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Scripture Union Manuscript Discovery Camp
a fresh approach to bible study

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I would like to introduce you to a camp which is an asset to the Christian community and can add to the resources of your local church. Discovery Camp is an opportunity for adults to spend time together discovering God's word.

Our next camp is planned to run from after dinner on Sunday 16th April till after lunch on Thursday 20th April, 2000.

Meals and accomodation included, at 'The Landmark' Mangrove Mountain one hour north of Sydney, NSW Australia

Discover the Bible

As the Bible is central to understanding our faith it is important for Christians to be able to read it with confidence and in a manner which is true to the ideas which the original author was trying to convey. At Discovery Camp we read a book of the Bible using the 'Manuscript Discovery' method. This involves using a book of the Bible in manuscript form without chapters, paragraphs or verses and working together in a mixture of large and small groups discover the author's message. The MD method is very much a group activity where we have equal access to God's word and we are working together and sharing our discoveries. One of the aims of MD is to go away better equipped to discover God's word and therefore have a closer, deeper relationship with God.


Family Groups

There are a lot of children's and youth educational and recreational opportunities but not many for the over 18s. This is where our camp offers unique opportunities, as we provide an atmosphere where adult Christians can have a relaxing holiday, interact with other Christians and learn or improve skills in Bible study. We provide a children's programme which runs at the same time as the study groups. Our camp will compliment training in the areas of Youth Fellowship Leadership, Bible Study Leadership, Theological Studies and Home Groups as well as personal Bible study.

The primary aims of the camp are to:

Manuscript Discovery Camp is a temporary Christian community where the support and care of each other is encouraged. The M.D. method works best in this environment, where people feel free to ask questions of the manuscript and to bounce ideas around their small group.

Each day we have two M.D. sessions in small groups; with sufficient time free for social/family activities and plenty of free time. These are also sure to help you relax and unwind from the pressures of everyday life.

Adults who come to Manuscript Discovery Camp are anything from 18 to 80. Children are welcome and have their own programme during study sessions.


Our camp program includes

Further Information

Recognising the importance of Bible study, Scripture Union Hunter/Central Coast run this camp for people of any age, whether coming as a family or alone. Such camps have been successful for over 20 years. We have studied many books from the Old and New Testaments. If you would like further information, please contact us. Members of the team are available to speak to churches, Bible study groups, young adults groups, youth leaders and anyone else who is interested.



Fiona Pfennigwerth (Director)

64 National Park Street, Hamilton South. 2303

Phone: (02) 49692909




adult (paid employment)


these include accommodation, food, manuscripts and childcare.

adult (unpaid)


high school student


infant & primary





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