3 Day Respawn is a ministry which aims to provide Godly fellowship, companionship, and Biblical direction by offering a method of connecting with others through the video games based website, community events, and resources for anyone who plays games or knows someone who does. The ministry is based on a social media (Facebook) style community website which helps christian video game players connect with one another. The result is an experience of fellowship and mutual christian edification which is in stark contrast to the average video game playing experience. Our goal is to make disciples of all nations.
The community is composed of volunteer staff members who are carefully chosen to guide and welcome new members, then to encourage connection with other members, then to love them and input Biblical truth into their lives as God opens opportunities. The people of 3 Day Respawn bring Biblical Truth, Brotherly Accountability, and Godly Love to online gaming.
We are passionate about people, God's love for them, and God's truth for their lives. Millions of nameless and faceless people escape to an online world every night where they engage in conversation and debate about anything and everything without having to "see" the person they are talking to. This world, just like any arena, provides both danger and opportunity.
The Danger: Corrupt language, hate speech, and discussion are rampant among many users of online gaming services. Users can assume any appearance or viewpoint they choose in a world where there appears to be no consequences for your actions. Bad company corrupts good morals. People can choose to become addicted to games or use them as an escape from their lives. This is a well that runs dry and will never satisfy a persons heart.
The Opportunity: This anonymity also can give a person boldness to engage in spiritual and moral conversations as the Lord works in each persons heart. We have to remember that the Lord is always working on an individuals heart and we are being used to share God's plan and truth with them. Also, people need to be inspired to follow God and run the race that He has called them to. Games can be idols, but they can also be tools to be used for the glory of Jesus and the building up of His body. As it is written, "Where ever two or more are gathered in My name I am with them".
The ministry is aimed at the quickly growing worldwide video game community. The invention of online video gaming has introduced a perfect platform for reaching people of all nations in a way that has never before been possible. We have a heart to reach this vast community that is in great need of the love of Jesus.
We believe the Bible is truth. We believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe the best way to understand this belief is to read it and ask God to reveal himself to you. Because we have members from many different backgrounds, upbringings and denominations, our members may not agree on everything. However, the message of the gospel as written in the bible is our common thread and it is the family of God that we are all a part of. We are brothers and sisters in Christ.
Do I have to believe everything on the website to be a member?
No. We encourage anyone who wants to join to become a member and participate in activities and events sponsored by 3 Day Respawn. We welcome non-christians as well. However, be aware that there will be bible/Christianity related discussions, events and values so if you have a problem with this, you may want to find another gaming community.
If I disagree, am I free to debate these things on the website?
No. This is a gaming website and as such we are here to enjoy Christian fellowship and gaming related activities. Because of the tendency for Christians to become entangled in arguments and disagreements among each other, we have a strict rule about public debate on our website. 1 Corinthians 1:10 says "I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought." We are to be united in what we have in common, that we are saved by the grace of God and none are worthy of His favor. Debates about doctrinal beliefs are not allowed and will be removed from the site. Discussions regarding devotions found on the site may be posted but any disputes must be directed to the site admin and not posted publicly.
More scripture regarding debate:
Titus 3:9 "But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless."
Romans 14:19 "Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification."
What is your stance on modding/cheating?
We discourage modding/cheating as described in games/gaming services' ToS (terms of service) agreements and do not facilitate questionable or illegal gaming practices. We are here to have fun and cheating does not lend itself to fun.
What are your rules on language?
We are told in the bible that filthy language is an indication of a worldly lifestyle. Because of this, we discourage cussing. Colossians 3:5-9 "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator." We do leave room for grace and understand that we sometimes slip. There is grace for that and as Christians we are forgiven. However, if a member is carelessly using foul language with an unrepentant heart, the matter will be addressed and appropriate action may be taken as deemed by the admin(s). Part of our purpose is to keep each other accountable to our actions.
Is this a competitive website?
Yes and no. Whether you are a competitive gamer or just looking for casual fellowship, we have something for you. We are primarily a community aimed at fellowship in a fun, safe and relaxing environment, however, we also have competitive clans for several popular games.
What kind of games do you play?
We are not exclusive to any particular console, genre, or game. Again, as Colossians 3:5 says: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Any games which encourage this type of behavior or that may become a stumbling block for our members have no place on our website. Otherwise, if it's fun, we will play it.
In order for 3 Day Respawn to remain a fellowship focused on God and worthy of Him, by becoming a member, you agree to the following terms of membership with 3 Day Respawn:
3 Day Respawn reserves the right to moderate or remove any user submitted content as we deem necessary.
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Respect other members and you will be respected, but most importantly, love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself.