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The Manassas Church of God Campgrounds are situated close to the church building on Rixlew Lane, directly across the street from Unity Reed High School. The campgrounds have a rich history dating back to the year 1947, when Wellington Road and Rixlew Lane were just narrow gravel and dirt roads. It was here that God-fearing men and women were led to build a place where people could come from all around the world to hear the Word of God preached and to worship God in Spirit and in Truth.
How It Was Built
It was with much prayer and faith that the campgrounds were built. There are many accounts recorded of the way the finances were provided to fund such a large project. In many instances, it took prayer to gather enough funds, but God always provided!
It also took a lot of hard work and manual labor. Many faithful attendees of local congregations devoted much of their time and energy to clearing the woods and building the structures that still stand today. The campgrounds are still maintained each year by people that attend local congregations of the Church of God.
Men and women still come from all around the world, usually over the 4th of July week, to hear the Word of God preached and to enjoy fellowship and unity with the saints of God.
Each day begins with a prayer meeting, followed by the morning service, lunch, children’s service, young people’s service, dinner, and ending with the evening service. There are several saints that still attend Campmeeting each year that remember the first Campmeeting back in 1947.
Today, travelers no longer sleep on straw-filled mattresses as there have been many updates to modernize the facilities. The bell that was installed many years ago is still rung to signal different events of the day, and everyone still gathers around the snack stand each night for snacks after the evening service.
However, the best part about Campmeeting is the ability to hear the same powerful preaching of God's Word and experience the way God's Spirit still blesses the meeting after all these years. Even in the July heat with no air conditioning, men and women travel from near and far to receive this blessing.
Work begins on the grounds in the spring in order to prepare for the meeting in July. Outside of the preparations and the meeting, from time to time, other activities such as picnics and similar gatherings are held on the campgrounds. When the weather is nice enough, you may even see a group of young people playing basketball or volleyball.
We Invite You to Attend!
Even with all this, the main event has been, and continues to be, the spiritually reviving week of Campmeeting. Please stop in and join us for the next meeting - you may find yourself revived as well!