BIGSTUF, aka Youth Ministry Resources, was organized in 1988. (We have been working on getting organized ever since.) We are a nondenominational, nonprofit ministry based in Alpharetta, Georgia.
We have had the same thing on this web page for years, and decided maybe we should refresh, change, update, clarify and really try to say who we are. One of the things we usually say in person is that you can’t really say in words what our camps are like…you just have to be there. I feel the same way about trying to say on a web page who we are.
We used to have mission statements and vision statements and statements of faith and all the stuff that people generally us to sound clear and matter of fact. On our updated page, I thought we would drop all the “statements” and just try to explain who we are.
We call our camps and our ministry Bigstuf. One of the reasons for that is because we believe God is making Himself known by using people and environments to impact and change the world, and we think that is pretty big stuff (we dropped one “f” off of stuff just to be different). One of the things we love about our organization is all of the different people who have become a part of our team over the years. Speakers, musicians, hosts, interns, staff…we don’t think we could be any more fortunate to share our ministry with the people who walk alongside us every year. Some of them are people known around the world and some are people no one has ever heard of. All of them are humble, caring people who share their gifts and their faith in wonderfully unique ways. Actually, that is really who we are.
A group of people who are extremely gifted and who work together to impact the lives of students and leaders in ways that express love, hope, wonder, passion, discovery and the presence of God through His son Jesus.
If someone said “Yeah, but what are you?”, I would try to direct them to the videos on our page and would struggle for words that describe what it looks and feels like for thousands of students and leaders from small and big towns and multiple denominations, to all come together during a week of camp and listen and sing and dance and laugh and have their lives turned upside down in a wonderfully unique way. But, like I said before, words just can’t do it. If you want to know who we are, just come see us.