CentriKid Camps has an amazing group of young leaders with a ton of leadership potential. They have studied and prepared to be in a leadership role at camp.
Every year I have the privilege of interviewing and working with our summer camp directors. These guys and girls each serve with one of our camp teams and will lead the staff, work with the venue, and prepare to host our churches at camp this summer.
Here are 5 tips from young leaders who are early in their leadership journey, but have great insights already on leading well and serving in ministry.
- There are only so many hours before you hit deadlines. I’ve learned that its important to set aside time to spend 15 minutes having an intentional conversation, grab coffee, and ask somebody how they are doing. You have to be intentional because those things don’t happen on their own.
- Its important to strive for excellence in everything that we do. We are at camp for the reason of sharing the gospel and showing God’s love. Everything is rooted in scripture, so filling up every day is essential so you can pour out.
- Over the last year I’ve learned the importance of communicating early and effectively. Some things need to be communicated at different times, so I’m working to get the right things in front of the team at the right time.
- People take more initiative when they know they are appreciated. I want to lead through positive reinforcement, catch people doing things right, and make sure to thank them for that.
- Both results and relationships are important, but sometimes one becomes more valuable than the other in a given situation. Accomplishing results is a focus, but there are times to pause and invest in relationships with who is with you right now so you can help develop them for the future.