At CentriKid one thing that you can be sure of is that there will always be fun. We work hard and make much of Jesus all summer long, but you are sure to see laughter and excitement at all CentriKid locations. Our staff love what they do and we want that to permeate through the entire camp experience.
Some of our teams travel to different locations every weekend, and that could not be done if our leaders did not make it fun for their team. There might be a game that helps make loading the truck fun, or even a competition to see who can get done with their task the fastest. There is always work to be done, but making it fun makes the time go by faster and creates a great team building experience.
Another way that teams can make it fun is to make sure that everyone feels encouraged. Secret encouragers are people who give small gifts, write notes, and make sure that you always have your favorite candy. Encouragement is a part of our culture because we know how important it is to make our staff feel valued. When staffers receive fun things from their secret encourager it always makes their day!
Sometimes during camp, going to sleep is the last thing you want to do. In order to make it fun for everyone at camp, our staff participates in the Good Night Song. It is just a fun song that the staffers lead to make it more enjoyable to get to the rooms and get a good nights rest to prepare for the next day. This just goes to show that you can make any aspect of your ministry fun!
We work with the very best group of people at CentriKid and we will keep trying to find ways to make it fun. What are ways that you are making your ministry fun?