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:25-33) The church is called to minister with truth and compassion to persons in difficult or compromised family relationships, offering healing and hope. (Colossians 3:12-13)
9. We believe that we are called to Love God with all our hearts, with all our souls, and with all our minds. We are also called to Love People as we love ourselves. (Matthew 22:37-39; Luke 10:27)
Salvation Through Jesus
1. God is a perfect, loving, holy and eternal God.
The Bible tells us, “He (God) is the Rock. His work is perfect. Everything He does is just and fair.” (Deuteronomy 32:4)
2. God created human beings in his image to have a relationship with him and to be His representatives here on earth.
The Bible says, “When God created human beings, he made them to be like himself. He created them male and female, and he blessed them and called them “human.” (Genesis 5:1b-2)
3. Beginning in the Garden of Eden, Human beings have sinned when they turn away from God. Through sin, demonic powers and death have been let loose in human lives and in all creation.
People are lost: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
Everyone is guilty of sin and fail to live up to the standard of holiness that God has for us.
People are separated: “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)
For breaking our covenant with God through sin every human being deserves death. This death begins in this life and lasts for eternity in hell.
4. Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God offers salvation from sin and a new way of life to all people.
He Died in Our Place: “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8)
He Rose from the Dead: “Christ died for our sins...He was buried...He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures...He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred...” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6)
He is the Only Way to God: “Jesus said to him, `I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me’” (John 14:6)
It is not enough just to know these three truths...
5. When we hear this good news the Holy Spirit moves us to accept the gift of salvation. God brings us into the right relationship without coercion. Then we can know God personally and experience His love.
We must receive Christ: “As many as received Him, to them, He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12)
We receive Christ through faith: “By grace, you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God; not as a result of works that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9)
When we receive Christ, we experience a new birth: (Read John 3:1-8) We receive Christ by personal invitation to be a part of Christ's body - the Church. “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27).
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive us of our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of our will.
Jesus is coming back and when he returns those who received him will rise to eternal life with God, and those who rejected him to hell and separation from God. The Bible says in John 5:28-29,