This summer I was blessed with the opportunity to be a CentriKid staffer. This was something that I had dreamed of ever since I attended CentriKid as a 5th and 6th grader. When I accepted the position, I knew that it was going to be a whirlwind of a summer full of crazy schedules, crazy cool kiddos, and serving a crazy awesome God, but little did I know that it was going to be a summer full of intense learning.
3 of the biggest things I learned this summer were:
How important relying on the Holy Spirit is.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.” This summer the Lord taught me how to live in this verse. Instead of worrying and being anxious about Track Times or sharing the gospel or Recreation, I just needed to trust, rely, and think about HIM. At CentriKid, we root everything in scripture, because without Jesus this is all for nothing.
The importance of a testimony.
A testimony carries extreme power. I was able to witness the power of testimonies this summer when a child would open-up to an Adult Leader and a staffer because they heard a testimony of someone going through the same thing they were going through. Seeing the look of defeat on a struggling child turn into a look of hope is a sight that cannot be forgotten.
The importance of community.
Romans 12:4-5 (HCSB) says, “Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function, in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another.” If we know anything about the human anatomy, it is that if someone took out our heart, we would not be able to function. The heart brings something to the body that is of vital importance. In the same way, without other believers in our lives, we suffer in our own personal walks with Christ. This summer I made 25 of the greatest friends I will ever have: my fellow CentriKid staffers. They prayed with me when I was tired and weary, they spoke scripture into my life when I felt unworthy, and they encouraged me when I was feeling unfit. I was better able to minister to the children because I knew all 25 of their personal stories and could connect a struggling child with a staffer going through the same situation. Community is something that I used to think was unnecessary, but now I have learned that it is something that no believer should ever do without.
I loved being a CentriKid staffer, and you should apply to join me! CentriKid staffers are young adults with a passion for hanging out with kids and sharing Christ through everything they do. Find out more here!
About the Guest Blogger:
Lukas Comer is a CentriKid staffer! He’s studying Interdisciplinary Studies K-5th at Middle Tennessee State University. Lukas is currently the children’s ministry intern at Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna, TN. He also wants to be a kids minister “when he grows up!” We’re thankful to have awesome staffers who love kids and love the Lord like Lukas serving with CentriKid Camps.