Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my leadership style and method: how I treat the people on the teams I lead. My previous writing has left out the essential component of great leadership: Caring.
Monthly Archive: January 2014
This weekend I had the chance to sit down with three volunteer youth workers who were just coming out of significant times of transition in their churches. In listening to them share their stories, I could tell there was a whole range of emotion wrapped up in their experience.
I love Fridays… but not for the reason you’d think. Most Fridays at camp, we’re getting ready for hundreds of students to arrive. Today, there are more than a thousand middle- and high-school students on their way to camp.
As part of our commitment to getting better every day, we slowed down for a bit this week to evaluate our current Winter Teen Retreat programming with the idea that good enough wasn’t good enough in mind. How could it be better?
Ok, so you’ve got the students all registered; the vans are ready to roll; paperwork is in; you’re headed to what looks to be an awesome weekend retreat with your students… but how do you make sure your adult leaders are fully equipped and set up for success? Here are ten tips for youth pastors to do just that.