At CentriKid Camps, we hope to always strive for excellence. We hope that from the time you get off of your church van for check-in to the time you are high-fiving staffers on your way back home, you receive an excellent experience at camp. Why do we spend so much time making sure that dome cones are straight, the details are taken care of, and that we constantly make things better? We know that we are blessed to be given such an incredible ministry, and we want to strive to be good stewards of what we have been given and represent Jesus Christ as best as we can.
When things are not executed with excellence, they can become a distraction and detract from the main point. How many times have you seen a sign that was not straight, or a misspelled Powerpoint slide and you totally missed the meaning of that sign or the song on the screen? The picture on the right is me ironing our auditorium backdrop so that the wrinkles wold not distract anyone during worship. At CentriKid, we strive to make sure that things are run with excellence and care so that the message of Jesus Christ is front and center, and nothing (like a wrinkly backdrop) takes away from that!
We encourage our staff to always ask: How can I make it better? Each night, our staff gathers to see how they can improve camp the next day. At the end of each summer, our office team retreats to discuss how to make the next year of camp even better. We hope that each year, CentriKid continues to improve. I can confidently say that the details and programming of CentriKid are better now than when I was a camper. Fifteen years from now, I hope that my kids will attend a CentriKid camp that is much better than it is now. That is the culture we are continuing to inject into CentriKid.
Take a look at your ministry. Are there things that could be improved that are taking away from what the focus should be? Ask yourself what are some things that you can make better to provide the best possible experience for the kids, and make the message of Christ as clear as possible.