I have finished up a couple of weeks of summer camp now and taken notice of a few important lessons to teach would-be leaders and up-and-comers within the ministry atmosphere. Hopefully they will be helpful to you as you make your midsummer adjustments.
Sweat the small stuff.
With any function, details are always important. Attention to details cannot be overstated: whether it’s cleanliness or check-in, check-out, making sure kids are eating their lunches or cleaning up after an event: it all matters. Check your system of flows and evaluate daily what needs to be addressed in large group settings or on an individual basis. Remember you get what you inspect, not what you expect. If you are not paying attention to the details as the leader, your staff is not either! If you only have one week, remember that it’s the only week you’ve got! So make it count…
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