Sunday, April 11, 2021

Camp Meetings

We just learned about the French Revolution.

Another part of early Christianity was Camp Meetings.

For a long time people only worshipped in churches, and things were very serious.

During the 1800s, some people started getting together in camps, and having church outside at camps.
A lot of these church meetings were very wild with lots of singing and dancing and shouting.
It was very different and gave people a very strong feeling about church, and made them excited about church.

This different way that people felt about worship helped start something called the Revival of 1800, and the Second Great Awakening.
People in America were finding different ways to have church, and to try and make people excited about church.

(from: wikipedia - camp meeting)

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