The CentriKid Office is right in the middle of another busy recruitment season for our summer camp staff. While we still visit several universities and churches for interviews, we also conduct a lot of video interviews over the web. During a given recruiting season, each of us will interview between 50-100 applicants. With only a limited number of spots open for hiring, you can imagine the difficult decisions our team has to make.
We always walk away from a recruiting season having learned a lot. I keep coming back to this each year, but I continually learn the importance and the value of discipleship among young leaders. A huge part of the discipleship process is learning and owning your faith in Christ. As you mature as a believer, you can confidently and clearly communicate why you are a Christian and you can communicate how you live differently in light of the Gospel message.
As a CentriKid Team Leader, you get opportunities all the time to talk to kids about their relationship with Jesus. For some, it is helping them come to know the Lord as their Saviour. In other instances, you are helping them grow closer in their walk. I think it’s vital that before you ever put yourself in a conversation such as this, you need to own your relationship with Jesus and be able to communicate it clearly. I’m not saying you need a seminary degree or have your PhD. I’m saying that the Gospel is the most important living narrative in history and this isn’t a place for us to just ‘hit the high points’. But instead, we need immerse ourselves in the Gospel and live & act accordingly.
We got the chance to catch up with Jerry Wooley and ask him to tell us the story of how VBS got started. If you haven’t heard the story, I think you’ll agree its a pretty fascinating one. Our CentriKid Camps team has the priviledge of working with Jerry and partnering with him and the VBS team to execute our VBS Preview Events that happen at the beginning of every year. For more information about these awesome events, visit www.lifeway.com/vbs.
Most of you may be familiar with Royal Ambassadors or RA’s, for short. As we continue to help resource your church to be missions focused, we wanted to introduce you to the RA program from our friends at the North American Mission Board. To give you a better idea of what they do and how this missions-focused organization can be used in your church…check out this video!