Why More of the King?

More of the King Publishing produces youth Bible study lessons written specifically for the camp setting. Author Debbie Morris has more than 40 years of experience working in Christian camps and loves the opportunity camp provides to reach kids with the Gospel. Having home-schooled her own three daughters, as well as teaching Sunday School regularly, she knows how to reach children and teens.

Debbie Morris has combined her long experience working in Christian camps with her writing skills to produce a solid curriculum that will be beneficial to campers and leaders alike. Debbie’s work is based on a simple premise that has become increasingly rare: if the lessons are to be Christian, then they must also be Biblical.  So each one of her lessons follows the same, basic recipe. She starts with a Biblical text, explains what it means, then–and only then!–moves to the  application for the campers…I am pleased to recommend it with great enthusiasm and trust that the Lord will bless the campers and counselors who use it.
–Rev. Geoff Smith, Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Debbie knows that study materials for camp have to speak directly to the campers at their level, as well as providing structure and inspiration for busy camp leaders.

In Morning Watch, I love how I don’t just read a passage of Scripture, but I get to really study it and think about how it should affect me personally.
–camper

See samples of each book in the Shop, order sample sets (only $5.00!) to see the quality of the books, and get ready for your next camp season with More of the King.

The Bible Exploration was very easy to follow and use, especially since I needed to just jump into it without a lot of early preparation. Everything I needed was right in the lesson. The topics and the questions were of great interest to my campers…My campers seemed to enjoy Morning Watch and were ready each day to do it. I don’t remember ever having to coax any of them out the door to do Morning Watch. I think it was because they were eager to do it.
— Diahanne VanGulick, High school camp counselor

Our name, More of the King, comes from this quote by John Piper:

The zeal of the church for the glory of her King will not rise until pastors and mission leaders and seminary teachers [and camp staff] make much More of the King. When the glory of God himself saturates our preaching and teaching and conversation and writings, and when he predominates above our talk of methods and strategies and psychological buzz words and cultural trends, then the people [campers] might begin to feel that he is the central reality of their lives and that the spread of his glory is more important than all their possessions and all their plans.
–John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad! (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1993), p. 38.

Our aim is to encourage youth to:
•    deal directly with God’s Word and so to meet its Author.
•    handle God’s Word responsibly.
•    continue Bible reading at home.
•    see Jesus as their only treasure–to make much more of the King!